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We call it ‘Happy Valley’ because it’s just that — a happy place to be. Learn more about our neck of the woods in the heart of central Pennsylvania and Penn State’s storied history of excellence by visiting us. Our college has the feel of a close-knit community while at the same time offers the opportunities of a powerful research university. This provides a sense of community and belonging. We would love to have you visit us to learn more about what we have to offer.

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If you aren’t able to attend one of our planned events for future students, you can schedule a time to visit. During your visit, you and your family will have the opportunity to meet with department representatives from your program of interest. 

We offer visits for students interested in majors in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering solely on Monday and Friday afternoons, 1:15–3:00 p.m. If you are planning to schedule an Admissions information session and tour, please select the morning session. Please visit Penn State's Undergraduate Admission Office to register for an information session and tour.

During your visit, you will have the opportunity to meet with department representatives from your program of interest. Once your form (below) has been submitted, an EMS Staff member will develop an itinerary for your visit and send it to you via the email listed on the form.

We offer visits for students interested in geography, geosciences, materials science and engineering, and meteorology Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., provided we have a minimum of 1 week notice to prepare for your visit. If you are planning to schedule an Admissions information session and tour please begin by registering for an available time through Penn State's Undergraduate Admission Office.

Please note we require a minimum of one week notice to allow sufficient time for scheduling and responding to visit requests.

Majors Visit Times
  • Energy Business and Finance (Energy Land Management, General options)
  • Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Systems Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Monday and Friday afternoons ONLY
1:15 – 3:00 p.m.

  • Earth Science and Policy (Water and Land Use, Climate Change, Energy, General options)
  • Earth Sciences
  • Geobiology
  • Geography (General, Human Geography, Nature/Society Geography, Geographic Information Science and Physical/Environmental Geography options)
  • Geosciences (Hydrogeology, General options)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (various specializations available)
  • Meteorology and Atmospheric Science (General, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Meteorology, Weather Forecasting and Communications, and Weather Risk Management options)

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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