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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

July 24, 2015, July 27, 2015, July 30, 2015, July 31, 2015, August 3, 2015

Spend a Summer Day is a campus open house event for prospective first-year students to learn about admissions, student financial aid, academics, student activities, and housing and residence life at Penn State. By talking with faculty, staff, students, and alumni, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a better understanding of what Penn State has to offer.

Reservations for Spend a Summer Day are required, and the events tend to fill quickly. Please make your plans and act soon!

July 29, 2015, August 5, 2015, September 16, 2015, October 6, 2015, October 7, 2015, October 8, 2015, November 11, 2015, 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!

September 14, 2015

The IST Pro Expo is a recruiting event that gives students the chance to explore career and internship opportunities and offers employers exclusive access to our impressive pool of talented future interns and employees. 

Company REGISTRATION DEADLINE -  August 14, 2015 

Early registration is encouraged, since we do reach capacity and usually have several companies "waitlisted". 

October 17, 2015

The faculty and staff from the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) invite you and your family to join us for Parents & Families Day. Come and find out about our student services and enrichment activities and ask questions. After the presentation, faculty, staff, and students will be available at an informal reception with light refreshments.

For additional information, contact Cindy Bierly (814-863-3450 or or Kathy Wiest (814-863-8833 or