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'When I was at Penn State …' exhibit highlights campus memories

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- “When I was at Penn State …,” an exhibit from the Penn State University Archives, is on display through Jan. 20, in Robb Hall, Hintz Alumni Center.

Whenever two or more Penn Staters gather together, the listener will hear these time-honored words, “When I was at Penn State … .”  The words are always followed by a story depicting some aspect of student life. Whether the narrator is describing classes, socials, clubs, activities, friends or sporting events, every Penn Stater has a memory that brings a smile to their face and a twinkle to their eye. This exhibit of photographs attempts to capture some of those momentous occasions. Among the scrapbooked images, the exhibit features dinks, Lion’s coats, songs, mascots, scraps including pushball and tug o’war, dances, bonfires, tailgating, class registration, moving in, guarding the shrine, May Day queens, Spring Week flings, student rules, freshman proclamations, military drills and more.

Additional information about this exhibit and the University Archives can be obtained by contacting Jackie Esposito at 814-863-3791 or

Last Updated September 30, 2013