Visiting the Department

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  • If you are a prospective undergraduate (BS degree) student: Individual visits can be scheduled by contacting the Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) Ryan Family Student Center at (814) 863-2751, by emailing Stacy Davidson at or completing the web form on the bottom of the College of EMS Visit Us page. The College of EMS will coordinate your visit with us so that it includes one-on-one time with Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science faculty and usually at least one student, as well as a tour of the department. Opportune times to visit the department (and College of Earth and Mineral Sciences) are during EMEX (The College of Earth and Mineral Science's Open House) usually held in mid to late March, or during Penn State's "Spend A Summer Day" program in July and August. Department tours are given Monday through Friday (sorry no weekends) and we would appreciate at least one week's notice prior to your visit date so we can best prepare for your tour. Schedule a visit
  • If you are a prospective graduate (MS or PhD degree) student: See Schedule a Visit in the Prospective Graduate Student section of our website.
  • If you are an educator, or organizer of a community group or class and would like to give your group or class a tour of the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science:  Please contact the Joel N. Myers Weather Center manager, Bill Syrett (

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Find us on campus

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University Park information sessions and tours

These visits are scheduled through the University's Undergraduate Admissions Office. You can schedule your visit from the "University Park visit" section of their website or call the Undergraduate Admissions Office at (814) 865-5471.




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Information sessions and tours for Penn State campuses other than University Park

Visit the Undergraduate Admissions website for "other campus visits"





A fun way to tour campus -- Vamos! Lion Chariot

Vamos! Lion Chariot services are owned and operated by Penn State Meteorology alumnus, Todd Miner ('92 BS Meteo, '95 MS Meteo).  Looking for a unique way to get around campus during your visit?  Give Todd a call.  Rates and services can be found on his website at