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Visits and Events

June 2015
6/22 Meet and Greet Dinner Denver, CO
August 2015
8/1 National Diversity MBA Summit Atlanta, GA
September 2015
9/15 QS MBA Tour Chicago, IL
9/22 QS MBA Tour Philadelphia, PA
9/24 QS MBA Tour Washington, DC
October 2015
10/10 QS MBA Tour Miami, FL
10/24 QS MBA Tour Salt Lake City, UT
10/31 QS MBA Tour Phoenix, AZ

Check out our webcast archive for helpful information year round.

MBA Open House

Join us on campus to learn more about the Penn State Smeal MBA Program and to interact with program faculty, staff and students.  Open House events begin at 8:30 a.m. and normally run through approximately 3:00 p.m. Seating is limited. RSVP is required, and the event is free for all attendees.

MBA Diversity Dinner

Please join us on Sunday, November 2nd 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 Open House event on Monday 11/3. For more information on the Diversity Dinner (and specific lodging for this event) please e-mail Stacey Dorang Peeler at The event is free to candidates, but you must reserve your seat no later than 10/27.

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.

JD/MBA Information Session

Considering a JD and/or an MBA degree? Please join Penn State Smeal MBA Admissions Associate Director Ann Mallison and Penn State Law Senior Director of Admissions Grant Keener to learn more about the JD/MBA joint program through Penn State Law and the Smeal College of Business on Monday, September 8, at 6 p.m. in 236 Katz Building. Please RSVP by September 1. Register here.

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 outstanding faculty who teach in the residential 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 pm. 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

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? We are proud to announce the Penn State Smeal MBA Coffee Connections Program. To submit a request, 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.

MBA Admissions Meet and Greets

Meet the Penn State Smeal MBA Program in Denver
Please join Stacey Dorang Peeler, MBA Admissions Director, and Brenda Fabian, Assistant Director of Employer Relations and Recruiting in Denver for a casual Meet and Greet Dinner at Stout Street Social on Monday, 6/22 at 5:30pm. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you in person and help you learn more about the Penn State Smeal MBA experience! If you plan to attend, please register for the event by 6/18.

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 any of your questions on most Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. See the table above for the dates of these special live chat events. 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.)

Twitter Chats
Join @SmealMBA for a live Twitter chat at 1pm - 2pm US ET  (10am-11am US PT) on Friday, September 19th and Thursday, December 18th.  Using the hashtag #askSmealMBA, we will discuss if an MBA is right for you, application tips and things you need to know about the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.  We will also answer any questions submitted using the #askSmealMBA hashtag.  We look forward to chatting with you then!

Visitation Weekend 2015, March 27-28

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 their 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.