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The Penn State Portal is your personalized view of University and Internet resources. Similar to My Netscape or My Yahoo!, the Penn State Portal lets you collect all of your favorite content in one place. You decide what you want to see and how you want to see it by editing the customizable Web page channels and channel content.

Portal channels provide a means by which customizable Web page information is displayed. The Penn State Portal channels contain two, essential parts: the title bar and the content. The Penn State Portal contains channels like:

Channels contain a title bar and content. The title bar provides a means by which you can edit the channel. In addition, you can add a variety of new channels from selected categories/subjects of interest via the Add Channel feature. The Layout feature lets you organize your content to suit your needs. Content can be further managed via the Tabs feature, which allows you to organize large volumes of specific content under one area.

Add, arrange, and organize your content quickly and easily with the Portal's Add Channel, Change Layout, and Edit My Tabs features.

Authentication and content retention are made possible via your Penn State Access Account userid and password. Your personalized settings and data are stored in your Penn State Access Account Storage Space (PASS).

Gaining access to the Penn State Portal is pretty easy, provided that you meet the following criteria:

If you need assistance or experience problems, please contact the ITS Help Desk staff at and include the the following with your error report:

What do you think about the Penn State Portal? Please tell us. Your comments will help us to enhance and improve the usability, funtionality and features of the Portal. Direct suggestions to or via the Portal Comments form. To access this form, first login to the Portal, then click the Comments link located at the top of the Portal page.

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Last revised: Friday, May 1, 2015.