State College

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The Pennsylvania State University Campus Info

The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest universities in the country and a member of the Big Ten Conference, was founded in 1855. The University Park Campus today covers more than 5,000 acres and provides more than 40,000 students with about 160 baccalaureate and 150 graduate programs.

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Celebrating What's New in Downtown State College

Much of downtown State College’s charm is owing to its historic buildings and community institutions, such as Harpers, The Corner Room, The Tavern, and the Shandygaff. While these standbys have sustained local retail, food, and drink needs for decades, the downtown region is alive, growing, and thriving — constantly attracting new shops and restaurants and inspiring events that make revisiting the business district a regular, must-do activity.

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Make the most of THON Weekend

THON 2024 is from February 16 to 18. If you’re coming to Happy Valley, make the most of the weekend at these spots for great food, unique shops, and lots of fun.

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau publishes up-to-date event information at