Penn State Spend A Summer Day 2020

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Spend A Summer Day Information Fair

Explore some of the resources our students depend on to help them succeed inside and outside of the classroom.

Advocate Penn State

Advocate Penn State helps the University thrive. We include students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, families, fans, and more. We are thousands strong. We have supporters throughout the Commonwealth, the U.S., and the world. We hope you'll join us, too.

Campus Recreation

With so many recreation opportunities, you can stay fit, have fun, reduce stress, learn a new sport, or explore the outdoors. The Penn State student fee gives you access to most of our recreation spaces so find your challenge and get moving.

Career Services

Career Services is committed to offering a comprehensive array of programs and services that supports and facilitates career development for all students. Programs and resources are provided to assist students and alumni in specifying career goals, expanding knowledge of career alternatives, understanding effective decision making, and acquiring appropriate strategies and skills to carry out the process.

Center for Arts & Crafts

The Center for Arts & Crafts offers a variety of non-credit adult art classes throughout the year and children's art camps during the summer. The Ceramics Studio offers classes in wheel-thrown pottery and hand-building techniques. Studio memberships are available during fall and spring semesters. All of our classes are taught by Penn State students majoring in art or art education, graduate students and professional artists.

Center for Performing Arts

The Center for the Performing Arts provides a context, through artistic connections, to the human experience. By bringing artists and audiences together we spark discovery of passion, inspiration, and inner truths. We are a motivator for creative thinking and examination of our relationship with the world.

Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity

The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (CSGD) provides a comprehensive range of education, information, and advocacy services to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We work to create and maintain an open, safer, and inclusive environment honoring gender and sexual diversity. Through educational, social, and supportive programming, along with workshops and individual consultation, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity strives to serve the entire Penn State community. 

Center for Spiritual & Ethical Development

The largest multi-faith center of its kind in the country, The Pasquerilla Spiritual Center is home to the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development at Penn State. The center offers a welcoming, safe, inclusive environment, and aims to promote an environment of appreciation and respect for religious and spiritual diversity.

Education Abroad

The world awaits. Every year thousands of Penn State students and faculty engage the world through academic programs, research, service, internships, and cultural immersion abroad. Personal development, new knowledge and enhanced perspective drives global impact.


The mission of Penn State Homecoming is to celebrate tradition and instill pride in all members of the Penn State family through active engagement of students, alumni, faculty and staff across the community.

Invent Penn State

Wherever you are on the entrepreneurial path, Invent Penn State has resources you can use. Our signature programs can help you start up and grow a business, find licensable technologies and investment opportunities, and get to know the Penn State entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP)

The Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP) is for incoming first-year students accepted to the University Park campus. The program, which runs during Summer Session II, combines small, cohort-based courses with out-of-class programming and peer-mentoring to help students successfully transition to Penn State.

Parents Program

The Penn State Parents Program welcomes you to the Penn State family. We look forward to supporting you as you support your student. We are here to partner with you to ensure your student's success.

Penn State Health

Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across central Pennsylvania.

The system includes Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa., Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, Penn State Cancer Institute, and Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital (jointly owned with Select Medical), based in Hershey, Pa., as well as more than 1,300 physicians and direct care providers at 78 medical office locations. The system also has jointly owned health care providers, including Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute.

Penn State Learning

Penn State Learning is a multi-disciplinary academic assistance program that is staffed by peer tutors who are themselves undergraduates, by scholars in residence who are content experts in their respective fields, and by professional and administrative staff members.

Penn State Learning supports individual and group tutoring, learning community development, and collaborative projects with academic departments to assess learning and improve academic assistance resources for undergraduates. 

Paul Robeson Cultural Center

The Paul Robeson Cultural Center provides programs and support services to encourage and cultivate the appreciation and celebration of the diverse perspectives, experiences, and cultures of many under-represented communities at Penn State.

Presidential Leadership Academy

We should all be able to listen to all sides of an issue, to sense the willingness to move forward, and to take that step, and make a decision. As leaders, our aim needs to be to do what we believe is right.

