HARRISBURG, Pa. - Summertime on the campuses of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities will be unlike any in previous years.
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Daniel Greenstein on Monday informed the universities' presidents that there will be no in-person instruction during the summer sessions.
Greenstein also directed the presidents to cancel, postpone, or move to a remote delivery modality all of this summer's face-to-face events, both academic and non-academic.
The presidents, he said, may grant exceptions for programs that can be managed to ensure the health and safety of the participants and the broader community.
All canceled are all in-person experiential learning opportunities, including clinical rotations, student teaching, internships, and field experiences.
"While we do not have all of the answers as to how these changes will impact our campus at this time," Kutztown University President Kenneth S. Hawkinson said in a message to KU's campus community, "please know that we will work to do what is necessary to ensure the long-term success of our university."
The state schools suspended their in-person classes for the spring semester on March 13. Kutztown then announced last week that it was postponing its May graduation ceremonies.
In addition to Kutztown, the 14 state schools include East Stroudsburg University in Monroe County, Millersville University in Lancaster County, and West Chester University in Chester County.