Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Cultural Center's hours of operation?
The Cultural Center is open from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. There are also late night events in the Paul Robeson Cultural Center on weekends that last until 2:00 a.m. Hours can vary during the summer.
Who can use the Center?
The Paul Robeson Cultural Center is open to the Penn State community and to the public at large.
Are there charges to use the Paul Robeson Cultural Center?
Most events sponsored by the Paul Robeson Cultural Center are offered free of charge. There is a fee to reserve Heritage Hall.
How does one reserve a space in the Paul Robeson Cultural Center?
To reserve a space in the Cultural Center complete an online reservation form at https://reservations.psu.edu/virtualems/
Can the books in the library be checked out?
Books may be checked out with a Penn State I.D. and may be kept for up to two weeks.
Are there student organizations located within the Paul Robeson Cultural Center?
Yes, there are ten student office spaces located within the Paul Robeson Cultural Center.
Did Paul Robeson graduate from Penn State?
No, but he performed here several times and was selected as the namesake for the Cultural Center because he was a model for academic, athletic and artistic excellence while embracing a humanitarian world vision.
How can I talk with someone at the Cultural Center?
We can be reached by telephone at (814) 865-3776.
When was the Paul Robeson Center established on campus?
The Cultural Center was officially established at The Pennsylvania State University in 1969 and rededicated in 1972.
What kind of programs does the Paul Robeson Cultural Center provide?
The Paul Robeson Cultural Center provides a variety of programs designed to reflect the cultural diversity of the Penn State population.