Weather & Emergency Information

Delays & Closures

If severe weather conditions occur during normal operating hours, a decision will be communicated from the Office of the CFO through the Seminary’s established channels of communication.

If severe weather conditions impact evenings or weekend events a decision will be communicated from the Offices of the School of Theological Studies (Evening Classes) and Permanent Diaconate (Weekend workshops) through the Seminary’s established channels of communication.
 
Please note these guidelines apply to all classes.  If a class is cancelled then no Faculty member may hold a class.  These guidelines are important to follow since it will eliminate any confusion for all the seminarians or staff.
 
The seminary has established School Closing Numbers with KYW Newsradio. Please see below for information on where to find any Weather announcements for St Charles Seminary. 
 
If the Seminary is open, any employee who does not report to work as scheduled will be charged a vacation day.
 
This information may not apply to essential service personnel.   Directors of these departments will inform their respective employees whether or not they are required to report to work.
 
 
Weather & Emergency Information
 
In the event of an official class cancellation or campus closing due to weather, power outage, or other emergency, notice can be obtained from the communications listed below:
 
The KYW Storm Center:

1.     KYW and its affiliates (KYW 1060AM, KYW-TV Channel 3, CW Philly Channel 57, and CBS3) provide up-to-date and official information on St Charles Seminary delays, cancellations and campus closing.  Below are St Charles Seminary identification numbers:

          - Day Programs (Starting time until 4 PM) -- #1452
          - Evening (starting at 4:30 PM) and Weekend Programs -- #2052
 
2.     KYW websites:
          - kywschools.com
          - CBSPhilly.com/schools
 
3.     KYW Newsradio School Closing Phone Line – (215) 925-1060
 
4.     Text Alerts to cell phones – INDIVIDUALS NEED TO SIGN UP:
          - Sign up at CBSPhilly.com/schools and click on the subscribe link to sign up
 
St Charles Borromeo Seminary:
 
1.     Phone Message:  Call -- 610-667-3394, menu #7
          - This system will not take messages; it will only make an announcement.
 
 
2.     St Charles Borromeo Seminary Web Site: 
 
 
Weather & Emergency Information:
 
Class Schedule Delay / School Closing and Cancellation Options
 
 
Day Classes:
 
         1-Hour Delay:
 
o    Original 1st Period will start at 10:00  – 10:50
 
o    Original 2nd Period will start at 11:00 – 11:50
 
o    Original 3rd Period will start at 12:00 – 12:50
 
o    Offices open at 10 AM.
 
         2-Hour Delay:
 
o    Original 1st Period Classes are cancelled
 
o    Original 2nd Period will start at 11:00 – 11:50
 
o    Original 3rd Period will start at 12:00 – 12:50
 
o    Offices open at 11 AM.
 
          Classes Cancelled - (All classes are cancelled).
 
          St Charles Borromeo Seminary Closed - (All classes are cancelled and offices are closed).
 
Evening and Weekend Classes:
 
The following options are available for the Evening Programs (note: any class that begins after 4:30 p.m. is considered an evening class)
 
There are no delays for evening classes.  If the evening classes are cancelled for the School of Theological Studies then all classes are cancelled including any night classes scheduled for the College and Theology.
 
Weekend Classes:
 
The following options are available for the Weekend Programs:
 
Weekend workshops may be delayed:
 
         1-Hour Delay:
 
o    Original 1st Workshop will start at 10:00
 
         2-Hour Delay:
 
o    Original 1st Workshop will start at 11:00
 
         Workshops Cancelled - (All workshops are cancelled).
 
         St Charles Borromeo Seminary Closed - (All workshops are cancelled and offices are closed).