University Closed Jan. 30-31

Jan 29, 2019

No classes will be held, residence halls will remain open.

winter weather

Because of frigid temperatures and dangerous wind chills, California University of Pennsylvania will be CLOSED Wednesday, Jan. 30, and Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.

No classes will be held.

Essential employees will be called in as needed.

Residence halls will remain open. Dining services will continue in the Gold Rush and Modeco loactions.

The Vulcan Flyer shuttle will operate on its regular schedule.

Activities will continue, including Vulcans men’s and women’s basketball, the Underground Café and movies in the Vulcan Theater.

Use caution in frigid weather

Extremely cold temperatures are forecast for the coming days. Here are some winter weather reminders: 

  • Always dress for the weather. During periods of extreme cold, the National Weather Service suggests dressing in layers of loose, lightweight, warm clothing. Wear a warm coat, a hat or a hood, and mittens (which are warmer than gloves). Cover your nose and mouth with a scarf if you go outdoors.
  • If you are traveling on foot, try to stay dry and out of the wind, the weather service advises. Walk carefully, especially on icy on sidewalks and roads.
  • If you are traveling by car, check fuel and antifreeze levels before beginning your trip, the National Weather Service advises. More tips for staying safe in cold weather, including how to winterize your vehicle, are available at

Register for Cal U Alerts

Weather-related changes in the University’s schedule are announced through multiple channels. One is the Cal U Alert system, a free service that sends emergency test alerts directly to your smartphone. You must sign up for this service each year in order to receive alerts. To register or check that your account is active, visit