Why is spring break cancelled?

To support the health and safety of the University and surrounding communities, spring break will not take place during the spring 2021 semester, and classes will be held, to reduce travel and limit the possible spread of the virus into our campus communities and beyond. During the semester, students should avoid travel and not invite visitors to campus or to stay with them in off-campus housing. In lieu of spring break, Penn State has announced plans to hold three non-instructional wellness days to support the mental well-being of students, faculty and staff.