Penn's Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
2020 SAS summer courses will take place remotely. For undergraduates, please check Penn InTouch for updated summer course information. For graduate and professional students, please consult your schools and programs. Summer study abroad remains cancelled.

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies staff is working remotely to comply with University protocols as we navigate the COVID-19 virus. Penn is committed to maintaining a safe campus and workplace for faculty, students, staff, and visitors. While we are not onsite, we are still available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. by phone and online in case you need support: (215) 898-7326 or

Visit, the University's dedicated coronavirus COVID-19 web page, for the latest updates.

Ways to help

You are here

In order to be there for anyone else, you have to first take care of yourself.

Donate or share virtual support

  • PHL COVID-19 Fund: The PHL COVID-19 Fund will rapidly and equitably deploy solutions and resources to help our nonprofit community navigate near- and longer-term challenges from COVID-19 and ensure that critical resources remain available for those in our community who need it most.
  • Donate PPE and supplies to Penn Medicine: Penn Medicine is now accepting donations of personal protective equipment and supplies from the community. For more information, visit the Penn Medicine website.
  • Penn Medicine Spread the Love Campaign: Send notes of gratitude to front line staff at Penn Medicine. Leave your messages of support, encouragement, and gratitude, and they will be spread system-wide and delivered to our staff. No name or contact information is required, but if you'd like to sign your first name and location, you're more than welcome.
  • Support local small businesses (safely): Though some locations have closed, you can still safely support your Philadelphia neighborhood shops and restaurants during this difficult time.

Volunteer and help your neighbors

Please note: The University has suspended student involvement in community outreach for the safety of students and community members. Additional information and resources on COVID-19 are available at Penn’s Coronavirus website.

There are many established organizations in Philadelphia seeking volunteers. Students are not required or encouraged to engage in any of these initiatives. These opportunities are completely voluntary. Please contact the sites directly to sign up or with any questions.

  • Corona Connects is an online database created by Penn students that lets you filter remote and in-person volunteer opportunities by US location and time commitment. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, want to teach others or flex your crafting skills, or want to get out or stay inside, there are many ways to make a difference.

Other ways to help

  • Call or leave a note for your neighbors, particularly seniors and those who live alone. Help them get the essential supplies they need.
  • Remind others of social distancing guidance, including your own friends.
  • Order take-out or delivery from a locally owned eatery.
  • Wear a mask and sew masks to donate to neighbors or essential employees.
  • Post drawings and other art or words of thanks or encouragement in your window and offer a wave of thanks when you see essential employees, especially our healthcare workers and first responders.

Penn Summer

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326

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