UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State’s first annual college fair takes place on the University Park campus from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in East Halls (Johnston Commons). The fair will offer prizes, giveaways and information about majors as well as opportunities for new students to begin thinking about ways to relate their interests to what they can study at Penn State.
All undergraduates are welcome to stop by and visit college information tables to learn about majors, pick up free material and giveaways, ask questions, and find out where and how to meet with academic advisers. Students will also be given special passports they can present for a stamp at each table and become eligible to win prizes.
Hosted by the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) with support from Residence Life, the college fair offers important academic information to students searching for majors that match 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 the 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 they can work with academic advisers to plan and manage their educations; consider majors, minors and courses that fit; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-865-7576.
The Division of Undergraduate Studies, a unit within the Office of Undergraduate Education, is one of Penn State’s largest units 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.