Campus-wide communications from University administration.
A message to Penn undergraduates
With heavy hearts, we write to share that Sarah Katz ’24, a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Sarah was pursuing majors in International Relations and Health and Societies and a minor in East Asian Language and Civilization.
A message about the Inauguration of President Liz Magill
It is my pleasure to invite you to join the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees in celebrating the Inauguration of President Liz Magill. A series of wonderful events has been planned for Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, to mark her official installation as the University’s ninth President.
COVID-19 protocols for the fall semester
We hope that everyone has been enjoying a great summer. As we welcome those new and returning to campus for the upcoming year, we are writing to update you on protocols related to COVID-19 for the fall semester. Over the summer, we have continued to meet and consult across our community and with our partners at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Mandatory testing and classroom masking mandates on campus were lifted, and testing was consolidated at one PennCares location at 3734 Spruce Street.
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.