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Liberal Arts Undergraduate Festival to be held Sept. 12

All Penn State undergraduates invited to attend free event

More than 1,000 students attended the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Festival in 2018. Credit: Emilee Spokus / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State College of the Liberal Arts will host a festival for undergraduate students from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. The festival is open to all Penn State students, including those interested in learning more about the majors and resources in the college. The event will take place on Pattee Mall between Sparks and Burrowes buildings.

The festival will include more than 50 departmental and informational tables staffed by faculty and staff to meet and greet students. Students will have the opportunity to learn about scholarships, undergraduate research, the Paterno Fellows Program and more. The Liberal Arts Undergraduate Council, Liberal Arts Ambassadors, and additional Liberal Arts student organizations also will be on site to talk to students about getting more involved in the college community.

“We encourage our students to participate in events like these that bring together our liberal arts community,” said Richard Page, associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of the Liberal Arts. “The festival will give our current students, as well as prospective students, an opportunity to learn more about our exciting majors, minors and courses that we offer. Additionally, it will be a great opportunity for the college deans, faculty and staff to engage with our students.”

The Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network will have a tent where students can learn more about study abroad opportunities and internships. Resources will be available to help students prepare for the upcoming Fall Career Days. Alumni and recruiters from Oracle, Centre Helps, Pennsylvania State Police, Geico, Verizon Media, Cvent, and the U.S. State Department will be available for resume reviews. Students are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resume.

Soft pretzels, kettle corn, cotton candy, Berkey Creamery ice cream, and Rita’s Italian Water Ice will be available for free. Students also will be able to enter raffles and receive free giveaways. Students who post a photo from the event on social media will receive one of many prizes if they visit the social media promotions table under the Festival Information tent.

Last Updated September 12, 2019