Weather and Emergency Status

SJU Emergency Cancellation Information

In the event of an official class cancellation, delay to the start of classes or campus closing due to weather, power outage or other emergency, notice can be obtained from the communication systems listed below:

University Phone Message: Call 610-660-3333
University Web Site: http://www.sju.edu
Digital Signage Locations: Campus-wide Locations


Safety Tips

 

  • Travel in groups and in well-lit areas when walking off campus
  • Do not display items of value unnecessarily in public spaces, for example, mobile phones
  • Do not leave items of value unattended in public spaces
  • Use University Shuttle Buses and Escort Services
  • Lock doors and secure windows when leaving your room or off campus residence
  • Do not prop open doors
  • Report suspicious activities and unsafe conditions to Public Safety (610-660-1111)
  • Do not leave valuables in plain view within your vehicle

Emergency Preparedness Resources

Emergency preparedness resources, including active shooter guidelines, are available on The Nest under School Services. More resources are available through SJU Safe, the University’s custom safety app.


Weather and Emergency Cancellation Information

Weather or emergency related delays, cancellations and closures will be communicated through the University’s website, Twitter, Facebook and through the emergency notification system (SMS text and email).

Day Classes

Classes that start at or before 4 p.m. are considered day classes, regardless of a student’s enrollment designation.

  • One Hour Delay - All classes that start before 9 a.m. are cancelled. University offices open at 9 a.m.

  • Two Hour Delay - All classes that start before 10 a.m. are cancelled. University offices open at 10 a.m.

  • Classes Cancelled - All classes are cancelled.

  • University Closed - All classes are cancelled and University offices are closed.

 

Evening and Weekend Classes

Classes that start at or after 4:30 p.m. are considered evening classes, regardless of a student's enrollment designation.

  • There are no delays for evening classes.

  • Weekend classes may be delayed:

    • One Hour Delay - All classes that start before 9 a.m. are cancelled.

    • Two Hour Delay - All classes that start before 10 a.m. are cancelled.

  • Classes Cancelled - All classes are cancelled.

  • University Closed - All classes are cancelled and University offices are closed.

 

Online and Hybrid Classes

Unless there is an on-campus event scheduled for the day of the cancellation or closure, all online course activity will continue during course cancellations and University closures. For specific details, refer to the course expectation form for the specific online course.

Service Availability

Once classes are cancelled, all buildings will be closed but will be accessible by ID card if you have privileges to the building. Unless otherwise specified, the following facilities will remain open during any class cancellation or campus closure:

  • Campion Dining Hall and Food Court

  • Residence Halls

  • Recreation Centers

  • The Perch

  • POD Market

  • Starbucks

Post Learning Commons and Francis A. Drexel Library

Unless otherwise specified, the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library will open according to the same delay policies for day classes and programs. During class cancellations and University closures, please check the library website for updated hours.

Athletics

Updates regarding athletic events can be found on the SJU Hawks Website.

Shuttle Services

University provided shuttle services will continue through course cancellations and campus closures until it is determined that it is no longer safe to proceed. For more information about shuttle service during inclement weather contact Public Safety at 610-660-1111. Announcements of changes to the shuttle service are available through the Ride Systems App and SJU Mobile. 




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