DUS News

DUS News

June 27, 2016
Inside Scoop: Get Familiar with the DUS Website

Welcome to Penn State! Get a good start by exploring the DUS website. Learn how to investigate majors and minors, understand why you're in college, meet with your adviser, get involved at Penn State, and think beyond your time in DUS.

Important Dates:
  • June 28 (Tues): Dean's meeting for new first-year DUS students
  • June 29 (Wed): Second six-week summer session begins
  • June 29-July 5 (Wed-Tues): Regular drop period *
  • June 29-July 6, 8:00 a.m. EST (Wed-Wed): Regular add period *
  • July 4 (Mon): Independence Day Holiday (no classes *; University offices closed) (Central PA 4th Fest)
  • August 2 (Tues): Late drop deadline *
  • August 10 (Wed): Withdrawal deadline *
  • August 10 (Wed): Classes end *
  • August 12 (Fri): Final exams *

* University Park calendar (for important summer-session dates at all campuses, see the Summer 2016 Academic Calendars.)


Meeting This Tuesday

All new DUS students admitted to University Park for summer 2016 are expected to attend the dean's meeting tomorrow, June 28, 11:00 a.m., in 100 Thomas Building. Learn how to start off on the right academic foot at Penn State.

Questions about Courses?

If you have questions about a particular course regarding prerequisites, availability, controls, or anything else, use the Department Contacts for Courses list at University Park. Use the Campus Registrar list if you have questions about courses offered at another campus.

Resources to Help You Explore

Get familiar with tools to use and things to do to help you connect your interests to majors that may fit you well. Check out Exploration Resources.

Advising during Drop/Add Period

Need help with your schedule? If you are at University Park, you can talk with a DUS adviser during drop/add period (this Wednesday through next Tuesday) by coming to the lobby of Grange Building, 8:15-11:30 a.m. or 1:15-4:30 p.m. For advising assistance after that, see instructions at Make an Appointment or call 814-865-7576. At all other campuses, contact your Academic Advising Center for help.

Welcome Week

The Summer Welcome Week Schedule lists lots of events and activities to introduce new University Park students to campus life.

DUS Social Media

Check out the Division of Undergraduate Studies on Facebook for the latest DUS news, announcements, and events. Follow us on Twitter, too!

Additional Resources:

Academic Advising Portal
Advising questions? Need academic information? Find answers in the Academic Advising Portal or contact your DUS adviser.

Explore Majors
Making decisions? Use Exploration Resources to help you make informed choices.

Start with the LionPATH launch page to access your Student Center as well as find links to critical resources.

Advising Appointments
Want to contact your academic adviser? Follow instructions at Make an Appointment.

Penn State Events
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.