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Accepted Student Program - March 24, 2018

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 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 2018 semester.

The registration period for this event has ended.

Schedule of Events

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM:
Check-In (Check-In)

Please check in starting at 8:30 am to begin your day.


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM:
Admissions Pep Rally (Information Session)

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

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM:
Financing Your Education (How to Pay for College)

Staff from our Student Aid office will be on hand to talk about the financial aid process and what is available to finance your education.


9:30 AM - 12:15 PM:
Campus Walking 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. 

Athletic Fair (Information Fair)

Join the Athletic staff and coaches to see what is available at Penn State Altoona.

Student Life and Housing Fair (Information Fair)

Visit with both on- and off-campus housing staff and learn about student life and activities.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM:
Transfer Student Session (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.

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM:
Discover the Downtown Campus (Info Session and Facilities Tour)

If you are interested in Business, Entrepreneurship, Nursing, Communications, Security and Risk Analysis, or Rail Transportation Engineering, you’ll want to take time to visit our downtown campus, located just 3 miles from our Ivyside campus.  Hope of 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.

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.