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The time to apply to Penn State is NOW!

The Penn State fall/summer 2016 application is now available on our website. If you have not created a MyPennState profile yet, you will need to do so before you can log in and start the application. Here are some helpful … Continue reading

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Penn State Class of 2019 – You have big shoes to fill

Penn State is buzzing with soon-to-be graduates that are soaking up their last few moments of college life while looking ahead to careers, research opportunities, or graduate school. Much like you Penn State Class of 2019, our Penn State seniors … Continue reading

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#ReachHigher #PSU2019 – Friday is National College Signing Day!

  #psu2019 #ReachHigher #PennState As part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher campaign, an educational initiative working to inspire every student in America to pursue education after high school, we want you to show the WORLD that you’re joining … Continue reading

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DEADLINE: May 1 is National College Decision Day

We’re only a few short days away from May 1, the national deadline for you to let us know where you’ll be attending college next year. Fingers crossed you pick Penn State! Choosing a college is a HUGE decision, and … Continue reading

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Parent Post: On Helicopter Parents

In her latest post, parent blogger Tracy Riegel offers her thoughts on helicopter parents and how parents of incoming Penn Staters can help their children thrive on their own in college. In a few short months, your son or daughter … Continue reading

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Welcome to Summer Session!

Ahhh … summer in State College. It might have been a little more summer than you like it for move-in (hello 90s!), but welcome to University Park, Class of 2017! There are about 2,000 of you ready to embark on … Continue reading

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Parent Post: Things I didn’t know (but learned fast!) about Penn State

We are excited to welcome Laurie Goodman as our newest parent blogger. Laurie’s son, Pete, is a rising sophomore at Penn State University Park and their family recently relocated from New Jersey to Chicago. In her first post, Laurie talks … Continue reading

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From School Bus to Megabus : Parenting the College Student

We are excited to welcome Cindi Oliver as our newest parent blogger. Her daughter, Madison, is a rising sophomore at University Park in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. In her first post, Cindi talk about how parents can … Continue reading

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What to expect at New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is underway! In this post, orientation leader and Penn State student Megan Murray fills us in on some of the the activities that take place during NSO. For more information, visit the NSO website or check out … Continue reading

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I’m moving out.

Traveling through campus today, one can’t help but notice that students are moving out. There are lots of large capacity family vehicles, numerous helpful folks in flourescent yellow vests, and repeated examples of the delicate engineering of 2 semesters of stuff into … Continue reading

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