About the College

Campus Visits

Visit the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications!

We want you to have an informative and meaningful visit to campus, and we encourage you to explore the opportunities available at University Park and in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

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Campus Visit Options

Option 1: Penn State Admissions Visit

First, please set up an Penn State Admissions visit. The Admissions Office at the University Park campus regluarly hosts sessions for prospective students. These sessions are for high school students or transfer students who are interested in learning more about Penn State.

Your visit includes an information session with an admissions counselor, a campus tour, and a complimentary lunch in one of our dining commons. Reservations are required for these sessions that fill quickly, so please make you plans and act soon!

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Option 2: Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications Visit

To accommodate the Admissions Office visit schedule, we schedule our College-specific visits daily in the fall and spring semesters: Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and/or 1:30 p.m. Please choose a time that works best with your Admissions visit. If you wish to visit the College in the summer (May-August), please call the office for availability.

For prospective students interested in broadcast, film-video or telecommunications, your visit may also include a tour of our state-of-the-art production facilities. When requesting a College tour, please specify your major(s) of interest. We will make every attempt to accommodate facilities tours, depending on faculty availability and class use of the faciliites.

After signing up for your Admissions visit, call 814-865-1503 to schedule a Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications visit!   

Spend a Summer Day

Spend a Summer Day is a campus open house event for prospective first-year students to learn about admissions, student financial aid, academics, student activities, and housing and residence life at Penn State. By talking with faculty, staff, students, and alumni, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a better understanding of what Penn State has to offer. Each SASD session has the opportunity to meet with Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications advisers, faculty, staff and students and we encourage anyone interested in learning more about our College and our majors to attend our academic session and visit our afternoon expo.
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High School Field Trips

School groups and students who are not old enough to apply for admission may also tour campus, meet with faculty and visit our facilities. For more information, contact Emily Clevenger by email (epc10@psu.edu) or phone (814-867-2495).

Directions on Campus

  • Directions from the advising office in Carnegie Building to Visitor Parking Lot 44
    When you leave the advising office take a left and go to the end of the hallway to the stairs. Take the stairs to the ground floor, when you exit the building you will take a right taking the sidewalk up to the Fraser Street-Curtin Road intersection. There is a bus stop on the right when you reach this intersection. Look for “the loop” bus. You can take this bus back to the parking lot.
  • Directions to Innovation Park by car from Visitor Parking Lot 44
    Go north from parking lot to Park Avenue (north side of stadium). Make a right onto Park Avenue and follow to I 99, by-pass interchange. You will pass the Mount Nittany Medical Center. Follow the signs for Innovation Park. 

    Take the second Innovation Park exit, which is Exit B.  Follow ramp to stop sign. Make a left at stop sign and follow the road as it veers left. Make an immediate right turn on the side of the red brick building (101 Innovation Park, Lubert Building). You can park in the lot behind the buildings.
  • Directions to Innovation Park by bus from the advising office in Carnegie Building
    When you leave the advising office take a left and go to the end of the hallway to the stairs. Take the stairs to the ground floor, when you exit the building you will take a right taking the sidewalk up to the Fraser Street-Curtin Road intersection. There is a bus stop on the right when you reach this intersection. Look for the Red Link bus. Take this to Innovation Park.