Penn State is planning a phased return over the summer semester to a full on-campus learning environment for fall 2021. The University’s priorities continue to be the health and well-being of its students, faculty, staff and local communities, and the plans for expanded in-person classes have the flexibility built in to quickly respond to changing pandemic conditions, if necessary.
As part of our regular "We Are!" feature, we recognize seven Penn Staters who have gone above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. Thank you Pam Knowlton, Laura Adams, Lynnicia Massenburg, Cecil Shelton, Wendy Hanna-Rose, Annie Liu and Michelle Henrish!
As part of the University’s comprehensive testing strategy for the spring semester, all Penn State students must meet requirements for COVID-19 testing prior to their return or if they are already living in their campus community.
Penn State has developed a comprehensive spring 2021 COVID-19 testing strategy for all campuses that includes both required and voluntary testing during the remote learning period and the in-person portion of the spring semester.
Staff and faculty who worked at the University at the height of the Civil Rights movement and students who were first-year students in 1968 — the year of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination — and graduated in 1972, will take part in a Zoom panel discussion on Jan. 15, during the virtual MLK Memorial Celebration.
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus has announced the winners of the Fall 2020 Learning Fair. The event was held virtually Dec. 8 to 11, featuring an online gallery of abstracts and digital posters, some of which included pre-recorded audio presentations.
The PSUAC Executive Committee voted unanimously to cancel all intercollegiate athletics competition for fall and winter team sports during the 2020-21 academic year. The sports affected by this decision include men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball, at Penn State Beaver, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Greater Allegheny, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Scranton, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre and York.