Coronavirus Information

Remote delivery of courses into the summer.
Limited (no student) access to buildings.
Employees telecommuting until further notice.

In-person nonessential events, meetings canceled or postponed until June 30. 

Penn State Coronavirus Information
FAQs, latest news, timelines and more. https://sites.psu.edu/virusinfo

 

General Links

Bellisario College Community

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Students -- Faculty/Staff -- Families -- Alumni / Guests, Event Participants

Students

Office of Academic ServicesAcademic Services is available to provide students with support via phone and Zoom appointments. Students can schedule a Zoom appointment with an adviser on Starfish; or, they can reach the office on the phone (814-865-1503) if they have a brief question/concern. Instructions: https://sites.psu.edu/starfishinfo/user-roles/student-users/#connect

Office of Diversity and Inclusion: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is available to provide students with support via phone and Zoom appointments. Students can schedule a Zoom appointment with Assistant Dean Gary Abdullah via Starfish; or, they can reach the office on the phone (814-863-6081) if they have a brief question/concern.

Office of Internships and Career Services: The Office of Internships and Career Placement is available to provide students with support by calling 814-865-4349. Students wishing to schedule an internship meeting, career advising meeting, resume review, mock interview, get answers to internship offers or any other matters, can schedule virtual meetings (Zoom or by phone) with Julie Miller and Assistant Dean Bob Martin through Nittany Lion Careers.

Penn State Libraries: University Libraries offers Remote Resources for library users.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) — To provide support to students from a distance during this critical time, CAPS remains open and is continuing to offer a range of services, including same-day phone support, individual counseling sessions, a new You@PSU self-help portal and daily virtual LifeHacks sessions for students. To get support, University Park students can call CAPS at 814-863-0395 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and students at Commonwealth Campuses can contact the CAPS office at their campus location. In addition, when CAPS is closed, both the Penn State Crisis Line (1-877-229-6400) and the Crisis Text Line (text “LIONS” to 741741) are still available 24/7 for all students who are in crisis or need support.

  • For those students who do not have access to a computer and/or the internet from home or from alternate locations, we will assist you in getting access from computer labs at campus locations. Please contact the IT Service Desk (ITservicedesk@psu.edu) at University Park to determine computer lab availability or for more information about those arrangements and the available locations.
  • Disability Services: Disability Resources will be holding all student appointments via phone. Please call 814-863-1807 to schedule an appointment as needed. Students who received accommodations for the spring 2020 semester should continue to have access to accommodations throughout remote delivery of courses. The nature of any accommodations that were approved for spring semester 2020 in-residence courses may vary in the online format. Student Disability Resources will collaborate with faculty on the provision of accommodations specific to the online environment as needed.
  • Transcripts: The cost of official Penn State transcripts is $5 per electronic set and $15 per paper set.
  • Two-factor authentication: Effort to protect personal informatoin extended to students.
  • ESports legues: Several options through Campus Recreation.

Faculty/Staff

May 22 Dean Hardin Town Hall

May 19 University Town Hall

  • Return to the Workplace, from Penn State Human Resources
  • The University’s remote work site gets update regularly: https://sites.psu.edu/remotework/
  • Parking Access / Parking Office / Fleet Operations: Customers with questions may reach staff by emailing parking@psu.edu or fleet@psu.edu. 
  • CATA Bus Service: Routes and service schedules have changed throughout the system. More info, www.catabus.com
  • Campus Shuttle and Hershey Shuttle: Details about service status.
  • Digital Security Best Practices, from Penn State's Office of Information Security

Mandated reporters: Even with students learning remotely, faculty and staff still have responsibility as mandated reporters. Penn State policy AD72 outlines responsibilities for reporting child abuse and is applicable to all Penn State employees, volunteers and independent contractors. The office of student care and advocacy recommends using https://redfolder.psu.edu/ for reporting.

  • Zoom backgrounds of campus facilities and locations (courtesy of John Beale), some with Bellisario College barnding (courtesty of Whitney Justice) and with some Penn State branding (courtesy of the University)
  • Zoom settings, general Zoom setup tips.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) — Offers virtual services. Also academic units and deans can request an online workship

 

-- FACULTY --

Penn State is not closed. However, everyone who can work from home should do so immediately and 100% of the time through at least May. Building access is limited. Please consult with your department head before returning to a campus facility. Masks are required to be worn inside buildings.

The University has multiple resources available to help faculty members, including:

remoteteaching.psu.edu — offers teaching resourses that get updated (recently moving from tech how-tos to pedagogy)

Information for Researchers, from the Senior Vice President for Research

BELLISARIO COLLEGE LINKS

 

-- STAFF -- 

  • Penn State is not closed. However, everyone who can work from home should do so immediately and 100% of the time through at least May. Building access is limited. Please consult with your department head or supervisor before returning to a campus facility. Masks are required to be worn inside buildings. Telecommuting Informaton
  • The University has launched a remote work site to keep everyone on the same page and it will continue to be updated. https://sites.psu.edu/remotework

Manager Expectations --- Employee Expectations --- Telework Guidance

 

Mandated reporters: Even with students learning remotely, faculty and staff still have responsibility as mandated reporters. Penn State policy AD72 outlines responsibilities for reporting child abuse and is applicable to all Penn State employees, volunteers and independent contractors. The office of student care and advocacy recommends using https://redfolder.psu.edu/ for reporting.

Time off: Requests for sick or personal holidays should be made through your supervisor, as normal. The COVID codes that were available for the period of mid-March through the end of April are locked and no longer available. If you are unable to work due to a COVID reason, either you are sick or you are caring for a family member, please contact Absence Management (Absence@psu.edu).

  • Zoom backgrounds of campus facilities and locations (courtesy of John Beale), some with Bellisario College barnding (courtesty of Whitney Justice) and with some Penn State branding (courtesy of the University) 
  • Zoom settings, general Zoom setup tips.

Families

For information about University-wide actions, FAQs, measures and resources, please visit https://sites.psu.edu/virusinfo
 

Alumni / Guests, Event Participants

Guests or people who had registered to participate in events that have be canceled or postponed will be hearing from event organizers about rescheduling as appropriate.