The Help Tool

Navigating college can sometimes be a stressful experience. You probably have lots of questions but may not be sure who to ask. Don't worry. We've got you covered! Explore the topics listed in our Help Tool to find information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Emergency crisis assistance

If you or someone you know is thinking of hurting themselves or someone else, get help immediately, no matter the time of day or night.  

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis:  

  • Call 911 for emergencies.  

  • Call the 24/7 Penn State Crisis Line at 1-877-229-6400.

  • Text the 24/7 Crisis Text Line. Text "LIONS" to 741741. 

  • Go to the nearest emergency room. The hospital closest to Penn State Beaver is Heritage Valley Beaver, 1000 Dutch Ridge Road, Beaver, PA 15009. 724-728-7000.

  • Contact Penn State Beaver Personal Counseling (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Student Affairs & Engagement Office, 113 Student Union Building, or call 724-773-3951 or 724-773-3959  

More personal counseling information

Feeding Student Success

The Lion's Pantry offers mainly grab-and-go food items free of charge to Penn State Beaver students. Located in Room 112 of the Student Union Building, the pantry is open 24/7 and no permission is necessary to use it. In addition to food, a few toiletries such as toothbrushes and soap are available.

The pantry is a partnership between the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Office of Student Affairs and Engagement to provide additional support for Penn State Beaver students.

Please contact the Office of Student Affairs and Engagement at 724-773-3951 for more information about using the pantry or donating funds to support it.   

Harmony Hall

Harmony Hall, a traditional residence hall that recently underwent a million-dollar renovation, accommodates two students per bedroom and features private bathrooms on each floor. The residence hall provides 24-hour card access at exterior and interior doors, emergency call boxes, laundry facilities, vending machines, a central lobby area including a community kitchen, and a game room with a big-screen TV, pool table, and air hockey.

Find out more about living on campus

Office of Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life provides a variety of resources for our students. We focus on the success of each student as an individual, and the services we offer provide support to help students appropriately manage and overcome personal, social, and academic challenges that may arise. We strive to ensure a safe, comfortable, and supportive living and learning environment that enhances the principles of Penn State.

Visit our Residence Life Web Pages

Off-campus housing

While we don't offer off-campus housing, we may be able to help you with your housing problem. Reach out to us via our Request Help form.

Request Help

Get free clothing

Are you in need of professional attire for an upcoming interview, career fair or other event/experience? Need a warm jacket, hat or gloves? The Campus Closet may be able to help.

The Campus Closet is open to Penn State Beaver students who many need professional clothing and accessories to help them look their best or cold weather gear for those chilly western Pennsylvania winters. 

To access the closet, please contact [email protected] or stop by the Career Services Office, SUB 107, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

Transportation Assistance

The Office of Residence Life provides transportation assistance to students during Harmony Hall closing dates, including fall break, winter break, and spring break.

Prior to the hall closing, an email will be sent to students with instructions on how to request assistance to or from the Pittsburgh International Airport and downtown Pittsburgh transportation sites, such as the Amtrak or Greyhound stations. Students must sign up in advance for assistance. The deadline and other details will be included in the sign up email. 

Personal transportation outside of the hall closing dates is not provided. Students traveling off campus for events not sponsored by the University are responsible for their own transportation.

Local shuttles

The campus provides a shuttle to local shopping areas for students to get groceries, eat at local restaurants, and enjoy other entertainments. Shuttle destinations, dates, and times vary.  Locations are advertised to students in advance and require a sign up. Seats are filled on a first come, first served basis.  

If you have questions regarding campus transportation, please contact Jill Bender at [email protected] or Billie Brown at [email protected].

Bus schedules

The Beaver County Transit Authority has bus routes that come near campus. Bus schedules are available on the BCTA website.

On-campus medical services

If you are experiencing a serious or life-threatening medical emergency, dial 911.

Penn State Beaver offers a variety of health education programs in diverse areas, including nutrition, wellness, sexual health and avoidance of substance abuse. Students are strongly encouraged to learn how to establish positive, lifelong health habits.

The Student Health Center is open Monday through Friday throughout the academic year unless otherwise noted through campus communications. The Health Center is closed during the months of June and July.

There is no fee to see Nurse Jessica Judy, RN., BSN.

Dr. Mitchell Pfeiffer, the consulting physician, is available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on two Tuesdays every month. A $15 fee is charged to a student's account for a physician consultation. To learn the dates when the doctor is available, please visit the Health Center or check weekly Stall Stories.

