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.
Penn State Day
Penn State Day is held each October. This event is designed for high school seniors to visit and explore University Park. You can register for Penn State Day here!
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 the 2023-2024 academic year, 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.
NOTE: We are not offering college visits November 20-24 (Fall Break), December 18-January 5 (Winter Break), and January 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).
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 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m., provided we have a minimum of 1 week's 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.
Monday through Friday
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 a younger student interested in Penn State and our college, please visit the Penn State Admissions website for visitor information.