This site provides access to the most up-to-date information on Penn State’s response to the coronavirus, as well as related campus-specific information.
Beginning March 23, face masks will be optional in all indoor spaces, except in areas where the law requires them to be worn, including health care facilities, on public transportation, and in transportation hubs such as airports and bus stations.
At this time, the College of Medicine will continue the mask mandate in alignment with Penn State Health to support patient care.
Employees at Penn State who work in their own individual offices may request that visitors wear masks while in their private offices, and faculty may request that their students wear masks during classes. The University asks that community members cooperate respectfully with these requests.
Individuals are expected to review campus policies and procedures and local municipal ordinances related to COVID-19 mitigation. Per CDC guidance, individual municipalities, businesses and other organizations may set their own masking and physical distancing expectations.
In addition to personal actions, Penn State has implemented thorough testing and contact tracing programs as part of its efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at its campuses and neighboring local communities.
Penn State strongly encourages students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and to share their vaccination status with the University as soon as possible. Visit the Vaccine Information page to learn more about the vaccine and where to get a shot.
KeepLearning.psu.edu: This dedicated website for students offers support for remote learning, resources for academic advising and tutoring, and contact information.
KeepTeaching.psu.edu: Course instructors visiting the site will find information on effective teaching, technology training, webinars and support as they update and teach their courses for the upcoming semester. The site also features a newly created guide for instructors specifically designed for preparing and teaching this fall.
VirusInfo.psu.edu: Penn State’s main website with links to the latest news and answers to frequently asked questions about the University’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The site’s resources page also contains links to dedicated resources for students and employees; information on testing, contact tracing and monitoring for the campus community; classroom and office guidance; and policies on masking and social distancing.
Testing protocols for Spring 2022: This site provides up-to-date information on the University’s COVID-19 testing protocols for the spring semester.
Penn State has announced the University, including all campuses, will resume on-campus work and learning in the spring semester. Information specific to Penn State York is below.
We are delighted to welcome you to the Penn State York campus!
Penn State’s priority is the health and well-being of its students, employees, and local communities, and we are working hard to stop the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. In accordance with federal guidelines, the University no longer requires individuals to wear masks on Penn State campuses in counties with low infection rates. Because York County falls in this category, mask wearing at Penn State York is optional for all members of the campus community and visitors.
Chancellor of Penn State York
Penn State York is providing a campus-specific set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help provide information during this global coronavirus outbreak. The FAQs will be updated as information becomes available. We realize that our students, faculty, staff, and the community have specific questions about how the campus will handle modified operations.
Also visit the University’s FAQs page concerning coronavirus for more information.
Visiting Remote Learning at Penn State is a good place to start! Your professors can also provide you with specific information about the courses they are teaching.
Yes, the Nittany Success Center (NSC) is offering Synchronous Online Tutoring currently. The staff will return to in-person tutoring when classes resume on campus.
Request a Tutor online to view our tutoring schedule, make appointments, review instructions for online tutoring, reset password directions and also watch a video demonstrating how online tutoring works. Contact information for the NSC is also listed there.
Start by emailing your professor directly using the email address on the course syllabus that you were given at the beginning of the semester. If you don’t hear back from the professor within 24 hours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Students may once again engage in undergraduate research as long as the student has been cleared to return to campus and the professor is willing to work with the student. Students may not meet with faculty in their offices due to social distancing requirements, though meetings elsewhere on campus are permissible. If lab work is involved, students and their faculty mentors are obligated to follow all guidelines that are in place for social distancing and sanitizing equipment after each use.
We hope that conditions will soon improve that will allow Penn State York to host an in-person commencement event. When we are able to once again have a commencement ceremony on campus, students who were unable to participate in spring 2020, summer 2020, or fall 2020 commencement ceremonies will be invited back so that they may walk across the stage and fully participate in this important milestone event. Information about the spring 2021 commencement will be made public as soon as a decision is made by the University and in consultation with the local municipalities.
All students that graduated in the fall 2020 semester will receive one copy of the commencement program. The programs will be sent to the graduate’s mailing address listed in LionPATH, and should arrive in late spring.
The University is actively exploring this possibility and will deliver guidance for all Penn State campuses. Additional information will be forthcoming.
A Zoom Room/Remote Learning Space is located in the conference center on the lower level of the Main Classroom Building. This space is available Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Please be sure to bring ear buds or headphones, and wear a mask.
Yes, we are working normal business hours, from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
To contact us call 717-771-4040 or email us at email@example.com.
