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Information for Parents

Be part of your student’s journey
and support them along the way.

Our commitment to our students extends to parents, too. We’re dedicated to ensuring your child’s success and invite you to be part of their experience, every step of the way. Explore the resources here to begin.

Join the Penn State Parents and Families Program for information about ways to stay engaged with the University and receive other services.

Learn more about Parents and Families Weekend and how you can get involved.

Check out our student blogs for a first-person look at what it’s like to study at Penn State. You can also read stories about our students and their work in the Eberly College of Science.

  • Review some tips for what students should know before arriving to campus, as well as some advice on living with a roommate.
  • If homesickness might be an issue, we have counseling and psychological services to help.
  • We also offer assistance for those with disabilities in the Office of Disability Services.
  • Stay up to date with the academic calendar.