Penn State announced this spring's semester will continue with in-person classes and activities to be held as scheduled with continued health and safety protocols in place (the University will continue to monitor the conditions around the campus and will alter plans if necessary). The health and safety of our community remain paramount and Penn State Law and SIA will continue to comply with all Penn State University guidance and requirements.
The University-issued guidance, and various other relevant information, are available at Penn State’s comprehensive COVID website, which contains detailed information on topics such as masking, vaccines, testing, contact tracing, travel, gatherings/events, etc. Frequently Asked Questions regarding spring 2022, in particular, are available at Penn State virus info FAQs. Penn State also has a COVID-19 Call Center at (814)865-2121, which you can call with questions about COVID-related topics.
Information from Spring 2020 has been archived and can be found here.
Penn State School of International Affairs & Penn State Community News & Updates
03/04/2022 Change to Mask Requirement at Penn State
01/10/2022 REMINDER: Masks must be worn in Katz
Information for School of International Affairs Students
Virtual Wellness Services for Students:
- You@PSU: You@PSU is a new online portal that gives students one place to access comprehensive resources, tools and information on a range of topics, including mental and emotional well-being, academics, career success, relationships and more. The portal also offers valuable content related to COVID-19 such as working and learning remotely, managing fears and anxieties, and staying connected while physical distancing. Students can create a confidential profile to discover hundreds of personalized tips and resources.
- Life Hacks: Life Hacks sessions are now being offered remotely for all Penn State students. The free, drop-in gatherings are offered twice daily via Zoom, staffed by CAPS therapists and address transition-related stressors, positive coping strategies to reduce distress and tips to increase well-being.
- WellTrack: WellTrack is an interactive, self-therapy tool available to students at any time of day, from any location. WellTrack features a wellness assessment that students can take one time, or on an as-needed basis, to help them understand the activities associated with when they feel better and worse, and to identify patterns in their daily activities and how they are feeling. WellTrack also includes programs that can be completed at a student's own pace with content focused on anxiety and stress, depression and public speaking.
- Thriving Campus: Thriving Campus is an online directory that can help students find a mental health provider in their community. The site provides a list of off-campus, licensed mental health clinicians, many of whom specialize in working with students, and resources and tips for securing care.