Campus Life

Student Affairs offers online resource to navigate return-to-campus experience

Penn State Student Affairs has developed a new, online resource aimed to help guide students through the complexities of academic and campus life due to COVID-19. The resource is now available online. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — To help guide students through the new complexities of academic and campus life this semester due to COVID-19, a return to campus student guide has been made available through the Student Affairs website. The online resource contains University-wide guidance about a variety of topics, including pre-arrival and move-in information, health and safety resources, and COVID-19 compliance guidance.

In addition, the student-based resource includes links to a variety of important supplemental support resources such as University Health Services and the YOU@PSU web portal, a personalized service which promotes wellness and personal development. There is also information specific to University Park facilities, such as the HUB-Robeson Center, on-campus dining, Campus Recreation and more. The website will continue to be updated throughout the semester as new information becomes available and state and local guidance changes. 

"The in-person student experience at Penn State necessarily will be dramatically different this year, both on and off campus, as we join in a collective effort to minimize the virus's presence among us, but the need for students to connect to the University community through their relationships with faculty, staff, and each other has never been more significant," said Damon Sims, vice president for Student Affairs. "Only by doing the right things together, in the right ways, will the in-person experience be sustained, and this guide is designed with the success and welfare of both our students and the rest of us squarely in mind."  

In addition to the Student Affairs website, the resource will also be accessible through the Penn State Go app in the coming days. 

For the latest updates and information on Penn State’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, including frequently asked questions and information specific for students, faculty and staff, visit

Last Updated August 21, 2020