Monday, May 4, 2015

My PSU and State College, PA Guide

After four years, I have a ton of advice on what to do at PSU!
Here is a guide of my favorite things to eat, see and do at Penn State! 
Enjoy your trip here whether it is for admissions or fun!
On Campus

The Arboretum
In the spring or summer or in fall, this place is gorgeous.

Old Main (seen above)
A Penn State Staple


The HUB- Robeson Center 
The place where all students congregate. Good food, too!

Sackett and Hammond Building 
Engineer Central! 

The Lion Shrine
You cannot leave Penn State without a Lion Shrine picture!

Beaver Stadium 
Football is life here in the fall - make sure you hit up a game or tailgate :P


The BJC
Whether THON (above) or a concert, this place is rocking.


The Palmer Museum of Art
Only been here once but totally awesome!


Where to Eat

Canyon Wings
Get: The Orgy Fries in Island or Buffalo. 
It is literally the best post drinking food I have ever had
and I have eaten almost everywhere open late in SC. 


Cozy Thai 
Get: Pad Thai or Drunken Noodles
It is so good - a little expensive on a college budget 
but worth the wait and money. It is BYOB!


Noodles and Company
Get: Everything but my favorites are the Japanese Pan Noodles or Pad Thai. 
The food is gracious and good - they give you like two meals in the large! 


Primanti Brothers
Get: Fried Zucchini or any of the sandwiches and A Drunk Duck (above)
I love this place because the atmosphere is homey and the food is great!

Honorable Mentions
Pho 11, Chipotle and Kiwi Frozen Yogurt
Where to Stay

There are three hotels in the near area - The Atherton which is so nice, The Nittany Lion Inn which is like the creme de la creme and the Days Inn which is nice and has Mad Mex - a bar and restaurant attached.  I would suggest picking one of these when you visit because you can park your car for free in one of the parking garages nearby and walk around State College which is the easiest way to travel in the town.

Engineering People to See

There are a ton of great people to talk to as a prospective student.  For the women, Cheryl Knobloch is the best - she is seriously one of the nicest and good hearted women I have met at Penn State. For the Multicultural Students - Wayne Gersie, Helen Edson and Jamie Weaver will be your lifelines. I love them all so dearly for everything that they do for NSBE and for my various clubs in the college. Email these people two weeks in advance and get on their calendars for face to face time during your visit.

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