Penn State Day Open House set for Oct. 20 in York

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Come to the Penn State Day Open House on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Penn State York — that's the message from Yari Ocasio, a Penn State York student and Lion Ambassador, and the Nittany Lion! The event begins at 9 a.m.

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YORK, Pa. — Take a walking tour of campus and see the recently renovated student center; meet faculty, staff and students; and learn what Penn State York has to offer during the Penn State Day Open House set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. The open house is free and open to the public, and includes a complimentary lunch at the end of the program.  Registration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome.

Learn about Penn State York’s degrees, from the first two years of more than 275 Penn State academic programs, to the 11 baccalaureate degrees that can be completed without leaving York. York’s newest degree, a bachelor of science in project and supply chain management, begins in fall 2019. The campus also offers five associate degrees, a master of education in teaching and curriculum, and a variety of credit certificates.

There are degrees and programs for students of all ages, and many services available to encourage success.  Penn State York is a military-friendly campus and veterans can use their benefits to earn a Penn State degree.

Guests attending the open house have an opportunity to talk with a faculty member and discover more about specific Penn State majors, as well as learn about student financial aid and what it is like to be a Penn State student. Information also is available on the variety of credit and noncredit programs and services offered to adults employed in business and industry though continuing education.

The open house schedule includes an academic resource fair where visitors can gather materials about majors and special programs, such as the unique Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies, offered only at the York campus. In addition, Penn State York offers an honors program for students with outstanding academic abilities, and undergraduate research opportunities for students with an interest in hands-on experience in research. There’s a lot happening at Penn State York.

Students who attend the open house prior to completing their application to Penn State can have their $65 application fee waived. For more information on the open house, call 717-771-4040 or 800-PSU-6227. To register for the open house and see the schedule of events, visit