Penn’s Plans for the Fall Semester

Fall 2020-2021 COVID-19 Testing Approach

Oct. 13, 2020 - The University has deployed a testing approach during the 2020-21 fall semester. Testing is one tool the University is using to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread within the Penn community.

COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE - Looking Ahead to the Spring Semester

Oct. 01, 2020 - Looking ahead to the spring semester, the University continues to closely monitor developments related to the pandemic. We are regularly consulting with city, state, and federal agencies as well as our world-class health system in assessing options through multiple committees and working groups.  Although we will be back in touch with you by mid-November with more comprehensive details about our plans for the spring, we write today to share with you several important changes to our calendar to facilitate planning for students and families. 

Student Campus Compact

The 2020-2021 Student Campus Compact outlines our behavioral expectations for Penn students in re-opening living and learning in our campus community.

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PennOpen Pass

A Collective Responsibility to Protect Ourselves and Each Other from COVID-19

PennOpen Pass is a daily symptom tracker designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading within the Penn community. For information on how it works, answers to frequently asked questions, the privacy policy, and other resources, visit the PennOpen Pass website.


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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