Image of the Nittany Lion shrine with text that reads, 'Mask up or Pack up Penn State. Our Community, Our Responsibility. Whether on or off campus, we're all in this together.'


Help us spread the word.

A selfie wearing a mask is a selfie worth sharing.

Help us spread the word to colleagues, family, friends and neighbors by taking a picture wearing a mask, posting to social media, and using the hashtag #MaskUpOrPackUp.


Alumnus and actor Ty Burrell, and alumna and Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer, both are encouraging Penn Staters to "Mask Up or Pack Up."



Follow #MaskUpOrPackUp to see who’s masking up for our community.


Do your part to keep our communities safe.

Our campuses are masking up or we’re all packing up.

We’re all in this together. If we all don’t comply on and off campuses, we will all need to Pack Up and return to fully remote instruction. That will impact everyone—our students, faculty, staff and communities.

A photograph of alumnus, mathematician and retired NFL player John Urschel, with text that reads, 'We are stronger when we take care of each other by socially distancing and wearing masks! -- John Urschel, mathematician; author; former pro football player, balitmore ravens. Mask Up or Pack Up, Penn State.'
Penn State alumnus, mathematician and retired NFL player John Urschel.

A depiction of a mask on a blue background, with the words 'Wear a mask on and off campus. And yes, that means over your nose.' A depiction of two illustrated human figures with arrows between them indicating distance. Text in the image reads 'Physically Distance. 6 feet apart. Really, 6 feet, though.' An illustration of a hand with soap bubbles. Text in the image reads 'Wash hands. For 20 seconds. Or (fun tip) sing 'Happy Birthday' twice.' An illustration of a human figure inside of a house. Text in the image reads 'Quarantine if exposed. For at least 12 days. Seek medical attention if you start feeling symptoms.' An illustration of two test tubes. Text in image reads, 'Follow testing protocols. It will help stay on top of cases, on and off campus.' An illustration of an airplane. Text in image reads, 'Limit travel and visitors. The less exposure to people, the better.'
An image with Penn State's Nittany Lion mark and the words 'Penn State' at the top, with large letters below that read 'Mask up or pack up.'
It’s time to come together to mask up or pack up. Penn State has launched an integrated effort to remind faculty, staff and students at all campuses and in adjacent communities of the importance of doing their part to limit the spread of COVID-19. “Mask Up or Pack Up” is a research-based campaign that is also launched in State College to create a seamless message for students and other members of the community. Help us spread the word to colleagues, family, friends and neighbors by taking a picture wearing a mask, posting to social media, and hashtagging #MaskUpOrPackUp.

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