All events to be canceled, postponed, held virtually through June 19

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – In light of the ongoing threat from the coronavirus and in the interest of protecting the health of students, faculty, staff and visitors, Penn State is canceling, rescheduling or moving to virtual delivery all nonessential events and meetings through at least June 19.

This decision applies to all nonessential events and gatherings on all Penn State campuses and aligns with the University’s decision to cancel all in-person summer camp programs through June 19. The decision also takes into account Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order, which, at this point, extends until April 30, but may be prolonged. The order requires individuals remain at their residences unless they must travel for certain essential activities or work to provide life-sustaining business and government services.

Any essential in-person meetings or events must have fewer than 10 attendees and maintain good social distancing practices, including ample space between participants (at least six feet).

For essential large events expected to have more than 10 attendees, approval to hold the event must be sought from Executive Vice President and Provost Nicholas P. Jones by emailing All requests should include a description of how social distancing will be maintained during the event.

Last Updated April 17, 2020