Spring 2021 Planning

Spring Instructional Modes

The same flexible instructional modes used for the fall 2020 semester will be used for the spring 2021 semester at all Penn State campuses.

Instructors should identify the instructional mode for their spring courses, in consultation with unit leadership, by Friday, September 25.

Spring Semester Schedule

A decision about the start and end dates for the spring 2021 semester has not yet been made. Instructors and students should delay making travel plans until these dates have been finalized within the coming weeks.

Classroom Capacity

At this time, all classrooms are planned to be at the same capacity that was established for the fall 2020 semester.

All courses at University Park with enrollment over 250 will be delivered remotely. At other Penn State campuses, the maximum number of students in an in-person setting is lower, and any class of 100 or more students must be offered remotely. Additionally, smaller classes may need to be offered remotely due to health and safety considerations for faculty and students and the restrictions that physical distancing places on class size and room availability.