A Message to Penn Undergraduates
December 15, 2021
The end of the semester has brought us unique challenges, and we greatly appreciate your resilience and partnership. As the number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to increase on campus, and as we start finals week, we want to take extra precautions to minimize the risk of transmission while also reducing any interruptions to your ability to travel and reunite with loved ones during Winter Break. In this spirit, the last day of in-person exams for undergraduate courses will be Friday, December 17. Any final assessments for undergraduate courses scheduled for the week of December 20 will no longer be in person.
This change has been communicated to all instructors of undergraduate courses, who will develop alternative final assessments. These assessments may include synchronous, remote exams offered on the same day and time as your exam is currently scheduled. Modifications may also be applied to exams scheduled for the remainder of this week, if possible. Please consult your instructors for any questions or clarifications.
We urge you to remain vigilant and continue to follow all public health guidance to help us reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread: mask up, get tested, and get your COVID-19 booster shot.
Thank you for your continued patience and persistence, as we work together to ensure a safe, happy, and healthy Winter Break for all.
Beth A. Winkelstein, Interim Provost
Karen Detlefsen, Vice Provost for Education
Benoit Dubé, Associate Provost and Chief Wellness Officer