18 posts categorized "Facility Related"


Water Restored - 10/13/12

The Philadelphia Water Department has completed the schedule repairs. Water has been restored to all buildings on campus.


Campus Water Outage - 10/13/12

Dear Students, Faculty, & Staff, 

As I'm sure you are aware, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has been repairing a water main break on Woodland Avenue this week.  This work has triggered another leak at 42nd street on the loop road behind Goodman Hall.  In order to repair this leak PWD will need to shut off water to the following buildings:  

  • Goodman Hall
  • Wilson Hall,
  • 4100 Woodland Avenue (Starbucks, Barnes & Noble and Study Room).

In order to lessen the impact on our campus community we have requested that they delay this work until Saturday, October 13th.  They have agreed and they estimate that the repair should be completed between 8 AM and 4 PM this Saturday.

Due to the lack of water pressure we will need to close the bathroom facilities in Goodman, Wilson and 4100 Woodland for the duration of the repair.  This will also affect Dining Services and we will be moving dining to the Recreation Gym in the ARC for Saturday, October 13th.  

Brunch will be available from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Rec Gym

Dinner will be available from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Rec Gym

Since Starbucks will be closed, we will open the STC Coffee Lab from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wilson Express will have their normal hours of 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The ARC will open at 7 AM on Saturday to accommodate students who need to shower early.  Shower and bathroom facilities will be available in the ARC and bathrooms will be available in the STC and Alumni Hall. Porta-potties will be available near the entrances to Wilson and Goodman for residential student use.

The Library will be open during normal hours on Saturday: 11 AM – 10 PM and Sunday:

12 PM – 2 AM

We are sorry for the inconvenience this causes to our resident students in particular and all members of our community who will be on campus on Saturday.

Please direct any questions to the Dean of Student's office at 215-596-8950.

Thank you for your patience while PDW make these necessary repairs.  


William Cunningham, Ph.D.

Dean of Students

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Business

University of the Sciences

600 S. 43rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-596-8535

Fax: 215-596-8792

Email: w.cunnin@usp.edu

USciences: Where healthcare and science converge.


University open and classes resume on Mon, Aug.29

Dear University community:

The University sustained minimal impact from the hurricane and no injuries reported. There were no power outages, no major flooding, and minimal property damage. The University has resumed normal operations, and will be open and classes will be held on August 29th.

All area mass transportation systems are resuming normal operations and expect to be fully functional tomorrow.

If any faculty or staff experience local conditions that prevent them from coming to work, please notify your immediate supervisor if you are a staff member. If you are a faculty member, please notify students via Blackboard and/or Angel and contact your department chair, if you anticipate cancelling a class.

Students who have not yet checked in should report to the front desk in Wilson Hall, on Monday, August 29th beginning at 8:00am.


UPDATE: Hurricane Irene and Upperclass Move-in

The University are busily planning for your arrival, especially due to the impending hurricane on your move-in day, Sunday, Aug. 28.

Because of the forecasted inclement weather, we wish to accommodate any resident who wishes to move-in before the storm begins.  As such, we are offering you the opportunity to arrive on either:

  • Saturday, Aug. 27 between Noon and 5 p.m., or
  • Sunday, Aug. 28 between Noon and 5 p.m.

By moving in on Saturday, we hope to minimize any danger (and sogginess) you might experience from moving-in on Sunday’s originally scheduled move-in time.  However, we recognize that you may already have plans that require you arrive on Sunday; we’ve ensured that you can still check-in during your originally scheduled time.

On both days, all check-ins and key pick-ups will occur at the Wilson Front Desk.

Should you move-in on Saturday, please remember:

  • The Code of Conduct, which governs all students’ behaviors, will be in effect.  You will be expected to make informed decisions and accept the consequences of poor choices.
  • Meal plans will begin on Saturday for lunch (Noon-1:45 p.m.).  If you are not on a meal plan, but wish to eat in the Wilson Dining Hall, discounted rates will be available for lunch ($7) and dinner ($10).  Wilson Express will not be open during the weekend.
  • Starbucks will be open both Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • You must respect that Welcome Weekend events are designed for only first-year students to attend.  Please also remember that University offices open during the weekend will only be staffed to accommodate the needs of our first-year students.
  • The ARC will be open on both Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 28 from Noon to 8 p.m. for all students.
  • You will not be permitted to host guests until Monday (per Welcome Weekend policy).

We hope that these accommodations will benefit many of you and ensure safer travels.


Accepted Students Day - Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, we have cancelled the Accepted Student Day on Saturday, February 27th.


2/25/2010: No Parking On Snow Emergency Routes

The City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management declared a Snow Emergency on February 25, 2010, through Saturday February 27, 2010, to allow for an unobstructed flow of traffic on streets designated as Emergency Routes during the snow removal process. Cars parked along Emergency Routes are subject to ticketing and towing by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.


If your car is towed, call 215-686-SNOW for its location.


Woodland Avenue, Walnut Street and Chestnut are considered Emergency Routes.


2/24/2010: Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the region beginning on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 12:01 a.m. through Friday, February 26, 2010.

According to the NWS Precipitation is expected to begin later this evening, and could start out as either rain or a mixture of rain and snow. However, precipitation will change over to all snow overnight tonight and last through the early part of Friday. The heaviest snow is expected to be Thursday into Thursday night with total snow accumulations ranging from 8 to 12 inches across the warned area. This is the time when the storm will be at its strongest as well, which will lead to strong winds up to 30 mph. These strong winds will likely lead to blowing and drifting snow, as well as scattered power outages.

The snow could be a heavy, wet snow, similar to the last storm, which may have an effect of trees and building overhangs. Shoveling snow will be difficult with this storm. Anyone venturing out to shovel snow is advised to use caution when shoveling snow and take frequent breaks.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow... sleet... and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.


2/11/2010: University Open Friday - Normal Schedule

The University will be operating on a normal schedule for Friday, February 12, 2010. 

Individuals are encouraged to take the necessary precautions when traveling to the campus as a result of the recent winter storm.


2/10/2010: Mayes College Career Fair - Cancelled

The Mayes College, Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Career Fair scheduled for Thursday, February 11th from 11:30am - 3:00pm in the ARC has been cancelled due to the severe weather conditions.

2/10/2010: Cancellation & Closing Notice

Due to the severe weather, all classes and events are cancelled for Thursday, February 11, 2010.

All non-essential administrative offices will be closed.

Wilson Dining Center – Operating on a Normal Schedule

Wilson Computer Lab – Operating on a Normal Schedule

ARC – Open, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Library - Open, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

SHAC – Closed, Thursday February 11, 2010