College Spring-Fall 2020

Penn's fall 2020 plan

Plans for Fall Semester

A Message to the Penn Community from Amy Gutmann, President, Wendell Pritchett, Provost, Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President, June 25, 2020

The events of the past four months have shown us, more than ever before, the profound importance of our shared communities. In March, our on-campus community became a virtual community, dispersed across the world. We began to live literally apart, our faces covered.  Read more >

From the College

The College is here to support you through these extraordinary times. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your pre-major advisor, major advisor or College Contact for help. 

Check the academic calendar and this page for updates and announcements.

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A Message from the Dean of the College

Recorded on June 25, 2020.

You have a pre-major advisor and a College Contact who can help you with questions. Both are listed on the left-side of your Penn InTouch homepage. Your College Contact is an advisor in the College Office who can answer questions your pre-major advisor cannot, provide a second opinion and provide general advising questions even if you’re a junior or senior.

If you have a declared major, your major advisor is also listed on Penn InTouch.

Your advisor is available by email. Advisors are willing to speak by phone or make arrangements to connect through Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom or other online platforms for appointments. You can make an appointment by emailing your advisor directly.

All classes with an enrollment of more than about 20 students will be held online. Note also that all courses will conclude with online instruction after the Thanksgiving break. Faculty are adjusting their courses and will provide as much detail about how and when they are meeting as soon as possible.

The College recommends that you enroll in the courses that best fit your academic goals, regardless of the format in which they meet. The Weingarten Learning Resource Center has resources and learning instructors who can help you with online learning strategies. 

Fall 2020 Policies and Procedures of Note

The following include answers to frequently asked questions about fall 2020.

Spring 2020 Changes to Policies and Procedures by Topic