Around Campus

  • microbiology 202 lab

    Payton Holcomb, a senior at Penn State, observes and records the growth of bacteria her MICRB 202 (Introductory Microbiology Laboratory) class isolated during week-one of the fall semester. Students are outfitted with new masks, face shields, and gloves prior to every lab session, and their stations are set up to provide appropriate social distancing.

  • Barron with LIon

    Penn State President Eric Barron applied a custom-made mask to the Nittany Lion Shrine during an event on Aug. 20 promoting Penn State's 'Mask Up' campaign.

  • student move in

    Skyler Sandner, a first-year student at Penn State from Scituate, Mass., began to unload her families car for move-in to her University Park residence hall on the morning of Aug. 18. Sandner will be studying Technical Theatre at Penn State. First-year students are stagger-scheduled to move on to campus through the week.

  • we are masks

    A shipment of 300,000 branded masks with 'We Are Penn State' sewn on the front were delivered to the University Park campus this week. Boxes containing the branded masks were distributed to buildings and departments on the morning of Aug. 20.

  • bed of coleus plants-sedona sunset

    A bed of Coleus-Sedona Sunset plants glow in the morning sunshine at Penn State's Arboretum. A tropical subshrub, the Sedona Sunset plants are just part of the colorful array of flowers and shrubs surrounding the facility's Overlook Pavillion. The Arboretum at Penn State is open to the public dawn to dusk.

  • WPSU Safety Video

    A crew from WPSU TV was producing a 'PPE Policy, Classroom Organization and Safety' video at various locations around the University Park campus on Aug. 5. The video will provide guidance for faculty, staff, and students about personal protective equipment (PPE) policies, classroom management, and physical distancing for fall semester 2020.