So, you’re almost an alum…
We want to help you celebrate your graduation milestone, and show you the path to staying involved with the college. We hope you will explore a number of end-of-year activities available to you. In the meantime, hear advice from alumni [NOTE: Link to website videos—JC is working with the RIIT Group to edit these videos].
Alumni 101 Information Session
Sessions for both undergraduate students and MBA students provide soon-to-be alumni with information about staying connected to Smeal and Penn State after graduation. The sessions cover how to benefit from alumni chapters where you live, how to volunteer for the college as a Smeal graduate, and how to make the most of your free, one-year membership to the Penn State Alumni Association. Typically, several Smeal alumni will also be on hand for networking and advice sharing. Invitations are sent via e-mail.
Senior Sendoff Celebration
College graduation marks a major life milestone. All graduating seniors and their families will be invited to join the Smeal College of Business for our annual pre-commencement celebration to recognize your achievements. Members of the graduating undergraduate class who attend will receive a small gift from Smeal. Invitations are sent via e-mail.
Members of the MBA and EMBA graduating classes will receive a small gift from Smeal at the pre-commencement ceremonies. Graduating Ph.D. students should stop by room 209 Business Building to receive a small gift from Smeal.
Senior Class Gift
Penn State seniors have a long tradition of giving to Penn State, beginning with the class of 1861. Penn State landmarks such as the Lion Shrine, the Allen Street Gates, and class scholarships are the result of senior class energy and financial support.
The mission of the Senior Class Gift campaign is to promote a philanthropic spirit among the graduating class by providing students an opportunity to start their legacy of giving to the University. By organizing and financing a campus project or scholarship, Penn State seniors leave behind a bit of their own personality and take their first steps toward being proud alumni.
To make your pledge to the Senior Class Gift campaign, complete the online pledge form.