New Kensington campus to hold two admissions events in October

Penn State Day to be held Oct. 19; 'Be a Student for a Day' set for Oct. 26
Admissions event

Prospective students listen to Penn State New Kensington students dishing out the ins-and-outs of college life at a Spend a Summer Day admissions event during the past summer. 

Credit: Eric Bennardo

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — The Office of Enrollment Management at Penn State New Kensington is offering two events for prospective students and their families to discover the benefits of attending the campus.

Penn State campuses from across the state celebrate the annual Penn State Days from Saturday, Oct. 17, through Friday, Oct. 23. New Kensington's Penn State Day Open House is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the campus Forum Theatre. Students and families can explore Penn State, including the various campus locations, over 160 bachelor's and 20 associate degrees available, admissions, financial aid, student life, and much more. Participants can meet campus staff and faculty and tour campus with current students. Refreshments will be served.

In addition, prospective students can get a glimpse of college life firsthand at the New Kensington campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, as a part of the "Be a Penn State Student for a Day" program. Students will experience a college class, interact with current students, go on a campus scavenger hunt, and learn about making the transition from high school to college. Attendees can enjoy a free lunch in Cafe 780. Additional "Be a Student" days will be held during the spring 2017 semester.

To register for these events, call 724-334-LION or 888-968-PAWS.

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Bill Woodard

Alumni and Public Relations Specialist

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