Visit Penn State Beaver

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

Future Students
High school students who want to explore their options at Penn State and Penn State Beaver can attend one of our prospective student events.

Admitted Students
High school students who have been admitted 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 their options.

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Special 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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Plan Your Visit

Getting here isn't half the fun, but it is important. Below is a list of resources to help you figure it all out. (A note to visitors looking for the SUB Lodge: It's the large meeting room on the upper floor of the Student Union Building.)

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Explore Western Pennsylvania

There are many things to do in western Pennsylvania. The city of Pittsburgh, with and all of its entertainments, is only a 40-minute drive away, so it's easy to take advantage of everything it has to offer. 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 a historic amusement park.