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Choosing the right college is one of the biggest decisions of your academic career and the best way to find out if IST is right for you is to come visit us yourself! Check out our visit options below:

Explore IST Days

Explore ISTExplore IST Days are meant to be a quick introduction to the College of IST, and we host these programs multiple times throughout the fall. If you are already heading out to campus for an admission event or just want to come learn more about the College of IST major options, this is a great program for you to attend. In just an hour and a half, you will learn about everything the College of IST has to offer, meet current students, tour the facilities, and demo technology available in our Extreme Events Lab.

IST Spring Open House

IST Spring Open HouseAs your academic year starts winding down, it's time to start thinking about college. We hope that you will take that scenic drive to Happy Valley and spend a Saturday with the College of IST this spring. This open house is perfect for current seniors looking for more information on what the College of IST has to offer, underclassmen trying to get a jump start on their college search, or students currently enrolled in Penn State's Division of Undergraduate Studies who are considering declaring IST as their major. While you are here you will learn about all of IST's major options, hear about future internship and career opportunities, meet members of the IST faculty, and tour our state-of-the-art facilities with a current IST student.

IST Accepted Student Programs

IST Accepted Student ProgramsCongratulations accepted students! If you haven't made it out to visit the College of IST, or just want to take a second look, this program is for you. You'll have the opportunity to participate in a mock class, meet your future advisers, tour the building with current students, hear about what happens next, and get any last minute questions you may have answered.

Personalized Visit 

Personalized Visit Having trouble fitting these events into your schedule? No problem! The College of IST recruitment team is available for personalized visits Monday through Friday. You will have the opportunity to meet with a member of the recruitment team to discuss opportunities with the College of IST, take a tour of our facilities, and even demo some of the technology available in our Extreme Events Lab. Call us at 1 866 225 8707 or email us at to set up your personalized visit today!

Spend a Summer Day

Spend a Summer DaySchool is out, but we are still here! Come Spend a Summer Day with us! Start your day with the Penn State Admissions Office learning about the admission/financial aid process, touring campus, and meeting members of the Penn State community. You'll also have the opportunity to sign up for information sessions with a number of academic colleges. Don't forget to add the College of IST's session to your schedule!


IST at Penn State's Campuses

Map of PSU Campuses

Did you know that Penn State has 20 campuses? We are one university geographically dispersed, and you can find many IST options at each of our commonwealth campuses. These campuses all host their own events where you can learn about what it's like to be an IST student at that campus. Read more...