Emergency Information Website

02/09/2017

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Dear USciences Community, We are pleased to announce that we have replaced all of the outdated exterior card readers.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...

11/30/2016

Public Safety Bulletin – Safety of Electronic Devices

Public Safety Bulletin – Safety of Electronic Devices Around the country, and more recently on college campuses in our region, individuals have been seriously injured and property has been lost or damaged due to malfunctioning phones and their components.This month at Rowan University in New Jersey, a student received burn injuries to his hand and leg when an aftermarket portable charging unit exploded in his pocket along with his cell phone. Additionally, there have been consumer warnings issued about the use of aftermarket chargers that are not specifically designed by the manufacturer for use with each specific phone. USciences Department...

11/07/2016

SEPTA Strike has ENDED Dear USciences Community: As of early this morning, the SEPTA Strike has come to a conclusion, and full services will be restored over the next 24 hours. FULL SERVICE will be restored by tomorrow morning, Tuesday November 8. Until then, we will continue to run our shuttles throughout the day today back and forth to 30th Street Station for the morning and afternoon commutes. We appreciate your kind patience, understanding and constructive suggestions over this past week. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Public Safety on the non-emergency number at 215-895-1117....

11/02/2016

Updated Shuttle Schedule - 11/2/2016

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students, In an effort to better serve commuters affected by the SEPTA city transit strike, we have decided to implement a shuttle van schedule for those arriving and departing from 30th Street Station. In addition, we ask that you also refer to the above map and note the shuttle van pick up location at 30th Street Station. Please understand that all times are approximate due to increased traffic. We want to thank to all those who provided valuable feedback. Based on this feedback, we have added one earlier shuttle in the afternoon that departs from Starbucks®...

11/01/2016

Updated Shuttle Schedule

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students, In an effort to better serve commuters affected by the SEPTA city transit strike, we have decided to implement a shuttle van schedule for those arriving and departing from 30th Street Station. In addition, we ask that you also refer to the above map and note the shuttle van pick up location at 30th Street Station. Please understand that all times are approximate due to increased traffic. We want to thank to all those who provided valuable feedback. If you have any questions, please call Public Safety at 215-895-1117. Any additional updates will also be...