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SCUP Coffee Chat: COVID-19 Physical Distancing in Classrooms

June 10, 2020
Free Webinar | 1:30-2:00 PM Eastern

A recording of this chat is available to SCUP members only.

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Health, safety, and wellbeing are top priorities for all campuses. What does that look like for a campus that is planning to bring back students in the Fall?

Log in and join the conversation led by SCUP members from Penn State: Pamela Garbini, assistant director for space management, planning design & properties, and Tom Kase, classroom architect, planning design & properties.

We’ll discuss topics that all campuses are asking, such as:

  • Six-foot physical distancing layout modifications in existing classrooms
  • Reduced occupancy yields when dealing with fixed seating versus movable seating
  • Creating instructor zones
  • Creating alternate instruction spaces and your other questions.

We’re looking forward to an interactive chat that will help move leaders toward a sustainable and safe environment for everyone on campus. Be ready to share your thoughts, experiences, and strategies. SCUP is where planning comes together!


  • Pamela Garbini, Penn State, Assistant Director for Space Management, Planning Design & Properties.
  • Tom Kase, Penn State, Classroom Architect, Planning Design & Properties

Cost: Free to everyone
Deadline: Sign up will close June 10 at 11:30 AM Eastern

Seats are limited to the first 100 participants to promote a lively and engaged conversation among participants and facilitators.

This chat will be recorded and shared with the SCUP membership.

Interested in hosting a chat?
Reach out to Josh Humbel at to learn more.