Campus community urged to take precautions as extreme cold approaches

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- With extremely low temperatures expected this week, the Penn State campus community is urged to take safety precautions.

Overnight lows will dip into the single digits from Tuesday to Thursday, and wind chills are expected at between 10 and 20 below zero on Tuesday night and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

All employees are encouraged to take responsibility for their own safety. Faculty, staff and students should use their own best judgment when considering traveling to campus or the need to leave early during times of inclement weather. Faculty and staff also should review Handling Weather Day Absences (Human Resources Guideline 10) at for specific information on how time missed for weather situations is handled.

For additional information on staying safe in cold weather, visit the sites of the American Red CrossCenters for Disease Control and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

With the potential for delays or cancellations on campus, individuals can stay informed by using Penn State's PSUTXT emergency messaging systemFacebook pageTwitter feed and news website. Local television and radio stations also will inform the public.


Last Updated January 20, 2014