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Philadelphia Region edition

Philadelphia Region edition

Monday, December 21, 2020


Snow falls on Old Main bell

Penn State to begin spring semester remotely, delay in-person classes

Penn State has decided to delay the start of in-person classes and transition to a fully remote learning environment for the beginning of the spring 2021 semester at all campus locations. This decision was made following extensive analysis and scenario planning given worsening virus conditions nationally and across the state indicating predictions of rising hospitalization rates in the coming weeks.  Full story

Graduate George Davis at Brandywine's Lion Shrine.

Penn State Brandywine fall graduates receive degrees virtually

As Penn State conferred degrees upon its fall graduates during a virtual commencement ceremony on Dec. 19, nearly 60 Penn State Brandywine seniors watched the livestreamed event and celebrated their achievement with immediate family at their homes. The virtual ceremony was necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic.  Full story

Blue and white logo for Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC)

PSUAC cancels fall and winter 2020-21 sports competition, championships

The PSUAC Executive Committee voted unanimously to cancel all intercollegiate athletics competition for fall and winter team sports during the 2020-21 academic year. The sports affected by this decision include men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball, at Penn State Beaver, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Greater Allegheny, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Scranton, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre and York.  Full story


Penn State Brandywine grad Keiaisha Jackson.

Messages from the Class of 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Watch our video to hear several Brandywine grads share thoughts about their college experience and acknowledge those who helped them along the way. #PSUgrad #PSUBW2020  Watch video

Happy Holidays from Penn State Brandywine

“Our students have formed bonds through profound changes this year, and through these bonds, found their strength, shone brightly and made lives better. We are so very proud of them and are grateful for the gifts of hope and optimism this Holiday season.”—Chancellor Marilyn J. Wells  Watch video