Prospective Student Visits and Appointments

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The best way to get to know IST is to experience it for yourself. Check out the ways you can connect with our recruitment team and current studentsincluding virtual appointmentsto learn more about our college, majors, and community.

Schedule a virtual appointment to learn about our programs, exciting out-of-the-classroom opportunities, and incredible student support. Your personalized virtual appointment is a great way to get your questions answered and screen-share important online resources.

Please visit our Virtual Appointment calendar by clicking the button below to schedule an appointment at your convenience.

Make an Appointment

Hear from IST students about our majors, academic and experiential opportunities, and how to build your community in the college by taking a video tour of all the College of IST has to offer.

You can also take a self-guided virtual tour of the University Park campus to check out classrooms, residence halls, facilities, and much more.

Video Tour

College of IST Panel Session

Thursday, November 12, 2020
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Learn about the College of Information Sciences and Technology and our six majors. Hear more about the college’s required internship program and career development resources that can help launch you into an emerging career in nearly any industry. Connect with the College of IST team members and IST students to get answers to your questions and hear about what life is like at IST.


Feature Friday

Friday, December 4, 2020
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Join the College of Information Sciences and Technology and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information about Penn State. During the event you will get the opportunity to learn about the College of Information Sciences and Technology, the Undergraduate Admissions Application process, and hear from current students. You will also get to “tour” University Park virtually! This event will follow the schedule below:

  • 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. | Admissions Info Session
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | College of Information Sciences and Technology: Info Session and Virtual Student Panel
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Campus Tour


At this time, the College of Information Sciences and Technology and the Undergraduate Admissions Office are not hosting on-campus visits. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage you to schedule a Virtual Appointment.

Join us to learn more about our majors and hear from current students about what life is like at the College of IST. This event is intended for high school first-year, sophomore, and junior students who are interested in applying to the College of IST.

The College of IST Spring Open House will be held virtually in April 2021. Please check back soon for more information.

For several days each summer—typically at the end of July—Penn State’s Undergraduate Admissions Office welcomes prospective students and their families to tour the University Park campus, explore academic programs, and connect with the campus community during Spend a Summer Day. During your visit, you can also attend a breakout presentation to learn about the exciting opportunities available at the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Check back soon for more information and to register.

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 us or just want to take another look before making that final decision, this program is for you. Held February through April each year, you'll have the opportunity to chat with our diverse faculty, helpful staff, and engaged students to get answers to your questions. It's the perfect way to help you decide if Penn State and the College of IST are right for you.

Please note that Accepted Student Programs are not appropriate for students who have already made their decision and paid their housing deposit. Instead, plan to attend New Student Orientation.

Accepted Student Programs

With 20 undergraduate campuses across the state, Penn State is one university geographically dispersed. Many Penn State campuses offer IST courses, degree programs, and visit opportunities. Check out the campus closest to you to learn about upcoming events that highlight all IST has to offer at a smaller campus location.


Office of Undergraduate Recruiting

E103 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802