Games, tours, open houses, exhibits and a football TV party are among the events planned for Parents and Families Day at University Park. This year's event, held by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Office of Student Affairs, will be Saturday, Sept. 23.
The day's schedule is packed with a variety of things to do to satisfy the interest or curiosity of any member of the family. Parents and students can learn about various academic programs; meet administration, faculty and staff; and ask questions at open houses held by several colleges and departments. Opportunities to talk with faculty and current students regarding career possibilities, internships and international education will be available.
Career Services staff will discuss tips for academic success and how to get the most out of a Penn State education.
In addition, students and their families can attend a planetarium show or art exhibition. Tours of the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, Old Main Bell Tower, weather observatory and the new campus television studio will be offered.
Special activities include a field trip to the Greenwood Furnace, site of the birth of the iron ore industry; Synergy, a student talent show on Saturday evening; and a football party for visiting parents and families. The Penn State vs. Ohio State football game will be broadcast in the HUB-Robeson Alumni Hall on Saturday afternoon.
Campus bus tours will depart from the HUB-Robeson Center at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 24, the Melissa Heydenreich 5K Moxie-thon race to benefit leukemia research will be held.
Visitors may stop by the Welcome Desk in the main lobby of the HUB-Robeson Center between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 23 to pick up a schedule, map and general information, or check the Web at http://www.psu.edu/.
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