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Welcome Parents and Families


The Penn State Parents Program is pleased to welcome you to the Penn State Family. We are here to partner with you in order to ensure student success. It is our goal to:


Applications are available for the Parents Council, an advisory group working in close collaboration with the Parent’s Program to help undergraduate parents, families and students foster a positive and lasting connection to Penn State. Please visit the Get Involved page to learn more. Applications are available until November 16.


Explore the program website for more information about Parents & Families Weekend, getting involved while your student is at Penn State and answers to frequently asked questions.


The Parents Program communicates important information about what's happening with your student, opportunities, and available resources through the Parent & Family Experience portal. To create an account and set-up your profile, please visit the Parents & Family Experience website. Once you create an account, you will be able to select how often you receive emails as well as the type of information you receive from the Penn State Parents Program.

If your email address or contact information changes, please update this information on your Parents and Families Experience profile and our office will be notified of the change.

For more information, visit our communications page.



The Parents Program is here to support you as your student attends Penn State. Please contact us with concerns at or 814-863-1313.

Important Dates | 2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall Semester 2017:

Spring Semester 2018:

*International students typically arrive prior to this date

View additional dates in the Academic Calendar


222 Boucke Building | 814.863.1313 | Contact The Penn State Parents Program