Weather-Related Closing and Delay Information

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There are situations, including inclement winter weather, that will necessitate either a delay or closing of Penn State Altoona. Because many of our students live on campus, we typically remain open unless the campus cannot be cleared or the main roads are impassible.

Penn State Altoona will utilize the compressed class schedule below whenever a decision has been made to modify our regular schedule. In the case of a delayed opening for the campus, we now will utilize a two-hour delay schedule, wherein students and faculty will follow a shortened version of their normal daily schedule.

For example, in the case of a two-hour delay, a class regularly scheduled for 8 a.m. will begin at 10 a.m. With the two-hour delay schedule, every 50 minute class is compressed to 35 minutes, every 75 minute class is compressed to 50 minutes, every 120 minute class is compressed to 70 minutes, and every 150 minute class is compressed to 115 minutes.

For classes that are longer than the listed standard 50 and 75 minute classes, students should follow the compressed schedule for the class start time closest to their actual class start time. The end time will be determined by their individual faculty yet be no later than 10 minutes before the start time of the class scheduled after their normal class time.

LABS: It is within the discretion of the faculty member to determine if the lab will be held pursuant to the two-hour delay schedule or if it will be cancelled; students should check with their individual faculty member, the course syllabus, or on the class cancellation webpage for this information.The lab could take place during the corresponding multiple class times following the two-hour delay schedule. For example, a MWF double period lab of 110 minutes would instead meet for 80 minutes and a TR triple period lab of 170 minutes would instead meet for 125 minutes.

The latest information on closings or schedule changes, along with the two-hour delay schedule, is available on Penn State Altoona's website at www.altoona.psu.edu/cancel.

Closing and delay information will also be available on the following radio and television stations:

Media TypeStation Information
TV: WTAJ-TV (CBS)
WJAC-TV 6 (NBC)
WWCP-TV 8 (FOX)
WPSU-TV 3 (PBS)
RADIO: Altoona WWOT 100.1 FM
WVAM 1430 AM
WRKY 104.9 FM
WFBG 1290 AM
FROGGY 98.1 FM
WALY 104.1 FM
WRTA 1240 AM
WBXQ 94.7/94.3 FM
WKMC
WPSU 106.7
Johnstown WKYE
WFGI
WYOT
WRKW
WNTJ
WNTW
WCCL/COOL 101.7 FM
State College G101 FM
WRSC
WMAJ
WLTS
WBUS
WQWK
WPSU 91.5
Tyrone WTRN 1340 AM
WTYQ 99.1 FM
WGHF
WPSU 91.5 and 106.7

Compressed Class Schedule:

NOTE: As stated above, for classes that are longer than the listed standard 50 and 75 minute classes, students should follow the compressed schedule for the class start time closest to their actual class start time. The end time will be determined by their individual faculty yet be no later than 10 minutes before the start time of the class scheduled after their normal class time.

Classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Standard 50 minute classesCompressed 35 minute classes
08:00 a.m. - 08:50 a.m.10:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
09:00 a.m. - 09:50 a.m.10:45 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.11:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.12:15 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.01:00 p.m. - 01:35 p.m.
01:00 p.m. - 01:50 p.m.01:45 p.m. - 02:20 p.m.
02:00 p.m. - 02:50 p.m.02:30 p.m. - 03:05 p.m.
03:00 p.m. - 03:50 p.m.03:15 p.m. - 03:50 p.m.
04:00 p.m. - 04:50 p.m.04:00 p.m. - 04:35 p.m.
Standard 75 minute classesCompressed 50 minute classes
04:00 p.m. - 05:15 p.m.04:00 p.m. - 04:50 p.m.
05:30 p.m. - 06:45 p.m.05:00 p.m. - 05:50 p.m.
07:00 p.m. - 08:15 p.m.06:00 p.m. - 06:50 p.m.
08:30 p.m. - 09:45 p.m.07:00 p.m. - 07:50 p.m.

Classes on Tuesday and Thursday

Standard 75 minute classesCompressed 50 minute classes
08:00 a.m. - 09:15 a.m.10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
09:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
10:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 01:05 p.m.01:00 p.m. - 01:50 p.m.
01:15 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.02:00 p.m. - 02:50 p.m.
02:40 p.m. - 03:55 p.m.03:00 p.m. - 03:50 p.m.
04:05 p.m. - 05:20 p.m.04:00 p.m. - 04:50 p.m.
05:30 p.m. - 06:45 p.m.05:00 p.m. - 05:50 p.m.
07:00 p.m. - 08:15 p.m.06:00 p.m. - 06:50 p.m.
08:30 p.m. - 09:45 p.m.07:00 p.m. - 07:50 p.m.