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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

IST IdeaMaker Challenge

Apply now for IST IdeaMaker Challenge

Build a team. Pitch an idea. Win a trip to an incubator or innovation center.

What’s it all about?

National Security Agency

Students interested in internship and full-time opportunities are encouraged to attend. All Majors Welcome! Event Highlights:

Startup Week - College of Information Sciences and Technology
4/11/16 to 4/15/16

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.

IST Spring Open House

Spring Open House is a great opportunity for high school rising seniors and underclassmen who want to learn about the great academic and career opportunities in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State. During Open House you’ll meet our students, faculty, and staff and learn how we can help you achieve your goals and find a career you'll love. In addition to hearing about our programs, you will be able to sit in on a few lab demos and tour our building as well.