Beginning June 2020, Penn State graduates have the opportunity to purchase a Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma), in addition to receiving the traditional paper diploma issued after degree conferral. A CeDiploma is available to graduates of the spring 2020 class and forward.
Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre held its annual Student Government Association Leadership and Athletic Awards on May 7. The awards honor students who show exceptional leadership both inside and outside the classroom through their participation in athletics, clubs and organizations, community service events and leadership programs.
"Simulating Surveying in Virtual Reality: Teaching Hands On Surveying Without Leaving The Classroom," the poster created by Joe Fioti and Donovan Gaffney, won first place in the Original Research category and was a runner-up for the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s sixth annual Celebration of Scholarship, an undergraduate research poster contest, was held virtually for the first time this year, with the winners honored during an online ceremony held May 1.
Given the continuing challenge and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic and to protect the health of students, faculty and staff, Penn State has made the decision to extend virtual delivery of courses into the summer. Further, the University will adjust tuition for the summer sessions in light of the ongoing pandemic and the persistent fiscal strain it is causing across Pennsylvania and the country.