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Student Resources
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Penn State provides extensive resources that are available to Penn State University Park students.  Many are listed throughout the website, but you can also visit Penn State's Current Student page for links to other academic resources, course information, student living, student activities, career networking to name a few.

Below are some of the many resources available to you:

Academic Resources

Canvas is Penn State's online system for teaching and learning.  This is where you will obtain specific information (e.g., syllabus, assisgnments, and deadlines) about your courses for the semester.

Career Services is committed to offering a comprehensive array of programs and services that supports and facilitates career development for all students. Programs and resources are provided to assist students and alumni in specifying career goals, expanding knowledge of career alternatives, understanding effective decision making, and acquiring appropriate strategies and skills to carry out the process.

Penn State's resource for academic information and requirements.

As an Eberly Science student, you have an abundance of options available to you - all to make sure you receive the support and guidance you need during your time here.

The University Fellowships Office advocates for the academic, intellectual, and personal interests of students by promoting relevant fellowships.

Honors education has changed the face of Penn State. It is a proud tradition that endures through the lifetime achievements of Scholar alumni and in the potential for future success being developed in current students.

The Office of Student Conduct promotes a safe living and learning environment for all students. Creating a community in which students’ actions reflect the Penn State values is of utmost importance. The Code of Conduct guides this process, helping to maintain a civil and safe community for all Penn Staters.

This is where you schedule(d) your courses for the semester.  You will also find things like transfer credits, final grades, financial aid information, and your class schedule.

Interested in Studying Abroad?  The Office of Global Programs can assist you with identifying opportunities and guide you through the process.

Learn more about the Learning Support resources available to you.

Campus Resources

Use Penn State's new interactive maps to help navigate you way around campus.

Find information pertaining to Housing, Food Services and Residence Life.

For all your financial matters pertaining to Penn State.

Student Disability Resources (SDR) is the designated office that provides reasonable accommodations and services to students with disabilities enrolled at the University Park campus.

Contact their office to have your Student Aid questions answered.

All students who are offered admission and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to Penn State are considered for scholarships awarded by the Office of Student Aid.

Learn more about Penn State, schedule a visit or explore our many campuses.

The Office of the University Registrar has University-wide responsibility for student academic records and related processes including:

  • Registering for courses
  • Academic transcripts
  • Confidentiality of Student Records
  • Grade reporting
  • Degree Audit
  • Graduation and diplomas
  • Verifying enrollment
  • Scheduling final exams
  • Withdrawing, re-enrolling, and academic renewal
  • Scheduling classrooms
  • Publishing the Schedule of Courses
  • Academic Calendar

Stay up to date with Penn State by checking out the official academic calendar.

Stay up to date with the department's Seminar Series

Visit the Transportation Services website for all of your transportation needs.

Life Resources

Penn State News is your place to read about what is going on at Penn State.

Learn more about how to get involved with the Biochemistry Society.

Learn more about how to get involved with The Penn State Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology.

Learn more about how to get involved with The Microbiology Club.

Learn more about how to get involved with The Forensic Science Club.

Explore the opportunities available for Women in the Sciences and Engineering.

Science LionPride, established spring 2008, is a student ambassador group representing the Eberly College of Science to prospective students, parents, and Eberly College of Science alumni.

Forty students, representing all science majors, serve in this notable organization. Their assigned functions are to:

  • Participate and represent the Eberly College of Science at alumni events

  • Interact with prospective students to encourage their decision to attend Penn State
  • Provide campus tours to visiting science alumni and prospective science students and their families

  • Represent the college during Open House days

  • Encourage the pursuit of science in the community
  • Participate in various community service events across campus

The Office of Student Affairs offers a complete list of student organizations at Penn State, organized by campus.

Penn State University is committed to the concept of affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and to foster diversity in the University community. The University has a comprehensive Affirmative Action Plan which sets forth programs and goals for increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff.

The Affirmative Action Office serves as a resource in promoting and furthering the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and diversity. The Office works to support the University’s strategic goal of respect and its efforts to advance a diverse and inclusive campus community.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are accurate, objective, relevant, timely, and accessible.