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Traffic Alert: Presidential Town Hall in Philadelphia Tonight

Dear USciences Community,

The President of the United States will be attending a Town Hall hosted by 6 ABC at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia this evening. While the Town Hall will not air until 9pm, the traffic and transit impacts will begin this afternoon. There will be rolling street closures, detours, and mass transit changes. Please see the below link for information regarding the travel impacts of this event.


-USciences Department of Public Safety


Traffic Advisory from Penn Public Safety (9/11/20)


The Following is a Traffic Advisory from Penn Public Safety

Public Safety has been notified by PennDOT of the following I-76 lane reductions and road closures beginning Monday, September 14th.

Note the South Street on-and off-ramps closures.

 Beginning at 5:00 AM Monday, September 14, westbound Interstate 76 will be reduced to one lane around-the-clock until the end of the year between the University Avenue and 30th Street interchanges in Center City Philadelphia for reconstruction of the median barrier. 

In addition, the westbound off-ramp to South Street will be closed from 5:00 AM Monday, September 14, through the end of the year, and the South Street on-ramp to eastbound I-76 will close at 5:00 AM Monday, September 14, for approximately six weeks during median barrier construction in that area.

Additional I-76 lane restrictions and ramp closures also scheduled next week include:

·      Monday, September 14, through Friday, September 18, eastbound I-76 will be reduced to one lane at 7:00 PM, then closed completely intermittently* from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning between the 30th Street and University Avenue interchanges for median barrier reconstruction and overhead viaduct painting. Eastbound traffic will exit at 30th Street, follow the detour around 30th Street Station, turn left on Chestnut Street, then right on Schuylkill Avenue to the Walnut Street ramp back to I-76. The South Street eastbound off-ramp also will be closed;

·      Monday, September 14, through Friday, September 18, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, westbound I-76 will be closed intermittently* between the 30th Street and Interstate 676 interchanges for overhead viaduct construction. During the closure, westbound I-76, already reduced to a single lane beginning at University Avenue, will be detoured to the 30th Street off-ramp and follow Schuylkill Avenue back to the Market Street ramp to westbound I-76; and

·      From 7:00 PM Saturday, September 19, to 5:00 AM Sunday, September 20, eastbound I-76 will be reduced to one lane between the 30th Street and University Avenue interchanges for median barrier reconstruction. The South Street eastbound off-ramp also will be closed.

*The scheduled full closures of eastbound and westbound I-76 at 30th Street will not occur at the same time. When one side is closed, the other side will remain in a single-lane pattern through the work area.

During the closure of the westbound off-ramp to South Street, motorists will be detoured to the westbound off-ramp at 30th Street and follow the detour signs around 30th Street Station back to South Street.

During the closure of the eastbound off-ramp to South Street, eastbound I-76 motorists will be directed to exit at 30th Street and follow the detour signs around 30th Street Station back to South Street. 

During the closure of the South Street on-ramp to eastbound I-76, motorists will be directed to follow South Street west to 34th Street and the ramp to eastbound I-76.

All scheduled activities are weather permitting.

Drivers are advised to use an alternate route or allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because significant backups and delays will occur approaching the work area.


For more information on the construction project, go to www.I76viaduct.com.

More information is also available at www.chestnutstreetbridges.com.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.




Traffic Advisory for Saturday 8/29/20 from UPenn

Penn Traffic Advisory - Saturday - 8.29.20


Loop Road One-way at 9am March 15, 2019

Dear Campus Community,

Tomorrow is an exciting day to be a USciences Devil! We are the HOST and the #1 seed in the NCAA Div-II Women's Regional Basketball Tournament. In anticipation of guests to our campus, we are issuing the following parking provision:

Tomorrow, at 9am, the 42nd/43rd Street Loop on our campus will be ONE-WAY. The entrance to campus will be at 42nd and Woodland (Starbucks & Library) and exit at 43rd Street (IPEX & STC). This in preparation for USciences' hosting the NCAA Div-II Women's Basketball Regional Championship. The support of all campus community members is appreciated. 


Department of Public Safety


Updated Eagles' Victory Parade Community Information

The following information pertains to campus operations on February 8, 2018:


Updated Hours for Wilson Dining Hall/Tasty Drake's/Starbucks

Wilson Dining Hall

Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: 4:30pm - 7:00pm


Tasty Drake's C-Store

6:00pm - 11:00pm


Wilson Express - CLOSED

STC Coffee Lab - CLOSED

Starbucks - CLOSED


J.W. England Library Hours

Open regular hours: 8:00am - Midnight


Athletic and Recreation Center (ARC)

Modified Hours: 4:00pm - 7:00pm


General Parade Information & Road Closures

Please follow the link belows:



Transit Information












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.


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.