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 for the upcoming semester. The site also features a newly created guide for instructors specifically designed for preparing and teaching this fall.
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.
Back to State was informed by medical, scientific and public-health data and recommendations and is a comprehensive plan that includes universal masking, social distancing and flexible learning options.
The fall semester will begin on Monday, August 24 and end on December 18 as originally scheduled. On-campus instruction and residency will end on Friday, Nov. 20 and the remainder of the semester will be delivered remotely following the Thanksgiving break. To help reduce travel and the risk of exposure to COVID-19, classes will be held on Labor Day, Monday, September 7.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have identified social distancing, wearing face masks, and handwashing as critical to mitigating the spread of COVID-19. To ensure that we can continue face-to-face, on-campus instruction through November 20, all campus community members must follow these guidelines. It is the University’s expectation, in accordance with CDC guidelines and Gov. Wolf’s universal masking order, that all students, faculty, and staff will practice social distancing and wear masks when on campus, including in classrooms and labs, public spaces, restrooms, the Mill, the library and when traveling across campus.
For returning students, it won’t look or feel like quite like the Mont Alto you know; for incoming college students, your first year isn’t going to be as you imagined it. The precautions and safety measures we are taking are for your health and safety. What won’t change is the world-class education that Penn State is known for and that we deliver every day at Mont Alto. We will continue to be here for you every step of the way.