Penn State Harrisburg, in coordination with local and regional agencies, will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise in its library, on Friday, September 30 starting at 9:00 a.m. The library will be closed to the public between 7:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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International Student Support Services

Each year, Penn State Harrisburg becomes the home of hundreds of international students from several dozen different countries. The Office of International Student Support Services (ISSS) houses the International Student Advisers and provides support services for international students in matters relating to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) paperwork, social, and cultural issues.

ISSS also provides a wide range of events and programs to help international students adjust to cultural life on campus. From the orientation program to ongoing cultural celebrations to academic support for success, ISSS is here to help our international students have a rewarding and fulfilling experience while at Penn State Harrisburg.


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ISSS - Hours of Operation
  Opens Closes
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.


Advising Hours
"Walk-in" Advising is available for the following times, as well as calling to schedule an appointment.

  • Monday - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Room: SEC 112 (located in the Student Enrichment Center)


10:00 am — 9:00 pm
Vartan Plaza

World Fest is a biennial international festival that boasts variety of displays, a parade of many countries, global cuisines and multinational performances. This event offers a wonderful opportunity for the campus community to come together to learn and interact.

5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building

Fun English Conversation brings international students, domestic students and local residents together to speak English and to play games. This is a beneficial program to the new students in building language skills, and an opportunity for domestic students and local community volunteers, and new students build meaningful relationships and make new friends. 

11:30 am — 12:25 pm
Morrison Gallery, Library

The Islamic New Year is the first day in the Islamic Lunar calendar. Traditionally, Islamic New Year begins with the first sighting of the new moon crescent in the month of Muharram and signifies a time of mourning and peace. Come learn and celebrate this tradition while enjoying lunch.

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Associate Director
International Student Adviser
International Student Adviser