Penn State Harrisburg


New Students at Convocation

Penn State Harrisburg welcomed more than 1,050 freshman students to campus at the recent New Student Convocation, marking the largest incoming freshman class in the college’s history.

See photos from New Student Convocation

High school students doing experiments during STEM Summer Enrichment Program

“I really didn’t know what STEM stood for, or what an engineer did before this camp,” said Mechanicsburg Area High School senior Neel Trivedi.

Penn State Harrisburg will hold several training sessions August 15 through 19 on the University’s new learning management system, Canvas.  Currently, Penn State Harrisburg has only 10 percent of courses migrated to Canvas.  All courses should be transitioned to Canvas by May 2017.


Vartan Plaza
11:30 am — 1:25 pm
C213, Olmsted Building
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Aquatic Center, Capital Union Building (CUB)
8:30 pm — 10:00 pm

Research News

l to r: Nesmith, Sivarajah, and Cigler discus Flint crisis

A panel of experts gathered at Penn State Harrisburg recently to discuss the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, its effects on residents, the health impacts of lead and public policy repercussions.