Evening and weekend nurse advice hotline

A nurse advice hotline for urgent problems only is available weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and all hours on weekends. Have your PSU ID number available when you call. Your call may be recorded.

Private & Confidential
814-863-4463

    Services provided

    • Assessment, evaluation, and treatment of short-term illness or injury
    • Consultation for health concerns
    • Emergency care for injuries on campus
    • Referrals to physicians, hospitals, emergency rooms or community agencies as necessary and appropriate
    • Health screenings for blood pressure, height and weight
    • First aid and emergency care
    • Emergency, on-campus transportation to health services
    • Resource center for health information and literature
    • Health education opportunities though wellness initiatives, awareness programs, and the annual Penn State Beaver Health Fair
    • Maintenance of confidential student health records
    • Compliance with local and state health departments' rules and regulations
    • Physical examinations for driver's license, employment and athletics

    Health Services website Off-campus medical facilities

    What is my Penn State user ID? 

    You must obtain an Access Account user ID and password (often referred to as your email address and password) before using any Penn State computing resources.

    Please take a moment to review the following important information:

    • Your user ID is unique and is used to give you access to many of Penn State's services, including email.
    • Your user ID is assigned to you when you register as a student and is usually a string of characters containing your initials and three or four numbers, i.e. abc123. Your user ID does not include @psu.edu.
    • Your email address is a combination of your user ID and @psu.edu.
    • Your password will not change unless you want or need it to. The University has numerous policies regarding use of your user ID and password, and it's important to know them.
    • NEVER share your password with anyone.

    How do I activate my user ID?

    In order to receive email, use Canvas, log into lab computers, and use other University computer services, you must first activate your account. Go to Penn State Accounts for more information.

    Visit the Information Technology Site

    The Penn State Beaver Library has computers and audio/video equipment that can be checked out for varying lengths of time. Stop by the front desk for more information.

    Equipment to Loan
    Technology Number Available Length of Loan
    Dell laptops 8 1 week
    Chromebook laptops 12 4 hours
    Viewmasters 10 2 weeks
    Sony Bloggies flip cameras 8 2 weeks
    Canon VIXIA HF G20 1 2 weeks
    Go Pro Max 1 1 week
    Nikon CoolPix L830 2 2 weeks
    Nikon D5600 w/lenses 1 1 week
    Nikon KeyMission 360 2 1 week
    Sony FDR-AX53 1 2 weeks
    Tripods and mini tripods 8 2 weeks
    Wireless Microphones 2 2 weeks
    Portable Phone Chargers 6 4 hours
    Scientific Calculator 6 4 hours
    TI-84 Plus Calculator 6 4 hours
    Stabilizer Tab Mounts for phones and tablets 5 2 weeks
    Steadicam Volt 1 2 weeks
    Oculus 2 VR Headset 1 4 hours
    Updated Aug. 14, 2023

    Visit the Information Technology Site

    Get software

    Office 365: Available to everyone at Penn State, Microsoft Office 365 offers online versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and more. The Office Suite apps are also available to be downloaded and installed on your personal device.

    G Suite: Available at no cost to Penn State students, faculty, and staff members, Penn State G Suite accounts include the following core set of apps: Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Hangouts Meet and Chats, Sites and Jamboard.

    Adobe Software: Students, faculty, and staff who need access to Adobe Creative Cloud can apply for a free account. Three tiers of access are available: Adobe Express, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Adobe Creative Cloud. 

    Software @ PSU and Software Request both offer various free and discounted software titles to faculty, staff, and students.

    WebLabs: Connect to a virtual lab computer hosted by Penn State.

    Autodesk: Autodesk offers free educational licenses to its 3D design and engineering software, including the AutoCAD suite, Maya, and more. Available to all students, faculty, and staff. These software products can be downloaded by signing up for an account at the Autodesk website using your Penn State e-mail address.

    Visit the Information Technology Site

    Help Desk

    For technology support, please email Penn State Beaver Help Desk at [email protected], or call the Help Desk Hotline at 724-773-3830.

    Computer labs

    Locations

    • Laboratory Classroom Building: Rooms 102/103 and 104
    • Michael Baker Building: Rooms 108, 020, and 016

    Hours

    • Sunday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    After hours

    Computer labs may be used after posted hours. To gain access to a lab, please contact University Police at 724-773-3888 to request that the duty officer open a lab for you. When you're done working in the lab, please contact Police Services to let the officer know he/she should return to lock the lab.

