Looking Ahead to 2017

2016 is wrapping up, and with it leaves a year's worth of football games, wings, Victorian Christmas, Arts Fest... LIFE. Pencil these dates into your calendar and get a head start on the reunions and hotel bookings … we'll find the best of fun for you closer to the time!

We're proud to have the largest student-led philanthropy in the world right here in Happy Valley! After months of fundraising, their dance marathon kicks off Feb. 17 – 19, 2017.


Blue-White Weekend 
Perfectly timed to hit just after spring thaw and smack in the middle of all the trees blooming on the mountains – Blue-White Weekend gives us a reason to say hello to spring in Happy Valley, cheer on the 2016 team and meet up with friends on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Make sure to check parking closer to the time; some lots will now be charging.)

Graduation Weekend 
Undergrads become alumni on May 5-7, 2017. This weekend is hot, hot, hot on our hotel front – pick a place now!

Reunion Weekend 
Reunions are in the air! Usher in summer with some of your favorite people and favorite memories. Check our listings for cabins, campgrounds and even a brand new hostel (you can rent out the whole facility!) to make your reconnection even more great! 
June 2-4, 2017

4th Fest 
It's epic, family-oriented and all volunteer-run – our 4th Fest makes Independence Day pretty epic! And it is – of course – on July 4, 2016.

Arts Festival 
Come out for the 50th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts on July 13-16 for all the vendors, performers, food and more that have made this weekend a Happy Valley major summer event!

Opening Game
Penn State kicks off the 2017 football schedule with a game against the Akron Zips on Sept. 2, 2016.

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