At Penn State, we embrace the new while preserving proud traditions.
As a member of the vast Penn State alumni network, you know Penn State University Park is a dynamic campus environment continually growing and evolving to meet the needs of our current generation of students.
There are plenty of new and exciting spaces worth exploring on your next visit, whether you’re taking a guided Lion Ambassadors tour or seeing the sites on your own.
Among the newest and most impressive additions to campus is the Willard Building’s state-of-the-art Bellisario Media Center, made possible by a generous gift from alumnus and acclaimed television producer Donald P. Bellisario and his wife, Vivienne. Also worth a visit—the Smeal College of Business’ Saxbys’ Experiential Learning Platform café, an entirely student-run coffee shop that gives Business majors the chance to develop their entrepreneurial skills in a real-world setting.
For a great meal prepared entirely by students, head to Café Laura, a combination instructional food service laboratory/full-service restaurant where Hospitality Management majors serve innovative and delicious lunches and dinners to the University community and general public five days a week.
The Pattee and Paterno libraries are constantly updating their amenities, and that includes the addition of a Starbucks on the first floor of Paterno Library. Meanwhile, the picturesque Central Atrium connecting Pattee’s West and Central wings provides access to the cutting-edge Center for Immersive Experiences and Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information.
Of course, many classic campus attractions are worth visiting again and again, from the Berkey Creamery and the Arboretum to Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and Palmer Museum of Art.
Looking for live sports and entertainment? Hit the links at the Blue and White golf courses, enjoy a concert at Eisenhower Auditorium or the Bryce Jordan Center, or cheer on any of our first-rate Division I sports teams at Beaver Stadium, Rec Hall, Pegula Ice Arena, or Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
And, obviously, no campus visit would be complete without a stroll through Old Main and pictures at the Nittany Lion Shrine and We Are sculpture.