Sorority recruitment, fall make-up finals rescheduled

PennLink will have updates about OCR sessions that were canceled due to snow

· January 23, 2014, 12:15 am   ·  Updated January 23, 2014, 12:28 am

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Penn is back in session today, but the effects of the two-day snowstorm that led to class cancelations on Tuesday and Wednesday will be felt throughout the week.

On-campus recruiting, Panhellenic recruitment and course schedules were all affected by the storm. Some events will be rescheduled, while others are permanently canceled.

All OCR events were suspended on Tuesday and almost all Wednesday events were also canceled. Snack company Mondelez International was the only company to hold its on-campus information session, which took place at the Inn at Penn last night.

According to Director of Career Services Patricia Rose, “some of the other firms scheduled for [Wednesday night] may reschedule for another date if possible.” She instructed students taking part in OCR to check PennLink for details.

Preference round, the last night of formal recruitment before bids are offered, was also postponed for all eight current Panhellenic sororities. Preference round was originally scheduled for Wednesday evening but was pushed back earlier in the week because of funeral arrangements for College freshman Madison Holleran.

College senior and Panhellenic Council President Jessica Stokes said the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life made the decision to postpone formal recruitment because the University building where part of the evening’s events were scheduled to take place was closed.

Preference round has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25 and bid night will be Sunday, Jan. 26.

It is at the discretion of professors who teach three-hour courses on Tuesdays or Wednesdays if they would like to schedule make-up classes, according to an email from Associate Vice President of Student Services Michelle Brown-Nevers.

Brown-Nevers also said that postponed Fall 2013 exams scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday have been moved. Tuesday exams will be administered today, while Wednesday exams will take place on Monday, Jan. 27.

According to the Philadelphia Fire Department, Philadelphia received 14 inches of snow between Tuesday morning and early evening on Wednesday. The last time Penn canceled more than one consecutive day of classes was during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

_Staff Writer Jenny Lu contributed reporting. _

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