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Med Prep/PA Prep

The Health Professions Advising center provides advising on preparation for medical or PA school, interviewing, personal statements, medical missions, and gap years. Students considering medical, dental, podiatry, and physician assistant professions must attend a Med Prep or PA Prep group advising session prior to meeting one-on-one with PreHealth Advising. Learn more about their group sessions and advising resources at

Upcoming sessions include:

  • Med Prep: First-year and sophomore students exploring medicine, dentistry, and podiatry will be familiarized with the coursework, experiences, and skills these health profession schools require of their applicants.
    • Monday Jan. 27, 6 p.m., 201 Thomas
    • Wednesday, March 25, 6:00 p.m., 258 Willard
    • Thursday Apr. 23, 6 p.m., 102 Thomas
  • Medical Applicants: Junior and senior students applying for medical, dental, or podiatry school will be introduced to application timelines and strategies needed to compete successfully in the current application cycle.Wednesday Jan. 29, 6 p.m., 102 Thomas
    • Thursday Feb. 27, 6 p.m., 102 Thomas
    • Monday April 6, 6 p.m., 112 Buckhout
  • PA Prep: First-year and sophomore students exploring physician assistant careers will be familiarized with the coursework, experiences, and skills needed to successfully apply to physician assistant programs.
    • Tuesday Feb. 25, 6 p.m., 104 Thomas
    • Monday April 27, 6 p.m.,112 Buckhout
  • PA Applicants: Junior and senior students applying for physician assistant programs will be introduced to application timelines and strategies needed to compete successfully in the current application cycle.
    • Tuesday Feb. 11, 6 p.m., 102 Thomas
    • Wednesday, April 15, 6 p.m., 201 Thomas

Tutoring and Study Groups

Students who need assistance with a class, a paper or other tutoring support can get it for free from Penn State Learning. Visit the Penn State Learning website for an overview or for tutoring and study groups


Life Hacks

Life Hacks are group workshops to help students manage stress, improve sleep or adjust to college life. All sessions are open to all Penn State students and no appointment is necessary. All sessions are 4:00 to 5:00 pm in 540 Student Health Center. See the full schedule. Upcoming LifeHacks:

  • Tuesday, December 10: TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: Adapting to Change and Life Stressors
  • Monday, December 16: SUCCESS UNDER STRESS: Wisdom for Managing the Pressure
Male bench pressing.
Male bench pressing.
Get your Fitness in Gear
There are many ways you can choose to get healthy and have fun at Penn State.


Improve your Financial Literacy

As part of Penn State’s ongoing commitment to strengthen student financial literacy, Penn State’s Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center supports students through education and training. If you have questions about managing your student loan, credits cards, taxes or other financial topics, they can help you.

LGBTQ+ Mentor Program

This program pairs graduate students who identify as LGBTQ+ with another LGBTQ+ student at Penn State. Graduate student mentors offer mentees emotional support, assistance setting goals and choosing a career path, and guidance through sexual and gender identity development while encouraging health and wellness through campus and community engagement. Learn more or register.

The Lion's Pantry

The Lion’s Pantry — located behind the Park Avenue intramural fields — is now offering even more food pick-up options, including an online order form and pop-up pantries across campus. Any student with a valid Penn State ID can use this resource to pick up a range of free nutritious food items, toiletries and more — everything from granola bars to pasta sauce to shampoo — no questions asked. Visit the Lion’s Pantry on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. in between Lion Surplus and the Blue Band Building on Services Road. The campus shuttle runs weekdays until 6 p.m. and drops off at Lion Surplus, which is located across from the pantry. There are also CUB pantries located across campus, and students can submit online orders to be picked up downtown.

Free Wellness Services

Health Promotion and Wellness provides free wellness services with peer educators in the areas of healthy relationships, sleep, nutrition, stress, and more. Schedule a wellness session.

Wellness Wednesdays

4:00-4:45 p.m., 20 IM Building