Spend a Summer Day or Evening programs set for July at Penn State York

May 10, 2016

YORK, Pa. — Prospective students and their families can explore the opportunities available at Penn State York during two programs in July: Spend a Summer Evening, set for 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19; and Spend a Summer Day, set for 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 26.

Attendees will discover the value of a Penn State education, learn about the admissions process, investigate financial aid options, explore academic programs (including certificates and minors), and learn about student life at Penn State.

While on tour, students can catch a glimpse of Penn State York’s newly renovated Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, which is scheduled to open in the fall. The more than 28,000-square-foot project includes renovations and an addition, with much-needed kinesiology, intramural and athletic spaces in the form of a multi-activity court. The space also allows for offseason athletic team practice for sports such as baseball, soccer and intramural activities, as well as badminton and ballroom dancing. In addition, a group fitness room, for classes such as yoga and spinning, will be included. 

This $13.5 million project will add about 14,000 square feet to the building, an increase of 38 percent in size. Other upgrades to the existing building include a facelift for the campus dining area. The kitchen and food service area, formerly known as the Lion’s Den, will reopen in fall 2016 as Rosie’s, and the new coffee bar included in the renovated space will be called Cup O’ Joe, named after the late Joe and Rosie Ruhl, who were supporters of the campus and whose names appear on the building.

In addition to the more than 160 Penn State majors available to start at the campus, York now offers 10 four-year programs that can completed without leaving the area. The newest four-year programs are psychology, both a bachelor of arts and bachelor of science, and biology, a bachelor of science.

The Penn State name is recognized across the country and around the world. Corporate recruiters ranked Penn State No. 1 in a Wall Street Journal survey. The journal said that Penn State produces the best-qualified graduates.

Penn State York is home to more than 1,100 commuting students — a student body comprised of a rich blend of cultures, backgrounds, ages and experiences from the United States and numerous countries around the globe.

For more information about Penn State York or to register or for a Spend a Summer Day or Evening event, contact the Penn State York Office of Admissions at 717-771-4040, (800) PSU-6227, or register on the website at http://york.psu.edu/Admissions/openhouse.htm.

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Last Updated May 10, 2016