Penn State Smeal MBA Visits & Events

Overview of ways to connect with the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.

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.

Summer 2017 Calendar

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

June
Global Lion Gathering - Austin, TX June 28
Global Lion Gathering - Cleveland, OH June 28
Global Lion Gathering - Cupertino, CA June 28
Global Lion Gathering - Hershey, PA June 28
Global Lion Gathering - Memphis, TN June 28
Global Lion Gathering - Philadelphia, PA June 28
Global Lion Gathering - Seattle, WA June 28
Global Lion Gathering - State College, PA June 28
Global Lion Gathering - Washington, DC June 28
Global Lion Gathering - Atlanta, GA June 30
Global Lion Gathering - Chicago, IL June 30
Global Lion Gathering - New York, NY June 30
Global Lion Gathering - Pittsburgh, PA June 30
July
Inside the MBA - New York, NY July 20
The MBA Tour - New York, NY July 22
Webinar - Getting to know the Smeal College of Business July 25
Washington, DC Networking Dinner July 27
The MBA Tour - Washington, DC July 26
August
Forte Forum - Washington, DC August 14
Washington, DC Forte Networking Dinner August 15
Webinar - Concentrations and Options August 16
Seattle Networking Dinner August 20
Forte Forum - Seattle August 23
Forte Forum - San Francisco August 24
Forte Forum - Los Angeles August 25
Forte Forum - New York August 29
New York City Networking Dinner August 30

 Fall 2017 Calendar

September
QS Tour - Boston September 11
Webinar - Application Tips September 13
QS Tour - Washington, DC September 14
QS Tour - New York September 16
QS Tour - Philadelphia September 18
MBA Preview Day September 18
Philadelphia Networking Dinner September 19
October
Webinar - Open Office Hours: Ask Us Anything!! October 3
QS Tour - Miami October 10
Miami Networking Dinner October 11
QS Tour - Atlanta October 12
Boston Networking Dinner October 13
QS Tour - Houston October 14
ROMBA Conference - Boston October 14
QS Tour - Austin October 16
QS Tour - Dallas October 17
QS Tour - Salt Lake City October 23
MBA Preview Day October 23
Webinar - Life in Happy Valley October 24
Salt Lake City Networking Dinner October 24
Phoenix Networking Dinner October 25
QS Tour - Phoenix October 26
November
MBA Preview Day November 6
Webinar - Interviewing Tips November 13
December
MBA Preview Day December 4
Webinar - Life as a Smeal Student December 5
Webinar - Open Office Hours: Ask Us Anything!! December 19

Spring 2018 Calendar

January
Webinar: Avoid Application Mistakes January 9

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

Fall 2017 details are to be determined.

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  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 Mike Waldhier at.

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"

We Are Weekend: March 30-31, 2017

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.