Penn State Cancels Classes Through February 4 Due To Forecasted Snow, Ice

Due to forecasted snow and ice, Penn State is canceled in-person classes through the end of the day on Friday, February 4, the university announced Thursday evening.

From 6 p.m. Thursday through the end of the day on Friday, February 4, all in-person classes are canceled. Instructors can offer asynchronous classwork and resources, but regularly scheduled in-person courses can’t meet remotely.

The move to cancel classes comes as AccuWeather forecasts 1 to 3 inches of snow and up to half an inch of ice for University Park between Thursday night and Friday morning.

Not sure how your classes are impacted? Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • In-person classes: Completely canceled through Friday. Your instructors can hand out some asynchronous materials, but nothing synchronous on Zoom.
  • Hybrid classes: If you were scheduled to attend in person, your class is canceled, and it can’t be moved to Zoom. If you were slated to attend remotely, you’re on as planned.
  • Remote synchronous classes: You’ll be on Zoom as planned. However, your instructors can move materials to an asynchronous format and give you the day off if they’re so kind.
  • Web classes: No change!

For now, any in-person activities scheduled between 6 p.m. on Thursday and 5 p.m. on Friday are canceled. Activities beginning at or after 5 p.m. on Friday can continue as planned.

Employees who are required to work on campus or perform essential duties should report to campus as directed by their supervisors. Employees who don’t perform essential duties can stay home.

Additionally, employees who can work remotely should do so throughout the impacted period between Thursday and Friday.

More nitty-gritty details about on-campus work are available online.

Head over to to learn more about other cancellations and delays across Centre County.

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