Now that most of you have received an offer from Penn State, the next step is to plan your Accepted Student visit to campus! Accepted Student Programs vary by your choice of academic college.
Because I’m studying Journalism, I attended the College of Communications’ Accepted Student day. I remember it like it was yesterday, even though it was almost a year ago.
It was my first visit to campus as an officially accepted student. It was no longer a dream; it was a reality. When I boarded those blue Penn State buses at the Bryce Jordan Center, it started to hit me that this was real life.
Walking into Schwab Auditorium, I picked up my name tag that read “Brittany Krugel: College of Communications.” To add to that, I received my first of many Penn State shirts, this one read #psu2020 on the back.
Throughout the next hour and a half the next steps were explained. Everything was laid out from housing to meal plans to New Student Orientation. After the presentation ended, the Lion Scouts took us on a tour of campus. Frankly, by that time I didn’t need another tour or information session because my mind was made up. After the tour, we enjoyed lunch in Warnock Commons in North Halls, and yes, ice cream from the Creamery was included.
Finally, we went to the Carnegie Building where the College of Communications was holding their own information session. After hearing again all of the tremendous opportunities that were waiting for me, I was 150% sold.
As my parents and I drove out of town, (after stopping at Sheetz of course), I looked out of the window and imagined how amazing my new life at my new home was going to be. From that day on, I’ve been a Nittany Lion at heart.