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'Back to State' at Penn State Law

Back to State

Following a three-month comprehensive planning process involving more than 250 faculty, staff, and administrators across 16 task groups, Penn State officials have determined the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities to return to campus, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff, and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion. For more information, please visit

More details on what this will look like at Penn State Law are forthcoming. Information provided below for students, faculty, and staff will be updated as it becomes available. Information from Spring 2020 has been archived and can be found here.

Upcoming Virtual Information Sessions

Faculty Session: Friday, October 23, 2020

Staff Session: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Student Session: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Penn State Law Community

10/05/2020 Email from Dean Osofsky: Update on Spring 2021 Plan

09/09/2020 Email from Dean Osofsky: Update on Spring 2021

09/03/2020 Email from Dean Osofsky: Labor Day and Other Health and Safety Reminders

08/29/2020 Email from Dean Osofsky: Reminder Regarding Off Campus Behavior

08/19/2020 Email from Dean Osofsky: Update on Penn State Law/SIA Drinking Policy

08/19/2020 Email from Steven Hinckley, Assoc. Dean, Library and Information Services:
Important Information on Library Policies & Services; Library/Non-Library Seat Reservations; New PSU Student Printing Service

08/13/2020 Email from Dean Osofsky: Further Clarification About Testing and Quarantining

08/11/2020 Email from Dean Osofsky: Important Information on Katz Building Operations During COVID-19

08/10/2020 Email from Dean Osofsky: Student Self-Screening Starting Today

08/05/2020 Email from Dean Osofsky: Clarifying Guidance on Self-Quarantine

08/03/2020 Email from Dean Osofsky: Update on Pre-Arrival Requirements and Testing, Contact Tracing, and Monitoring

FAQ: International Students and Remote Learning in Fall 2020, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights, updated July 26, 2020.

06/14/2020 Email from Dean Osofsky re: Announcement by President Barron About the Fall

The Penn State Office of the Physical Plant Environmental Health & Safety has released this guidance on cloth masks.

LCL-PA Resources for the Legal Profession During COVID-19, updated September 15, 2020.

Information for Penn State Law Students

Use the following links to Sign Up for (Non-Library) Space in Katz to study or attend remote courses if sandwiched between live courses: 




To reserve a seat in the law library, please click this link.

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Penn State Law Office Contact Information

Virtual Wellness Services for Students:

  • You@PSU: You@PSU is a new online portal that gives students one place to access comprehensive resources, tools and information on a range of topics, including mental and emotional well-being, academics, career success, relationships and more. The portal also offers valuable content related to COVID-19 such as working and learning remotely, managing fears and anxieties, and staying connected while physical distancing. Students can create a confidential profile to discover hundreds of personalized tips and resources.
  • Life Hacks: Life Hacks sessions are now being offered remotely for all Penn State students. The free, drop-in gatherings are offered twice daily via Zoom, staffed by CAPS therapists and address transition-related stressors, positive coping strategies to reduce distress and tips to increase well-being.
  • WellTrack: WellTrack is an interactive, self-therapy tool available to students at any time of day, from any location. WellTrack features a wellness assessment that students can take one time, or on an as-needed basis, to help them understand the activities associated with when they feel better and worse, and to identify patterns in their daily activities and how they are feeling. WellTrack also includes programs that can be completed at a student's own pace with content focused on anxiety and stress, depression and public speaking.
  • Thriving Campus: Thriving Campus is an online directory that can help students find a mental health provider in their community. The site provides a list of off-campus, licensed mental health clinicians, many of whom specialize in working with students, and resources and tips for securing care.
  • Tips on Wellness and More Information on Student Affairs & Counseling

Information for Penn State Law Faculty & Staff

FACULTY: Penn State has compiled an Instructor Guide to Fall 2020. This and many other resources are available on Penn State's Keep Teaching website. 

Penn State Keep Teaching Resources

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