DUS News

DUS News

April 17, 2017
Inside Scoop: Think about Majors This Summer

Yes, you’ll be busy with other things, but take time to focus on majors, too—learn which ones match your interests, what you have to do to qualify, what courses you’d take, and lots more. It’s all in MajorQuest.

Important Dates:
  • April 28 (Fri): Classes End
  • April 28 (Fri): Withdrawal Deadline.
  • May 1-5 (Mon-Fri): Final Exams
  • May 8–June 5 (Mon–Mon): Maymester (University Park)
  • May 15–June 23 (Mon–Fri): First summer session (University Park)
  • June 28–August 9 (Wed–Wed): Second summer session (University Park)

Go to IST’s Start-Up Week

The College of Information Sciences and Technology will host its fourth annual Start-up Week, April 17-21, at University Park. This week-long event showcases talented entrepreneurs from around the country, including Penn State alumni, who have created innovative businesses and products in today’s technology market. Check out the week's agenda at Start-up Week Schedule.

Is LionPATH Saying You Don’t Meet Prerequisites?

If you know you meet prerequisites for a course you’re trying to schedule, but LionPATH says you don’t, make sure the section you chose does not have controls you don’t meet. Find the course in Search for Classes and click on the Class or Section link to see details. Look in the Enrollment Information and/or Notes boxes for any controls (for example, it may be a first-year seminar or for students in certain semesters or those enrolled in a specific college).

Summer Language Courses

Check out the Language Institute at Penn State for great opportunities to learn languages during the summer. Courses include Arabic, Chinese, English as a Second Language, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. You can take an individual course or a whole sequence. You can also apply for a tuition scholarship. 

DUS Offices Return to Grange Building

The Division of Undergraduate Studies offices at University Park are now back in Grange Building. We thank you for your patience during the renovation to our building and look forward to working with you from our new spaces. Please plan to see your adviser at their new office in Grange Building. Our phone number (814-865-7576) and general email address (dus@psu.edu) will not change.

See Your Adviser

For meetings with your adviser please Make an Appointment online or call 814-865-7576. At all other campuses, contact your Academic Advising Center for assistance.

Tutoring—For Free

Penn State Learning offers free tutoring (in one-on-one and group sessions) in lots of subjects, including economics, languages, math, philosophy, public speaking, sciences, statistics, and writing. Take a look at the times, places, and ways you can learn to strengthen your work. If you are at another Penn State campus, check with your campus learning center

Scholarship Opportunities

Attention Sophomores heading toward the Smeal College of Business:

Information on external scholarship opportunities and how to apply can be found on the Smeal Student Exchange web site under the External Scholarship link:    http://php.smeal.psu.edu/uge/externalscholarships/

Join a Club

Take a look at Student Activities and Groups and consider how your Penn State experience can get even bigger and better by joining a group that interests you.   

Off-Campus Living

If you’re looking for off-campus housing options near University Park for next year, research your options carefully. Start by using resources at Off-Campus Living or stopping by 230 HUB-Robeson Center

Changing Your Major

If you have reached a decision about your choice of major and meet the qualifications to enter that major, you can use “Update Academics” in LionPATH to process a change into your major. Please be sure to visit with your DUS adviser to determine if this is the time to request a change into your new academic home.

Additional Resources:

Academic Advising Portal
Advising questions? Need academic information? Check out and bookmark Academic Advising Portal or contact your DUS adviser.

Explore Majors
Making decisions? Use the Exploration Resources on the DUS website to explore and make decisions about possible majors

Make An Appointment
Want to make an appointment with your adviser? Use our online system!

Penn State Events
Interested in more events at Penn State? For a list of workshops, seminars, information sessions, career and major fairs, and more, visit the Events Calendar at Penn State.

Location Change: The Division of Undergraduate Studies advisers have returned to the Grange Building. Our phone, email addresses and mailing address remain unchanged as noted below.

Mailing Address

Division of Undergraduate Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
101 Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802

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Phone and Email

(814) 865-7576
(814) 863-8913
8:00am - 5:00pm (M-F)

DUS at All Penn State Locations

For information on DUS enrollment and academic advising at all Penn State locations, please view our list of Advising Centers to find your location.