Campus-wide communications from University administration.
A statement on SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade from Wellness at Penn and Penn’s Center for Public Health Initiatives
The Penn community reacts to today’s SCOTUS decision, which directly affects access to safe abortions and reproductive care in many states throughout the country.
A message to the Penn community about masking and COVID testing
COVID screening testing will continue to be available on campus at no cost throughout the summer, and wearing a mask in indoor public settings is encouraged.
A message to the Penn community regarding ongoing COVID precautions
We look forward to seeing you, in the days ahead, at the joyful celebrations of our graduates and gatherings of our community and alumni.
An update on campus masking in indoor spaces
We are very pleased to let you know that, in alignment with the changes announced earlier today by the City of Philadelphia, our campus will now operate at Protective Measures Level 1. This level means that masks are no longer required in indoor public spaces on campus.
An update on campus masking policy
Beginning April 18, Penn will again require all members of and visitors to the Penn community to wear masks while indoors in public or shared spaces, and encourage masking now in all campus buildings
Regular Decision admissions to the Class of 2026
Penn’s 270th class will welcome 2,400 students across four undergraduate schools, and is the most diverse group of students in the University’s history.
An update on classroom masking
We announced last week that masking would be required in classrooms until March 28. We are now extending the requirement of masks in classrooms beyond March 28, following consultations with students and faculty across campus. This is a provisional decision, consistent with guidance at peer universities, that we will continue to reassess in an ongoing consultative process. Our highest priority is to maximally protect the health of our community as we all head into the closing weeks of the semester, final exams, and Commencement.
Message to the Penn community about updated COVID-19 protocols
We are very pleased to welcome back our faculty and students from Spring Break and to look ahead to the second half of the semester. It has now been two years since our community first experienced the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been one of the most challenging periods in Penn’s long history, yet it has also been a time of extraordinary resilience, perseverance, and partnership. Together, we have sustained our historic university missions of teaching and research, while striving to keep each other safe and supported through many unpredictable changes.
Penn and Penn Medicine commit matching funds to UNICEF and the International Red Cross
The invasion of Ukraine has marshaled Penn’s powerful sense of solidarity to help communities who are suffering, near or far. Time and again, we are inspired by the efforts of our students, faculty, and staff to find ways to help others—to comfort, heal, and bring hope in times of the greatest struggles.
A message in support of Ukraine
Recent events in Ukraine have generated great concern around the world and on our campus, especially for those in our community with personal ties to the region. We are writing to express our condemnation of the violence in Ukraine and our solidarity with those who are suffering as a result of the incursion. This is an uncertain situation, and we do not know how events will unfold over the coming weeks and months, but we urge community members to seek out the support resources you may need during this time.