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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates

Penn State has announced that all classes will be held online for the duration of the Spring 2020 semester.

Important Resources

Health and Welfare

Academic Advising Appointments

Academic advising will be available uninterrupted throughout this period. Simply schedule an advising session through Starfish; an adviser will meet with you via Zoom, phone, or Starfish messaging.

Updates from the Dean

To the Arts and Architecture Community

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has altered our daily routines, our expectations, and our sense of what is normal. This new reality in turn brings on ever-changing conditions that require new measures and actions to be put into place, sometimes within a few hours. These decisions are made in the interest of the safety and wellbeing of everyone.


Continue reading the complete update, including specific directives for undergraduate and graduate students, plus staff and faculty...

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Spring 2020 Virtual Visits

The College of Arts and Architecture is excited to host a series of virtual visits this spring. Please use the links below to sign up for specific events.

If you are not able to attend one of the sessions listed, please reach out to Kelly Praskovich, director of enrollment, kjp137@psu.edu. She will work with you set up a Zoom appointment.

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Student Spotlight
  • When David Bass, a senior majoring in Human Development and Family Studies, registered for an online art therapy course in January, he had no idea just how much his life was going to change. Days later, his mother, for whom he...
  • Sophomore Freddie Miller won the Dramaturgy Award for Region II of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and is now competing for the opportunity to attend the National Festival in Washington, D.C. in...
Faculty/Staff Spotlight
  • Faculty, staff and students from the Penn State School of Theatre’s costume design program are pooling resources and employing their skills to produce cloth masks to help meet demand during the COVID-19 outbreak. Led by...
  • When Penn State School of Visual Arts faculty member Brian Alfred started his podcast, “Sound and Vision,” in 2016, his goal was to share informal yet intimate one-on-one conversations with artists and musicians. What...
Alumni and Donor Spotlight
  • Kim Kauffman (’81 B.S. LArch) has made a significant financial contribution to the College of Arts and Architecture to establish the Kauffman Family Scholarship Fund in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Available to...
  • For nearly 60 years, Bill Jaffe (’60 B.A. Journ) has been philanthropically engaged with the university he deeply loves, and as fundraising efforts for the new University Art Museum kicked off, he saw an opportunity to...

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