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Student Season Ticket Sale Dates Released

As spring turns into summer, it’s getting to be that time of year again — time to order your Penn State football student season tickets. Penn State Student Central recently released the dates for the 2013 sale. Clear your morning schedule on these days:

Seniors: Monday, June 24

Juniors: Tuesday, June 25

Sophomores: Wednesday, June 26

Freshmen: Thursday, June 27

Graduates: Friday, June 28

Like last year, the tickets remain $218.

Here’s everything you need to know about the sale from our own Drew Balis (copied from last year since it would be impossible to be more thorough). One important change is that the freshman sale now begins at 7 a.m. just like the rest of us, as opposed to the 8 p.m. start in previous years (it’s about time).

Whiteout shirts are also down to $20 from $25 and basketball season tickets are no longer available this early (although there are plenty of other opportunities to buy those).

General Information

  • The sale begins on Monday, June 24, at 7 a.m. for seniors. The sale can remain open until 2 p.m. but could close early if all tickets are sold out.
  • The above process repeats each day for each semester class. Same 7 a.m. start time.
  • Season tickets are $218 and are automatically loaded on to your Penn State ID card. For a scientific breakdown of the pricing, click here. (Paper tickets with a specific seat assignment are given out after entering the stadium.)
  • Student season ticket holders may sell or forward up to four games on the Student Ticket Exchange. The price can be set by the student but must range between $10 and $60. This is the only way to sell tickets.

Day of Sale Ticketmaster Instructions

  • Login to the Ticketmaster sale site by clicking here.
  • Choose an event; we suggest you begin with Football.
  • Enter your 9-digit Penn State Student ID#. Click find tickets.
  • Enter the verification code (combination of random letters and numbers). Click continue.
  • As you move through the selection and billing process, please note that there are time limits on the different screens.
  • A successful sale will result in a confirming order number followed by an email confirmation to the email registered in the Ticketmaster® purchase account. If you do not receive a confirmation number after your sale, your purchase may not have been successful. Call 1-800 NITTANY.

Technology Tips 

  • Use Internet Explorer 8 X or Firefox 3.5 or higher.
  • To make the season ticket purchase, you must have a Ticketmaster® Account. You can create or update your Ticketmaster account by clicking here. You will use this account for the original purchase andnot for future ticket management during the season.
  • Students must use a U.S. issued credit card to set up the Ticketmaster® account.
  • Don’t use multiple browsers, refresh, or use the back button during the sale.
  • Don’t use Safari, Opera or Chrome.

Our Tips 

  • Give yourself some extra time to prepare in case of computer problems.
  • Have a friend on speed dial. If something goes wrong, they can back you up and complete the process for you with your information.
  • As stated above, there are time limits on certain pages. It helps to create a Ticketmaster account in advance and enter all of the billing information. This will save some time and limit stress.
  • Along with football tickets, there is the opportunity to purchase the Official White Out shirt ($20) and a student Nittany Lion Club Membership ($25). My advice: Don’t buy them here. This is not a knock on the offerings, but there are plenty of other opportunities and events to purchase these things. Get your tickets and get out.
  • As ridiculous as those browser requirements sound (Seriously, ANGEL would be proud) follow them.
  • At one point during the sale, you will be asked to enter a password. Remember that it is your 9 digit PSU ID number at the bottom of your ID. This has tripped some people up in the past. Don’t let it happen to you.
  • At one point during the sale, there will likely be a drop down menu for Ticket Quantity and Seat Location. Click 1 and General Admission respectively.
  • Speaking of General Admission, your confirmation  page will likely say GA on it. Don’t be that guy frantically trying to figure out where Section GA is in Beaver Stadium.
  • You should receive an email to your webmail account saying what class you are with your corresponding day in early June. Semester classification is determined by the number of credits earned. Be mindful and double check this. That biology class you late dropped last semester could change the day you buy tickets.
  • Your first attempt may result in some type of error occurring. Try not to panic. It’s likely Ticketmaster just being Ticketmaster. Go through the process again.

We’ll be sure to remind you about the sale when the time gets closer, but for now, beg your parents for money crack open your piggy bank, and get ready to set that 7 a.m. alarm.

About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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