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Update on Campus Operations

Update on Campus Operations

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The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown will resume normal operations on Wednesday, October 31.  While several of our neighboring communities experienced flooding, power outages, and road closures resulting from the storm, we are thankful that our campus was spared its full effects and that our students remained safe.  We are deeply appreciative of the many organizations and individuals who stood ready to offer assistance to ensure that the needs of our campus community would continue to be addressed with minimal disruption. 

Posted: 11:00 a.m., Oct. 30

Dining services will continue to provide meals in the regular campus venues (dining halls and retail locations) according to the normal schedule. In the event that a situation occurs that necessitates closure of a dining venue, food will still be provided to on-campus students.

Posted: 1:30 p.m., October 29

Information for students:

  • The campus shuttle service will be suspended from 6 p.m. today through Tuesday.
  • Ensure that all of your electronic devices are fully charged, including cellphones.
  • In the event of a power outage, do not use candles or other items that generate an open flame. Use flashlights only.
  • Be prepared with blankets and warm clothing.
  • In the event of an extended power outage, arrangements will be made to temporarily relocate you to the Living-Learning Center, where you will be provided with food, water, and shelter. You are NOT being moved at this time. This contingency will be implemented only if needed.
  • As weather conditions can deteriorate rapidly, use caution and discretion when traveling outside.
  • If you choose to leave campus, please notify a member of the residence life staff prior to leaving.

Posted: 11:35 a.m., October 29

Due to the predicted impact of Hurricane Sandy, Pitt-Johnstown will close at 3 p.m. today and will remain closed on Tuesday. No classes will be held during this period. (Residence Halls will remain open, and Food Services will continue to maintain operations). Designated emergency personnel will be available. Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements should follow the terms of that agreement and will receive direction from their supervisor.

Posted: 10:45 a.m., October 29

This link will provide you with additional safety considerations:

Please check the Pitt-Johnstown website ( for additional updates or call the emergency hotline at 814-269-7199.

Posted by Knipple, Robert on 10/29/2012 10:50:00 AM