Event Calendar

July 2019
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July 22

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Campus Locations

Daylong event coordinated by Penn State Admissions featuring information sessions for parents and students about Penn State and the Bellisario College. Info sessions about the Bellisario College will be conducted at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. in 113 Kern Bulding. An expo and facilities tour will be available from 2-4:30 p.m. in Lubert Building at Innovation Park.

July 25

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Campus Locations

Daylong event coordinated by Penn State Admissions featuring information sessions for parents and students about Penn State and the Bellisario College. Info sessions about the Bellisario College will be conducted at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. in 113 Kern Bulding. An expo and facilities tour will be available from 2-4:30 p.m. in Lubert Building at Innovation Park.

July 26

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Campus Locations

Daylong event coordinated by Penn State Admissions featuring information sessions for parents and students about Penn State and the Bellisario College. Info sessions about the Bellisario College will be conducted at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. in 113 Kern Bulding. An expo and facilities tour will be available from 2-4:30 p.m. in Lubert Building at Innovation Park.

July 29

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Campus Locations

Daylong event coordinated by Penn State Admissions featuring information sessions for parents and students about Penn State and the Bellisario College. Info sessions about the Bellisario College will be conducted at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. in 113 Kern Bulding. An expo and facilities tour will be available from 2-4:30 p.m. in Lubert Building at Innovation Park.

July 30

Spend a Summer Day

Location: Campus Locations

Daylong event coordinated by Penn State Admissions featuring information sessions for parents and students about Penn State and the Bellisario College. Info sessions about the Bellisario College will be conducted at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. in 113 Kern Bulding. An expo and facilities tour will be available from 2-4:30 p.m. in Lubert Building at Innovation Park.

August 10

Summer 2019 Undergraduate Commencement

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

August 10

Summer 2019 Graduate Commencement

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

August 23 to August 24

Arrival Days-New Students

August 24 to August 25

Arrival Days-Returning Students

August 25

Dean’s Meeting: Info Session for First-Year Students

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: 100 Thomas Building

August 25

Dean’s Meeting: Info Session for Change of Location, Transfer Students

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

August 26

Fall Semester Classes Begin

August 30

Screening of “Quiet Sundays”

Location: Carnegie Cinema

On-campus screening of "Quiet Sundays," the award-winning documentary produced by students in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism that focuses on NFL fans in England. Session is free and open to the public.

September 2

Labor Day (No Classes)

September 3

Bellisario College Involvement Fair

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

Free and open to all students. Learn how you can get involved and gain experience through Bellisario College and communications-related clubs and organizations.

First-Year Lecture

September 4

First-Year Lecture

Jessica Myrick

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Kern Auditorium (112 Kern Building)

Annual start-of-the-semester lecture for first-year students in the Bellisario College. Jessica Myrick, an assistant professor in the Department of Film-Video and Media Studies, will present "Feeling Our Facts and Some Facts About Feelings: How Emotions Help Shape Our Mediated Lives."

September 21

Open House

Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location: TBA

A combination of information sessions, panels and hands-on experiences, provides prospective students with a look at the numerous opportunities -- in the classroom and beyond -- that make the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications special.

September 29 to September 30

Alumni Society Board Meeting

Location: Various Locations

October 17

Bellisario College Recognition Dinner

Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

Reception and dinner and related events recognizing benefactors of the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications for their support of Bellisario College people and programs. 

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

October 23

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Julie K. Brown

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: TBA

Award-winning investigative reporter Julie K. Brown of the Miami Herald will be the featured presenter during the first session of the two-day Foster Conference of Distinguished Writers.

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

October 24

Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Ken Dilanian

Lecture Series: Foster-Foreman Conference of Distinguished Writers

Time: 10:35 pm – 11:50 pm

Location: TBA

National security reporter Ken Dilanian of NBC News will be the featured presenter during the second day of the Foster Conference of Distinguished Writers.

November 4

“Real World. Real Jobs.”

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Conference Room, Hintz Family Alumni Center

A COMM Career Conversations presentation in conjunction with the Department of Journalism as recent Bellisario College journalism graduates share their experiences with their first jobs.

November 7

COMM Careers in the Capital

Internship, Job Fair

Location: Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.

Internship and job fair for Bellisario College students in Washington, D.C. Alumni, potential internship and job hosts, and students may contact Julie Miller (jlm156@psu.edu / 814-865-3066) or Bob Martin (rpm163@psu.edu 814-863-4674) for more information.

November 24 to November 30

Thanksgiving Holiday

December 13

Fall Semester Classes End

December 14 to December 15

Study Days

December 16 to December 20

Final Exams

December 21

Fall 2019 Undergraduate Commencement

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

January 13

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No Classes)

February 7 to March 9

Board Meeting, Ad/PR Network

Location: Various Locations

Meeting of Ad/PR Network board with related events, including student mentoring session.

March 8 to March 14

Spring Break

May 1

Spring Semester Classes End

May 2 to May 3

Study Days

May 4 to May 8

Final Exams

May 9

Spring 2020 Undergraduate Commencement

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Bryce Jordan Center