Parents and Families Guide: https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/sites/default/files/PFP_ParentsandFamiliesGuide_2020_2021_06_20.pdf
Parent and Family Experience portal: psu.campusesp.com
Parents Program Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PennStateParentsProgram/
Penn State Learning website: https://pennstatelearning.psu.edu/
How far in advance must students schedule an appointment with a tutor?
Here is the Penn State Learning website once again: https://pennstatelearning.psu.edu/
Will work areas be available in the fall?
Is this tutoring available during the current summer session - LEAP for freshman?
will office hrs be available given covid
Student Starfish Log-in: https://sites.psu.edu/starfishinfo/
it sounds like most courses are now online…so students are being brought to campus to just do their classes online?
Please clarify if Leap is required for all summer students? I have heard from several who are not doing Leap this summer.
Just to clarify, actual tutoring appointments are made through Starfish?
Information about class delivery formats: https://keeplearning.psu.edu/
Will students be able to obtain class schedules prior to orientation?
could u repeat those 4 categories of class again pls?
But all new students were not required to take summer/LEAP classes, correct?
In fall chart given to my son some classes are mentioned as online and for others details of building is given where class to be done. please advise for international student how during COVID-19 online classes its possible to attend in person. if not is academic advisor for another class. when we will get clarity on this.
are the majority of classes online for fall? out of state freshman mom concern about this, classes mainly online in schedule not worth moving to dorm.
Is the job of being a tutor restricted to only "need" based students that are FAFSA approved?
Thank you, Neill - that was very helpful!
Thank you, Neill!
Thank you so much!
Thank you for the wonderful presentation
Thank you Neill
Thank you, great information and very helpful!
Just a reminder that we have a different topic every Friday until August 7th. Please come back every week!
It seems that course delivery method can be student decision - with a change of courses - if necessary. Is this an accurate statement - my daughter will be able to have all in-person or mixed-mode for the fall
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If the advisor meeting isn’t until August, will there be flexibility in allowing us to change whether or not we attend Penn State with no financial penalty
Some schools are bringing students in two weeks early, is something similar being considered at Penn State?
Is there change in student fees in person vs remote classes?
send emails to whom, if advisors aren't assigned yet?
Is the freshman requirement to live on campus waived if you decide to start through the learn at home option?
To decline housing contract: eliving.psu.edu
Our daughter is coming from California. Knowing there is now a 14 day quarantine in PA for travelers from CA, do you know if Californians will be able to quarantine at home before traveling to move to campus, or will we have to pack in 14 days of quarantine upon arrival?
concerned that the university won’t give the kids roommates
CO quarantine requirements?
That was Colorado...
If a student is starting in DUS and is undeclared but now has a major in mind, how best for her to pick classes for her firstgo with major requirements
My son requested a single, is he already on the wait list
If we stay at home for the fall when do we apply for Spring or Fall 21 housing?
sorry...hit send too soon...how best for her to pick classes?
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Just to clarify - my daughter will be able to cancel housing contract and not attend Penn State if she chooses up until August 21 with no penalty?
Are you aware of any plans to create outdoor spaces to give students an opportunity to socialize and meet other students under social distancing guidelines? I’m concerned about my student spending a lot of time taking classes alone in her room.
What opportunities is Penn State thinking about for freshmen to meet each other that is still safe? My freshman son is in a special scholarship house - not a dorm. He would have met other freshmen at orientation.
Just curious - if a lot of meals are pre-made and grab and go, if there's very limited seating in any dining hall or student union, where would students be able to eat lunch between classes (other than outside, if bad weather etc.)
Students should speak to an advisor (assigned or in advising office - link Hillary added earlier), but there is another resource - again, students should speak with an advisor before finalizing: https://dus.psu.edu/recommended-academic-plans
And - if she does not attend Penn State will this affect financial aid paperwork if she chooses to attend a (local) school
Outside of the Penn State system
Is there a COVID related website that you can point us to for the latest updates for Penn State Fall 2020?
Yes, Atul, here is the link: https://virusinfo.psu.edu/back-to-state
There is a link to FAQs on that page as well.
Once housing assignments have been made, will RAs be holding any Zoom gatherings prior to arrival on campus so students can get to know one another ahead of time?
sorry..I got disconnected momentarily…will students be able to access the cafeterias “freely” or will they have to make appointments. Can students “visit” dorms they don’t live in
Welcome week: https://welcomeweek.psu.edu/
pls repeat..."most interactions will be knocking on the door"?!
Will the Marketplace remain open for grab and go snacks, etc?
I would like to bring my daughter up for a visit before school starts since she has never been there before. Will any buildings or dorms be open to tour at beginning of August?
Is there an app for students to order meals in caf ahead of time?
