Penn State plans to resume on-campus work and learning in fall semester

Update (6/14/2020): Back to State’ plans call for flexible, adaptable schedule with classes, activities converting to remote delivery on Nov. 20. Learn more at

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Given the projected restrictions on large gatherings for the start of the fall semester, the need to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our incoming graduate students, and our desire to welcome all graduate students including those who will be starting their graduate education remotely, the Graduate School’s New Student Orientation will be moving to an online, asynchronous, and self-guided format. It is being developed as a Canvas course and will be made available to all incoming graduate students on any Penn State campus including the World Campus. The Orientation course will remain in a student’s canvas dashboard for the remainder of their time at the University. Our target launch date is mid-August.