Coronavirus FAQ: What consequences do students face for COVID violations?

September 23, 2020

Violations of the University’s expectations or local or state laws related to COVID-19 will typically result in a referral to the Office of Student Conduct (OSC). OSC will enact its conduct process, and students who are determined to be responsible for a violation will be subject to sanctions, up to and including separation from the University.

It is important to note that any large gathering off campus in violation of local ordinances will be considered a serious violation and will likely result in a suspension.

Any gathering exceeding residence hall restrictions (typically only two guests allowed per room) will be considered to be a serious violation and will likely result in a loss of housing, at minimum. On-campus students should also be aware that guests from other residence halls are not permitted, and they may not visit other residence halls. In addition, as stated previously, visitors from other areas, universities, regions, etc. also are not permitted in the residence halls. This includes parents and family members. Violations of these expectations will be considered a serious violation.

Answers to this question, as well as others, can be found on the virusinfo.psu.edu website.

Last Updated September 23, 2020