DUS News

DUS News

May 2, 2016
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 often to learn more about planning and managing YOUR education.

Important Dates:
  • May 2–6 (Mon–Fri): Final exams
  • May 9–June 6 (Mon–Mon): Maymester (University Park)
  • May 16–June 24 (Mon–Fri): First summer session (University Park)
  • June 29–August 10 (Wed–Wed): Second summer session (University Park)

        For important summer-session dates at all campuses, see the Summer 2016 Academic Calendars.


Go to the DeStress Fest

Now through Tuesday, May 3, relax between study sessions at University Park with free snacks and drinks, games, art therapy, origami, 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.

Extra Hours for Libraries, Buses, Coffee, Parking

Many Penn State libraries are open extra hours to make it easier to find quiet places to study for finals.

LionPATH Basics
  1. Log in to your LionPATH Student Center by clicking the yellow box at launch.lionpath.psu.edu/node/1.
  2. Complete Pre-Registration Activities in the To Do List box (required before you can schedule)
  3. Check your Holds box. If you have any hold, resolve them.
  4. For registration steps and tips, follow ​A Guide to Fall 2016 Registration with LionPATH.
  5. Learn about getting on a Wait List and Swapping a Class.
  6. If you have questions about course prerequisites or controls or availability, check LionPATH’s Search for Classes (Class Details, Class Notes) or refer to the Registrar’s Department Contacts for Courses  or Campus Registrar Contact Information.
  7. For technical support, submit a Get Help with LionPATH online request, or contact ITS at 814-865-4357 or 204 Wagner Building, University Park.

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 controls (for example, it may be a first-year seminar or for students in certain semesters or those enrolled in a specific college).

Trying to Schedule but LionPATH Says You Have a Hold?

When you log in to the Student Center in LionPATH, make sure you complete the Pre-Registration Activity Guide in the To Do List box! Every semester a Pre-Registration Activity Guide will appear in your To Do List. It contains a Financial Responsibility Agreement as well as Emergency Contact information. Completing in your To Do List will release the Financial Responsibility hold and allow you to schedule classes. 

DUS News Break

This is the final issue of DUS News until June 27, 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

On the LionPATH Launch Page, find important academic announcements and links to resources, including the LionPATH Student Center.

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

Find Us On Google Maps

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.