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DUS News

May 4–10, 2015
Inside Scoop: DUS Is All About You

When exams are done and your summer begins, do yourself a favor and visit the Division of Undergraduate Studies to learn more about planning and managing YOUR education. Later this month, check back to see a brand new website that focuses even more on how you can get the most out of your college experience.

Important Dates:

May 4–8 (Mon–Fri): Final exams
May 11–June 8 (Mon–Mon): Maymester (University Park)
May 18–June 26 (Mon–Fri): First summer session (University Park)
July 1–August 12 (Wed–Wed): Second summer session (University Park)

For important summer-session dates at all campuses, see the Summer 2015 Academic Calendars.


Libraries Are Open Extra Hours

Many Penn State libraries are open extra hours to make it easier for you to find quiet places to study or work with your group on projects. See details at Libraries to Expand Hours, Services for Finals, including information about late-night buses, the Safe Walk escort service, extra café hours, plus free coffee and snacks in 103 Paterno and DeStress Fest activities during final exams. Check library hours at all campuses at Library Hours by Location and information about Computer Lab Hours and Locations, too.

Go To The DeStress Fest

Now through Wednesday, May 6, relax between study sessions at University Park with free snacks and drinks, games, art therapy, Play-doh, and puzzles in various locations, including Pattee and Paterno Library, Archtecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Earth and Mineral Sciences Library, and the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library. See details at DeStress Fest.

Discover Majors That Match Your Interests

Confused by all the majors to choose from at Penn State? Wondering how to narrow the search to those that match your strengths and interests? Use MajorQuest to find and reflect on various interest areas and the majors that would allow you to study them. MajorQuest also provides resource links beneath each major to help you learn more about those that interest you.

Summer Language Scholarships

If you’d like to explore the Arabic language, customs, and culture this summer (June 11–July 8) at University Park, check out the details, including federally funded scholarship opportunities, at STARTALK Arabic Academy. Additional scholarships and opportunities to learn other less commonly taught languages, such as Chinese, Korean, Turkish (listed under LANG in the Schedule of Courses), and Russian will be offered this summer through the Language Institute at Penn State. Think about it! You could earn up to 12 credits in eight weeks.

DUS News Break

This is the final issue of DUS News until June 28, when students arrive for the second summer session. Until then, enjoy the warm weather and all the opportunities that summer offers!

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 appointment scheduling 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.

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.