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"50 for 50th" scholarship helps students in need

As Penn State Harrisburg enrollment has increased, so has the need for additional financial assistance for students. Scholarships can help to fill the gap between families’ financial need and available aid, helping to keep Penn State affordable.

To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the college has initiated the 50 for 50th Campaign, with the goal of directly impacting at least 50 additional students through new philanthropic gifts before the end of the anniversary year. 

Harrisburg alums named Alumni Fellows

Two Penn State Harrisburg alumni were among 24 recently honored by the University for outstanding professional accomplishments and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.

Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society announces new officers and executive committee chairs

Penn State Harrisburg’s alumni society recently announced new officers and executive committee chairs and outlined their goals for the academic year.

Alumni Society honors outstanding students

Penn State Harrisburg’s Alumni Society honored two exceptional students with the Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society Scholarship. The award is funded through alumni support, with additional funds generated through Alumni Society events. The scholarship award is based on academic excellence, participation in extra-curricular activities and a student’s essay on their college experience.

Alumni Achievement Award winners

Penn State Harrisburg honors outstanding alumni

Alumni from each of Penn State Harrisburg’s five academic schools were recently honored for their outstanding professional achievements.

Ribbon Cutting

New Student Enrichment Center dedicated

Penn State Harrisburg dedicated the new Student Enrichment Center early this fall, with faculty, students, staff, distinguished guests and friends of the college.

Memory Wall

Penn State Harrisburg celebrates “We Are Weekend” with food, fun, and a touch of nostalgia

Penn State Harrisburg welcomed more than 1,000 people – alumni, families, and friends – to campus to celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary at “We Are Weekend: Alumni Open House,” October 14 through 16. The event was one of more than 50 events the college is hosting in recognition of our anniversary year.

Grey Lions of Elizabethtown

Devoted Partners, Dedicated Alums: Building a Penn State Legacy

For Thomas and Kathleen Kuhn, Penn State Harrisburg was and remains a vital part of their romance and their life devoted to country, education and community service.

Stay informed during weather emergencies

Penn State Harrisburg keeps faculty, staff, and students informed of delays and cancellations due to severe weather through the PSUAlert system, Facebook page, Twitter feed and on the campus website, as well as the telephone voicemail system, e-mail, and automated messages at the college's main telephone number, 717-948-6000.   Local television and radio stations also inform the public of delays and cancellations.

PSUAlert is an easy and accessible system that notifies you via e-mail or cell phone in the event of a campus closure or emergency.  All Penn State students, faculty, and staff are automatically signed up to receive e-mail alerts via their Penn State e-mail address.  An active Penn State access account is required for users to access PSUAlert and to change contact settings, such as adding e‑mails and cell phone numbers to receive text messages. 

Harrisburg Magazine: December 2016

The Influentials, Part 3:  Mukund S. Kulkarni, Ph.D. – Chancellor, Penn State Harrisburg

Not long ago, Penn State Harrisburg was educating 50 international students. Today, it’s 720. Plus, 40 percent of students pay out-of-state tuition for the privilege of enrolling. What’s the attraction?