UPDATED: Monday, July 6, at 5:30 p.m.
For information specific to Penn State Schuylkill, including details about campus classes, operations, and events, see below. This page will be updated as information and resources become available. Please check back regularly.
View a recording of Penn State Schuylkill's virtual town hall, where students had an opportunity to ask questions about the fall semester. Chancellor Patrick Jones, Director of Academic Affairs Dr. Darcy Medica, and Director of Student Affairs and Engagement Bryan Valentine provided information about the impacts to classes, internships, housing, dining, athletics and more.
Learn more about remote learning at remotelearning.psu.edu.
For answers to common questions about technology issues, please visit help.psu.edu.
Penn State Schuylkill remote IT support is available through Zoom weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can access it here or join by telephone by dialing 646-876-9923 or 669-900-6833, using Meeting ID 234 862 608.
At this time, all campus buildings, including computer labs, are closed. If you have an unmet technology need, contact Penn State Schuylkill's Help Desk weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 570-385-6212 or [email protected] so that we can help.
In addition, Comcast is offering free internet service to qualifying households at this time. Visit internetessentials.com/covid19 to learn more.
Advisors are available for academic advising through Zoom or by phone. Please reach out directly to your advisor via phone, email, or on Starfish to discuss your fall schedule or any other advising-related questions.
If you don’t know who your advisor is, you can find their contact info on the top right of your LionPATH homepage under “My Advisors.” If you do not have an advisor listed, please contact Robin Welsh, interim advising manager, at [email protected] or 570-385-6111.
If you have questions regarding your records, transcript or other registrar-related issues, please reach out directly to the Office of the Registrar at 570-385-6125 or [email protected].
Tutors are available to meet with you via a number of mechanisms such as Zoom, phone, Snapchat, or FaceTime. Please reach out to Darlene Young at [email protected] or 570-385-6056, and she will put you in touch with a tutor who can help.
All Penn State University Libraries locations are closed until further notice. Virtual library services and resources remain open, and faculty and staff are available remotely to assist with Penn State academic and research needs. In addition:
If you have further questions about library resources during the remote-learning period, please contact Matthew Wayman, head librarian, Penn State Schuylkill, at 570-385-6223.
At this time, the Student Community Center—including dining facilities and the campus bookstore—is closed.
While the campus bookstore is closed, students can shop online at psu.bncollege.com/shop/psu-schuylkill/home, and Michelle Hosler, bookstore manager, is available to answer any questions you may have. Email her at [email protected].
Counseling and disability services will be available to students throughout the summer. Students can make arrangements for virtual appointments by contacting Mindy Anthony-Spolski, coordinator of counseling and disability services, at (570) 385-6127 or [email protected].
Additional mental health resources include:
In recognition of the University's decision to end campus-based, residential instruction on Friday, Nov. 20, with the remainder of the semester — including final examinations — being delivered remotely and online when classes resume after Thanksgiving break, Penn State Schuylkill has reduced the cost of fall housing in Nittany Apartments. The new rates are published on the housing website.
If you have other questions about Penn State Schuylkill housing at this time, contact Eva Cresswell.
The University continues to raise funds for students in need. To the extent available, funds from the Student Care & Advocacy Emergency Fund will be made available to students in financial need across the commonwealth who apply for emergency assistance. For those looking to contribute, please visit raise.psu.edu/emergencyaid.
The university is taking into very serious consideration the health and financial wellbeing of its employees. Human Resources will be regularly updating hr.psu.edu/covid-19-coronavirus. Additional campus-specific guidance is below.
Based guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, any Penn State Schuylkill employee visiting campus for any purpose will need to wear a face covering.
Other than essential employees and those processing our mail once a week, faculty and staff should not be coming to campus. If, for some reason, you believe you need to come to campus, speak with your supervisor in advance to determine if it is really necessary.
Guidelines for Approved Campus Visits
If your supervisor approves your visit to campus, you must:
By following these guidelines, we will be helping to keep our dedicated essential employees in maintenance and police services safe.
remoteteaching.psu.edu - To assist Penn State faculty members in teaching with technology
research.psu.edu/covid - Information about impacts to research
it.psu.edu/get-support - Additional support
Julie Meyer will be available remotely for consultations by appointment. Please reach out to her directly at [email protected] to schedule times.
Cisco Jabber allows you to send and receive phone calls using your Penn State Schuylkill campus phone number on your mobile phone or desktop computer. You must request access to this university-provided service. Read this IT Knowledge Base article for complete information about getting started with Cisco Jabber.
The Office of Admissions is available to speak with prospective students, applicants, and families. Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions, or schedule a one-on-one virtual appointment by contacting us at 570-385-6252 or [email protected].
In addition, keep an eye on our visit page as we schedule new ways to connect with you, including virtual open houses and more!
Through summer, all on-campus events and activities will be canceled, rescheduled, or offered virtually, regardless of the size of the event. This also applies to university-sponsored events at off-campus locations. Individuals who were planning to attend events at Penn State Schuylkill should contact the unit organizing the event with any questions.
Penn State continues to raise funds for students in need. For those looking to contribute, please visit raise.psu.edu/emergencyaid. In addition, donors can choose to make a gift to the Penn State Schuylkill Emergency Fund, which addresses extraordinary and unexpected personal hardships that could derail a Schuylkill student's education.