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.
Department office hours
Campus is open during the fall 2020 semester, but office coverage will look a little different. Utilize this guide to get the fastest service; we're happy to help you.
Table of Contents
- Academic Affairs
- Academic and Career Planning Center
- Remote Learning Spaces
- Tutoring at the Shenango Academic Resource Center (SHARC)
- Lartz Memorial Library
- Business, Operations, and Technology
- Finance and Business
- Building Operations
- Information Technology
- University Police
- Campus Life
- Student Affairs
- Counseling and Disability Services
- Campus Recreation
- Lion's Den Café
- Nittany Nook Food Pantry
- Enrollment, Financial Aid, and Communications
- Student Aid
- Strategic Communications
The on-campus Sharon Hall 205 office will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by Melissa Fowler, and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by appointment with Elaine Andrews.
Academic and Career Planning Center
The on-campus Sharon Hall 201 office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Students are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment as staff work on a rotating schedule. Appointments can be made online on the Starfish website. Staff can be reached by emailing [email protected], with fastest service between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Remote Learning Spaces
We have Instructional Support/Remote Learning Classroom Space available for students looking for study space, computer lab or a room where they can sign on for an online class. Review our Remote Learning Spaces calendar for daily options.
Tutoring at the Shenango Academic Resource Center (SHARC)
All tutoring except for Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) tutoring will be conducted online and by-appointment. eTutoring for writing is available; papers may be uploaded in the appointment window, and within 24 hours, a professional writing tutor will review and upload the draft with comments. PTA Tutoring will be held on a walk-in basis in the library using appropriate masking and social distancing protocols until November 20, or as announced.
To schedule an appointment, students need to create an account on the WC Online website. To join the online session, simply click on the tutor's Zoom link within the appointment.
Please contact Elaine Andrews with any additional questions about the SHARC's services.
Books, apparel, and other supplies will be available in-person in the bookstore located in McDowell Hall during open hours. Please call the Bookstore at 724-983-2851 with any questions.
Lartz Memorial Library
Lartz Memorial Library will be open to walk-in traffic Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Lartz Library Zoom Room is staffed Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help assist with any library requests or questions.
For additional assistance options, please visit the Ask a Librarian Service page.
Business, Operations, and Technology
Finance and Business
The on-campus Sharon Hall 206 office is open Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A Finance and Business Zoom Room is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The on-campus Sharon Hall 206 office is open Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A Bursar Zoom Room is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Maintenance services are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Please use the School Dude work order system to request service. For emergency service call 724-983-2819, or notify University Police at 724-866-0250.
The on-campus Sharon Hall 202 office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The IT Zoom Room will also be available during those same hours. Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to connect to the IT Zoom room for any IT questions or issues. You may also call the IT Help Desk at 724-983-2932 or send an email to [email protected].
University Police will be on campus during operating hours. Call 724-866-0250 for assistance.
The on-campus Sharon Hall 103 office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Students are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance with the staff member of their choice as staff will work on a rotating schedule. Appointments with Student Affairs can be scheduled online.
Students can text concerns or questions to our Google number 814-480-9968 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the fastest service. Calls to the Student Affairs office will be answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 724-983-2836.
The Student Affairs Zoom Room is staffed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for student to say hi, ask questions, or just touch base with staff.
All students, faculty, and staff must register for a timeslot to access the fitness center.
The fitness center have availability Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All new university COVID-19 related policies will be in effect for the fitness center as they are anywhere else on campus. Please keep in mind while in the fitness center, you will be required to wear a mask and maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance between you and all individuals. In order to better serve you and adhere to all new policies and occupancy limits, we have implemented a reservation system. If there are questions regarding the new policies or the reservation system contact Andy Puleo.
The Game Room will be open on a limited schedule. Hours will be posted as soon as they are finalized. Occupancy is limited to no more than 6 students at a time.
Lion’s Den Café
The Lion's Den Café will be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Payment forms accepted are credit or debit card. Cash will no longer be an acceptable form of payment. Students can also pay using LionCash for a 10% discount on many items.
The Café will not be open to outside visitors until further notice.
Counseling and Disability Services
All counseling and disability services appointments will be conducted through Zoom for the fall 2020 semester.
Appointments can be made by calling 724-983-2836 or emailing Tony Paglia at [email protected].
Students in immediate need can also connect with the Penn State through the Penn State 24/7 Crisis Line at 1-877-229-6400 or by texting LIONS to 741741.
Nittany Nook Food Pantry
Nittany Nook grab-and-go food pantries are located inside of the Sharon Hall 207 suite and outside of the Student Affairs office, Sharon Hall 103.
If you are not on campus, please contact Student Affairs at 724-983-2836 or text 814-480-9968 to make arrangements for food and/or personal hygiene items.
Students can also request farmers market vouchers or vouchers for the Lion's Den Café by emailing [email protected].
The on-campus Sharon Hall 210 office is open Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. David Jackson will be on campus Monday through Friday.
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to schedule appointments with athletics staff and coaches by contacting Heather Schrecengost. Walk-ins are welcome, but will be limited to accommodate room capacity.
Enrollment and Financial Aid
While Admissions is not able to welcome future students on campus at this time, we are hosting virtual appointments and information sessions.
The Admissions and Financial Aid suite will be open to current students, faculty, and staff on a rotating schedule Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please schedule an appointment with a staff member to ensure fastest service.
For fastest service, please complete the financial aid help form.
Shawn O’Neil is on campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admissions staff can assist with many student aid questions and can contact Shawn when not in the office for further help.
Communications work will be completed remotely at this time. Please email [email protected] for assistance.