College Announcements: Dec. 11, 2019

December 11, 2019

Holiday Heat Reduction Program

Over the holiday break, as stated in Penn State's Energy Conservation Policy, temperatures in many University facilities will be reduced to conserve energy, reduce emissions, and generate savings for the University. Faculty and staff may use buildings during the holiday break, but indoor temperatures can be expected to be at 50°F and ventilation systems will be off beginning at 5 p.m. Dec. 21 through the morning of Dec. 31. Dec. 31 is not included in the holiday break and normal occupied indoor temperatures of 70°F can be expected. Jan. 1, 2020, also is a University holiday with expected indoor temperatures of 60°F. More information can be found on Penn State News.

Counselor education master's program deadline

Applications for the master's program in counselor education are due Feb. 1, 2020. Penn State has one of the leading graduate programs in the United States to train counselors in a range of areas, including clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling, school counseling, career counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and clinical mental health in schools and communities. All emphasis areas meet the academic requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania as well as for National Counselor Certification. GRE scores are no longer required. To apply, visit

Weather information resources

When severe weather strikes Penn State's University Park campus, individuals can stay informed of delays and cancellations by using Penn State's PSUAlert system, Twitter account, the Penn State News website, and WPSU TV and radio. Read the story on Penn State News for information about early dismissals, official information sources and related topics.

If you have an announcement you would like to share with the College of Education, send it via email to Submissions must include a contact name and telephone number so that Connections can verify the information.

Last Updated December 18, 2019