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02/15/2016

Offices Closing/Classes Cancelled at 4pm on 2/15/16

Due to current weather conditions, on-site classes are cancelled and USciences offices will be closed as of 4:00PM, today, 02/15/16. There will be no on-campus evening classes. Online classes will be held as scheduled.

01/24/2016

Normal Operating Schedule 1/25/16

Dear Campus Community, University of the Sciences will operate on a normal schedule on Monday, January 25, 2016. Please consider taking mass transit if possible as some side roads around the campus are still snow covered. Safe Travels, Kim Carter Interim Director - Public Safety 215-895-1190

10/15/2015

Exterior Doors on Card Access Only - UPDATE

Dear Campus Community, Based on feedback received through Faculty Senate, Staff Assembly, and SGA, the Cabinet has decided to continue locking the exterior doors on campus buildings and then re-evaluate the policy after 90 days. The campus community will be polled to determine how the system is working. If you encounter any problems, please report these issues to Public Safety via email at DPS@usciences.edu. In order for the system to be most effective, please follow these do’s and don’ts: Don’t piggyback or allow piggybacking into a building (i.e. don’t allow others to follow you into a building without swiping their...

10/07/2015

Campus doors on card access only

Dear Campus Community, Today, the Cabinet agreed to continue requiring card access to all campus buildings pending feedback from the Faculty Senate, Staff Assembly, and SGA. Cabinet members will collect this information from these governing bodies. With this information in hand, the University will decide at next week’s Cabinet meeting on a next step: stop the requirement; continue it until further notice; or continue it for a 90-day trial period, at which time the University will re-evaluate how it’s working. We thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding. Don't forget your ID card! If you need a new one...

10/06/2015

Incident at Community College of Philadelphia

Dear Campus Community, Given the current environment, we wanted to inform you about an event that occurred earlier today on the campus of the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP). Late this morning, we received information that there was a man with a gun on the campus of CCP. The USciences Department of Public Safety monitored the situation and it was ultimately confirmed that the incident had no connection to yesterday's posted threat. Today's incident centered around an argument between two individuals while in one of CCP's buildings. At one point during the argument, one of the individuals displayed a handgun...

10/05/2015

Public Safety Advisory UPDATE - 10/5/15

Dear Campus Community, We appreciate everyone’s continued alertness and cooperation today. The Department of Public Safety will continue to provide increased patrols on campus as well as maintain enhanced security measures. The University is aware of vague references in postings and messages being made on various social media channels and message boards. We have shared these messages with the FBI who is also monitoring these sites. The FBI has so far found no corroborating information specific to any college or university. We ask that you remain aware of your surroundings, report any suspicious activity or behavior to the Department of...

Public Safety Advisory UPDATE

Dear Campus Community, The Department of Public Safety continues to monitor the campus following the alert issued on Sunday, October 4, 2015. While the threat is non-specific and covers the 80 colleges and universities in the Philadelphia region, the entire USciences community is asked to remain vigilant. University of the Sciences is operating on a regular schedule on Monday, October 5, 2015. The Department of Public Safety has increased patrols of the campus, and we continue to work with local and federal authorities. The Philadelphia Police are on heightened alert and have increased patrols. Please be aware that all buildings...

10/04/2015

Public Safety Advisory

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) notified Universities and Colleges in our region that threats of violence have been made against “an unspecified university near Philadelphia”. The information includes a specific date of Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, 1 p.m. central time/ 2 p.m. eastern time. We have been advised by ATF and the FBI that they have “no knowledge of any specific threat”. However, in an abundance of caution we are working closely with Federal and local Law Enforcement Agencies to monitor this unspecified threat. The Department of Public Safety has increase our security patrols and...

03/06/2015

University Closed - 3/6/15 due to weather

Dear Campus Community, Due to current weather conditions, the University will be closed today 3/6/15. Essential employees are required to report. We expect to resume normal operations Monday3/9/15. Please check website/email for updates. Have a good day, Kim Carter Interim Director - Public Safety

03/05/2015

University closed 3/5/15 due to weather conditions

Dear Campus Community, Due to current and expected weather conditions, the University will be closed today 3/5/15. Essential employees are required to report. We expect to resume normal operations tomorrow 3/6/15. Please check website/email for updates. Have a good day, Kim Carter Interim Director - Public Safety