Emergency Information Website

02/16/2017

FYSA Announcement - West Philly Community Strike – 17 Feb 2017 – 1300-1500pm

Dear Campus Community, On Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, from approximately 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a gathering in Clark Park in support of National Strike Day. Designated as the “West Philly Community Strike,” the gathering point for this event has been established as 43rd and Baltimore Avenues. Please be aware that given the proximity of this event to our campus, this event could potentially impact travel to and from campus. It is suggested that you have an alternate route planned to avoid this area. While we do not anticipate a disruption to University operations, classes, or building...

02/09/2017

On-site evening classes scheduled to begin on or after 5PM are canceled. Online classes today will be held as scheduled. The University will resume normal operations on 2/10/17.

To reiterate, on-site classes are cancelled today and will resume tomorrow, February 10. Online classes today will be held as scheduled. Evening classes scheduled to begin on or after 5PM are canceled. The University will resume normal operations on 2/10/17. Building hours for 2/9/17: Wilson Dining: Open 8 a.m. -10:15 a.m. Breakfast; 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch; 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dinner Starbucks: 9 a.m. - close TastyDrake: 5 p.m. -close Coffee Lab: Closed Wilson Express: Closed ARC The ARC will be open from Noon until 6 pm. Study Space McNeil STC and Alumni Hall will be open for students...

Evening classes scheduled to begin on or after 5PM are canceled. The University will resume normal operations on 2/10/17.

Evening classes scheduled to begin on or after 5PM are canceled. The University will resume normal operations on 2/10/17. Building hours for 2/9/17: Wilson Dining: Open 8 a.m. -10:15 a.m. Breakfast; 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch; 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dinner Starbucks: 9 a.m. - close TastyDrake: 5 p.m. -close Coffee Lab: Closed Wilson Express: Closed ARC The ARC will be open from Noon until 6 pm. Study Space McNeil STC and Alumni Hall will be open for students to study from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Library Closed

UPDATE: University Day Classes Cancelled/Offices Closed Due to Weather Conditions - 2/9/2017

Due to anticipated weather conditions, on-site classes, scheduled to start between 9AM - 5PM, are cancelled and USciences offices will be closed today, 2/9/17. Determination for classes starting at, or after 5PM today, will be made by 2PM this afternoon. Essential employees such as Facilities, Sodexo, and Public Safety should report to work as indicated by their staffing plan. Online classes will be held as scheduled. We expect to resume normal operations tomorrow but check the emergency site for updates. Please make sure you are signed up for emergency alerts or take a moment today to make sure your contact...

University Day Classes Cancelled/Offices Closed Due to Anticipated Weather Conditions - 2/9/2017

Due to anticipated weather conditions, on-site day classes are cancelled and USciences offices will be closed today, 2/9/17. Determination for evening classes will be made by 2PM. Essential employees such as Facilities, Sodexo, and Public Safety should report to work as indicated by their staffing plan. Online classes will be held as scheduled. We expect to resume normal operations tomorrow but check the emergency site for updates. Please make sure you are signed up for emergency alerts or take a moment today to make sure your contact information is up to date at https://alert.usciences.edu. Wilson Dining: Open 9 a.m. -10:15...

02/08/2017

USciences Inclement Weather Procedures

Dear Campus Community, Due to the threat of inclement weather for tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with USciences inclement weather procedures. In general, USciences’ practice is to remain open and to conduct business as usual during periods of inclement weather; however, the University is committed to the safety and security of its faculty, staff, and students. The decision to cancel classes, close university offices, and/or cancel or postponeUSciences sponsored programs or activities is based on this overall concern. Decisions to cancel classes/close offices at the University or delay the opening of the University...

02/01/2017

Recent Reported Robberies Near Campus

Dear USciences Community, The Philadelphia Police Department is reporting a series of robberies close to our University campus. There was a recent robbery reported on the 900 Block of 42nd Street, which is close to Baltimore Avenue. The Department of Public Safety is providing this information to raise your awareness of incidents close to campus. Please remember the following: The emergency number for USciences Public Safety Dispatch is 215-596-7000. You are encouraged to request safe transit and walking escorts provided by the following: USciences Public Safety Walking Escorts: 215-895-1117 Penn Transit Shuttles: 215-898-7433 UCD Walking Escorts: 215-387-3942 (Which Public Safety...

01/31/2017

Student / Staff ID Cards and Access Control

Dear USciences Community, We are pleased to announce that we have replaced all of the outdated exterior card readers. This initiative will help ensure everyone’s safety by permitting access to the USciences buildings by only individuals with a valid USciences identification card. Please remember that public safety is everyone’s responsibility. One-step that we can all take, is wearing our USciences identification card where it is visible. A visible identification card will help prevent access by unauthorized individuals to be on campus or in our buildings. We should not be opening doors for individuals not wearing a visible identification card. If...

01/17/2017

TIMELY WARNING FROM USCIENCES DEPT. PUBLIC SAFETY - RE: ROBBERIES

Dear USciences Community, Please see below for information regarding a series of robberies that have occurred within close proximity to our campus. The information below has been provided by UPenn Public Safety. Please be reminded that for ALL emergencies Dial 911 first. Be prepared to give your name, location, and nature of your emergency. Please REMEMBER TO KEEP THE LINE OPEN. Do NOT hang up. Also, please be reminded that the emergency number for USciences Public Safety Dispatch is 215-596-7000. You are encouraged to request safe transit and walking escorts provided by the following: USciences Public Safety Walking Escorts: 215-895-1117...

12/02/2016

Public Safety Officer, Lisa Clermont Recognized as Public Safety Officer of the Month

Pictured from left to right: Director of Higher Education-Philadelphia Region for Allied Universal, Al Santosusso; Public Safety Officer, Lisa Clermont; Director of Public Safety, Michael Stitley; Emergency Management Coordinator, Michael Lapotasky; and Shift Supervisor, Zepheniah Jones Public Safety Officer, Lisa Clermont, Recognized as Public Safety Officer of the Month for November Lisa Clermont, a University of the Sciences Public Safety Officer, has been recognized as Public Safety Officer of the Month, for the month of November, in recognition of her outstanding service to the USciences community. As a member of the Department of Public Safety, Lisa is a model officer...