President Barron to provide pandemic updates during webcasts

University community invited to submit topics in advance

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State President Eric Barron will host webcasts this spring to discuss important topics for the University community about the impact of the pandemic on Penn State, the University’s ongoing response and plans as the University substantially expands in-person courses this summer and plans for a full on-campus experience in the fall. In advance of the webcasts, members of the Penn State community are invited to submit topics they wish to better understand regarding COVID-19 impacts on Penn State.

An anonymous online form is available for Penn State community members to submit pandemic-related topics.


Submitted questions and topics will be addressed in the webcasts or in future University communications. The first webcast is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on March 31. Information on how to watch and the dates and times for future webcasts will be announced in advance of March 31 on Penn State News and in Penn State Today.

COVID-19 information sources

The webcast series is part of ongoing efforts by University leaders to share information and answer questions from the community throughout the pandemic. Community members can also stay informed about the University’s response to the pandemic through a variety of other means.

Students, families, faculty and staff are advised to visit the University’s official virus information website for the latest coronavirus-related information from Penn State. Since the pandemic’s earliest days, the website has been dedicated to providing the Penn State community with critical information and links to important resources across the University.

COVID-19-related news and information are also available on the following websites:

Last Updated March 10, 2021