    Visit the Information Technology site

    Paw Prints

    Paw Prints is a cloud-based, pay-as-you-go printing solution that offers convenient, individualized experiences for students. Paw Prints kiosks feature:

    • Printing and scanning in black-and-white and color.
    • Access to cloud-based printing at every kiosk by logging in, entering a code, or inserting a USB drive.
    • Minimal rates for printing and scanning to help save money on your own equipment, ink, and paper.
    • Payment for prints using one of these convenient methods:

    Paw Prints information

    Paw Prints kiosk locations

    Paw Prints kiosks are available to print in both color and black and white at the following locations:

    • Upper level of Student Union Building, accessible 24/7 for students with after-hours building access by swiping their PSU IDs.
    • Ground floor of Harmony Hall, accessible 24/7 by hall residents.

    Visit the Information Technology site

    Wireless Connectivity

    Wireless connectivity is usually available indoors and outdoors on campus. If you have difficulty with wireless connections, please contact the IT Help Desk (LCB room 101), 724-773-3830.

    Wireless locations

    The wireless network can be accessed in the following buildings and should also be available outdoors near these buildings:

    • Harmony Hall 
    • Brodhead Bistro
    • Gym
    • Ross Administration Building
    • Library
    • Student Union Building
    • Laboratory Classroom Building
    • General Classroom Building
    • Michael Baker Building

    How to connect

    The procedure to access the wireless network is the same at all Penn State locations. Using the device you're connecting, go to Set Up Your Wireless Connection.

    Connect in Harmony Hall

    Residents of Harmony Hall should visit Roomgearfor information on connecting from their rooms.

    Visit the Information Technology Site

    Help Desk

    For technology support, please email Penn State Beaver Help Desk at [email protected], or call the Help Desk Hotline at 724-773-3830.

    Computer labs

    Locations

    • Laboratory Classroom Building: Rooms 102/103 and 104
    • Michael Baker Building: Rooms 108, 020, and 016

    Hours

    • Sunday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    After hours

    Computer labs may be used after posted hours. To gain access to a lab, please contact University Police at 724-773-3888 to request that the duty officer open a lab for you. When you're done working in the lab, please contact Police Services to let the officer know he/she should return to lock the lab.

    Visit the Information Technology site

    The Media Commons is a University-wide initiative designed to enrich students' academic lives by creating digital content for their coursework. The Media Commons provides all Penn State locations with common sets of computing tools, support materials, and opportunities to create digital media of all kinds. The Media Commons also helps to educate faculty, staff, and students about the appropriate uses of digital media.

    Details

    • One Button Studio at Beaver campus
    • Media Commons editing stations
      • Library and Room 101 Michael Baker Building
      • Library stations are open during regular library hours

    Frequently asked questions

    Where can I borrow a video camera or still camera for a project?

    Recording equipment such as video and still cameras and wireless microphones are available to be signed out for up to two weeks at a time. Check out the library's list of equipment and stop by the front desk to sign something out.

    I need help! Where should I go?

    There are a number of ways to get help with Media Commons projects:

    • How-to manuals are provided in each editing suite.
    • Visit the Media Commons website to chat with a Media Commons consultant or to access how-to documents and video tutorials.
    • Call the Media Commons Hotline (toll free): 866-266-7496
    • Email the Media Commons staff: [email protected]

    Learn more about Media Commons

    Visit the Information Technology Site

    Work-study and part-time jobs are available in the IT office for:

    • Residence Hall Computer Technicians
    • IT Support Staff

    To apply for a position or for more information, please contact Nick Pentz at 724-773-3573 or Eric Marts at 724-773-3569.

    Visit the Information Technology Site

    Students can join meetings and classes via Zoom at any location on campus if they have a laptop with a webcam and audio of their own, but there are also many computer stations on campus that they can use.

    Laboratory Classroom Building

    • 104 LCB: Computers with webcams are available. Headsets are also available.
    • 102 LCB: All the computers have webcams, but students should bring their own headsets.

    Michael Baker Building

    • 16 MBB: Computers with webcams are available, but students should bring their own headsets.
    • 20 MBB: Computer at the front of the room with webcam, but students should bring their own headsets.
    • 107 MBB: Computers with webcams are available, but students should bring their own headsets.
    • 108 MBB: Computers with webcams are available, but students should bring their own headsets.

    Ross Administration Building

    • 105 RAB: Computers with webcams are available, but students should bring their own headsets.
    • 203 RAB: Computer with Meeting Owl available to Zoom individually or as a group.

