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6 On Campus Resources That You Should Definitely Know About

As the third week of the school year quickly approaches, you may think that you have campus all figured out. Whether you’re a brand new freshman or an experienced senior, you’ve probably figured out your favorite places to study or grab a quick bite. But Penn State is such a big place, there are so many locales you probably had no idea existed. From technology help to sports equipment, Penn State can hook you up.

1. HUB Study Rooms

Behind the HUB seating area (next to the HUB gallery), there are two conjoined study rooms. These rooms hit the sweet spot for studying. The rooms are always relatively silent, plus they have printers . The space is small enough to keep the area quiet, while still being big enough really hunker down and cram before a big exam.

2. Media Tech

Located in the Wagner Building, Media Tech is designed for all your in-class and out-of-class projects. Want to snap some pictures for a photography assignment using a DSLR? Media Tech has you covered. Want to make a video for you final project instead of writing a paper? They’re the ones to call. Student can rent out audio recording devices, computers, and digital cameras, among much else. Bonus: The services are free with your student ID.

3. Career Services

Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5. pm., career services is the perfect place to hone your interview skills or get the scoop on career goals. Programs are offered to connect student to potential employers and graduate schools. Bottom line: if you don’t know what to do with your life, go here. They can help you find your way.

4. IM Building

Open seven days a week until midnight, the IM building is a perfect place to workout, take classes, or play a pick-up basketball game.  A student ID and fitness pass also allows students to rent equipment free of charge. All equipment is available for loan from basketballs to tennis racquets.

5. ResCom

ResCom desks are all over campus, and they can help you with any of your wifi problems. And if you’ve ever tried to connect to Penn State wifi, you know what I’m talking about. If you’re lucky enough to live in a dorm, ResCom assistants can do In-House Repairs (Read: You don’t even have to leave your room to fix your computer!)

6. Commons Desk

Forgot your vacuum at home? No worries, just jog on down to your local Commons Desk. Plus, these desks are where you can pick up packages and receive mail. So if you ever receive a care package with your mom’s amazing brownies, you now know where to pick it up!

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Allison Doluisio

I'm a sophomore from Bucks County, PA. Or as everyone says, "Right outside of Philly." My parents first date was at the Corner Room so I have pretty much been bleeding blue & white since birth. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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