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March 31, 2020

Message From the President

In response to the evolving developments due to COVID-19, William Penn University has made the decision to continue our Spring Semester with remote classes, on campus classes will not resume as originally planned. We are saddened that we cannot welcome you back to campus this semester, however, we must follow social distancing guidelines. Our priority is the health and safety of the William Penn family. We will continue to support you in any way we can, please feel free to reach out to your professors with concerns or questions regarding your coursework.

Commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 9, 2020 have been postponed. All of us at William Penn understand how disappointing this is to our Class of 2020. We are incredibly proud of you and wish we could all celebrate as planned in May. We will be sending out a survey to our graduating students regarding preferences for alternative options soon. Please watch your William Penn email and our website for more information.

While this is a challenging time, we will get through this together. William Penn University faculty and staff are committed as ever to ensuring your success. Please reach out with any questions or concerns you may have during this unsettling time. We look forward to the day when we can all return to campus and be together again. Until that time, I encourage you to stay in contact with your friends and classmates – we are stronger together.

Message From the Dean of Students

As a result of our decision to complete the Spring Semester remotely, with no on campus classes resuming; William Penn dorms are now closed to students not currently on campus due to government recommendations. For students currently living on campus, we welcome you to stay through the end of the semester, if necessary. If you choose to stay on campus, please complete this waiver immediately. For those residents not currently on campus, you cannot return to the dorms until our tentative move-out week of May 4-May 7. Please continue to check your William Penn email and our website for updates as this is a fluid situation and dates may change.

We appreciate your patience as we navigate through these unprecedented circumstances. Our primary focus is the safety and academic progress of our students. William Penn University Leadership is working on a solution regarding residential credits. We will provide more information soon.