Emergency and Weather Closings

While we make every effort to run all scheduled classes and events, it is sometimes necessary to cancel or delay classes and/or close the buildings due to emergencies or severe weather.

There are several ways for you to learn if classes have been cancelled due to emergency, snow or other inclement weather:

  • Check the homepage of the University's Web site for an alert
  • Sign up to receive a UArts Alert text message and/or email
  • Check a local media outlet
    • KYW Radio 1060 AM (the University of the Arts school number is 116)
    • Channels 3, 6, 10 and Fox29 TV
  • Call our weather hotline at 215-717-6996 and listen to the recorded message

When the campus is closed, all events (including those sponsored by off-campus organizations) are cancelled.