What campus facilities are open during the remote learning period?
Campus buildings and classrooms: For those students who were unable to return home for the remote learning period, general purpose classrooms in Boucke, Hammond, Osmond, Thomas and Willard buildings will be open for access beginning Nov. 30 through the end of final exams. Students that remain on campus are welcome to use these classrooms to attend online classes, study and attend exams as needed. Social distancing and masking protocols must be followed. The schedule will be as follows:
— Monday, Nov. 30, to Friday, Dec. 4: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
— Monday, Dec. 7, to Friday, Dec. 11: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
— Saturday, Dec. 12, to Friday, Dec. 18: 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
All other Education and General Buildings will be locked/secured during this period of time, except for those individuals with card or key access. Faculty members who wish to continue teaching from a classroom after Nov. 20 must make arrangements in advance. Information on classroom use by faculty members during the remote learning period is available in this FAQ. Buildings that remain in use will continue to be cleaned in accordance with all Environmental Health and Safety guidelines.
At the Commonwealth Campuses, each campus will manage and communicate classroom availability directly to students and faculty.
Housing and Food Services: Market Pollock at Pollock Commons will be open during the remote learning period from Nov. 23 through Dec. 19 to accommodate students remaining on campus at University Park. Hours of operation for Market Pollock Kitchen and the Market can be found online. Penn State Go mobile ordering will be active for Market Pollock convenience store orders only. Other Penn State locations will communicate directly with their on-campus students about dining hours and availability. Contact information for Housing and Food Services is available by campus.
HUB-Robeson Center: The HUB will remain open 24/7, with the exception of Nov. 26-27 and Dec. 23 through Jan. 4, when the facility will be closed for Thanksgiving and the winter break. HUB Dining will be operating with reduced hours and menu availability.
University Libraries: Penn State University Libraries will be offering adjusted availability and hours after Nov. 20.
University Health Services at University Park will continue to be available to students living on campus or in the local community. Use myUHS online to schedule an appointment. UHS will be operating on a modified schedule during the week of Thanksgiving, and the 24/7 nurse advice line at 814-863-4463 will continue to operate as normal. The advice nurse line is available to students at all Penn State campuses. Students living on or near other Penn State campuses should seek care at their campus’ health services or a local provider.
Campus Recreation: The following University Park recreation facilities will remain open, except as noted below:
— IM Building: closed Nov. 21, 26-27, and Dec. 12-TBD
— Hepper Fitness Center: closed Nov. 22-TBD
— McCoy Natatorium: closed Nov. 21, 26-27, and Dec. 12-TBD
— Tennis Center: closed Nov. 21, Nov. 25-28, and Dec. 12-TBD
— The schedules and availability of recreational facilities at the Commonwealth Campuses will be managed at the campus level.
Penn State Berkey Creamery: The Creamery is open from noon to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 27. Limited curbside pickup also available.