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IST Building
Bridge inside IST Building
Mall beside IST Building

The best way to get to know IST is to visit IST. Tour campus, explore our majors, and meet the people in our community to see if the College of Information Sciences and Technology is the right fit for you.

Explore IST Day

Held in the fall, Explore IST Day (Saturday, September 28, 2019) gives high school seniors an introduction to each of our majors in the college. You will spend time with current IST students while learning more about our unique programs and opportunities for undergraduates. Parents and family members can also attend an optional program - just for them!

 Explore IST Day is meant to help you decide if the College of IST is where you want to start your educational journey, so if you are already heading out to campus for an admission event or just want to learn more about our majors, this is a great program for you to attend. 

IST Virtual appointments

Can't make it to campus? Schedule a virtual appointment to learn about our programs, exciting out-of-the-classroom opportunities, and incredible student support. Your personalized appointment is a great way to get your questions answered and screen-share important online resources. Appointments are typically held on Tuesday and Thursday nights between 5 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Each appointment lasts about 45 minutes. 

To schedule your virtual appointment, please email

IST Accepted Student Programs

You've been accepted to Penn State!  Congratulations!  We hope you decide that Penn State and the College of IST are where you want to be, but if you haven't yet visited the College of IST, or just want to take a second look before making that final decision, this program is for you. You'll have the opportunity to chat with current IST faculty, meet friendly and helpful staff, talk with current IST students, and get answers to your questions.  It's a great way to help you decide if Penn State and the College of IST are right for you.  We can't wait to see you there!  Register here

**Please note: this program is not appropriate for students who have already made their decision and paid their housing deposit - New Student Orientation is a better fit for you, and information about that program will arrive after you have paid your housing deposit.

Personalized on-campus Visits 

If our large group events don’t work with your schedule, contact us to arrange a personalized, on-campus visit. These visits are typically scheduled on Mondays and Fridays so you can make arrangements to attend a Penn State Admissions tour in conjunction with your visit to IST. Penn State Admissions tours can be scheduled online.

Once you have made those arrangements for your Penn State campus tour, contact IST’s Office of Undergraduate Recruiting at 1.866.225.8707 or email us at to set up your personalized visit. 

Unfortunately, we cannot always accomodate walk-ins. For the best experience possible, please schedule your appointment at least one week in advance. 

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 our commonwealth campuses offer IST courses as well. Check out the campus closest to you to learn about upcoming events that highlight all IST has to offer at a smaller campus location. Read more...