Emergency Procedures by Building
Academic Research Building
Colonial Penn Center
Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall
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Division of Public Safety
For more information on emergency preparedness please visit the Division of Public Safety website.
511 from any campus phone
The Division of Public Safety provides walking escorts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for more information on this program please visit their website. To request a walking escort call 215-898-WALK.
Penn Transit Services offers a variety of shuttle service options for the Penn community including an on-call shuttle service. Please visit their website to learn about shuttle and bus service options that are available to you. To request an on-call shuttle call 215-898-RIDE.
Emergency Closing Information
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Suspension of Normal Operations
If the University suspends normal operations all Wharton buildings will be closed including Colonial Penn Center, Lauder Institute, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Steinberg Hall – Dietrich Hall and Vance Hall. Essential personnel will be required to report to campus but all classes, events and all other activities scheduled in Wharton campus buildings will be cancelled. Please contact Wharton Operations the next operational business day to inquire about rescheduling your event or scheduling a make-up class. Faculty, staff and PhD’s will have access to their office via card readers at the main entrances.