The City of Philadelphia is expecting millions of people to attend this Thursday’s parade to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles historic Super Bowl victory. This event will come with significant logistical and transportation challenges that will impact our entire community. Both SEPTA and PATCO have issued advisories that will substantially modify service on Thursday in order to accommodate people traveling to the City to view the parade. (See current information here).
With this in mind, the University will suspend normal operations on Thursday, February 8, 2018. As a result, all classes and University-sponsored events are cancelled on this date.
The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and patients is always our number one goal. Designated essential personnel will be required to report to work and should consult with their supervisors about accommodations and scheduling. Other staff members, faculty members, and students should treat the day under the same protocols as a weather-related suspension of operations. All Health System physicians and staff are required to report to work at their regularly scheduled start time.
For more information on availability of campus resources on Thursday, please go to the Penn Public Safety website.
Should you choose to attend the parade, please keep in mind the changes to public transportation and road closures that will impact access to Center City and West Philadelphia. More information is available on the Eagles website. We encourage everyone to stay safe, act responsibly and be respectful of our campus and surrounding community as we all celebrate this great moment together as ambassadors for Penn.
And Fly, Eagles, Fly!