- Dr. Eric Barron, President, Penn State University

The Rock Ethics Institute

The Rock Ethics Institute (REI) promotes engaged ethics research and ethical leadership from its home in Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts.

A world leader in cultivating collaborative approaches to emerging ethical challenges that span traditional fields, the REI regularly collaborates with national and international organizations, as well as other institutes and centers at Penn Staet and local community partners.

Service & Leadership

Do you want to make a difference? Learn how to be a leader? Develop skills that will help you find a job? Create lasting connections? Check out all of the service and leadership opportunities in Student Affairs.

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

Shaver’s Creek is committed to extending Penn State’s Outreach mission of instruction, service, and research. Through quality programs, we teach, model, and provide the knowledge, values, skills, experiences, and dedication that enable individuals and communities to achieve and maintain harmony between human activities and the natural systems that support all living species.

Stand for State

Have you ever witnessed something that you knew wasn’t right, but you didn’t know how to step in and stop it? Our bystander intervention program teaches you how to take action because everyone plays a role in watching out for each other and we all deserve to be safe. At Stand for State, we empower students to step in when it counts.

Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities cultivates student learning by fostering exploration, community engagement and development through educational and experiential opportunities.

Student Disability Resources

Penn State has a disability services office at every Penn State campus that provides accommodations and services for students with disabilities. Each designated office

  • requests and maintains disability-related documents
  • certifies eligibility for services
  • determines and develops plans for reasonable accommodations such as academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services
Student Engagement Network

By enabling even more students to have transformative experiences, the Student Engagement Network is helping to make Penn State a more vibrant place to live, learn, and grow. The network, which launched in 2017, is a comprehensive initiative across twenty-four campuses that connects students with curricular and co-curricular opportunities such as research, student organization involvement, community leadership, study abroad, internships, arts and performances, and more. Out-of-classroom learning accelerates students’ development and enhances their preparation for life after graduation.

Student Organizations

Student organizations have proven to have a significant impact on a college students' experience. Student organizations offer opportunities to learn, engage in multiple communities, and of course, to have some fun!

Student Programming Association

The Student Programming Association (SPA) is a student run organization that exists to serve the student body by providing diverse activities, programming assistance and resources, which enhance a student's overall co-curricular experience. Activities comprise of concerts, novelty events, and lectures, all funded by Penn State University’s student-initiated fee.

Sustainability Institute

Penn State sees sustainability as starting with people. The goal of sustainability is to create a holistic approach to human health, economy, and happiness. A stable and clean environment is an important part of that vision; but so, too, are issues like ending poverty, creating dynamic community infrastructure, and guaranteeing gender equity. Only with all of these components can we guarantee a sustainable future for all people.


THON is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. Our mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness, and ensure funding for critical research—all in pursuit of a cure.

Our yearlong efforts culminate in a 46-hour dance marathon.

Transportation Services

The department of Transportation Services offers a variety of programs and services that make it easier for you to get to and around campus.

Undergraduate Research
"At Penn State you are going to have incomparable opportunities to listen to and speak with some of the smartes and most interesting people in world ... this is not only about gaining new knowledge and challenging your own assumptions, but learning and making discoveries with them"
Nina Jablonski, Evan Pugh University Professor of Anthropology, Penn State Universtiy
Veterans Programs

The Office of Veterans Programs (OVP) at the University Park campus is organized as a comprehensive, direct service unit for veterans and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) benefits recipients. 

World Campus

Penn State World Campus is the online campus of Penn State. Its mission is making sure you have access to a quality academic experience, even if you have job and family obligations to fulfill. If you would prefer to learn in an engaging online environment rather than at one of our brick-and-mortar campuses, we'll bring our campus to you.

Penn State World Campus offers the convenience and flexibility of learning online—anytime, anywhere. 

Penn State Berkey Creamery

From now through August 15, 2022, receive 10% off all online Berkey Creamery orders at, excluding gift card purchases and shipping costs.
Enter code SASD2022 at checkout.

Discount is only valid online and cannot be applied to previous orders.