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In the event of snow, severe storms or other emergencies, official word of Penn State New Kensington closing or delaying classes can be found on personal cell phones (via PSUTXT), on the homepage of the campus website, and on several other local news outlets. 

The decision to cancel or delay classes will be made as early as possible, usually by 6 a.m. for daytime classes and 4 p.m. for evening classes. Once a two-hour delay is announced, classes will follow the campus delay schedule, start at 10 a.m. and will last 45 minutes each.  Scroll down on this page to view the full campus delay schedule below. 

PSUTXT

After a New Kensington administrator makes a decision on the status of the campus, a text message is automatically sent to PSUTXT subscribers.  Cell phone users who subscribe to PSUTXT, Penn State's text-message alert system, will receive a text message for incidents that may impact the campus community. PSUTXT is a one-way communications tool designed to get emergency information to subscribers. Subscription to PSUTXT is free, although individual cell phone carriers may charge for text messaging.  To subscribe to PSUTXT, visit http://live.psu.edu/psutxt

Homepage alerts and other news sources

Weather and emergency information also is available under the "Announcements" section on the campus homepage. When there is breaking news, an alert icon will appear in the headlines box along with general information of the nature the emergency. Clicking on the icon provides detailed information.  An alert will also appear on the campus homepage, under the "News and Events" section. Information is available on television stations (KDKA-TV Channel 2, WTAE-TV Channel 4 and WPXI-TV Channel 11). In addition to multiple formats, cancellation and delay information for students and faculty/staff can be accessed by phone on a pre-recorded message: students, (724) 334-6006; and faculty/staff, (724) 334-6005.

 

 

DELAY SCHEDULES

The following table shows the campus weather delay schedule.
Days of Week
Normal Period
Delay Period
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
10:50 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
11:40 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. (Common Hour)
1:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. (Common Hour)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
1:50 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
4:20 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
5:10 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
11:10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
12:20 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.,
1:30 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Common Hour)
2:35 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. (Common Hour)
Tuesday and Thursday
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
3:40 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
4:50 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.