Each undergraduate school will likely continue to add more courses, seats, and sections for Summer Session II as students continue to demonstrate interest to their academic advisors.
Although Nursing students were initially told they could continue their clinical rotations, the School of Nursing announced on March 13 that Penn Medicine and its affiliates placed an indefinite hold on clinical placements at their facilities.
Stephanie and Arielle Pierson graduated with high honors from the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, expressing sadness that the program will transition to online only.
My Virtual Veterinarian's users increased more than 200% in April, and more than 300% in March as the coronavirus pandemic has increasingly led doctors to turn to telemedicine.
Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science emphasizes a hands-on approach to education and after a semester of online labs and lectures, students are concerned by the possibility of more virtual classes.
Four HMS deans announced on May 13 that while all first-year students will be taught remotely, all returning students will have classes taught on campus and will have access to research labs and clinical facilities.
WiN Director Michael Platt said he hopes to provide funds for postdoctoral fellows and summer research opportunities through this donation, as well as purchase lab infrastructure systems for future WiN research.
The newly endowed Marks Family Center for Excellence in Writing will engage Penn students and West Philadelphians through writing initiatives and workshops.
The leaders said their current priority is ensuring the well-being of community members since most students are currently living away from campus.
Health Hero Match is a double-sided web platform designed to help with medical staffing during the coronavirus outbreak.
Graduating classes ending in 0s and 5s celebrated virtual Alumni Weekend on Saturday through Zoom and Facebook Live.
Fine Arts students and professors were forced to create work and instruct classes without access to the University's high quality multi-media equipment.
The study concluded that there is a “substantial probability” that normal speaking causes airborne virus transmission in confined environments.
The University ranked fourth in the Ivy League, behind Harvard University, Columbia University, and Yale University.
The former healthcare advisor to the Obama administration discussed reopening strategies on Wednesday morning.
The Big Ideas for Strange Times series launched on May 15, and includes five-minute lectures on "ideas that transcend the immediate crisis of the pandemic." One video lecture will be broadcasted each week throughout the summer.
Penn Residential Services sent separate emails to graduating and returning students on Thursday evening outlining various options for on-campus residents to retrieve belongings still in their dorms.
The four scenarios include a hybrid of in-person and online instruction, a shortened in-person semester, more robust summer 2021 course offerings, and entirely online learning.
College Board and ACT testing agencies canceled and postponed multiple test dates in response to the pandemic, prompting many universities to change standardized test requirements for future applicants.
207 Penn faculty and staff signed an open letter urging administration to use the University's endowment to support graduate students and non-tenured faculty during the coronavirus pandemic.