    Student Union Building

    • 15 SUB: Computer with Meeting Owl available to Zoom individually or as a group.
    • 102 SUB (Lodge): Computer has a webcam, but students should bring their own headsets.
    • 115 SUB: Computers with webcams are available, but students should bring their own headsets.
    • Upstairs lobby: Computer has a webcam, but students should bring their own headsets.

    Parking Lot

    A wireless Internet connection is available in Parking Lot F for those who want to access Zoom from their car.

    Visit the Information Technology Site

    While we like to think we have all the answers, of course, the truth is ... we don't! But that doesn't mean we're not ready to help.

    Please fill out our online form and let us know what YOU want to know. We'll get back to you as soon as possible with the information you need.

    Ask a Question

    What is academic advising?

    Penn State's Academic Advising Program is designed to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals; promote intellectual discovery; encourage students to take advantage of both in- and out-of-class educational opportunities; and become self-directed learners and decision makers. 

    What are the responsibilities of advisers and advisees?

    To protect the rights and responsibilities of both student and faculty, the adviser neither grants nor denies administrative approval. The student must assume final responsibility for the successful completion of all graduation requirements.

    The adviser’s role

    • To understand University procedures and the academic concerns of students
    • To understand the expected standards of achievement and the student’s likelihood of success
    • To discuss suitable career objectives as demonstrated by student abilities and interests
    • To plan a course of study and offer advice about courses, adjustments, prerequisites, etc.
    • To refer students to other resources when appropriate
    • To keep informed and current regarding the specific college and department

    The advisee’s role

    • To acquire information for course scheduling, program planning, and graduation requirements
    • To seek academic and career information needed to meet educational goals
    • To become knowledgeable about University and college policies, procedures, rules, etc.
    • To be prepared with accurate and relevant materials when meeting with the adviser
    • To consult with the adviser at least once every semester  

    Consult LionPATH

    Penn State LionPATH is an expert-based, empirically grounded advising and information system delivered online. It was created to supplement student/adviser relationships and to engage students in interactive inquiry for informed educational planning.

    Penn State LionPATH offers students a variety of services, including providing each student with the name of his/her adviser; providing an update on the student's cumulative grade-point average (GPA); assisting students in exploring majors; and giving students the ability to drop and add courses and/or withdraw from the University. In an ongoing effort to provide students with the best possible services and information, options will continue to be added to LionPATH as needed.

    go to LionPATH

    Advising Resources

    Accommodations for disabilities

    Penn State Beaver welcomes students with disabilities into the University's educational programs. If you have disability-related needs for reasonable academic accommodations, we can help.

    Visit the disabilities web page

    Temporary illness or injury

    If you become temporarily impaired due to an illness or accident, contact the campus nurse at 724-773-3955 to receive short-term accommodations.

    Visit the absences and Excuses Web Page

    Center for Academic Achievement

    The Center for Academic Achievement (CAA) is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in Suite 105 of the Ross Administration Building. The center offers:

    • Professional tutors in writing (any subject), math (any level), and statistics.
    • Student/peer tutors in a variety of subjects.
    • Specialized software programs for math, business, engineering, and many other majors and disciplines.
    • Testing and other accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
    • Free Internet access.

    In addition, the CAA provides a comfortable and student-friendly environment:

    • Mac and Windows computers.
    • A large whiteboard area near the computers.
    • Round tables for group study sessions.
    • Tables enabling students to work one-on-one with a tutor or friend.
    • Study tools such as scratch paper, calculators, and various office supplies.
    • A testing room for students with disabilities. The room also has a chalkboard, microwave, and refrigerator and can be used as study space when not in use for testing.

    Schedule Tutoring

    Center for Academic Achievement

    Crisis Intervention

    If you or someone you know is thinking of hurting themselves or someone else, get help immediately, no matter the time of day or night.  

    If you are experiencing a mental health crisis:  

    • Call 911 for emergencies.  

    • Call the 24/7 Penn State Crisis Line at 1-877-229-6400.

    • Text the 24/7 Crisis Text Line. Text "LIONS" to 741741. 

