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Junior Open House - March 24, 2018

This program is designed for prospective students looking to apply for the 2019 semester.  If you are an accepted student to begin Summer/Fall 2018, please refer to the invitation you received to register for the correct program.

The Junior Open House provides an opportunity for students and their families to receive important information about the admissions process, academics, financial aid, 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 you visit our Downtown Campus as part of your day to take a tour and to speak with faculty in these programs.

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 (Welcome Presentation)

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:
Campus Walking Tour (Walking 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 (Walking 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 (Academic Resource 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.

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM:
Admissions Presentation (Admissions Presentation)

Join our Admissions Counselor as the give you all the ins and outs of the admissions process and what to expect at 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.