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University Park, four more Commonwealth Campuses to require face masks indoors
University Park, Beaver, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington, and Schuylkill campuses are in counties with CDC-defined high COVID-19 Community Levels. Abington, Behrend, Brandywine, Great Valley, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre also have indoor masking requirements.
Penn State students donate almost $30,000 to 'Swipe Out Hunger'
During Earth Week this past April, Penn State students raised almost $30,000 for the Student Emergency Fund by donating extra dining dollars from their campus meal plans.
Penn State launching new id+ card with updated design, enhanced digital features
Penn State is launching a new id+ card to advance the University’s digital campus initiative in support of One Penn State 2025. The new campus card will have an updated design and several new contactless features that create a user-friendly digital experience for the Penn State community.
Penn State students can help 'Swipe Out Hunger' during Earth Week
All Penn State residential campuses will host Swipe Out Hunger in conjunction with Earth Week 2022. During the week of April 18-22, students have the option to donate $5, $10, or $15 to the Student Emergency Fund when they pay for their meal at any residential dining facility or through a Penn State Eats mobile order.
LiveOn grant program helps students seeking a Penn State residential experience
The LiveOn Student Success Grant program provides recipients approximately $12,000 across four years to help bridge the cost of campus room and board.
Covid Test Kits Known Address Issue - UPDATED
USPS reports COVID-19 test kit online ordering address issues for residential complexes. Filing a service request with USPS may help.
Students, faculty and staff encouraged to test before returning to on-campus classes, work
“I urge all of our students to order a free, mail-in Vault Health test kit to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus so that they can isolate at home if they are COVID-19 positive. Any student or employee can currently order up to 12 Vault Health kits for at-home use,” said Kelly Wolgast, director of the COCC. I want to emphasize that students at all campus locations can take action now to order a test and complete it next week to know their health status before returning to campus.”
Penn State Sushi Vendor Gives Back to Community
Saikou, a Mechanicsburg-based sushi company that furnishes sushi and poke products to all dining commons at Penn State University Park, donated one dollar for each of the approximately 1,300 boxes of sushi sold on Homecoming Gameday (October 23 vs Illinois) to the Central PA Food Bank. The company also donated $1,500 to the Food Bank and plans a similar donation during March Madness.
Swipe Out Hunger
Penn State encourages students to ‘Swipe Out Hunger’ from Nov. 13-21. The “Swipe Out Hunger” drive, a partnership between the University and the Swipe Out Hunger national organization, will run from Nov. 13-21 to coincide with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Preference Modification Deadline Approaches For Incoming First-Year Students
Incoming first-year students have until May 15 at noon to log on to eLiving and adjust their preferences
Spring Closing Information
University Housing will close Saturday, May 8; all students must check out of their rooms by 2:00 p.m.
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