The University of Pennsylvania has instituted mitigation practices and policies in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Student Campus Compact
ALL students enrolled during the 2020-21 academic year are expected to adhere to the expectations for physical distancing and public behavior detailed in the Student Campus Compact.
Please note: In addition to behavioral and COVID-19 testing expectations, the Campus Compact requires all enrolled students to receive a flu shot this year. PSIP and many other insurers cover the flu shot for free. Students can receive a flu shot at Student Health or your primary care provider.
Any Penn student who needs to schedule a one-time COVID-19 test can do so by following the instructions provided on the Wellness COVID-19 page. This includes students who believe they may have been exposed to or who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
Students who are living or working in congregate settings or who otherwise wish to participate in more routine testing should sign up to participate in surveillance testing. Students should complete this form and agree to show up for weekly testing in order to participate.
Students can look up their own test results in the new student results portal at: https://sct.wellness.upenn.edu
2020-21 Academic Year Information
The University will allow many students to return to campus for Fall 2020 in a limited and careful way by incorporating online and virtual learning with on-campus classroom instruction and research where it can be provided safely and when it is essential to an academic program or curriculum.
Spring 2021: The University will be opening up limited on-campus housing and expanding testing during the Spring 2021 semester. Instruction will still continue to be virtual with limited exceptions. Graduate and professional students engaged in research activities on campus or living in the area will be required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week.
Wellness at Penn and Penn Public Health have partnered to create new social media accounts to serve as a central source of COVID-19 information for the Penn community.
Be sure to follow @COVIDPenn on Instagram & Twitter for the latest guidance & public health information from Penn!