Students can get information on campus delays, emergencies via text

In the event of snow, severe storms or other emergencies, official word of Penn State New Kensington's closing or class delays can be received via text message and are posted on the campus' website.

Cellphone users who subscribe to PSUTXT, Penn State's text message alert system, will receive a text message when incidents occur that may impact the campus community. Subscription to PSUTXT is free, although individual cellphone carriers may charge for text messaging. To subscribe to PSUTXT, visit and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page under the PSUTXT heading.

Weather and emergency information also is available under the "News and Events" section on the campus homepage. When there is breaking news, an alert icon will appear in the headlines box along with general information on the nature of the emergency. Clicking on the icon provides detailed information.

The decision to cancel or delay classes will be made as early as possible, usually by 6 a.m. for day classes and 4 p.m. for evening classes. If a two-hour delay is announced, classes will start at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes will last 45 minutes; Tuesday and Thursday classes will last an hour and five minutes. After a decision on the status of the campus is made, a text message is automatically sent to members.

Information also is available on radio stations (KDKA-1020 AM, B94-FM 93.7 and Y108-FM 107.9) and 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 prerecorded message: students call 724-334-6006; faculty and staff call 724-334-6005.

For the delayed class schedules and media websites, visit

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Last Updated November 20, 2013