Policy: Weather-related Closings

PLEASE CALL 610-648-3399: CAMPUS/CONFERENCE CENTER WEATHER EMERGENCY HOTLINE.

When our facilities schedule changes, it is done with regard to the safety of all involved. During times of inclement weather, the campus may institute a DELAYED opening although The Conference Center can be open and ready for conference clients who choose to begin their program on time. There may be limited staff until weather permits all staff to arrive safely. 

For extreme weather conditions and declared state of emergencies, a full-day campus closure may be necessary. In that case, conference event planners have the option to cancel, reschedule, or run their program on schedule.* 

Regarding weather conditions, contact Patty McFadden, manager, conference planning services, at 610-692-4275 (home), 484-883-0450 (cell), 610-648-3278 (office) to discuss options.

  • Cancellations: no charge, no penalty fee
  • Reschedule with no additional charge: based on availability
  • *Run program on schedule: The Conference Center will remain open and maintenance staff will be present to guarantee that doors are unlocked, and sidewalks are shoveled and de-iced. It is understood that there will be limited staff support. 

Patty McFadden
Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley
Manager Conference Planning Services
pqm7@psu.edu
610-648-3278