Campus Life

Crow relocation work planned for Monday, Dec. 4

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Office of Physical Plant (OPP) will perform crow relocation work on Monday, Dec. 4, in the evening hours. The campus and surrounding community can expect to hear loud bangs and whistles, specifically in and around the Chemistry Building, Berkey Creamery and Pond Lab.

All relocation activities are safely conducted by highly trained and experienced physical plant employees. Team members will be wearing reflective safety vests.

OPP plans to do periodic crow harassment until the birds leave for the spring. Pressure washing of sidewalks will commence as soon as the first days of warmer weather arrive.

Last year, approximately 3,000 migrating crows landed on campus causing unsanitary and unpleasant conditions. OPP's goal is to discourage this mass roosting and the accompanying sanitation problems. No crows are harmed by the relocation and harassment activities.

The campus community can report bothersome crow activity and campus sanitation concerns by contacting Susan Bedsworth at or calling 814-863-9620.

Last Updated December 01, 2017