Penn State Harrisburg will hold its fall 2021 commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Michael Sullivan, a retired senior executive with Pepco Holdings (now part of Exelon) in Washington, D.C. will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony.
In alignment with the recent announcement from the White House on federal vaccination requirements, all Penn State employees at all locations are now subject to a federal COVID-19 vaccination requirement. The deadline for employees to receive their final dose of a vaccine is Jan. 4, 2022
All employees, as well as undergraduate and graduate students supported on wage payroll, who have a disability or medical condition that they believe prevents them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can now request accommodations by completing an online request form on or before Friday, Nov. 12.
Individuals covered by the federal vaccination mandate currently impacting nine Penn State campuses who believe that their sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances prevent them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, may complete an online accommodation request form on or before Nov. 5.
Penn State police officers at Penn State Altoona and Penn State Fayette are hosting National Drug Take-Back Day events on Oct. 23, which aim to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Secure prescription collection bins also are available year-round at Penn State Berks, Penn State Harrisburg and University Park.
To support students at Penn State, campus food pantries across the commonwealth are available to provide students with food, toiletries and more. For students who are experiencing food insecurity or who are uncertain about their needs, the University offers a range of guidance, support and resources.
Across the University, Penn State offers various resources to help students with food and housing insecurity, financial issues and basic needs. Among these efforts, Penn State's campus food pantries are helping to support students and alleviate everyday stressors such as figuring out what food to put on the table.