Statement on Jan. 27 inclement weather decision

There have been a number of inquiries regarding Temple’s decision to open for normal operations today, Jan. 27, 2011.

The decision to remain open was made early this morning following an on-site review of the campus, the ongoing weather forecast and other information available through media outlets and our contacts at SEPTA, the City of Philadelphia and other colleges and universities. An important consideration was the fact that the snow had stopped at around 1 a.m. and Temple’s facilities and operations crews had worked overnight to clear the campuses.

Temple is always open for operations regardless of weather conditions in order to serve and support the nearly 13,000 students living on or near campus, including the 5,000 students living in university residence halls.  In addition, our clinics and health service operations must operate on a regular schedule for the many patients who rely on Temple’s services every day.

These are always difficult decisions. We hear your concerns and will continue to use the best information available to make these decisions.

—Tony Wagner, Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer