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campus front building entrace in winterIn 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 PSU Alert), 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 10:00 a.m. and will last 45 minutes each.  Scroll down on this page to view the full campus delay schedule below. 

PSUAlert

PSUAlert is Penn State's emergency notification system for students, faculty and staff. The system will be used to alert members of Penn State's campus communities of emergencies, campus closings and other urgent information. Using this portal, students, faculty and staff can choose to receive PSUAlert messages by text message, voice message and e-mail. All alerts will also be posted on the main page of the PSNK website as well as posted on the PSNK Police Services Facebook and Twitter pages.

The system will never be used to send advertising or spam messages.

All members of the University community are encouraged to sign up for “PSUAlert”

Visit http://psualert.psu.edu/ to register today!

 

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

Days of Week
Normal Period
Delay Period
The following table shows the campus weather delay schedule.
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.