Snow Day Closing/Delay Decision Procedure

DeSales Snowy Day Illustration
The decision to close, delay, or remain open is made by 6 a.m. and posted on our home page, main phone line (610.282.1100), e2campus, social media, and select local media outlets (see below). If necessary, this process is then repeated by 2 p.m. for evening classes.

❄️ As we begin the new year, we’d like to outline our snow and bad weather procedures. Please know that the safety and well-being of our entire DeSales family — students, faculty and staff — is very important to us. Please be careful.

DeSales University’s procedure for snow and inclement weather is as follows:

  • A decision is made whether to close, delay, or remain open by 6 a.m.
  • The decision is communicated via the University’s home page, main telephone number (610.282.1100), e2campus, social media, and local media (see below for the list).
  • If necessary, this process is then repeated by 2 p.m. for evening classes.
  • University officials make the decision using the best information they have available at the time.
Commuters: Ultimately you have to make the best decision for yourself whether to drive to campus in inclement weather.
  • Because the weather can be unpredictable, it is sometimes difficult to determine how a 6 a.m. decision will play out at 10 a.m. or noon.
  • The weather at the DeSales campus may be quite different from where you live.
  • Students who decide not to attend class on a day of questionable weather should communicate directly with the faculty members who teach their classes.
Faculty: you are encouraged to put an online plan in place so that work is not missed.
  • DeSales has many online learning options available to you, please contact DEIT for guidance.
  • Please communicate in a timely manner with your students about any changes in course delivery on days of inclement weather.

Local media

  • WFMZ TV Channel 69 and
  • WBRE-TV Channel 28
  • WYOU-TV Channel 22
  • WAEB-AM 790
  • WAEB-FM B104
  • WBYN-FM 107.5 Alive FM
  • WCTO-FM Cat Country 96.1
  • WEEX-AM ESPN Radio 1230/1320 AM
  • WLEV-FM 100.7
  • WLSH-AM 1410
  • WMGH-FM Magic 105.5
  • WODE-FM 99.9 The Hawk
  • WRAW-AM 1340AM
  • WRFY-FM Y-102
  • WWYY-FM 107.1 Spin Radio
  • WZZO 95.1