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High school juniors and seniors who are curious about attending college are invited to visit Penn State Greater Allegheny in McKeesport from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday (Oct. 15).
The Penn State Day Fall Open House offers information to high school students considering admission to Penn State.
In addition, students who apply during the open house for admission to the Greater Allegheny Campus for either summer or fall 2017 semester will have their application fee waived, a spokeswoman said.
Students’ families are welcome to attend as well. Visitors will take a tour of the campus and learn about student life, hear from recent alumni about their Penn State experience.
“I made some of the most incredible friendships here and have had such a positive experience both in the classroom and in the residence hall," said Dion Harris, a 2008 alumnus who will be one of the featured speakers on Saturday.
Harris, who graduated with a degree in corporate communications, was very active during his four years at Greater Allegheny. He was a resident assistant, peer leader, vice president of the Student Government Association, and participated in the university's annual THON fundraiser for children's cancer charities.
He now works as a senior compliance analyst at Dick’s Sporting Goods. "I couldn’t imagine leaving to finish my degree anywhere else other than Penn State Greater Allegheny," Harris said.
Visitors also can meet with representatives from various majors, talk to Admissions and Financial Aid counselors, enjoy lunch with the Penn State Greater Allegheny community, and see what clubs and activities are available.
For more information or to register, visit the university's website.
Originally published October 13, 2016.