SIA Open House 2019

We Are SIA

Our Open House is for admitted students to learn more about our program and resources, meet our outstanding faculty and staff, engage with future classmates, and explore how SIA helps students reach their academic and professional goals.

Open House Agenda

Sunday, April 7

3:00 p.m.  —  Check-in: Hyatt Place, 219 West Beaver Avenue, State College, Pa., 16801

6:00 p.m.  —  Appetizers, Hyatt Place

  • Join SIA Director Scott Gartner and a special guest for a meet and greet over appetizers. (This event, while encouraged as a networking opportunity, is optional and a nonrefundable expense.)

Monday, April 8

8:00 a.m.  —  Transportation to the Lewis Katz Building

  • Two SIA Student Ambassadors will meet you in the lobby of the Hyatt Place to escort you to a nearby bus stop that will take you to campus, where you will have a short walk to the Lewis Katz Building. Please meet the ambassadors in the lobby no later than 8:00 a.m.

8:30-9:00 a.m.  —  Check-in, handing out information packets and name tags

  • Atrium, Lewis Katz Building
  • Assorted breakfast items and beverages will be provided

9:00-9:45 a.m.  —  Welcome and Introductions

  • Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building
  • Dr. Hari M. Osofsky, Dean
  • Dr. Scott Gartner, Director and Professor of International Affairs
  • Ms. Christie Persio, Director of Admissions
  • Mr. Grant Littke, Director of Career Services
  • Ms. Claudia Prieto, Director of Academic Advising and Student Affairs

9:45-11:30 a.m.  —  Informal Meetings with SIA Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty offices, Lewis Katz Building

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  —  Lunch

  • Atrium, Lewis Katz Building

1:00-1:30 p.m.  —  Tour of Lewis Katz Building

  • Led by SIA Student Ambassadors

1:30-2:15 p.m.  —  Resource Fair

  • Atrium, Lewis Katz Building

2:30-3:45 p.m.  —  Dynamics of International Economic Order: Law, Politics, and Power (INTAF 815) with Professor Flynt Leverett

  • Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building

3:45-5:00 p.m.  —  Tour of University Park

  • Led by Penn State Lion Ambassadors. SIA Student Ambassadors will meet you at Berkey Creamery to help you get back to Hyatt Place.

5:00-6:30 p.m.  —  Free Time

6:30-9:00 p.m.  —  Dinner

  • Hyatt Place
  • Join faculty, staff, and current students. Cash bar begins at 6:30 p.m., buffet dinner at 7:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.  —  Free Time

  • SIA ambassadors will be available to show you around the local community.

Tuesday, April 9

9:00 a.m.  —  Wrap-Up Breakfast

  • Hyatt Place
  • Please join SIA Director of Admissions Christie Persio and members of the SIA Student Government Association for breakfast before you depart.
Date/Time: 
Monday, April 8, 2019 (All day)
Location: 
Katz Building
We Are SIA