Accepted Student Day

It's finally here. Mark your calendar for an action-packed day where you'll be challenged to escape your comfort zone, make new connections, and get to know the home of hands-on learning. 

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Wildcat life awaits. Here's your chance to dive in and get a taste of what's to come. Meet future classmates. Chat with current students. And learn about campus life. We have lots planned for parents and supporters, too! 

 Registration is closed for this event. Interested in attending? Connect with the Admissions Office

Here's what's in store for you.

Check-In

Check-in any time between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Madigan Library. We can't wait to kick things off. Stop by for your activity guide and we'll help you plan your day. 

Start Exploring

Choose from an exciting lineup of activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Student options range from axe throwing to speed friending. Parents can take an historic trolley tour of downtown Williamsport, attend the Resource Fair, and lots more. 

Please note this event does not include tours of academic programs and labs.

Student Activities

Score fun prizes while challenging fellow Wildcats in one of America's favorite games of luck!

Get stoked and test your recall of fun facts related to history, music, and more. 

Who doesn't love a competitive axe throwing contest? Keep your eye on the target and let it fly. 

Join fellow accepted students for classic lawn favorites like Kan Jam and corn hole. 

Bring your A-game to CC Commons and sink some shots with a few good old-fashioned games of billiards. 

Ready. Set. Go. Speed friending is the fastest route to breaking the ice with soon-to-be roommates, classmates, and the campus community.

Take a break from the fun and grab a bite to eat at Capitol Eatery or the Keystone Dining Room.

Whether you’re a first generation college student or part of the LGBTQIA community, we have current students ready to welcome you with open arms. Stop by and get to know us!

Get the lay of the land in our residence halls. Our resident assistants will be on deck to answer questions and talk about what they love most about living on campus. Snacks included!

Here's your chance to ask questions about life at Penn College. Hear directly from resident assistants and current students who've been down the exciting road you're about to travel. 

The day is yours.

The day is yours.

Check out all the options. You'll have plenty of time to explore the areas that interest you most. 

Parent & Supporter Activities

This is an opportunity for parents and families to check out key support services. From disability and access resources to veteran and military services, your student will have a full circle of support to elevate their journey. Swing by the Resource Fair to meet other families and supporters and learn about the many services designed to help your student thrive.

As a parent and supporter, you want only the best for your new college student. That's why we put together this panel where you can get details from real Penn College parents. 

When it comes to financial aid and tuition, knowledge is power. Check out this session to learn about financial aid, loan options, and your student's tuition bill. 

Did you know that our graduates report a 96% placement rate? That's because programs are designed to meet industry need. It's also thanks to the amazing support offered by the team at the Center for Career Design and Alumni Relations. Stop by to learn about their resources and hear what alumni are accomplishing after graduation.

Hop aboard a trolley to see historic Williamsport. Experience the city former lumber barons called home and get a glimpse of what's in store for future Wildcats.

Prefer to live in an off-campus apartment? Stop by The Lounge in the Campus Center to explore options with local landlords.

Don’t forget to take a break from the celebration and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and desserts at various locations across campus.

Get answers to your questions.

Get answers to your questions.

Connect with resources that will help your student thrive.

Activities for All

Rep Penn College with swag from the College Store. Swing by for everything from your new favorite hoodie to tools, uniforms, and more.

Before you know it, students will be planning their next visit to campus. New Student Orientation is just around the corner. Swing by to learn what's in store during this event.

Ready to make it official? Stop by the Admissions Office to confirm your intent to enroll or talk next steps.

Explore together.

Explore together.

Partner up for activities that are better explored together. 

Campus Map

Want a head start on the day? Check out the map before you come and choose your path. You can print now or hang tight and use the map included in the guide you'll get during check-in.

 

View Map

Next Up?

Following Accepted Student Day, you'll be invited back to campus for New Student Orientation. And just before classes begin, we host Welcome Week. Stay tuned for more details on these upcoming events.

New Student Orientation

Preparing for your first semester may feel daunting. Don't worry. We've got you covered at New Student Orientation. 

Welcome Week

There's no better way to gear up for an amazing semester start. Join us for a week packed with activities and events.