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Fall 2017 Commencement Address - Stephen J. McKnight

Stephen J. McKnight, president and CEO of Altoona Blair County Development Corporation, delivers the fall 2017 commencement address at Penn State Altoona.

What's on your holiday wish list?

Penn State Altoona asks students, "what are you asking for for the holidays?"

Undergraduate Research at Penn State Altoona

Undergraduate research opportunities are available all across Penn State Altoona. Several students share their experiences with research and explain the benefits of getting involved.

Exploring wetlands with Environmental Studies 100

Students in Environmental Studies 100 spent several hours identifying plants, trees, and non-native invasive vegetation during a class field trip to local mitigated wetlands.

History 160 students take on the battlefields of Gettysburg

Students in the Battle of Gettysburg in History Memory course took to the battlefields, becoming tour guides for their classmates. The project combined research, collaboration, and a hands-on experience of the grounds at Gettysburg.

Move-in 2017

Penn State Altoona Move In 2017 was a rainy one, but still fun and exciting!

The 2+2 Option: Catherine Baumann and Aditya Nambiar

Many students start their Penn State experience at Altoona before transferring to the University Park Campus. We call it the 2+2 option, and it's a great choice for many of our students. Watch and listen as students Catherine Baumann and Aditya Nambiar share their experiences with the 2+2 option.

The 2+2 Option: Steven Douglass and Catherine Chardon

Many students start their Penn State experience at Altoona before transferring to the University Park Campus. We call it the 2+2 option, and it's a great choice for many of our students. Watch and listen as students Steven Douglass and Catherine Chardon share their experiences with the 2+2 option.

Research Spotlight: John Leri, '16

John Leri, a 2016 graduate with a degree in psychology and minors in criminal justice and biology, is currently pursuing his Ph.D. Through his undergraduate research experience at Penn State Altoona, Leri discovered what makes our college unique.

New Student Orientation Bursar Information

Information about Penn State's Bursar's Office.

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