As of June 3, Penn State masking guidelines have been updated. Please check the University Health Guidelines for testing and masking options and other details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about maintaining continuity of learning throughout the semester.

All FAQs

Health and Safety

For the most up-to-date masking guidance, refer to the Health Guidelines page on the Virus Info website.

Review the Vaccine Information page on the Virus Info website for the latest vaccine requirement information for students.

For detailed information about quarantine and isolation, review the Quarantine and Isolation page on the Virus Info website.

No. If you are not vaccinated, you are permitted in classroom, advising, and other on-campus spaces as all others are, but you must remain masked.

While you can ask a someone about their vaccination status, no one is required to share this personal information.

The Penn State Student Affairs website provides comprehensive information about COVID-19 including what to do if you feel sick, contact tracing, and quarantine/isolation.

International Students

Review the guidelines for international students for fall 2021 maintained by Global Penn State.

Students can locate information about which software they can access from international locations in the International Restrictions of Penn State Software and Technology Services (PDF)

If you are unable to use the software of your choice, please consult the document to see if there is a Penn State provided alternative. You may also try to connect through a Penn State–provided VPN. However, international governments can change access to the software at any time. 

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