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Picking a college is about finding a place where you know you can make a difference. The right fit goes beyond academics and majors and class size. It needs to feel like the right place for you — from the staff to the energy of the student community.

Your years in the Schreyer Honors College are going to transform the rest of your life. Come see firsthand how the College will support your journey.

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Atherton Hall Schreyer Courtyard

Many Ways to Explore Plan Your Visit

The Schreyer Honors College offers multiple ways for you to customize your visit to suit your individual interests and schedule. From day-long programs to self-guided tours to individual meetings with College staff, with a little planning, you can create a personalized visit to maximize your time.

Prospective student visiting tables during Scholars Day

Scholars Day

Offered in the spring and fall, Scholars Day is a comprehensive, full-day open house event packed with information and opportunities to interact with Honors College staff and students.

Next Event: April 24, 2020 for High School Juniors

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Schreyer staff welcoming students to an information session

Information Sessions

The Schreyer Honors College hosts virtual information sessions for prospective first-year applicants who are unable to visit campus or have questions following a virtual or in-person visit.

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Other Ways to Explore

Penn State's Undergraduate Admissions Office offers a variety of ways to explore campus.

Spend A Summer Day (SASD)
Penn State's summer open house designed to help you learn about admissions, academics and student life.
Information Sessions and Tours
Available most days of the week, these sessions allow you and your family the opportunity to learn more about Penn State.
Academic College Programs
Students interested in specific academic programs at Penn State can attend special sessions with our academic colleges.

All About University Park Welcome to Happy Valley

Make the most of your visit to State College — find out what makes this "Happy Valley".

Maps & Directions

The Schreyer Honors College administrative offices are located in Atherton and Simmons Halls..

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The State College area is served by the University Park Airport (SCE), located five miles from campus.


Fullington Trailways, Greyhound Lines and Megabus offer bus service to and from State College. The bus terminal is located on the west side of campus on Atherton Street.


The University Park campus is centrally located within Pennsylvania and is within driving distance of many major cities, including Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York City.

On-Campus Parking

The visitor parking option closest to Atherton Hall is the HUB Parking Deck, located along Shortlidge Road about a block away. Parking at the HUB Parking Deck is charged by the hour.

If you schedule a visit in advance with the Undergraduate Admissions Office, they will provide you with a parking pass for Lot 44 and Stadium West.

Off-Campus Parking

Downtown State College offers a variety of parking options, including garages, lots and metered parking.


CATA Bus provides free service on campus. We recommend the Blue Loop, which stops in front of Atherton Hall on College Avenue and includes stops at Shields Building (home of Penn State Undergraduate Admissions) and near the Bryce Jordan Center (where visitor parking is abundant).

Campus Shuttle

The two-route Campus Shuttle provides no-fare transportation across campus every 15 minutes on weekdays between 7 AM and 6 PM.

Taxis & Ride Sharing

The State College area features a variety of taxi companies, a pedicab company, and ride sharing with Uber and Lyft.


You will find two hotels on the University Park campus along with business-class hotel chains, independently owned motels, and bed and breakfasts throughout downtown State College and the surrounding area.

Penn State's Nittany Lion Inn
Penn State Hotels

Choose from the colonial-style Nittany Lion Inn or the understated luxury of The Penn State.

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The Corner Room in downtown State College
Hotels & Motels

The State College area is home to a variety of hotels that will satisfy your needs.

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Bed and Breakfast in State College
Bed & Breakfasts

The Centre region features a variety of bed and breakfasts for you to enjoy.

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Mural wall in downtown State College

Choose from one of the many Airbnb listings in the State College area.

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A wide range of dining options both on campus and off give you plenty to choose from.

Penn State's Redifer Dining Commons
Penn State Dining Commons

With dining commons found in each residence area, you're never far from some food.

Dining Commons
Penn State students eating at the HUB
Penn State HUB Dining

HUB Dining offers a flavorful mix of national and one-of-a-kind restaurants.

HUB Dining
Bed and Breakfast in State College
Eat In

Get a taste of local flavor by exploring our restaurants and bistros.

Food being delivered by bicycle

Have dinner come to you, or grab it and go as you hit the road.

Order Food


There's plenty to keep you busy on and off campus.

Penn State's Nittany Lion Shrine
Campus Attractions

Visit some of Penn State's points of pride while at University Park.

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People enjoying local outdoor activities
State College Attractions

If you have time, explore the many attractions of the Centre region.

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Schreyer Scholar Lisa Gardner

Schreyer is unique because it provides you with a supportive community of people. The staff help guide you through all the resources and experiences Penn State has to offer and the college provides you with the funding to make them happen.

Lisa Gardner '19 Mechanical Engineering

See for Yourself Visit Schreyer

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