Responding to the critical need to support statewide mitigation efforts to reduce the transmission of coronavirus, Susquehanna is conducting classes and continuing its operations remotely. The university intends to revert to its normal face-to-face, in-person instructional mode at the end of the pandemic.

While all in-person visits to campus are suspended, our virtual tour and admission counselors are available to help future students connect to the Susquehanna community.

If you have questions that are not addressed in the FAQs or resources below, feel free to reach out to the contact listed within each FAQ. We’d love to hear from you.

Updated May 19, 2020

Fall 2020 Semester

Prioritizing the health and safety of our Susquehanna community, Susquehanna is adjusting the academic calendar for fall 2020 instruction. Under this revised calendar, the semester will start one week early.

These adjustments will help to reduce the risk of infection associated with students returning to campus following break travel, while allowing us to offer 13 consecutive weeks of on-campus instruction and activities. 

Here is the newly revised Fall 2020 Academic Calendar:

  • Move-in dates and times will be assigned at a later date, taking into consideration then-applicable social distancing guidance
  • Monday, Aug. 24 – Classes begin at 8 a.m. (Welcome Week kicks off the semester)
  • Friday, Oct. 9 – First seven-week classes end
  • (No fall midterm break)
  • Monday, Oct. 12 – Second seven-week classes begin
  • Friday, Nov. 20 – Last day of on-campus classes; Thanksgiving break begins 10 p.m.
  • Move-out dates and times will be assigned at a later date, taking into consideration then-applicable social distancing guidance
  • Monday, Nov. 30 – Classes resume remotely for remainder of semester
  • Friday, Dec. 4 – Classes end 10 p.m.
  • Dec. 5-6 – Reading Days
  • Monday, Dec. 7 – Finals begin remotely
  • Thursday, Dec. 10 – Finals end (Semester concludes)

Please look for another update regarding confirmation of our final plans for the fall semester by no later than July 15.


Governor Wolf issued an order to close all non-life-sustaining business as of March 19, 2020. This includes closing college campuses. There are many unanswered questions that we are working through in consultation with counsel and our professional organizations. 

Event Cancellations

All University-sponsored events are suspended, which includes restricting non-employee visitors to campus during this period.

All non-essential University-sponsored travel is also canceled.

The Landmark Conference has announced the cancellation of the Spring 2020 athletic season.  For more information, read the full announcement here.