May 31, 2022

Message from the Dean

Dear Liberal Arts Undergraduates: 

I hope this message finds you well.  

I am writing to notify you that effective today (May 31), Penn State University Park is returning to required indoor masking in all campus buildings as the result of high COVID-19 community levels in Centre County. In this respect, we are joining a growing list of Penn State campuses that similarly have reinstated required indoor masking due to high local COVID-19 numbers. For additional details, please read the Penn State News item about the University’s shift

I recognize the heavy toll that the pandemic has had on you and your friends and families, and I look forward to recapturing the sense of normalcy we were beginning to feel around campus as soon as possible. I will continue to keep you informed about further changes in relevant COVID-related University policies and practices as we head into the summer. Best wishes for your health and safety in the meantime. 


Dean Lang 
Clarence Lang 
Susan Welch Dean of the College of the Liberal Arts 
Penn State