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FYSA Announcement - West Philly Community Strike – 17 Feb 2017 – 1300-1500pm

Dear Campus Community,

On Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, from approximately 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a gathering in Clark Park in support of National Strike Day. Designated as the “West Philly Community Strike,” the gathering point for this event has been established as 43rd and Baltimore Avenues.

Please be aware that given the proximity of this event to our campus, this event could potentially impact travel to and from campus. It is suggested that you have an alternate route planned to avoid this area.

While we do not anticipate a disruption to University operations, classes, or building access, the Department of Public Safety will monitor the situation and provide updates via text alert, email, and the website, if necessary.

As always, the campus is reminded to call USciences Public Safety at 215-596-7000 or 911 in the event of emergency situation.



Michael Stitley 

Director of Public Safety


Please monitor the following information sharing sources for your situational awareness:  

USciences Dept. of Public Safety Blackboard Page under the “My Community” tab at: https://usciences.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/execute/announcement?method=search&context=course&course_id=_3639_1&handle=cp_announcements&mode=cpview

USciences Dept. of Public Safety TypePad Blog located at:


USciences Dept. of Public Safety Emergency Text Messaging via e2Campus (if you are not signed up, please take the time to do so):


Please be reminded that for ALL emergencies
 Dial 911 first.

Be prepared to give your name, location, and nature of your emergency.



Also, please be reminded that the emergency number for USciences Public Safety Dispatch is 215-596-7000.


You are encouraged to request safe transit and walking escorts provided by the following:

USciences Public Safety Walking Escorts: 215-895-1117

Penn Transit Shuttles: 215-898-7433

UCD Walking Escorts: 215-387-3942