    • Go to the nearest emergency room.   
      The nearest hospital to Penn State Beaver is: 
      Heritage Valley Beaver Emergency Department 
      1000 Dutch Ridge Road, Beaver, PA 15009 724-728-7000 

    • Contact Penn State Beaver Personal Counseling (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)  Student Affairs & Engagement Office, 113 Student Union Building or call 724-773-3951 or 724-773-3959  

    Any member of campus can get you to someone for help. Just ask! You matter to us. The Penn State Crisis Line can also be used for consultation. If you know someone or are with someone who is experiencing a crisis Penn State Crisis Line can help and is available to students at all Penn State campuses. Please note that the caller must be located in the U.S. when placing a call to the Penn State Crisis Line. 

    Visit the Personal Counseling Services website

    In crisis or need immediate support?

    See these crisis intervention resources.

    Personal Counseling Office

    The Student Personal Counseling office welcomes you and want you to know that we are here and ready to help with a variety of services including online and virtual wellness services and counseling services. College can be stressful. Students may confront a variety of issues that could impede their ability to achieve academically. Academic, social, family, work or financial stress, anxiety, interpersonal concerns, depression, sexuality, substance abuse and other mental health issues that are commonly faced by both traditional-aged and re-entry students.   

    While most students cope successfully with life's demands, sometimes these pressures become overwhelming and difficult to manage. Students might feel alone, isolated, helpless and even hopeless. These feelings can easily disrupt academic performance and may result in other harmful behaviors such as missing class, falling behind on assignments, substance abuse, self-harm and other behaviors that negatively impact a student’s success. 

    Many common student concerns include:

    • Difficulty in adjusting to college
    • Homesickness
    • Problems with friends, roommates, and/or family members
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Lack of motivation
    • Difficulty in relaxing
    • Concerns about your major, career and/or future
    • Difficulty in concentrating or studying
    • Trouble coping with academic pressures
    • Uncertainties about personal values and beliefs

    If you experience or deal with any of these issues or any other stressors, you're urged to make an appointment to talk with a personal counselor. We're here to help you, and YOU matter to us. 

    What services are provided?

    Personal counseling offers a variety of confidential and free services for Beaver campus students, including:

    • Individual counseling (in-person or tele-health) 
    • Community referrals
    • Programs on topics of well-being
    • Additional counseling and support services, as needed

    Basic counseling services are provided at no charge to undergraduate students registered full time (12 credits or more for undergraduates) for the semester in which they are interested in seeking our services. There is a limit to the number of individual counseling sessions for any student in any given year. Fees for certain specialty services may be assessed.

    Confidentiality

    When it comes to protecting your information, CAPS follows all professional standards and state and federal laws. Information shared with the therapist is held in the strictest confidence consistent with professional and ethical standards and state and federal law. Therapists will not release information without the client's signed consent except in rare instances where sharing is required by law (such as to save a human life, to report child sexual abuse, or to comply with a court order).

    How do I make an appointment? 

    During regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) students seeking routine counseling services are able to use one of the following methods to schedule a meeting with a campus counselor.   

    • Schedule by email: [email protected] 

    • Schedule by phone: 724-773-3961 or 724-773-3951 

    • In-Person:  Stop by the Office of Student Affairs & Engagement located in the Student Union Building, Room 113.   

    Virginia Schuetz, MA, LPC, student personal counselor 
    [email protected] 
    724-773-3960 
     
    Brenda Schultz, MA, NCC, student personal and career counselor 
    [email protected] 
    724-773-3961 

    Visit the Personal Counseling Services website

    Career Planning

    Regardless of your academic major or class year, Penn State Career Services is here to assist you in identifying and achieving your individual career goals.

    Meet with Career Services

    Penn State Beaver’s career counselor is available by appointment from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Let Career Services help with your career journey, choosing a major, exploring majors, writing resumes, preparing for interviews, exploring graduate schools, and more. 

    To make an appointment, call 724-773-3961 or 724-773-3951, stop by the Student Affairs and Engagement Office in Student Union Building 113, or email [email protected] .   

    Career Services on Canvas

    Current students enrolled at Penn State Beaver have access to career resources through Penn State Beaver Career Services & Resources on Canvas. Locate information on: 

    • Career services workshops, career fairs, and other career related events 
    • Majors and career exploration 

    • Creating your professional brand (resume, cover letter, LinkedIn, and more) 

    • Jobs/internships, professional organizations, and special populations 

    • Interviewing 

    • Graduate and professional school planning and exploration  

    Log into your Penn State Canvas learning management account. Click on the Penn State Beaver Career Services & Resource page and begin exploring. 

    Visit the career services website

    11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2024, in the gymnasium

    Physical tickets will not be issued. An RSVP link will be emailed to graduates. If you need to update the information that you provided with your RSVP, please call 724-773-3789 or email [email protected].

