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.
Our college provides all the benefits of a large research university while offering a small college feel. You can attend departmental information sessions, EMS Ambassador student panels, Open Houses, and more. We hope you will join us for a visit and meet the EMS family. Let us show you how you can create an amazing undergraduate experience that will set you up for success. Come explore and imagine your future at Penn State.
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.
For fall 2021 semester, we are offering both in-person and virtual visits to Penn State.
- Register for a virtual vist: https://apply.psu.edu/portal/em-vr-pr
- Please use the form below to request an in-person visit.
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.
Starting September 7, 2021:
Starting September 7, 2021:
If you are a high school junior or a senior and would like to visit our college, please complete and submit the form below.
If you are younger student interested in Penn State and our college, please visit the Penn State Admissions website for visit information.