College Spring-Fall 2020

Penn's fall 2020 faq

Plans for Fall Semester

Revision to Fall Semester Plans Regarding On-Campus Housing, Tuition and Fees
A Message to the Penn Community from Amy Gutmann, President, Wendell Pritchett, Provost, Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President, J. Larry Jameson, Dean, Perelman School of Medicine and Executive VP University of Pennsylvania for the Health System

We write today with an enormous sense of sadness. It had been our fervent hope since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic that public health measures and an increased availability of testing would allow us to offer our undergraduates a hybrid learning experience this fall that, by including more remote learning, social distancing and other safety precautions, would enable all the students who desired it the opportunity to live and learn on campus.  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.

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 for the fall 2020 semester will be held online. We recommend that you enroll in the courses that best fit your academic goals. 

There are many resources available to help support your online learning.  The Weingarten Learning Resource Center provides a wide range of resources and strategies for remote learning, including structuring and managing time proactively, creating daily and weekly goals, forming online study groups, and preparing for open-book exams. The Online Learning Initiative offers detailed guidance for virtual learning, including creating a dedicated space for learning, finding ways to connect with other people, and developing a plan to build structure and goals into a students' daily routines. 

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