Division of Undergraduate Studies to hold college fair Sept. 1

Event to provide new students with information on majors, academic advising

Students interested in learning about majors are invited to attend the annual college fair in East Halls' Findlay Commons. The annual event offers prizes, giveaways, and information about majors and minors, as well as opportunities for new students to begin thinking about ways to relate their interests to what they can study at Penn State.  Credit: Jeff SechlerAll Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- All undergraduate students are invited to attend the annual college fair, which will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at Findlay Commons in East Halls. Display tables organized by college will offer information about different majors, along with free materials and giveaways. Staff will also be on hand to provide answers to questions and offer details about how and when to meet with an academic adviser. Students will be eligible to win prizes if their event passports include stamps from at least three academic colleges.

The annual fair is a great way for new students to begin thinking about ways to relate their interests to what they can study at Penn State and begin planning future semesters.

Hosted by the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) with support from Residence Life, the event provides important academic information to students looking for majors that complement their strengths and interests. DUS advisers will be on hand to speak with students about ways they can explore options before choosing a major, and about tools they can use to narrow their searches and start planning fulfilling college experiences. 

An added goal of the fair is to help first-year undergraduates understand that they can work with academic advisers to plan and manage their educations; consider majors, minors and courses that fit well; learn about academic policies and procedures; and get involved in co-curricular activities that are interesting and enriching.

For additional details, contact Pam Baron, senior undergraduate studies adviser, at or 814-865-7576.

The Division of Undergraduate Studies, a unit within the Office of Undergraduate Education, is Penn State’s largest unit of enrollment for first-year students. It leads the development of advising policies and practices, manages the University-wide academic information network, and provides general academic advising for current and prospective Penn State students.

Last Updated May 12, 2016