Prospective Student Visits and Appointments

The best way to get to know IST is to experience it for yourself. Check out the ways you can connect with our recruitment team and current studentsincluding virtual appointmentsto learn more about our college, majors, and community.

Schedule a virtual appointment to learn about our programs, exciting out-of-the-classroom opportunities, and incredible student support. Your personalized virtual appointment is a great way to get your questions answered and screen-share important online resources.

Please visit our Virtual Appointment calendar by clicking the button below to schedule an appointment at your convenience.

Make an Appointment

Hear from IST students about our majors, academic and experiential opportunities, and how to build your community in the college by taking a video tour of all the College of IST has to offer.

You can also take a self-guided virtual tour of the University Park campus to check out classrooms, residence halls, facilities, and much more.

Video Tour

The Undergraduate Admissions Office hosts several visit opportunities throughout the year for you to explore campus and learn about Penn State. Schedule your visit on the Admissions website.

You can also contact us to arrange a personalized, on-campus visit. Visits are typically scheduled on Mondays and Fridays so you can attend a Penn State Admissions tour in conjunction with your visit to IST. Contact us at to set up your personalized visit.

For the best experience possible, please schedule your appointment at least one week in advance. Unfortunately, we cannot always accommodate walk-ins.

Join us to learn more about our majors and hear from current students about what life is like at the College of IST. This event is intended for high school first-year, sophomore, and junior students who are interested in applying to the College of IST. 

The College of IST Spring Open House will be held virtually on April 21 from 6-7 p.m.


Held each fall, Explore IST Day gives high school juniors and seniors an introduction to each of our majors. You’ll hear from current students about our unique programs and the experiential opportunities available to undergraduate students. Parents and family members can also attend an optional program to get their questions answered.

Explore IST Day is meant to help you decide if the College of IST is the best next step in your educational journey. If you are already heading to campus for an admissions event or simply want to learn more about our majors, this is a great program for you to attend. Check back soon for more information and to register.

For several days each summer—typically at the end of July—Penn State’s Undergraduate Admissions Office welcomes prospective students and their families to tour the University Park campus, explore academic programs, and connect with the campus community during Spend a Summer Day. During your visit, you can also attend a breakout presentation to learn about the exciting opportunities available at the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Check back soon for more information and to register.

You'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 us or just want to take another look before making that final decision, this program is for you. Held February through April each year, you'll have the opportunity to chat with our diverse faculty, helpful staff, and engaged students to get answers to your questions. It's the perfect way to help you decide if Penn State and the College of IST are right for you.

Please note that Accepted Student Programs are not appropriate for students who have already made their decision and paid their housing deposit. Instead, plan to attend New Student Orientation.

Accepted Student Programs

With 20 undergraduate campuses across the state, Penn State is one university geographically dispersed. Many Penn State campuses offer IST courses, degree programs, and visit opportunities. Check out the campus closest to you to learn about upcoming events that highlight all IST has to offer at a smaller campus location.


Office of Undergraduate Recruiting

E103 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802