Visit Us

There's no better way to get to know us than to visit campus. Whether you come for a scheduled event or want to meet one-on-one with a counselor, you'll have the opportunity to walk our tree-lined paths, talk to our students, and experience our close-knit community for yourself. 

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First-year students

Exploring your options?
High school students who have not yet applied to Penn State are welcome to visit us at one of our prospective student events.

Have you been accepted?
High school students who have received an offer of admission to Penn State are invited to attend one of our accepted student programs to learn about their next steps to becoming a Nittany Lion.

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Transfer Students

College students who have completed 18 or more college credits from another institution are invited to meet with our transfer counselor to discuss enrolling in Penn State.

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Other Admissions Visits

Individual Appointments
If you can’t make one of our visit opportunities, you can schedule an in-person or virtual individual appointment with an admissions counselor. Please call 724-773-3800 or email [email protected] for information.

Group Visits
If you would like to bring a group of 10 or more students to visit campus, please call 724-773-3800 or email [email protected] to arrange a time.

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Information for all visitors

Getting here isn't half the fun, but it IS necessary if you're going to visit. Below is a list of resources to help you figure out how to get here and where to go once you're on campus. (A note to our guests looking for the SUB Lodge: It's the large meeting room on the upper floor of the Student Union Building. If you're looking for the SUB Auditorium, it's on the ground floor.)

A trolley goes down the Duquesne Incline. In the distance is Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle.

Explore Western Pennsylvania

The city of Pittsburgh, with and all of its entertainments, is only a 40-minute drive away. Take in a football or hockey game featuring the world-champion Steelers or Penguins. Check out the dinosaurs at the Carnegie Museum, the soup can paintings at the Andy Warhol Museum, or the IMAX theater at the Carnegie Science Center. Outside of Pittsburgh, our area offers numerous parks, challenging hiking and mountain biking trails, shopping, theaters, and historic amusement parks.