Penn State plans to resume on-campus work and learning in fall semester

Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities, 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.

Behrend alumnus Justin R. Bloyd

Penn State Behrend alumnus Justin R. Bloyd and his company, RB Sigma, LLC, have donated $25,000 to the college's Student Hardship Fund. Bloyd gave another $10,000 to the Black School of Business, where he has served as an Executive in Residence.

Linda and Clifton Merchant

Linda and Clifton Merchant met at Penn State Berhend in the mid-1950s and were married for 58 years. "It was a really good marriage, and it all started at Behrend," Clifton Merchant said.

Penn State planning to freeze 2020-21 tuition to help ease COVID-19 hardships

Due to the economic challenges facing Pennsylvania and the nation, Penn State President Eric J. Barron announced plans today (April 23) to freeze tuition rates for all students University-wide for the 2020-21 academic year. The plan, which will be presented to the University’s Board of Trustees for final approval at its July meeting, would mark the third consecutive year that Penn State has held tuition rates flat for Pennsylvania resident students.

A message from Penn State President Eric J. Barron

In the face of severe financial impacts to the University brought on by the global coronavirus pandemic, on April 23 Penn State President Eric J. Barron announced some salary adjustments; a 3% across-the-board cut to university budgets in the next fiscal year; and his intention to work with the Board of Trustees to freeze tuition for the 2020-21 academic year to limit student costs.