Yes, we are offering in-person tours, events, and a variety of virtual options for students and families to interact with us in the way they wish. Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins can be accommodated. As the situation around COVID-19 changes, we may need modify our visit options including suspending on-campus tours. Click on the links below to explore options that are currently available.
Yes, we are accepting applications now for students starting summer 2022 and fall 2022. Learn more about How to Apply.
Penn State will be test-optional for students applying to start summer and fall 2022. Students will indicate via a question on the application whether they want test scores used in the evaluation of their application for admission. Test scores will still be required for applicants to the Premedical-Medical program.
Please review our Test-Optional FAQs to find answers to frequently asked questions.
Yes, we are open
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available October 1 for the 2022–23 academic year. Penn State recommends you submit your FAFSA by December 1 to maximize the financial aid you will receive. We also invite you to attend one of our Virtual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Workshops. Penn State’s School Code is 003329.
Pennsylvania residents should also review the website for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to determine any additional funding opportunities.
Penn State will also need your Social Security Number (SSN) on file to evaluate you for federal and state financial aid. You may provide it on your MyPennState account. Make sure you use the same, correct SSN on your FAFSA as you do on your MyPennState account or we will be unable to match records.
Verification is a federal regulation that requires colleges and universities to verify the information provided by students and parents on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A hold is placed on your financial aid until the required documents are received, reviewed, and corrections are transmitted to the Department of Education. Students need to resolve verification items as soon as possible. You can find your verification prompts in the "To Do List" located within the Student Center in LionPATH. To learn more about Verification Selections please click here.
Student records are protected by law under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The student must grant Delegated Access for staff to talk to anyone besides the student about their financial aid. Please view the How to Grant Parent Access in LionPATH website with your student.
Scholarships are limited and students typically need to meet academic and financial criteria among other requirements to be eligible. We recommend you visit our Scholarships webpage to learn the process and submit a scholarship application.
Courses that are being held remotely are still counted as residential. Currently, there is no impact to the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) or other benefits. Please contact Christina Lee if you have questions.
During this time, advisers will be able to work with students remotely such as online meetings using Zoom, phone appointments, via email, etc. Preferences will vary from one adviser to another, so if you are unsure, contact your adviser to confirm.
Contact information for your assigned adviser is in LionPATH. Select the “My Advisors” icon in top right corner of the student home base.
The Bookstore is open Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Order your textbooks online and they will be shipped free for orders over $75, or choose “store pick up” and pick them up in the Bookstore.
If you have any questions, please call us at 717-771-4111 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During this time, you will be able to pay your balance through CASHNet by echeck or credit card.
Please complete the following steps to pay through CASHNet:
If you pay by echeck, there are no additional fees. Credit card payments will be charged a 2 percent service fee.
To check the Tuition Calendar for your specific courses please complete the following steps:
If you are planning to drop a course or withdraw and have questions about your account, please contact the Penn State York Bursar’s Office at 717-771-4122. A drop or withdraw could also impact your financial aid. For questions concerning financial aid, please call 717-771-4196.
Please visit tuition.psu.edu to view the summer tuition rates. Tuition rates are assessed based on a student’s campus, semester classification, residency, and credit load. If you have questions, please call the Bursar Office at 717-771-4122.
Please call 717-771-4122 to receive assistance with questions you may have about your account or making a payment.
For additional questions regarding Bursar services and information, please visit the University’s FAQs.
Yes, the campus is still receiving mail, UPS, and FedEx deliveries as of now. As drivers arrive on campus, there are signs indicating the number they should call for someone to meet them so they can make their drop offs.
Mail is being sorted on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and distributed into mailboxes in the mailroom. You will not be notified of regular mail deliveries. If you are looking for something in particular, please email Raeann Koterwas at email@example.com, Bob Lehman at firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or Holly Gumke at email@example.com, and we’ll let you know if it has arrived.
During this unprecedented time, the University has authorized the delivery of supplies to individual homes if they are to be used for telework, and if your home is in Pennsylvania. (No shipments of any kind can be sent/delivered outside of Pennsylvania for any reason.) Rosa Brewster (firstname.lastname@example.org) can assist with General Stores and other large purchases, but you may use your purchasing card to make smaller purchases as well. As always, you need to receive the appropriate approvals before doing so.
Currently, all scheduled noncredit classes are running via Zoom. Emails were sent to all registered students. If you are a current student and did not receive communication, email email@example.com or call 717-771-4032.
Please contact your instructor of record or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The upcoming 15-hour Assisted Living Administrator (April 24–25) has been postponed. The date is to be determined. All those currently registered are being issued a full refund and will be contacted by Continuing Education.
