Classes, activities canceled at UP during the day on Feb. 7, to resume at 5 p.m.

February 07, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Effective immediately, this morning’s winter weather event has caused Penn State to cancel all activities on campus, including classes and exams, until 5 p.m. today (Feb. 7). Evening classes and activities that begin after 5 p.m. will continue as scheduled.

Campus officials decided to cancel activities after looking at a number of weather-related factors. Snow is expected to continue throughout the morning before transitioning to a wintry mix in the early afternoon. Precipitation is expected to end between 3 and 4 p.m. 

For employees scheduled to report before 5 p.m. today:

Only employees previously identified as performing essential services should report today as regularly scheduled, unless advised otherwise by their supervisor. 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 employees scheduled to report at or after 5 p.m. today:

Employees who are scheduled to begin work after 5 p.m. are expected to report at their next regularly scheduled reporting time.

University officials are continuing to monitor the forthcoming storm and will provide updates to the University community as necessary. The most up-to-date information will be shared via Penn State's PSUAlert system; and on Penn State NewsTwitter, and WPSU TV and radio.

All employees and students 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.

For additional information about University Park weather events, visit

Last Updated February 07, 2018