UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State urges its students at all campuses across Pennsylvania to complete their U.S. Census by the fast-approaching deadline — Sept. 30.
Students’ responses to the Census make a difference in the communities where they live as students. By completing the Census in the place where students live most of the year, students are positively impacting funding for important community resources, including education, health care, transportation and other vital resources.
It is important that students respond to the Census using the address they did live or should have lived at on April 1, 2020, regardless of where they were actually living due to COVID-19 restrictions. This response is per Census guidelines, which indicate that college students should be counted where they reside or would have resided for the majority of their time.