Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact

Resumption of Research Activities:

As we now look ahead, Penn Engineering is working to gradually resume on-campus operations as approved by President Gutmann and in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. This page will be updated as information becomes available.

The School is currently preparing for Phase 1 of Resumption of Research Activities on June 8, 2020.

We have a Watchdog Committee who will serve as our ears and eyes on campus to make  it easy for the members of our community to report egregious conduct or coercion of any form.

Access to Penn Engineering Buildings:

Access to all buildings in the Penn Engineering Complex is restricted to approved personnel. All laboratories and classrooms inside the complex are locked and accessible only to individuals who have had their activities approved as part of the Phase 1 reopening. To request access, please contact Access is currently prohibited for undergraduate students.

What to do if you feel ill:


Call Student Health with questions about COVID-19 or health-related travel questions at 215-746-3535. They have increased staff capacity in anticipation of increased call volume. Students are strongly discouraged from using the Emergency Department except for emergency situations (e.g. difficulty breathing, chest pain). More information can be found here.

Faculty + Staff:

Please contact your routine healthcare provider. Penn Telemedicine services (215-615-2222) are also available via OnDemand. More information on this benefit can be found here. Do not come to campus if you are feeling sick. If you are essential personnel, please communicate immediately to your leadership so that back-up personnel can be engaged. More information about COVID-19 can be found here.

Page last updated: May 26, 2020 @ 9:13 AM