Get campus weather delays and emergency information via text message

December 06, 2011

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 on the campus' website.

Cell phone 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 cell phone carriers may charge for text messaging.

To subscribe to PSUTXT, visit online 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 about 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. and will last 45 minutes. After a decision on the status of the campus is made, a text message is automatically sent to members.

An alert also will appear on the campus homepage, under the "News and Events" section. Information also is available on radio stations (KDKA-1020 AM, B 94-FM 93.7 and Y 108-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, visit online.

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Last Updated December 06, 2011