Welcome back campus community!

They said we couldn’t do it, and here we are – living our commitment to students and their education. While online education has its benefits, we know – with the correct COVID-19 prevention and mitigation strategies – we can get through the semester learning and experiencing as much as we can. Follow our COVID-19 guidance strictly or we all go home. Do not hold big parties off campus, stay socially-distanced in the common spaces – wear your masks per the Raider Respect Pledge, and wash your hands! We are all responsible for one another, not only today, but forever as Raiders. When we get through the semester, we will have developed a new mastery at resiliency, overcoming obstacles, and navigating life in a time of uncertainty. They are skills that will help move us, Pennsylvania, and the entire country forward. I’m so glad to join you on this journey.

Enjoy your first week of the academic year 2020-2021.


Laurie A. Carter