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Philadelphia Region edition

Philadelphia Region edition

Monday, January 18, 2021


Testing requirements for students who must return to campus communities

As part of plans announced to begin the spring 2021 semester remotely, the University is urging students who live off campus to postpone their return to their campus community unless it is necessary for work, academic-program-specific reasons or other important circumstances. Students who must return to their campus community before Feb. 15 or who have remained in their campus community over winter break will be required to order and complete a free COVID-19 test before their arrival.  Full story

Brandywine events to honor legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Penn State Brandywine’s Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement will host a series of virtual events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The programs are presented in partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, whose 2021 theme is “Justice and the COVID-19 Health Crisis,” and co-sponsored by Penn State Abington’s Student Engagement and Leadership office.  Full story

Snow - Old Main mall

A message from President Barron on violence in nation's capital

"The violence and lawlessness that occurred at the United States Capitol Wednesday afternoon are an affront to the values of our country and another distressing result of the erosion of civil discourse – the civil discourse that is a hallmark of the United States’ democracy," writes Penn State President Eric J. Barron in a message to the University community. "I know many in our community have witnessed and watched this event unfold with intense sorrow, anger and fear."

"We have seen leaders of both parties denounce this violence, and we too condemn these actions without equivocation. We must remember violence is never the answer."  Full story

Snowy scene in front of a residence hall

On-campus housing options available for 2021-22

It’s time for current students to think about housing for next year! Eligible Penn State students can request housing and receive an invitation to LiveOn with us next year. Returning students have a variety of on-campus housing options to consider, from traditional residence hall rooms to suites and apartments. Log in to to request housing today.  Full story

Pablo Franco Almonte and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium accepting undergraduate applications

The NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium is accepting applications for the 2021-22 Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The statewide program awards a limited number of one-year scholarships to rising juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time at an accredited Pennsylvania college or university. Online applications, including all supporting materials, are due by midnight on March 1.  Full story