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9:00 a.m. Life@State - March 21, 2018

The best way to learn more about Penn State University Park is to visit! And, if you are a high school student ready to put yourself in the shoes of a Penn Stater, then join us for Life@State! This program is most beneficial for Prospective students with a clear academic interest area or decided program of study.

During your visit, you will be paired with a Penn State undergraduate in a major related to your academic interests and explore the unique opportunities available to you at Penn State. Life@State participants will attend classes with their student mentors and 1-2 other prospective students with similar interests, get a feel for life outside the classroom, and enjoy lunch at a dining commons.

While students are experiencing Penn State life, family members and other visitors can participate in an optional campus tour and have lunch on campus.

When registering, please provide your academic area of interest and extracurricular activities so we can better prepare for your shadow visit. Please note: Students will be paired as best as possible with a host student. Academic programs will not always be an exact match, but the classroom experience, as well as the time spent with the student host, will still be helpful.

Reservations are required for these sessions and they tend to fill quickly, so make your plans and act soon. We look forward to showing you all that Penn State has to offer as you explore your college options. See you on campus soon!

The registration period for this event has ended.

Schedule of Events

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM:
Registration and Complimentary Continental Breakfast (Check-In)
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM:
Welcome to Penn State! Admissions Session (Information Session)
9:45 AM - 2:00 PM:
Student: Shadow a Current Penn State Student (Shadow a Current Student)

Prospective student will shadow a current Penn State student for classes and lunch in the dining commons.

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM:
Parent/Guest Options during Classroom Shadow: Please select whether you intend to tour. (Tour)
Parent: Exploration of Campus, Lunch, and Free Time (Break)

Parents have free time to explore campus on their own; a map of suggested areas of interest will be provided. Visitors will also receive a meal card for lunch at an on-campus eatery or dining commons. Free Wi-Fi is available across campus, and coffee will be served in the Shields Building Lobby throughout the day.

Parent: Walking Tour of Campus, Lunch, and Free Time (Academic Area of Interest Information Session)

90 minute walking tour ending at the Berkey Creamery.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM:
Departure (Visit Wrap-Up)

Students will return to the Shields Building Lobby to depart with their parents and accompanying visitors.