Nittany Lion holding a We Want You! sign.

We Want You!

Accept Your Offer Today! Have you applied? If not, there’s still time to apply and attend Penn State York for fall 2022. The application deadline is July 31, 2022.
By: Barb Dennis
You can still be a part of the blue and white this fall!

Visit our admissions site and discover how you can be a part of Penn State York. 

Penn State York’s academic programs include 12 bachelor’s degree programs, 5 associate degrees, and a masters of education in Teaching and Curriculum you can complete without leaving York. There’s also a variety of minors and certificates you can earn. The campus also offers the first two years of more than 275 majors through the 2+2 program. Students spend two years with us and then transition to another Penn State campus to finish their degree.

The Graham Fellows Program for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Unique to the campus is the Graham Fellows Program for Entrepreneurial Leadership (Graham Fellows Program). The Graham Fellows Program offers students the opportunity to develop a skill set for success.  The program is designed to enhance students’ career preparation experiences through interdisciplinary coursework, mock interviews, workshops in résumé writing, etiquette dining, networking opportunities with local businesses, and, in some cases, internships. The Graham Speaker Series also provides students with opportunities to meet and hear from local and national leaders in a variety of career fields.

Graham Center for Innovation and Collaboration

The Graham Center for Innovation and Collaboration (The Graham Center) is the newest building on campus.  The almost 8,000 square-foot, two-story building features a variety of collaborative work spaces, meeting rooms, spots to connect, and state-of-the-art technology.

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An intern looks at a computer screen with his mentor.

Nic Anzalone, left, put his summer to good use as an intern at Shipley Energy through the Graham Fellows Program for Entrepreneurial Leadership (Graham Fellows Program). Anzalone worked with Mike Hilbert, controller at Shipley Energy, and produced reports, led meetings, and was an important part of the company.

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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research opportunities are available, and students can work alongside a faculty member to publish research findings, write and present a paper, or attend a conference. These hands-on experiences provide students with learning far beyond the classroom.

A student and professor examine a vial in a lab.

Studying their eight-legged friends, and increasing their “spidey-sense,” Juan Sanchez, a Penn State York student majoring in biology, examines a spider along with Dr. Jessica Petko, fondly known as the spider lady at Penn State York. Petko, an assistant professor of biology at the campus, provides a variety of undergraduate research opportunities for students.

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The MAC viewed from above during the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments

Each April the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments takes place and highlights the work students do with faculty members.  The posters and presentations represent all academic disciplines on campus.  The exhibition continues to grow each year as faculty members work with more students.

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Diversity on Campus

Some students at Penn State York come from nearby communities but others attend the campus from across the country and around the world. There’s a rich sense of diversity on campus and plenty of events to introduce students to new cultures, from the celebration of Lunar New Year to Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month., and Unity Day.

Diwali Celebration

Some students at Penn State York come from nearby communities but others attend the campus from across the country and around the world. There is a rich sense of diversity on campus and plenty of events to introduce students to new cultures, from the celebration of Diwali to Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month., and Unity Day.  The Diwali celebration pictured here was sponsored by the Penn State York Multicultural Club.

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Student Life

There’s plenty to do with more than 20 clubs and organizations, and six collegiate sports, including baseball, men and women’s basketball, golf for men and women, soccer, and women’s volleyball. Men’s Basketball won the 2022 Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Championship and then went on to play in the United State Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship Tournament.

Men’s Basketball, 2022 PSUAC Champions

We are the champions!  The Penn State York men’s basketball team won the 2022 Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Championship with a win over Penn State Brandywine at the Bryce Jordan Center. In addition to men’s basketball, Penn State York offers, baseball, golf for men and women, soccer, women’s softball, and women’s volleyball.

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Don’t wait any longer, accept your offer or complete the application.  You may also want to attend the Spend a Summer Evening program on July 12 from 5:30-7:30.  You can also schedule a visit.

We Are Penn State, and you are going to love it here!

Virtual Campus Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Penn State York campus with one of our Lion Ambassadors!

A small landscaped pond with waterfall outside the Main Classroom Building.

Take a break and relax at the beach, located outside the Main Classroom Building.  This popular student area includes a water feature and plenty of tables and chairs for students to meet and talk with friends, study, or just breathe.

Credit: Barb Dennis