    Livestream

    Those unable to attend are welcome to view the ceremony online. The link will be posted here.

    Commencement attire

    Graduates should wear business or business casual attire under their gown. Caps and gowns should be purchased from the Penn State Beaver Bookstore in the Student Union Building. Please hang your gown for several days before commencement to help remove wrinkles.

    Diplomas

    Students should verify their address in LionPATH and update if necessary. Diplomas will be mailed four to six weeks after the ceremony. A Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma) is also available. 

    If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Jen Dilts, staff assistant, Registrar's Office, 724-773-3789, or Rachel Zughaib, registrar, 724-773-3786.

    Photos

    Commencement photos are provided free of charge and can be downloaded from the campus Flickr page, generally a few business days following the ceremony. The photos are not copyrighted, so you should have no problem getting them printed. If you have questions, contact Cathy Benscoter, marketing and web specialist.

    Penn State Beaver Flickr

    Commencement attire

    Graduates should wear business or business casual attire under their gown. Caps and gowns should be purchased from the Penn State Beaver Bookstore in the Student Union Building.

    Please hang your gown for several days before commencement to help remove wrinkles.

    more commencement information

    Stay Connected to Penn State Beaver

    Penn State Beaver's alums, students, faculty, and staff are always active and busy accomplishing great things all over the world. We want to keep updated with what's happening in your life! If you have recently changed employment, added to your family, or moved, we hope you'll share your news with us.

    Penn State Beaver's Office of Development and Alumni Relations is dedicated to keeping alumni and friends of the college connected and informed.

    Email Alumni Relations Visit the alumni website

    Notify the University of your intent to graduate

    To graduate, you must satisfy all the University, college, and major requirements that were in effect at the time of your most recent admission or re-enrollment as a degree candidate to the University.

    To submit your notification, go to LionPATH and select "Graduating this semester". If you encounter any issues with LionPATH, contact the Registrar's Office.

    Learn more about the intent to graduate process

    Canvas

    Canvas is the University's course management system. Most professors organize their courses using Canvas, allowing  you to see your assignments and course progress.

    Log into Canvas

    Get help with Canvas

    Email

    Your email address is your Access ID followed by @psu.edu. Penn State uses Microsoft Outlook in Office 365 for its email system. Be sure to check your email frequently as it's how the University and your instructors will communicate with you.

    Check your Penn State email online

     

    Large-format printing

    The Office of Student Affairs & Engagement can print large posters for student projects and assignments upon request. Posters can be printed in a variety of sizes, and prices are determined by size. Poster requests are for academic, club/organization, and departmental use only. Personal printing requests will be denied. 

    All poster requests must be submitted a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Late requests will not be guaranteed. High-resolution files (300 ppi) must be submitted in JPG format. Student Affairs is not responsible for the quality of low-resolution files. 

    Poster Printing Request Form How to create your poster

    You must use this form to request printing. Emails will not be accepted. Multiple posters may be ordered on the same request form. 

    Paper sizes

    • 20” x 30” $6 per poster
    • 24” x 32” $6 per poster
    • 36” x 48” $12 per poster
    • Smaller/larger sizes may be available; price will be determined prior to printing.

    Paper types

    • Plain paper: For indoor and short-term use only.  Most used for presentation posters.
    • Waterproof/tear-resistant: For outdoor and/or long-term use. Colors will not fade or bleed and paper does not tear or rip. An additional charge will apply.

    NOTE: If you need to make corrections to your poster once it is printed, you will be charged for all additional copies. Posters will not be reprinted for free.

    Posters can be picked up in the Student Affairs & Engagement Office, Student Union Building, Room 113. An email will be sent to you when your poster is ready for pick up. Students posters for academic use, must be paid for at the time of pick up (cash or check).  For Club/organization posters, the club budget will be charged directly. 

    Faculty and staff may also request posters to be printed for Penn State University business only. Please follow the directions above for submission. Faculty and staff printing will be charged directly to your University budget, which must be provided at the time of your request.

    For questions, please contact

    Undergraduate Exhibition

    Students who need posters printed for the Undergraduate Exhibition must submit their posters one week in advance of the exhibition or the posters will not be printed. See the Undergraduate Exhibition poster information page for details.

    LionPATH

    LionPATH is where you can schedule classes, view your schedule, see your grades, pay your bills, and accept your financial aid awards. 

    go to LionPATH