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The front entrance and bell tower at Old Main, Penn State's central administration building.

We believe that our department is an exciting, dynamic and positive place for inquiry and intellectual growth. This extends from our research and graduate education to our commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. Come for a visit and find out for yourself what makes us different!

Visiting Penn State Geosciences

, Department of Geosciences

Visit Us and Learn More

We continue improve our state-of-the art teaching and student spaces and expand field experiences to make our department among the most flexible and student-centered in the country.

Our Community

With a priority to foster the ties between undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty, our community within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences is genuinely tight-knit and very engaged . . . A liberal arts setting in a large research university.

Beyond the Department

Beyond the department, Penn State has something for everyone.

  • Beautiful campus
  • 600+ clubs
  • Big Ten athletics
  • Close proximity to hiking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, skiing
  • Vibrant downtown adjacent to campus

Contact us today and start planning your visit!

Map & Directions

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Hotels within Walking Distance

Nittany Lion Inn
200 West Park Avenue
814-865-8500 or 800-233-7505

The Atherton Hotel
125 South Atherton Street
814-231-2100 or 800-832-0132

Days Inn Penn State
240 S Pugh Street

Prospective Undergraduates

Prospective undergraduates can plan a campus visit through the undergraduate admissions office.

We also invite you to come visit the department by emailing our undergraduate program assistant.

Prospective Graduate Students

Prospective graduate students should contact our graduate program office to arrange for a department visit.

Your visit will be tailored with faculty and students from your specific interest areas.