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PSU Coronavirus Updates


Updates for the Penn State Community:
Frequently Asked Questions:

Personal international travel recommendations for students, faculty and staff

Students in need of emergency assistance are encouraged to review support resources available through the Student Care and Advocacy office within Student Affairs, which includes a link to the Student Emergency Fund application.  You can contact the office by email as well:

Bursar FAQ's

Will you refund or credit my campus housing contract and meal plan during remote instruction delivery timeframe?

Will students be refunded for the difference in tuition between online and in-person instruction?

Working Remotely

Remote Learning Information and Resources:

Digital security best practices for working remotely

  • Avoid clicking links in unsolicited email and do not open e-mail attachments from senders you do not recognize.

  • Never give out personal financial information through e-mail.

  • Use legitimate websites as sources of information regarding COVID-19.

Remember, legitimate services and sites including Penn State never have a reason for you to send them your password.

In addition to email, there is at least one known COVID-19 outbreak map being circulated from a non-legitimate website. This particular map loads malware onto the system where it is visited.

Medical Services

CAPS Open for Phone Appointments

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at University Park is open for services. Students can receive services by calling CAPS at (814) 863-0395 to schedule a phone appointment to discuss their concerns and review treatment options. If students have immediate urgent concerns, they can contact CAPS Monday through Friday (8am – 5pm EST), the Penn State Crisis Line 24/7 at (877) 229-6400, or the 24/7 CrisisTextLine (Text “LIONS” to 741741).

UHS Open for Scheduled Appointments Only

While Penn State continues to monitor the global outbreak of the coronavirus closely, beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020, University Health Services will only allow patients with a SCHEDULED appointment to be seen. If you are experiencing Upper Respiratory Infection or Flu-Like Illness, you will need to call our Advice Nurse line at (814) 863-4463 PRIOR to having an appointment scheduled. 

All other individuals with medical concerns can call our appointment line at (814) 863-0774 or schedule online. If you are unable to schedule online, please call the appointment line as we will not be allowing walk-ins during this time.

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