Office hours and availability during Covid-19
Based on evolving federal guidance and statewide mitigation plans announced by Gov. Tom Wolf around the growing coronavirus pandemic and the global efforts underway to stop its spread, Penn State has encouraged its employees to work remotely whenever possible so this will effect availability and office hours.
Therefore, please contact the office you need by either phone or email for information, and to check on office hours availability.
Academic Affairs Office staff will be working remotely Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM, and may be reached at the following:
- Phone: 570-963-2510
- Email: Mary Lance, Assistant to the Director of Academic Affairs at [email protected]
- Email: Suzanne Morgan, Academic Affairs Administrative Assistant at [email protected]
The Academic Advising Center will be offering remote services Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM. Staff in the Advising Center may be reached at the following:
Phone: 570-963-2686 or Email: Advising Center: [email protected]
Academic Advising Center Staff
- Meghan Cruciani, Associate Director of Academic Advising, [email protected]
- Gary Edstrom, Academic Adviser, [email protected]
- Corinne Nulton, Academic Adviser, [email protected]
- Sarah Tichenor, Academic Advising Administrative Assistant, [email protected]
NOTE: For the first week of the semester, staff in the Advising Center will be holding virtual open advising hours weekdays, Thursday, August 20 through Friday, August 28, from 9 AM to 4 PM. via Zoom. Please see the Advising Center webpage at https://scranton.psu.edu/academic-advising for the Zoom link. Due to high demand, pre-scheduled advising meetings cannot be accommodated during this time but will resume on August 31.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Monday: Julie Bialkowski, 570-963-2750; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Terri Caputo, 570-963-2702; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Stacy Shattuck, 570-963-2501; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: Sabrina Gray, 570-963-2531; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: Sandra Feather, 570-963-2626; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Virtual appointments also available; please call 570-963-2500.
FINANCIAL AID: Mary-Beth Dougherty, remote/virtual access and appointments only; email [email protected] or call 570-963-2500.
Sandy Feather: [email protected] 570-963-2626
Terri Caputo: [email protected] 570-963-2702
Julie Bialkowski: [email protected]570-963-2750
Stacy Shattuck [email protected] 570-963-2501
Sabrina Gray [email protected] 570-963-2500
Room 107, Study Learning Center
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Bursar’s Office is available Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM by Phone: 570-963-2515 or email Emily Glodzik at [email protected].edu. If you need in-person assistance, email or call to set up an appointment.
Our View Café is OPEN for business! The dining area is arranged so you can practice social distancing. Food service operation is now being handled by Metz Culinary Management. Items for sale will be pre-packaged or made-to-order. Coffee is fresh, fountain drinks and bottle beverages are cold and available for purchase.The grill is fired up and ready for your order and fresh pizza is ready to be served!
The Campus Registrar’s Office will be providing services remotely Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM and by appointment, as necessary.
- All forms and correspondence should be emailed to [email protected]
- Current students must use their PSU email account when corresponding with the Registrar’s Office.
- Transcript and Enrollment Verification requests should be submitted online via the Office of the University
- Registrar’s website, at http://www.registrar.psu.edu.
Contact the Campus Registrar’s Office at the following:
- Phone: 570-963-2505
- Email: [email protected]
- Allison Burns, Campus Registrar, [email protected]
- Susan Safko, Assistant Campus Registrar, [email protected]
Penn State University is committed to providing a welcoming, encouraging, and empowering environment for students with disabilities to ensure equal access, full participation, and reasonable accommodations for their academic pursuits. Faculty, staff and students with questions about disability services can visit the Penn State Scranton Disability Services page for contact information.
Learning and Writing Centers
The Learning and Writing Centers are offering online, in-real-time options for academic coaching, general subject tutoring and writing assistance.
Additional online, asynchronous writing assistance is available through the Blue and White OWL.
The Learning and Writing Center may be reached at the following:
- Phone: 570-963-2678.
