Admissions Events

Admissions Events


Come visit Penn State Berks to discover why we are the perfect place to be a Penn Stater!

Anyone who visits Penn State Berks and has not yet paid the $65 Penn State application fee, will have the fee waived for them.

Regardless of where you are in the admissions process, you can always take a daily tour of Berks Monday through Friday with our Lion Ambassadors.  Schedule your tour today!

**NEW!!! In Fall 2018 students and families who take the 11:00 a.m. tour on Tuesdays and Thursdays will have the opportunity to attend an admissions presentation with one of our professional counselors immediately following the tour from 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.**

Spend A Summer Evening

This program is great for any student thinking about applying to Penn State Berks, but is specifically for high school students who are going to be Seniors in September. Students and their families are invited to join us on a July evening where they have the opportunity to talk with and hear presentations from Berks faculty, staff, current students, and alumni. Topics include an extensive admissions/application instructions, academic research and internship opportunities, student life, and more. A campus tour with our Lion Ambassadors follows the formal presentation.

Spend a Summer Morning

This program is our largest summertime admissions event! Spend a beautiful Saturday morning with us in August meeting with faculty from all Penn State's different academic areas, staff (in areas like admissions, financial aid, student life, and athletics), current students, and Penn State Berks proud alumni. Students and their families will select the various break-out sessions that they want to attend that cover a wide range of topics and full campus tours with our Lion Ambassadors will be offered all morning long. This is a fun and exciting event- you will leave fully understanding why Berks is the best place to be a Penn Stater and why you will want to become a part of the Berks family too.

Take a Summertime Tour of Berks!

Join us for a beautiful evening in August where our student Lion Ambassadors will take you on a tour of our campus, and admissions staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about being a Penn Stater at Berks.

September Application Workshop & Campus Tour

Students who have not yet started or completed a Penn State application will receive hands-on assistance from our Admissions Team as we walk you through the application process and answer all of your questions. After your admissions application is complete you will go out on a campus wide tour with our current student tour guides, The Lion Ambassadors, and proud Berks alumni. After the tour ends all guests are invited to stay and have lunch while having fun at our famous Penn State Berks Homecoming Weekend.

Penn State Day

WE ARE... PENN STATE! Spend a beautiful Fall morning with us at Penn State Berks. The morning kicks off with an Admissions & Financial Aid presentation and immediately afterwards you will have the opportunity to attend an academic break-out session, of your choosing, where you will hear from faculty and current students in the academic area that you are interested in studying at Penn State Berks. After the academic session you will take a tour of our beautiful campus and residence halls with our student Lion Ambassadors. Let them tell you why you will love it here just as much as they do. While here, make sure you take a picture at our Lion Shrine and photo booth.

October Application Workshop & Campus Tour

This event is exactly as the name describes! Students who have not yet started or completed a Penn State application will receive hands-on assistance from our Admissions Team as we walk you through the application process. After your application is all done students and their families will have he opportunity to take a student guided tour with our Lion Ambassadors.

October Financial Aid Workshop

Penn State has a new priority FAFSA filing date of December 1, 2018 for new students. Join us for a hands-on workshop where our Financial Aid Team will help you complete your FAFSA form and answer your questions. Students who apply Early Action for PSU admission and who submit their FAFSA by December 1st will receive their Financial Aid package in February!


This November program is our last big admissions event before PSU's November 30th Priority Application Deadline! The day starts out with a Financial Aid presentation and is followed by staff and current students who want you to know why Berks is such a special place to be a student. This interactive session will include Campus Life, Residence Life (living on campus), Athletics, and more! After our experts are done you will have the opportunity to take a full campus tour with our student Lion Ambassadors.

Penn State Berks is proud to offer merit-based scholarships to incoming First Year & Transfer students for Fall 2019.   There is no application- once students are offered admission to Berks they will automatically be reviewed for merit scholarships and notified by letter if they are awarded one.