Penn’s Plans for the Fall Semester


Update to Undergraduates on Plans for the Fall Semester

July 31, 2020 - Since our June 25 message, 1.5 million new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the United States, with the confirmed case count soaring from 2.4 million on June 25 to 3.9 million on July 22. This means that almost 40% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic have been reported in the last month.

Against this backdrop and as the pandemic continues to progress, the University’s planning has evolved on several fronts.

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Update of Important Information for Graduate and Professional Students

July 31, 2020 - I write today as follow up to the community message from June 25 with some important additional details relevant to graduate and professional students specifically. 

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The Student Campus Compact and information from Housing, Dining, Financial Aid, Graduate Students,   International Students, Athletics, Academic Information, Penn Libraries

Faculty & Staff

Resources from Human Resources, Online Learning Initiative, Center for Teaching and Learning, Parking and Transportation Services, Libraries, Travel


Read the phased return to research plan from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Health & Safety

Resources including Student Health Services, COVID-19 Testing, CAPS, Employee Assistance Program, Building Safety Protocols


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