Weather and Other Alerts

Updated December 2021

During winter months, we want to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff. Please note the following information regarding campus(es) closings, delayed opening and early dismissal:

Information regarding the closing, early delayed opening or early dismissal of either or both the Philadelphia and Gettysburg ULS campuses, will be posted via the ULS Twitter feed, the official ULS Facebook page and via text to those students, faculty and staff who have signed up for alert notifications (If you have not signed up for text alerts, you can do so here.

In the case of a campus closing for the day or a late opening, the announcement will be posted by 7:00AM EST that day. 

In the case of an early closing, the announcement will be posted as soon as a decision is made. 

For faculty and staff: If a campus is closed, you should not report to work, with the exception of emergency personnel who are required to report to work in the case of a campus closure. Staff are expected to work remotely for the day to the extent possible, in consultation with their supervisors. Faculty with scheduled in-person class meetings should plan to hold class online. 

For students: In the case of campus closure, delayed opening or early dismissal, there will be no
in-person class during the timeframe the campus is closed. You should generally expect that in-person or scheduled hybrid class meetings will take place entirely online. It is your responsibility to contact your professors directly before the scheduled class time to inquire about specific arrangements. Faculty should contact IT for any necessary assistance.  

If either campus is closed on an in-person worship day, online worship via Zoom will occur at the regularly scheduled time. 

Since food pantries are accessible to students regardless of weather, both will remain open.

 If either or both campuses are closed, requiring staff not report to work, mail will not be sorted on that day.

Latest Weather Updates

All weather-related updates are made via the ULS Twitter feed, @LutheranUnited.