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Penn State Smeal MBA Visits & Events

One of the best ways to learn about all that the Penn State Smeal MBA Program has to offer is to meet in person or virtually with current students, faculty, alumni, and admissions staff. Throughout the year, Smeal offers many opportunities to connect with our community on campus, online, and at events around the country. Contact us at to schedule your campus visit.

Spring 2016 Calendar

Places and events with a Penn State Smeal MBA Program presence in the months ahead. We hope to see you.

1/25 MBA Preview Day University Park, PA
1/27 JD/MBA Information Session University Park, PA
2/15 MBA Preview Day University Park, PA
3/21 MBA Open House University Park, PA
4/1-4/2 MBA Visitation Weekend University Park, PA
4/18 MBA Preview Day University Park, PA

Check out our webcast archive for helpful information year round.

Other Ways to Engage

MBA Open House

Join us on campus to learn more about the Smeal MBA and to interact with program faculty, staff, and students.  Open House events begin at 8:30 a.m. and normally run through approximately 3 p.m. Seating is limited. RSVP is required, and the event is free for all attendees.

MBA Preview Day (Invitation Only)

Select candidates will be invited to campus to observe a class, learn more about the Smeal experience, and meet one-on-one with a member of the admissions team. Attendees will also hear from Student and Career Services staff, and explore the MBA curriculum. During these pre-scheduled group-visit dates, candidates will have the opportunity to interact with the entire MBA community including current students, faculty, and staff.

Diversity Dinner

Please join us on Sunday, November 8th at 6pm at the Nittany Lion Inn for a Diversity Dinner for prospective candidates hosted by MBA Admissions and the Minority MBA Association. The dinner will allow candidates to meet current students in the program, Admissions Director, Stacey Dorang Peeler, and Assistant Dean for Diversity Enhancement Programs at the Smeal College of Business, Jamie Campbell. We look forward to welcoming you to campus, and hope you will also register for the full MBA Open House program on Monday 11/9. For more information on the Diversity Dinner (and specific lodging for this event) please e-mail Stacey Dorang Peeler at sld138@psu.edu. The event is free to candidates, but you must reserve your seat no later than 11/1.

Individual Visits

If you cannot make it to one of the scheduled MBA Open House events, we can arrange an individual visit to the campus. We strongly suggest scheduling your visit on a day that you can observe an MBA class session and you have time for lunch or coffee with one of our current students. Contact our office at visitsmealmba@psu.edu or call us at 814-863-0474 to schedule your visit.

Experience the Penn State Smeal MBA in Philadelphia

The same faculty who teach in the residential Smeal MBA Program at University Park also teach in the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia. If you would like to experience what it's like to be a Smeal MBA, but can't travel to University Park easily, this is a great opportunity to get a feel for the culture and classroom experience, and meet the faculty who serve students in both programs. EMBA classes and open houses are held most Saturdays (with some exceptions) from 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Those exploring a full-time MBA are encouraged to attend. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact MBA Admissions Director Stacey Dorang Peeler at speeler@psu.edu.

Penn State Smeal MBA Coffee Connections

Connecting Penn State Smeal MBA Alumni with prospective MBA Candidates in a networking/recruiting coffee session.
Would you like to meet a local alumnus of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program to have your questions answered and get a feel for the program? To submit a request to meet with a Smeal graduate, send an email to  with "Coffee Connections" in the subject line. We will do our best to pair you with a local alumnus of the program who has volunteered to meet and speak with prospective students. If there is not an alumnus available in your city, we will connect you virtually to a current student or graduate.

Webcast Archive

Webcasts are online audio and visual presentations that offer relevant information quickly. Learn more about b-school, how to apply, and about the Penn State Smeal MBA Program. Webcast recordings are available in our video library for you to view any time at your convenience.

Touch MBA Podcast - The Smeal MBA Program - "Best of Both Worlds"

Chat with Us

Skype Chats
Admissions questions? Connect with a current student or member of our admissions team via Skype. Someone will be available to answer your questions. Skype Chat hours for Spring 2016 are held from 1-3 p.m. EST on Wednesdays. Find us @pennstatesmealmba. (Can't make a scheduled Skype chat session? Email us at or call us at 814-863-0474, and we'll be happy to help you.)

Visitation Weekend: April 1-2, 2016

Admitted students are invited to join us for a great way to get to know the program and the community. Meet future classmates, get to know current students and alumni, try your hand at analyzing a business case, get the inside tour of Smeal and Penn State, and see what it's like to be a part of this special community.

See what it was like to attend last years Visitation Weekend.