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Accepted Student Program - March 30, 2019

The Accepted Student Program provides an opportunity for students and their families to receive important information about next steps, academics, financial aid, on- and off-campus housing, and student life. In addition, visitors will be able to take a campus tour and see why Penn State Altoona is a great choice for students to continue their education.

If you're interested in Accounting, Business, Communications, Nursing, Rail Transportation Engineering, or are undecided and are thinking about any of these areas, we recommend that you take time to visit our Downtown campus.  You will be able to tour the facilities and have the opportunity to speak with faculty in these programs at our Downtown campus.

As a friendly reminder, this program is separate from the New Student Orientation that will occur over the summer, which is where you will select your courses for the Fall 2019 semester.

The registration period for this event has ended.

Schedule of Events

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM:
Check-In (Check-In)

Please check in between 8 - 8:50 am begin your day.


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM:
Welcome (Information Session)

Join us as we kick off the day and see what it means to be a Future Penn Stater!

9:30 AM - 12:15 PM:
Ivyside Campus Tours (Tour)

Enjoy a walking tour of campus led by a student Lion Ambassador.  Available on a walk-up basis.

9:30 AM - 12:45 PM:
Residence Hall Tours (Tour)

Take a tour of a residence hall led by a student resident assistant.  Available on a walk-up basis.

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM:
Academic Information Fair (Information Fair)

Visit with faculty to discuss your major choice options at the Penn State Altoona and Penn State University Park campuses. 

Athletics Information (Information Fair)

Speak with some of our varsity coaches and athletes and also learn about intramurals, club sports and recreational activities.

Student Resources Fair (Information Fair)

Visit with both on- and off-campus housing staff, meet our alumni and learn about various resources available to our students.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM:
Transfer Student 101 (Info Session)

This is open to Transfer Students ONLY.  Join our Admissions Counselor to discuss the transfer process including the transfer of credits to Penn State.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM:
Downtown Campus Information & Tours (Info Session and Facilities Tour)

If you are interested in Accounting, Business, Entrepreneurship, Nursing, Communications, or Rail Transportation Engineering, you’ll want to take time to visit our downtown campus, located just 3 miles from our Ivyside campus.  Hop on the Downtown Shuttle Bus, leaving from the Bus Depot by the Hawthorn Building approximately every 20 minutes.  Tour the Downtown facilities and talk to faculty about the programs that are offered downtown.  Last bus will depart at 12:40 pm. 

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM:
Lunch (Lunch)

Use your food vouchers to discover the wide array of foods available in our Port Sky Café.