A captain leading the 2010 Thon Events at the Bryce Jordan Center

University Events

Are you planning a visit to Penn State, perhaps for a special graduation or parents' weekend? Enjoy comfort, convenience, service, and Penn State style when you stay with us.

For more information about reserving your room or suite for a special university event, please see the special details below, call Penn State Hospitality Services at 800-233-7505, or email reservations@psu.edu.


THON - February 20-21, 2015

We can't think of a better way to spend a winter weekend than witnessing the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $100 million for the Four Diamonds Fund. You don't want to miss the passion and excitement as the totals are revealed at this year's 46-hour dance marathon. Admission to the event is free and complimentary transportation will be provided to and from the Bryce Jordan Center for all overnight guests. Be here...For The Kids.


Central Pennsylvania's Festival of the Arts (Arts Fest) - July 8-12, 2015

You can almost feel the "Happy" in Happy Valley during the annual Arts Festival in State College!  Street painting, outdoor concerts, art exhibits and more await you at this downtown festival.  Bring your family; meet up with friends; reunite with Penn State Alums...it's all here!


Fall Semester Welcome Week - August 20-22, 2015

Whether it's your first or last time dropping off your student - or somewhere in between - we can help make the transition from your home to ours a little more comfortable. Need some help picking up toiletries? How about navigating through campus? Our Guest Services team can get you where you need to be. Your only stress will be saying "goodbye." And don't worry, we'll have a room waiting for you any time you need to come back for a hug.


Parents and Families Weekend - October 16-17, 2015

Fall is the best time of the year in Happy Valley. Parents and Families Weekend is filled with alumni-, student-, and family-oriented activities. Check in with your student, reunite with old classmates, or just enjoy the crisp autumn air on campus. The beautiful colors in the trees surrounding the hotel are just another perk of your stay and a way for us to say, "Welcome back."


To accommodate as many of our guests as possible for these popular events, many of whom travel from a distance, we ask that you contact us with cancellation requests for these dates at least 30 days before the arrival date.  Reservations made less than 30 days prior to arrival are non-refundable.

Beginning 30 days prior to arrival, non-refundable deposits will be processed in the amount equal to the room and tax for the Friday and Saturday nights of the stay (where applicable). Any non-guaranteed reservations at that time will be released to guests on our wait list.

Early Departures are non-refundable.