- Email: Eileen Giovagnoli, Associate Director of Learning and Disability Services, [email protected]
- Kate Lafferty-Danner, Writing Center Coordinator, [email protected]
- Sarah Tichenor, Learning and Disability Services Administrative Assistant, [email protected]
Will the campus library be open and will I be able to borrow books and other materials?
Yes. The campus library will be open for the Spring 2021 semester. Hours of operation will be:
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You can check here for updated hours: https://libraries.psu.edu/monthly-hours?library=939
ACCESS TO LIBRARY MATERIALS
- All materials (including those located at Penn State Scranton) must be requested for pick up through the “I Want It” button in the Libraries catalog. Materials from University Park and all library locations can be requested for pick up at Penn State Scranton.
- Students, faculty, and staff will not be able to physically browse collections at any library location (with the exception of our DVD and popular reading collections). Closing the stacks lets us retain access to HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). This service makes approximately half of the Penn State Libraries print collection available electronically. Because of copyright law, we have to hold back the print copy in order to make the digital available. It’s important to retain access to the ETAS because many students and faculty will continue their work remotely
- Materials available electronically through ETAS cannot be requested for pick up.
- University Libraries has set a requirement to quarantine materials for 96 hours between uses. Once returned, an item won’t be available for 96 hours.
- In addition to the materials available through either ETAS or our pickup service, University Libraries offers a robust collection of electronic books, electronic journal articles, streaming video, and more.
- Interlibrary Loan staff are processing requests as materials become available, dependent upon other libraries’ open status worldwide. Be prepared for longer turnaround times between placing and receiving requests due to reduced staffing/hours/participation of other lending institutions. Staff also are able to scan portions of physical materials to share electronically, in accordance with copyright law.
WHAT ABOUT OTHER LIBRARY SERVICES IN SPRING 2021?
- We have created a website to consolidate all of our Spring 2021 Covid-19 related info. The direct link is here: https://guides.libraries.psu.edu/scrantonlib (then click "Covid-19 status" on the left side).
- Our librarians are still available to provide assistance remotely! For research assistance, schedule a research consultation. For information literacy instruction services, please contact our Reference and Instruction Librarian, Kristin Green, directly at [email protected]. General questions can be sent to [email protected].
Circulation of Library Materials:
- All library collections will be closed to browsing. All physical materials will be request only via the University Libraries catalog (http://catalog.libraries.psu.edu) or by contacting library staff. Items must be requested ahead of time. Library staff will prepare items to be picked up and contact people via email when their materials are available.
- Whenever possible, the library will purchase electronic versions of course materials. However, most publishers do not allow for digital licensing of electronic textbooks to libraries. Students are reminded that the Campus Bookstore is the location for purchasing their own copies of course textbooks. The Library provides a select number of textbooks to students for temporary use.
- Print course reserve textbooks are subject to the same 72-hour quarantine period as other library materials; however, students will be allowed to take the course reserve items home for a 24-hour loan period.
- The Library will work with campus faculty to determine whether we can make any course materials available electronically via our e-Reserves system. Students are asked to encourage their faculty to reach out to library staff, if they have not done so already.
- Group study room Library 109 will be available for individual study. Students may reserve the space by contacting the library at [email protected] or call at 570-963-2630.
- Library 105 (Computer Lab) will be available to accommodate a limited number of students for individualized study when a class is not in session.
- General library space – limited, socially distanced seats will be available to students for individual study throughout the library.
- Library 105 (Computer Lab) will be available to accommodate a small number of students for studying when a class is not in session.
- Several public computers will be available throughout the main library space.
- All campus computer labs have hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes available. Patrons will be asked to wipe the keyboard, mouse, and table surface with a disinfecting wipe before and after computer use
Food and Drink
No eating or drinking will be allowed in the Library. The Keurig coffee machine will be unavailable.
Cleaning and Sanitizing of campus buildings
What sanitizing measures for classrooms, equipment and furniture are being implemented? Please review the Campus Safety and health Measures page for detailed information about cleaning and sterilization.
Last updated 2/23/2021