Penn State University has extended the remote-delivery period for all classes through at least the spring semester, based on federal and state guidance around the growing coronavirus pandemic. Examinations will also be administered remotely.
This means Penn State Scranton office staff will be working remotely and our physical campus buildings and offices will not be accessible for in-person visits during this time. However, staff will be regularly checking their voicemail and emails, so please see listing below for contact information.
ATTENTION GRADUATES: Spring commencement ceremonies will be postponed while the University explores options for celebrating the achievements of our students. These decisions align with recommendations from the federal government that call for restricting of all gatherings of more than 10 people.
See https://sites.psu.edu/virusinfo for updates.
During this time, all students are being advised to not return to campus, off-campus locations, and group dwellings (e.g., apartments), and should return to, or remain at, home during this time period. This period of time is for remote learning rather than an extended Spring Break.
For more information on the coronavirus and the latest information from Penn State, please visit: sites.psu.edu/virusinfo/faqs
To read University President Eric Barron’s message, visit: https://news.psu.edu/story/611757/2020/03/11/academics/all-penn-state-classes-take-place-remotely-beginning-march-16
The following details may help with specific questions about classes, labs and campus operations at Penn State Scranton:
Our library is closed to on-site access. See message below (a bit lengthy, but we want you to have all available info during this time):
Due to COVID-19 CDC recommendations and public health safety, the physical Scranton Library space will remain closed until further notice. The University Libraries website is 100% open and available, as are library faculty and staff. https://libraries.psu.edu/
Contact us at UL-W-SCRANTON@LISTS.PSU.EDU for reference help, instruction, consultations and other online services.
Our online resources are available on our website: https://libraries.psu.edu/scranton
ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID
Our admissions office will have staff available remotely to assist students with immediate and emergency needs concerning their applications for admission/financial aid during this time.
Please call 570-963-2500.
All team practices, games and intramural sports have been suspended during this time and the gym will be closed to all students, faculty and staff.
During this suspension of athletic activities, no athletic contests, practices or training will take place, including at non-University affiliated facilities.
Student-athletes are expected to continue with academic progress as University and national organization eligibility standards for current and future semesters will apply.
The Campus Bookstore is closed, effective immediately, and through the remainder of the spring semester, for all in-store, on-site sales. However, personnel will be available to take phone calls and online textbook orders.
Calls will be answered from:
-- Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-- Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Please call 570-963-2515 ahead of your visit.
Please call ahead before visiting at 570-963-2514.
CENTER FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Please call 570-963-2600.
FOOD SERVICES – The View Café
The View Café will not be open for food service and the dining area will not be available for students to gather.
Please call: 570-963-2505.
STUDENT SERVICES & ENGAGEMENT
Counseling Services will continue to operate to meet the needs of students and the campus community.
If you have an emergency, please call 911 or proceed to GCMC on Mulberry Street in Scranton, as they have Clinical Mental Health workers on call at all times.
Urgent or Non-Urgent Needs: Students may access a counselor at any time 24/7 by using our FREE Penn State Crisis Line at 1-877-229-6400, or by texting “LIONS” to 741741.
Current Student Clients: All appointments will be provided via phone and/or Zoom (as per Friday’s email, you will be contacted at the time of your next scheduled appointment to discuss the best option for continuing services)
Phone is HIPAA Compliant
Students are encouraged to email Dr.Stefanelli (email@example.com) to schedule new appointments as needed.
The staff of the Learning Center have been working to move our tutoring services and academic coaching to an online format.
Below is a list of available courses as of today. We will add additional courses where possible based on tutor availability and training.
Students can also contact the Learning Center for help with study skills. Students can find information on our tutor policies, Learning Center services/contact information and access to the scheduler system from these links:
Additional information on contacts for questions about Student Disability Resources is available from this link:
Courses Available for tutoring in the Online Scheduler:
Accounting 211; Bio 110; Bio 163/164; Bio 230W
BiSci 2; Chem 112/113; Chem 130; Chem 212/213
Econ 102; Econ 104; Fin 301; Math 4; Math 21:
Math 22; Math 26; Math 110; Math 140; Math 141
MCAT prep; Micro 106/107; MIS 204; Music 8 Study Partner;
Med Calculations for Nursing; Nurs 200W, 225, 230, 306, 320, 350; SCM 200; Stat 200
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND QUARANTINES
Penn State is committed to maintaining the good health of all students and employees and encouraging prevention practices across the Penn State community. These guidelines align with University policies in support of that goal.
All faculty, staff, and students returning from must engage in a 14-day self-quarantine before returning to work. . The most up-to-date list of Level 3 countries may be found at the CDC website.
The guidelines detailed below apply to faculty members and administrators who are returning from a CDC Level 3 country:
WORK STUDY STUDENTS