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  • Class of 2024: A Virtual Welcome

    Welcome to the Penn State family! The University community held Q&A sessions throughout the month of May offering a glimpse into the Penn State experience. Archived events are available via the link below.

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  • Recognizing the Class of 2020

    Penn State conferred more than 15,000 degrees on members of the Class of 2020 during its first-ever, virtual commencement ceremony, which took place via livestream on May 9

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  • A Virtual “We Are”

    We’re ready for you, future Nittany Lions! From virtual tours, online orientation experiences to connecting with current students, staff, and faculty in real time—take advantage of all that you’ve come to expect from Penn State, right where you are.

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  • The "We Are" Spirit

    During this challenging time, the Penn State spirit of “We Are” that lives in the heart of every Nittany Lion is perhaps more important than ever before. Read more about the ways in which Penn Staters are coming together on collaborative actions and acts of thoughtfulness for the greater good.

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Preparations and scenario planning continue for return to campus and work


Penn State task groups are continuing to prepare for a coordinated phased return to on-campus working, learning and living for students and employees across each of the University’s campuses. From social distancing procedures, adjustments to on-campus operations and campus life, mask and hygiene practices to testing and tracing, isolation and treatment procedures, the groups are working through a variety of needs to support the health and well-being of community members and provide an excellent education for Penn State students.

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Addressing climate change, promoting sustainability through design


After nearly 18 months of planning, several production hurdles and a worldwide pandemic that shut down international travel, not to mention all of Italy, architect and 2007 Penn State alumna Gillean Denny and a group of students, faculty and research assistants in the Stuckeman School are celebrating the virtual unveiling of a “Living Chapel” they designed to promote environmental consciousness as part of Global Catholic Climate Movement activities in Rome from May 16-24 and United Nations World Environment Day on June 5.

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"Together, we will see Penn State through this crisis and eventually emerge an even stronger University and community.” []