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IST Building
Bridge inside IST Building
Mall beside IST Building

The best way to get to know IST is to visit IST. Tour campus, explore our majors, and meet the people in our community to see if the College of Information Sciences and Technology is the right fit for you.

Explore IST Day

Explore ISTHeld in the fall, Explore IST Day gives high school seniors an introduction to each of our majors in the college. You will spend time with current IST students while learning more about our unique programs and opportunities for undergraduates. Explore IST Day is meant to help you decide if the College of IST is where you want to start your educational journey, so if you are already heading out to campus for an admission event or just want to learn more about our majors, this is a great program for you to attend. 

IST Open House

IST Spring Open HouseAs your sophomore and junior year of high school starts winding down, it's time to start thinking about college and the IST Open House is a great place to start.  Held in the spring, the IST Open House is the perfect opportunity for you to learn about student organizations and the many resources available to help you succeed in our programs. While you are here you will learn about all of IST's major options, hear about future internship and career opportunities, and meet current IST students who can tell you what it's really like to be a Penn State student in IST.  We hope to see you this spring!

**Exciting news for 2019!  Instead, interested students can visit us during the Undergraduate Admissions program known as Spend a Summer DayCheck back soon for upcoming 2019 University Park dates.   

IST Accepted Student Programs

IST Accepted Student ProgramsYou'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 the College of IST, or just want to take a second look before making that final decision, this program is for you. You'll have the opportunity to chat with current IST faculty, meet friendly and helpful staff, talk with current IST students, and get answers to your questions.  It's a great way to help you decide if Penn State and the College of IST are right for you.  We can't wait to see you there!  Register here - 

**Please note: this program is not appropriate for students who have already made their decision and paid their housing deposit - New Student Orientation is a better fit for you, and information about that program will arrive after you have paid your housing deposit.

Personalized Visits 

Personalized Visit If our large group events don’t work with your schedule, contact us to arrange a personalized visit. These visits are typically scheduled on Mondays and Fridays so you can make arrangements to attend a Penn State Admissions tour in conjunction with your visit to IST. Penn State Admissions tours can be scheduled via this link: Once you have made those arrangements for your Penn State campus tour, contact IST’s Office of Undergraduate Recruiting at 1 866 225 8707 or email us at to set up your personalized visit.


IST at Penn State's Campuses

Map of PSU Campuses

Did you know that Penn State has 20 campuses? We are one university geographically dispersed, and our commonwealth campuses offer IST courses as well. Check out the campus closest to you to learn about upcoming events that highlight all IST has to offer at a smaller campus location. Read more...