Inclement Weather Procedures

In the event of inclement weather, students, faculty, and staff will be notified of the campus' operations schedule via the emergency alerts system. All changes in operations impact class schedules as follows. 

Class and Office Schedule Changes

  • When on-campus classes and activities are canceled between 5-10 a.m., the modified schedule is immediately put into place. Offices will operate remotely until 10 a.m. 
     
  •  When on-campus classes and activities are canceled until noon, all morning classes are canceled and the campus is running on its regular schedule beginning at noon. Offices will operate remotely until noon. 
     
  • When on-campus classes and activities begin at 6 p.m. and later, the campus will run on its regular schedule starting at 6 p.m. Campus offices will operate remotely during their regular business hours. Some campus spaces may be closed. 
     
  • When on-campus classes and activities are canceled for the day, students do not have in-person classes. Offices will operate remotely during their regular business hours. Some campus spaces may be closed. 
     
  • If conditions arise during the course of the day that requires canceling on-campus classes and activities for the rest of the day, then classes scheduled after the time in the alert are canceled. Offices will operate remotely for the rest of their regularly scheduled day. Some campus spaces may be closed. 

*Regardless of a change in operating status, essential employees should report at their normal start time. If you are an essential employee and unable to report to work, please contact your supervisor. 

Official Announcement Listings for the Campus

Announcements will be made by 6:00 a.m. for status changes affecting the start of classes that day. Campus community members will be notifed via the following: 

  • Emergency alert messages (text, email, and/or phone call). 
  • Check the campus homepage at montalto.psu.edu. The Mont Alto website will also be updated with the current status of the campus. In the event of a weather emergency, an alert displaying the status of the campus will be displayed on the front page of the website. Essential employees always report to work unless notified otherwise by their supervisor.
     
  • Call the Campus Status Hotline at 717-749-6090.
     
  • Check the Penn State Mont Alto social media channels:

HRG10 – COVID Guidance, Effective December 2020 

Handling Weather Day Absences When the University Is Operating Remotely

  • Essential Employees Required to Report to Campus— Employees who currently are reporting to campus for work and have been previously identified as performing duties essential to maintaining operations should report to campus as directed. During such events, essential employees who are required to report to campus for work are eligible for Campus Closure Compensatory Time for all hours worked, subject to guideline maximums.
  • Non-Essential Employees Required to Report to Campus-- Employees who have not been previously identified as performing duties essential to maintaining operations and are currently required to report to campus for their job should not report to work. Such employees are eligible for Campus Closure Pay, subject to guideline provisions.
  • Employees Working Remotely– If an employee is working remotely (because of the COVID pandemic or otherwise), the employee continues to be able to work and should perform their regularly assigned work functions. The employee is not eligible for Campus Closure Compensatory Time.
  • Working at an Alternate Work Location – If an employee is working at an alternate location (e.g., attend a conference or training), the employee continues to be able to work and should perform their regularly assigned work functions. The employee is not eligible for Campus Closure Compensatory Time if they are able to fulfill their job responsibilities.