College tours are pretty inclusive- they try to show you everything they can. However, with a school as big as Penn State, it’s hard to show you all the campus has to offer. While you’re sure to pass all of these spots on your tour, revisit them when it’s over and spend some extra time here. Chances are, you’ll spend most of your time at these places once you’re an official Nittany Lion.
- Old Main
Old Main was the first building at Penn State. With its bell tower and beautiful view of the lawn, Old Main really gives you that old college campus feel. If you haven’t taken a picture of Old Main, did you really ever visit Penn State University Park?
2. The HUB
Students spend tons and tons of time at the HUB. I was told this on my first tour, but didn’t really believe it. Now, I spend virtually all my free time in my club’s office in the HUB, or grabbing food at Starbucks, Burger King, or Mixed Greens. Take a walk around the HUB, or grab food there on your tour. You can also grab a souvenir in the Bookstore.
3. The Lion Shrine
I know I said you had to take a picture of Old Main, but the Lion Shrine is really the best picture spot on campus. Lots of students take a picture the first time they visit, and then another one at graduation. If nothing else, it makes for a cool #TransformationTuesday.
4. The Library
You might not think you’re going to spend all that much time at the Libraries, but sooner or later, you will. It’s a pretty big building, so start to get to know it as soon as you can. One of the prettiest views on campus is from standing at the top of the library, and looking out at the mall. The landscape changes every season, and it’s really beautiful.
5. The Creamery
You haven’t tasted ice cream until you’ve visited the Berkey Creamery. Penn Staters have perfected plenty of different flavors, but our one rule is no mixing. I recommend the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with blue and white sprinkles.