Dean's COVID-19 Update: April 17, 2020

Dear Smeal Students,

Welcome to another edition of our Smeal COVID-19 Update, a communication vehicle for coordinating and delivering important information regarding Penn State’s response to the global pandemic and the impact on Smeal.

Our Smeal Coronavirus FAQ page contains links to the University’s faculty/staff FAQs and other pertinent information. Be sure to use this as a resource as you navigate through the challenges of remote learning.

I continue to marvel at your ability to cope with our new learning reality. I would also like to share a few “We Are” stories. Please take a few minutes to watch this video.

Graduating seniors are encouraged to complete the senior exit survey

  • Graduating seniors are encouraged to complete the senior exit survey that will help the Business Career Center better understand students’ post-graduate plans. Click here for the survey: ly/SP1920PostGrad

Penn State releases news about recent decisions

These are trying times, and we want to help.

  • If you or a fellow student are experiencing emotional distress, financial hardship, difficulty accessing food, or a similar challenge, please consider the following resources:
  • Make an appointment with Penn State Counseling and Psychological Services, which is operational and providing services via telephone at 814-863-0395.
  • Visit the Student Care and Advocacy website.
  • Visit the Lion's Pantry, located past East Halls and the Katz Law Building, in between Lion Surplus and the Blue Band Building.
  • Take out a hot meal on Thursday evenings, 5-7 p.m., at  Andrew's Community Café, located at 208 West Foster Avenue, State College.
  • If you are experiencing difficulty accessing the technology for completing your online coursework, please contact your instructor immediately or consult the Student Resources for Digital Resilience website.

Deadlines for one-year master’s programs have been extended

  • Smeal is now accepting applications to its five residential, one-year master’s programs on a rolling basis. Read the Penn State News story.