Penn Staters rally for University at Capital Day 2018 in Harrisburg

Penn State President Eric J. Barron addresses a crowd in the rotunda during Capital Day 2018 in Harrisburg on March 13, 2018. During Capital Day, Penn Staters visited the state Capitol Building in Harrisburg and met with their elected officials to share their stories illustrating the University’s unique value to Pennsylvania. Credit: Christie Clancy / Penn StateCreative Commons

Penn Staters today (March 13) descended on Harrisburg for Penn State Capital Day 2018 today, an event designed to bring together the University community and Pennsylvania elected officials.

The event, now in its ninth year, is a collaboration between the Penn State Grassroots Network, alumni, network volunteers and student government groups and an opportunity for Penn Staters to meet with lawmakers to discuss the importance of supporting Penn State.

Volunteers shared their personal stories of how the University has positively impacted their lives and why continued support is critical for future Penn Staters, many of whom go on to contribute to Pennsylvania's economic development as innovators and consumers.

Capital Day culminated with a high-energy rally in the Capitol rotunda featuring the Nittany Lion mascot and Berkey Creamery ice cream.

Last Updated March 14, 2018