Penn State will begin welcoming some students back to campus June 8, and 75 football players are on the list.
The news was announced Thursday night, as the university said that it will also begin welcoming back other students who need “access to specialized facilities, in-person mentoring or early arrival for successful transition to the fall semester.”
All classes have been held in a virtual setting since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and the state’s Department of Education said this week that Friday, June 5 is the first day colleges can hold in-person classes again.
It was not immediately clear which players would get to report first, but it’s likely that the members of the Class of 2020 who did not report in January could be on the early list, as the school and football program would benefit by getting them acclimated to campus life as quickly as possible.