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Welcome Parents and Families

The Penn State Parents Program welcomes you to the Penn State Family. We look forward to supporting you as you support your student. We are here to partner with you to ensure your student's success by:

  • Serving as a central University resource
  • Enhancing parent and family involvement opportunities
  • Providing information about the student experience at Penn State
  • Communicating regularly with families

We invite you to contact our office with any questions or concerns.

“ Penn State is a large university, but there are so many resources and opportunities available to help students and families get involved. ”
Russ Napolitano, Penn State Parents Council
You're Invited to Parents & Families Weekend
October 11 - 13, 2019
Registration begins in August
Mon, student, and dad at Parents & Families Weekend
Announcement About Student Health Insurance
Beginning in fall 2019, all full-time U.S. students and all international students are required to provide proof of health insurance coverage that meets certain requirements or purchase the Penn State Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

This requirement does not apply to World Campus students.
Information about the University-Wide Requirement
Penn State Student Affairs
Penn State Parents Program