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The best way to find out if IST is right for you is to come visit us yourself! Choosing the right college is one of the biggest decisions of your academic career. Did you know that students who visit the college of their choice are more likely to be satisfied with their choice than those who don't visit? Check out one of the many ways to visit below!

We look forward to seeing you on campus! In the meantime, if you have any questions or want to schedule a separate visit, give us a call at 1-866-225-8707 (toll-free in the U.S.) or email

Upcoming Events

April 11, 2016 to April 15, 2016

Startup Week, hosted by the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at Penn State, originated as a celebration of successful entrepreneurs and innovators in the fields of technology and security. Since then, it has grown and developed to showcase the wealth of possibilities that exist for enterprising students as emerging thought leaders in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship.

December 2, 2015

Join the IST Alumni Society, faculty and staff at a regional networking event near you, to meet and welcome our new Dean, Dr. Andrew Sears to the IST community.

Listed below are the summer/fall 2015 events, with more to come in spring 2016!


December 18, 2015 to December 19, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015
5:00 p.m. -- Schreyer Honors College Medals Ceremony, The Penn Stater Hotel Conference Center

Saturday, December 19, 2015
9:00 a.m. -- Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Ceremony, The Bryce Jordan Center

  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Smeal College of Business
  • College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Information Sciences and Technology

January 28, 2016

Save the Date: Future Forum is Thursday, January 28, 2016, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the IST Building.

Future Forum company registration is now open Register

For more information for students and companies visit: