New International Student Information

Greetings and welcome to Penn State Hazleton. We are very excited that you have chosen us to share in your collegiate experience and serve your academic needs.

Penn State University has a longstanding history of international involvement and serving international students.

The resources made available on these pages will help ease your transition into the Penn State Hazleton community. Use this information as a resource guide and contact us with any additional questions that you may have.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you soon.

About Penn State Hazleton

The Pennsylvania State College's Hazleton Undergraduate Center was established in1934 in various locations in Hazleton. A permanent home came in December 1948 when the college purchased 26 hilltop acres in Sugarloaf Township which, for nearly 25 years, had served as the residential estate of local coal baron Eckley B. Markle. Known as "Highacres," the site consisted of four buildings that gave the college the space it so desperately needed.

Markle's fieldstone mansion quickly became the administration building and, at various times during its life, has housed offices, classrooms, library, health services, a kitchen and a dining room.

Today, the administration building is the most recognized Penn State Hazleton structure, serving as one of the symbols of the campus. Recently, the island in the semi-circular driveway became the home to another Penn State icon - the Nittany Lion statue, a three-fourths scale replica of the original at University Park.

Through gifts and purchases, Penn State Hazleton now consists of 120 acres of land, with the historic structures standing side-by-side with new and modern academic buildings, a manicured garden, a scenic overlook/picnic area, and a number of nature trails. All of these features give Penn State Hazleton its very special character.