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Introducing University Park (UP)

You can anticipate that Penn State at University Park will have a different atmosphere than the campus you've been attending. There are scores of buildings on campus and about 46,000 students and 2,000 faculty members. But don't let these numbers overwhelm you! After you arrive you will begin to feel comfortable as you get to know people in your classes, on your residence hall floor, in your apartment building, and in the groups you join. By participating in the available programs for new transfer students, you will not only gain a better appreciation for this once in a lifetime opportunity, but you will also learn to find your way around campus, and discover new facilities and resources for your use. Try to learn as much as you can about the system so you can make it work for you.

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Visit University Park
Penn State students who are attending one of the 19 Penn State Commonwealth Campuses and participating in the 2+2 program with plans to attend Penn State University Park to finish their degree are invited to visit the University Park Campus during a designated visit day.
Reservations are required.
If you have questions specific to your major, we suggest you make an appointment with your academic college/department. When visiting with the academic college/department, you should arrange for your visit to either end by 10:00 a.m. so you can be in Shields Building by 10:30 a.m. for the tour, or for the college visit to begin after 12:30 p.m.