Out of an abundance of caution and safety during the coronavirus outbreak, the Penn State New Kensington campus is in "locked status." The University is not closed and is delivering education and services remotely. Authorized employees are able to have access to campus facilities to perform essential functions that can only be done at the campus upon approval from their department supervisor and the Police and Public Safety department.
Units or campus facilities may be operating on limited hours and/or virtual availability. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are asked to reach out to departments for current information, with questions or to schedule remote meetings or appointments. A full list of campus departments and contact information can be found at https://newkensington.psu.edu/contact-us.
Based on evolving federal guidance and statewide mitigation plans announced by Gov. Tom Wolf around the growing coronavirus pandemic and the global efforts underway to stop its spread, Penn State has extended virtual course delivery into the summer. Additionally, spring commencement ceremonies were held virtually on May 9, while the University continues to explore options for celebrating the achievements of our students with in-person events at a later date. These decisions align with recommendations from the federal government that call for restricting of all gatherings of more than 10 people. Visit this link to read more about these changes. You also can review this FAQ for more information.
For Penn State-specific information, including FAQs, please visit https://sites.psu.edu/virusinfo/.
Campus and University-related Events Scheduled at the New Kensington Campus
- Information for events scheduled on campus
In light of the ongoing threat from the coronavirus and in the interest of protecting the health of students, faculty, staff and visitors, Penn State is canceling, rescheduling or moving to virtual delivery all nonessential events and meetings through at least June 30. This decision applies to all nonessential events and gatherings on all Penn State campuses and aligns with the University’s decision to cancel all in-person summer camp programs through June 30.
For events that were scheduled to be located at the New Kensington campus during this time, please reach out to the campus representative who worked with you to organize your event for more information.
For essential large events expected to have more than 10 attendees, approval to hold the event must be sought from Executive Vice President and Provost Nicholas P. Jones by emailing [email protected]. All requests should include a description of how social distancing will be maintained during the event.
- Student-sponsored events:
- Kids in College 2020
The campus has made the difficult decision to cancel face-to-face camps for the entire summer, with the safety of campers and staff as our first priority. We are working diligently to create remote programming options for campers. As soon as we finalize our offerings, we will post them here. Thank you for your support during this difficult time.
If you are interested in receiving information for camps in 2020 please fill out the form at the following link: