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New Student Orientation Bursar Information

Information about Penn State's Bursar's Office.

Spring 2017 Commencement Address - Tom Baker

Penn State Altoona held its spring 2017 commencement ceremony May 6 at the Jaffa Shrine. More than 160 of the graduating 210 students attended the ceremony. Tom Baker was the guest speaker. Check out our spring 2017 commencement image gallery.


Identifying Invertebrates: Biology in action!

Students in Biology 220 get some field experience trying to identify invertebrates found in Spring Run during a biodiversity lab.

Spring 2017 Student Showcase EMET demonstrations

Penn State Altoona Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology students presented final projects at the spring 2017 Student Showcase.

RTE 302 class working with Total Stations

Students in Penn State Altoona's Rail Engineering Program work with total stations as part of RTE 302: Railroad Track Location, Construction and Maintenance. A total station is a state-of-the-art land surveying tool used in the railroad industry (and across civil engineering) to measure track features such as curvature and gradient.

Why Study History?

Have you ever had your students (or parents, or administrators) wonder why History is being taught in schools?

EMET Research Spotlight: Ben Borst

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology major Ben Borst shares his experiences with undergraduate research at Penn State Altoona.

Student Aid Webinar Video - 2/16/2017

A 60 minute webinar presentation with David Pearlman, Director of Student Aid.

The 2+2 Experience

Learn more about the 2+2 Experience. Start your education at Penn State Altoona and complete it at another of our campus locations, including University Park.

Online Orientation Video

Penn State Altoona's Online Orientation