Spend a Summer Day gives thousands a close-up of campus

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – This year’s Spend a Summer Day program will bring thousands of potential students and parents to campus for an up-close look at what Penn State has to offer.

Spend a Summer Day sessions kicked off on July 26 when 786 prospective students and 1,342 family members visited University Park, the largest single-day turnout since 2009, according to Undergraduate Admissions. On July 29, 726 students and 1,100 family members attended, and sessions continue Aug. 1, 2 and 5. The parent-student total over the five sessions is expected to be more than 8,000.

All of the University’s undergraduate campuses host Spend a Summer Day events. Dates are available at http://admissions.psu.edu/sasd/dates.cfm.

Spend a Summer Day is a campus open house for future first-year students to learn about admissions, student financial aid, academics, housing and residence life, and student activities at Penn State.

Undergraduate Admissions carries out Spend a Summer Day with 138 alumni volunteers, 80 admissions staffers and 55 student summer tour guides. Seven to 10 blue Penn State buses make multiple trips to haul visitors from the Bryce Jordan Center to Eisenhower Auditorium during the morning of each session.

All of the University’s undergraduate campuses host Spend a Summer Day events. For a campus-by-campus listing, go to http://admissions.psu.edu/sasd/dates.cfm.

For more information on Spend a Summer Day, visit http://sasd.psu.edu.

Last Updated July 30, 2013