Penn shuts down due to midday snow
University operations will be suspended this afternoon and evening
January 21, 2014, 12:56 pm·
Penn suspended usual operations today due to snow.
“Classes are being canceled at [2 p.m.],” a recording on the University’s emergency information line said around noon on Tuesday. An earlier tweet from the School of Arts and Sciences said that evening classes will not be held.
Wharton undergraduates also received an email from Director of Student Life Lee Kramer saying that Huntsman Hall will close at 3 p.m. All Wharton buildings will close at 4:30 p.m.
Kramer’s email advised students to call 215-898-MELT for updates on University operations today and tomorrow. In a follow-up email, he said that 1:30 p.m. classes will be held at the discretion of the professor.
Penn Career Services tweeted that all OCR events have also been canceled. Rescheduled times will be available on PennLink.
Hill, King’s Court, McClelland and 1920s Commons dining halls will all remain open until 8 p.m. this evening. Falk Dining Commons at Hillel will close at 7:30 p.m., while the Starbucks and Gourmet Grocer under Commons will be open until 10 p.m.
According to NBC 10, Philadelphia is expected to receive between 9 and 16 inches of snow.
The information line recording added that “essential personnel are to consult with their supervisors regarding the remaining work schedules.”
Check back for updates.