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Penn State Monitoring Incoming Storm, Final Exam Schedule Subject To Change

Penn State officials are monitoring the winter storm that is expected to hit Centre County early Thursday morning, the university announced Tuesday. Contingency plans are being made for final exams in the event the storm disrupts normal operations at University Park.

The news release states that more information will be shared by 5 a.m. on Thursday.

AccuWeather is projecting between 3 and 6 inches of snow for State College, as well as 0.15 to 0.25 inches of ice, from 5 a.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday.

Should Thursday exams be affected, potential contingency plans include moving exams to Friday or even some to Saturday morning, “if absolutely necessary,” according to the university. In those cases, on-campus students who have their exams rescheduled may have their move-out date extended.

Penn State also said in the release that some instructors could decide to move final exams to an asynchronous, online format.

“We know this is an important and stressful time for our students and faculty, and the potential for winter weather only adds to that stress,” Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Justin Schwartz said. “The safety of our students, staff and faculty, however, is paramount and we will make adjustments to final exam schedules if necessary to keep our community safe.”

Schwartz continued, asking faculty to be “flexible” with students when it comes to potential scheduling conflicts and finding solutions.

You can find the latest information and news regarding potential cancellations and closures by following along with Penn State’s PSUAlert website and Twitter account, as well as Penn State’s news site and Twitter account.

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