COVID-19 Academic Information and Resources

This page provides information about academic issues and resources for students and instructors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For all academic matters, students should continue to work with their academic advisors and advising offices. Visit for more information.

Updated June 18, 2021

Fall 2021 Information

Penn is returning to in-person course delivery for residential academic programs (non-online academic programs), starting with the Fall 2021 term.

Undergraduate students who anticipate arriving to campus after the start of the academic term – August 31 in Fall 2021 - should consult with their faculty or academic advisor about the feasibility of getting caught up in their courses. Students should not expect instructors to make lectures available asynchronously or to record in-person class meetings. Undergraduate students who are not able to arrive to campus by the last day to add courses - September 14 in Fall 2021 – are advised to take a leave of absence for the Fall 2021 term.

Late arriving graduate and professional students should reach out to their program advisor or director to discuss any online/virtual options that may be available. International students should also contact their ISSS immigration advisor to adjust their program start dates.