The spring semester will begin remotely on Jan. 19. Remote classes will continue through Feb. 12. Read the spring semester announcement for full details. Final exams are scheduled between May 3-7. There will be no spring break week to reduce travel and limit the spread of the virus into our campus communities, however, three non-instructional "Wellness Days" have been announced.
Students from all campuses are required to participate in COVID-19 testing and must have a negative COVID-19 test result from a University provided test on file prior to, and within 72 hours of, their return to their campus community, including graduate students or others who remained on campus over the break. This requirement also applies to students taking a fully remote/online course load if they live in Centre County or within 20 miles of a Penn State campus. Self-test kits will be provided to students at no cost. Students must log in to the “Know Your Status” Portal to check their test status and get started.
This site provides access to the most up-to-date information on Penn State's response to the coronavirus, as well as related campus-specific information.
KeepLearning.psu.edu: This dedicated website for students offers support for remote learning, resources for academic advising and tutoring, and contact information.
KeepTeaching.psu.edu: Course instructors visiting the site will find information on effective teaching, technology training, webinars and support as they update and teach their courses. The site also features a newly created guide for instructors specifically designed for preparing and teaching.
VirusInfo.psu.edu: Penn State’s main website with links to the latest news and answers to frequently asked questions about the University’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The site’s resources page also contains links to dedicated resources for students and employees; information on testing, contact tracing and monitoring for the campus community; classroom and office guidance; and policies on masking and social distancing.
Penn State COVID-19 Compact: Before returning to campus, students are asked to verify that they understand the behavioral requirements and guidelines, via LionPath
New Kensington campus-specific information can be found via the navigation menu.