We’ll support your academic success

We look forward to welcoming students back to campus. Yet we understand you may need to consider your choices about returning. We have several options designed to fit your needs as you start or continue your Penn State education in fall 2020. You may plan to attend in-person on one of our twenty-four campuses. Or you may consider attending remotely through the Start at Home or the Continue at Home program. As we navigate this health crisis together, Penn State is here to help you make the choice that is best for you.

If you are considering taking part in the remote Start at Home or Continue at Home program, we strongly recommend that you fully explore the three campus options outlined on Learning at Home. Each of these options comes with critical differences and limitations, so it is important that you understand these differences before making a final decision.

  • Students wearing masks on campus Health and Safety - Guidance on the use of masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) in the classroom and on campus to ensure the safety of our instructors, staff, and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Student using video chat with adviser Learning at Home - If you are unable to come to a Penn State campus this fall or need to return home during the semester due to illness or other circumstances, you will still be connected to the Penn State community and provided with the resources to keep you engaged and motivated.
  • Flexible Instructional Modes - All instructional modes are designed to help you reach key learning outcomes and to engage you with faculty, peers, and course content.
  • A Penn State adviser on a video chat Academic Advising - Important information about academic advising during the fall 2020 semester, regardless of whether you are learning on campus or remotely.
  • Student watching hybrid course on laptop Technology Resources - We are committed to providing the highest quality technology resources to help enhance your learning experience.
  • Finger pressing on laptop touchpad Frequently Asked Questions - Frequently asked questions about the Penn State fall 2020 semester.