Bellisario College of Communications

Bellisario College schedules 'Drop-Ins with the Dean' for students

Two question-and-answer sessions set for April 2 and April 8

Dean Marie Hardin of the Bellisario College will conduct two virtual drop-in sessions with students in early April. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With Penn State students dispersed across the state, country and world during a period of remote course delivery as the University works to help bolster the global efforts underway to slow the spread of the global coronavirus pandemic, the dean of one college plans to meet with students virtually.

Dean Marie Hardin of the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications has scheduled two “Drop-Ins with the Dean” on Zoom — at 3:30 p.m. April 2 and at 5:30 p.m. April 8 — to answer students’ questions and take feedback.

“It’s an unprecedented time for all of us, and I want to be available and supportive of our students,” Hardin said. “They’re all facing challenges and situations they did not anticipate. I want them to know I’m here for them — and that all of our faculty, staff, alumni and friends are here for them as well. That starts with making time to listen to and talk with them.”

Information specifically related to Bellisario College advising, diversity and inclusion, internships and career services, and more, can be found at That site also includes a link to the University’s coronavirus website.

Last Updated June 02, 2021