Admissions Visits

We can't wait for you to visit Penn State Berks!

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Tour Penn State Berks

The best way to get to know us is to visit! Join us for a campus tour where you'll see our state-of-the-art science and engineering labs, incredible athletics facilities, vibrant campus life opportunities, and more. Our tours are led by Lion Ambassadors, who are current students able to answer your questions about what it's like to study at Penn State Berks. There are two ways to tour campus:

If you need assistance, please contact the Admissions Office at 610-396-6060 or [email protected].

Programs for Future Students

Major Possibilities: Experience the Professors and Academic Opportunities at Penn State Berks

Are you interested in earning a degree, but unsure what academic path to take? Join us to explore the "major possibilities" at Penn State Berks, where you'll learn how you can begin one of Penn State's 275+ degree programs! During your visit, you'll meet our world-class faculty, speak with current students, and discover the Perks of Berks. Register today!

Penn State Day Open House

Are you thinking about applying to Penn State? You and your family are invited to our biggest open house of the year to discover how Penn State Berks may be your perfect college fit! Learn about undergraduate research opportunities, Division III athletics, internship opportunities, and more. You'll also tour campus with our Lion Ambassadors (student tour guides) and have the opportunity to speak with faculty about your academic interests. We are Penn State. And you are going to love it here! Register today.

2023 Latino Forum

Friday, October 13
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The 11th annual Penn State Berks Latino Forum is a free event for students from all Berks County high schools, as well as members of the local community. This year’s event will feature keynote speaker Roy Juarez, Jr., who founded the human development company IMPACTtruth, Inc. in 2005 with a dream to inspire youth and reunite families by sharing his turbulent, yet inspirational, life story. 

The keynote will be followed by campus tours, which must be requested in advance. To request a tour, email Nicole Tavarez at [email protected].

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

High school students, register for the Latino Forum

Please register with Donna Chambers at [email protected] if you are a:

  • community member
  • current Penn State Berks student
  • faculty or staff member.

Penn State Berks 4th Annual Fall Fest

Friday, October 20
5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Penn State Berks invites you and your family to join us for a free evening of Halloween-inspired fun on our beautiful campus!

Family Fun* — 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Penn State Berks faculty, staff, students, and alumni have thrills and chills planned in the Perkins Plaza! Bring your children to trick or treat while dancing to Halloween tunes! Enjoy games, hayrides with our famous Farmer Santa, our transformed Thun Library, autumnal snacks, and more.

Pre-registration* is required for this part of the event, and a waiver for all minors must be submitted electronically.

Haunted Campus Tours — 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Did you know that Penn State Berks is the home to some very real ghosts and scary legends? Join our spooky Lion Ambassadors (student tour guides) for spine-chilling stories as they guide you to the most eerie parts of our campus. The final tour departs at 8:30 p.m. Registration is not required for haunted tours.

Register for fall fest

Saturday Tour

The best way to discover if Penn State Berks is your perfect college choice is to visit, and you're invited to join a Lion Ambassador, our student tour guides, to check out our beautiful campus! These tours are approximately an hour long and will take you through our academic buildings, student life center, campus bookstore, and outside of our on-campus residence halls. Admissions counselors will also be there to answer any questions you may have. Space is limited for this guided tour, so register for your visit today!

Programs for Accepted Students

We are scheduling events for accepted students now, and details will be published here as they are finalized. Check back for programming designed for accepted students!

Statement of Zero Tolerance of Harassment

Penn State Berks is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive campus that celebrates the unique strengths of each and every person. At Penn State Berks, we embrace diversity as an essential part of building a rich and vibrant community. We believe that diversity and community are mutually dependent, and we strive to create an environment that promotes respect for differences while fostering caring relationships, cross-cultural understanding, and appreciation across the campus.

For more information see the University's AD-91 Policy