As of March 23, Penn State masking guidelines have been updated. Please check the University Health Guidelines for testing and masking options and other details.

Semester Planning

Fall 2021

Fall classes will use the University’s standard modes of instruction and will be mostly in-person. Review the frequently asked questions about fall 2021 for more detail.

Not all students may be able to return to campus and participate in in-person classes. Advisers, student-facing staff, and program leaders can review the fall 2021 “Raise Your Hand” campaign, launched to encourage students to indicate if they cannot come to campus in fall 2021 due to health-related issues, travel restrictions, visa, and other similar circumstances.

Self-Guided Course Preparation

Upcoming Semester Guide

The Upcoming Semester Guide is intended to help instructors prepare courses for the upcoming semester, given physically distanced and/or remote environments.

Instructor Guide for Upcoming Semester Course Planning

Flexible Instructional Teaching Guide

This guide provides important resources for teaching in the four flexible instructional modes.

Flexible Instructional Teaching Guide