Hi Christine, great question! This Penn State Go app has everything a student needs: https://mobile.psu.edu/
Thank you Millie!
Will dining halls still serve full meals (veggies and all) or will it be more sandwich like? My son has a health condition that's diet related.
What is the difference between a Physics 211 lab, vs recitation vs Guided Study Group
Are students going to be tested for COVID or using apps for contact tracing?
Katie Petroski rocks!
Penn State Food Services: https://foodservices.psu.edu/
Some universities have already announced that students on campus will need to clear out their dorm rooms for winter break. Any idea if this will be the case at PSU? Might impact how much our student brings to campus in August. Thank you!
Do we know if Rec Hall, White Building or the IM building will be open for exercising?
Thanks for answering all these questions!
Thanks for answering all questions very helpful
Please remember to come back next week also :)
Daughter has upcoming NSO next week. When is advisor assigned and when can she start to pick classes
Presumably if you cancel your residence contract for Fall20 one is only charged tuition fees. Daughter is joining PSU in Fall20 currently living overseas but will not be able to travel in August to US.
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In regards to Penn State's quarantining affected students, will students exposed to a quarantined person have to quarantine also.
Will parents be able to help their student into theurdorm?
Rather...can parents be able to help studets move into their dorm?
Sensitive question...I saw news articles that PSU professors felt they weren't consulted on this plan and were unhappy. What is the mood of professors? I fear they'll move to online out of anger?
if a student becomes ill please talk about the class policy- attendance, grading, missed work etc
Since students will obviously be spending a LOT of time with their roommate, will there be extra resources to help with changing roommates or managing conflict?
Do you have to bring all of your books to class to do well?
Great to hear. thank you
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! Can only imagine how difficult your jobs are in this “fluid” time we are in! These Friday sessions have been very helpful and much appreciated!
Thank you for that!
Thank you so much for answering all these questions!
Great session! Thank you!
Great series. I so appreciate all you do in these tough times!
thank you so much ladies
I'm so sorry - I had to take a work call - What was the answer about students getting tested before coming to campus?
Thank you for your help - this was so informative!
You're all so welcome! We are happy to be here!
Big campus with a great bus shuttle system. Do they expect to have more shuttles on campus to help keep them from being overcrowded
Thank you VERY much!
Thank you for your time!
when will students find out what residence hall they are assigned to?
What is the link to download the Microsoft office package for free?
There's also a Resources tab on that rescom site you provided with free downloads link
My son had covid. Is there any talk of using antibody testing to allow students more access (realizing more science is needed.)
so students can't use their own insurance (cigna). they need psu insurance?
How can we get our sons HIPAA, Advance Health Care Directive, and Protected Health Information on file at PSU?
Did you say East Hall was where everyone is going? We had hope for Pollock Housing Area for the Special Learning Option SLO for Engineers
what would a student do if he starts getting sick? Is there a plan for them, a place to call or go?
Family lives overseas. If we obtain PSU insurance for our daughter attending PSU does this insurance cover her when back home over winter/summer break and while outside the US?
Health insurance coverage is effective from August 13, 2020 – August 12, 2021Coverage does not have any limitations, waiting periods, or exclusions on pre-existing conditionsCoverage has network doctors, specialists, hospitals, and other health care providers in the student’s Penn State campus area or where the student resides while attending Penn StateCoverage for emergencies and non-emergency services such as diagnostic X-Ray and lab, physical therapy, urgent care visits, ambulance services, preventative vaccine, and prescription drug coverageCoverage for inpatient and outpatient hospitalizationCoverage for inpatient and outpatient counseling and mental health servicesCoverage for recreational activities (excluding intercollegiate athletics)Coverage for maternity care (female students)
thank you for answering our questions
my son applied to the wellness SLO. Are those decisions made soon?
Can you confirm if parents will be able to assist in moving students into the dorms?
Is family weekend in October canceled?
We are coming from California will we be required to quarantine at PSU or at home knowing that we will be flying.
when you said EAST is that Eastview Terrace Apts or East housing area
so...I'm hearing that parents should quarantine too?
Thanks! big help.
Living overseas and our daughter will not be physically on campus during Fall20 semester as can’t travel to US. Do we need to provide proof of immunizations at this time?
you mentioned earlier that no one will be allowed in the dorms once they are moved in unless you are a resident. So if a parent comes to visit, we will be allowed in our child's room?
With all the buses, do students still want / need a bike
can parents walk the campus after dropoff? we never got to see it?
once kids have started, will parents be kept abreast on how it's going? what #s of covid look like?
Is WiFi available everywhere on campus
is there a curfew on campus
are you the RA coordinator for East Hall
what is your contact informaton
East Halls Residence Life: 814-865-5375
thanks for the answers. Better with smaller groups to get the answer
Thank you for all of the information!