At this time, the Accelerated Personal Care Home Administer (May 28–June 26) training will run as scheduled. If there are any changes in the schedule, registered students will be notified via email.
No, the April 30 workshop, Serving Transgender Communities in Health Care, is being rescheduled for Spring 2021. All those currently registered are being issued a full refund and will be contacted by continuing education on the future date.
The Graham Fellows Program will provide a mix of in-person and virtual programs. Learn more about the Graham Fellows Program.
The Graham Center for Innovation and Collaboration (The Graham Center) will be open Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The building has extended hours to accommodate classes and events. Common areas are open to all Penn State York students. Spaces can be reserved through the campus 25live.
The Graham Fellows Program is currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic year. If you have question about the program or how to apply, you may contact Allan Lehman, director of the Graham Center for Innovation and Collaboration, at email@example.com or 717-771-8408 or Beth Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org
The computer labs on campus are open Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Help Desk assistance is available virtually Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
Yes, they can. WebLabs, a new service, allows faculty and students remote access to Penn State York lab computers. Engineering students will also have access to the Engineering Computer Lab (Room 5 Romano) to access engineering-specific software. One important note is that all users of WebLabs must be enrolled in Duo two factor authentication (2FA). Students are currently not required to be enrolled in 2FA, but that will change after the semester is over.
The Remote Resources for Penn State Library Users web page is continually updated to include new, temporary resources. Make sure to check out the link to the Temporary and Expanded Access to Vendor and Publisher Resources.
Joel Burkholder, reference and instruction librarian, will be available via email (email@example.com), phone (717-771-4024), and Zoom. If you are unable to reach him, please call 717-771-4020 or email UL-YORK@lists.psu.edu. The Libraries’ Ask a Librarian service, offering live chat and email support, is available.
Yes, the NSC is open Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for limited services, while most services are offered remotely. Our tutoring services, study groups, academic coaching appointments and student disability resources are provided online for fall 2020. Limited accommodated exam proctoring and PC lab are available in the learning center.
Yes, the Nittany Success Center (NSC) is offering Synchronous Online Tutoring for FALL 2020 semester.
From the NSC webpage, click Request a Tutor to view our tutoring schedule, make appointments, review instructions for online tutoring, watch a video demonstrating how online tutoring works and directions for resetting your password.
The tutoring session is conducted live with our current tutoring staff using an online platform. Both tutor and tutee need a webcam to view the session. Appointments are made through our current tutor scheduling software, york.mywconline.com. Click on the link below to view a demonstration of Synchronous Online Tutoring.
Yes, you must login with your psu.edu email address. You may create any password; it doesn’t need to match your other PSU logins.
If you have used the NSC for tutoring or testing before we began remote learning, then NO, you already have an account created with your PSU email credentials. If you don’t remember your password, follow the directions online or below to reset your password
If you’ve never used NSC services, then YES, you must set up an account using your psu.edu email address. Creating an account takes a few minutes, you’ll need to answer five questions, including your nine-digit PSU ID# and create a password. Once you create an account you can login to schedule appointments.
Yes, tutoring sessions can include multiple students. Groups of five or less is recommended for an online study group.
The NSC offers limited proctoring appointments to comply with social distancing recommendations. Students should email Peggy Violette at firstname.lastname@example.org directly to arrange accommodated exam appointments at least four days in advance of the exam date.
Peggy Violette, campus liaison for Student Disability Resources (SDR), has reached out privately to students who are currently registered with the NSC for disability services to provide additional information and resources about online accommodations. Registered students should contact Peggy with accommodation and accessibility concerns and continue to monitor email for updates.
Students applying for accommodations while we are working remotely should email Peggy Violette, email@example.com, to schedule an appointment to discuss available resources and accommodations. Intake meetings for new students registering for Student Disability Resources (SDR) can be accomplished remotely. We can confer through email, phone, or a Zoom online meeting.
Temporary accommodations are available for temporary injuries such as a concussion or extended recovery from illness. Please contact Peggy Violette directly to make temporary accommodation arrangements.
PLEASE NOTE: Accommodations are not retroactive. Accommodations are effective upon the provision of appropriate disability documentation and completion of an SDR Intake meeting, ADA paperwork, and delivery of an accommodation letter to faculty. Any questions or concerns about accommodations or accessibility should be directed to Peggy Violette, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Penn State Talent Search York main office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to stop by or make an appointment, email, or call us at 717-771-4146! The main office is located in Room 205A, Main Classroom Building.