2 Days 1 Night Tour to Penn State and Pennsylvania
We depart from your school, headed toward Penn State, to Campus Altoona, a smaller campus. On September 13, 1939, the Altoona Undergraduate Center opened in the Webster Grade School Building in downtown Altoona. World War II almost forced the school to close as men went to war and women went to work. To keep the center open, the Advisory Board allowed financial aid and opened a women's dormitory from 1944 through 1947 for female students from out of town to attend the school and help maintain it's population. Penn State Altoona, is a small, private college, with the name recognition and prestige of a major research university and is a NCAA Division III school. The small campus environment allows for a one on one learning experience while combining the high standards of a major research university. Penn State Altoona, has the third largest enrollment of the 24 Penn State locations making up the Pennsylvania State University system, and is a full-service, four-year, residential campus located less than 45 miles from the research campus at the University Park. Penn State Altoona offers baccalaureate degree programs, associate degree programs, and the first two years of course work for more than 180 Penn State majors that can be completed at other Penn State campuses. On September 13, 2009, Penn State Altoona celebrated it's 70th anniversary with a street festival in downtown Altoona featuring amazing food, activities and live entertainment. Some famous people that attended Penn State are; Kelly Ayotte, United States Senator, Charlie Dent, United States Congressman, John Aniston, actor in Days of our Lives; father of actress Jennifer Aniston and so many more. After our tour we head back to the hotel for well earned rest.
After a continental breakfast, we head to Penn State. The Pennsylvania State University Park (commonly referred to as Penn State or PSU) is a public, state-related research university with campuses and facilities in Pennsylvania. The Penn State motto is “Making life Better”, the campus is 5,448 acres large, it is a Division 1 athletic college, and the Penn State colors are Dark Royal Blue and White. The 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks the university 43rd among universities worldwide, and has the largest college campus on the East Coast. Penn State specializes in many different fields offering over 160 different majors in various areas. Penn State's mascot is the Nittany Lion, a representation of a type of mountain lion that once roamed what is now University Park. Penn State has the largest campus on the East Coast. While here we will be visiting the many alumni of the school with a 40 minute introduction and information session about Penn State, followed by a 90 minute tour. After our tour we will be having lunch in the Penn State cafe area, allowing us to blend with the students and have a chance to speak with them one on one about their school and some profound Penn State experiences. Then we will re-board the bus and take our tour of the 5,448 acres that make up Penn State University. We will stop for dinner and continue to the local bowling alley for some fun and games; this bowling alley is the most popular hang out for all the college students that attend Penn State. This is something every young person should be able to experience. We then journey home.