Safe Return to TSCT

Spring 2022 Information for Students

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and interpret evolving guidance from the CDC, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology has implemented the following COVID-19 testing process, effective immediately: in order to return to campus for the spring 2022 semester, all students are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result – regardless of their vaccination status – to Health Services by Saturday, January 15 at 11:59pm.

Do you live near the College? Free COVID-19 testing will be offered  to students (and employees) on campus in Health Services (Brenner Hall, Main Campus): 

  • Wednesday, January 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, January 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, January 17, from noon to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you do not live near the College, you can take a COVID-19 test (rapid or PCR) at any valid testing location. You must take the test on or after Wednesday, January 12. Please email your test results to Health Services:  as soon as you receive them.

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result must be provided to Health Services by Saturday, January 15 at 11:59 p.m. Students will not be permitted on campus (i.e. dorm, classroom, shop, lab, etc.) until we have their negative test results.

If you have any questions about this requirement or need help finding a valid testing site, please contact Health Services: 717-299-7769 or .  

Note: due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and evolving CDC guidance, the testing requirement detailed above replaces the prior direction communicated to students via postcard in December.

We encourage you to get the COVID-19 vaccination and, if eligible, a booster as soon as possible. Find a location near you to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster. Vaccine clinics will be available on campus at the start of the semester - date, time, and location information is coming soon. If you have recently received a COVID-19 vaccination or a booster, we encourage you to send your updated vaccination card to Health Services: .

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the College will delay the face-to-face (in-person) return of general education courses until February 2. General education courses that were scheduled for in-person learning will instead meet online from January 19 through February 1. These courses will return to in-person learning on February 2, unless notified otherwise. This transition is only applicable to in-person general education courses – all shops, labs, and other classes will return to in-person learning beginning January 19, unless notified otherwise. Developmental/Pre-Major courses will be in-person.

Visit the COVID-19 Updates webpage for more information and resources.

We look forward to safely welcoming students back to campus for the spring 2022 semester!