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A Thank You To Our Onward State Sponsors

We would like to take this time to say thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors that help support our goal of fostering conversation within the Penn State community. As part of our Partner Program, these sponsors help support our initiatives financially and ensure we can continue telling the Penn State story and providing our readers with the best blend of content.

We encourage you to support our sponsors:

Center for the Performing Arts

The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State presents professional performing artists from around the world. Performances take place at Eisenhower and Schwab auditoriums on the University Park campus. The center welcomes national touring Broadway productions, classical and jazz musicians, dance companies, global music artists, family productions, and more. Tickets are discounted for University Park students.

Family Clothesline

The Family Clothesline has provided Nittany Lion fans with official Penn State gear for over 30 years. Be sure to visit them the next time you’re in Happy Valley.

Penn State Transportation

Penn State Transportation Services offers a variety of programs and services that make it easier to get to and around campus, including parking, shuttle service, car and bike sharing, ride-matching, fleet vehicle rentals, and driver services.

Tussey Mountain

Tussey Mountain is more than just the closest ski resort in the country to a major university, but a year-round outdoor destination with concerts, festivals, and activities like mini golf, go karts, batting cages, golf, and more. Tussey Mountain also offers a clean, rustic setting to host group parties and gatherings.

Mt. Nittany Winery

Established in 1990, Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery is a family-owned and operated business located just minutes from State College. Go taste their award-winning wines while you enjoy the views and ambiance of their mountainside setting.

The State Theatre

The State Theatre is a non-profit, performing arts center that’s mission is to entertain, enrich, educate, and inspire.

Penn State Federal Credit Union

Penn State Federal has been serving the Penn State Community with low-cost, high-quality financial services for 60 years. Check them out for all your financial needs from savings and checking accounts to auto and mortgage loans.

Otto’s and Barrel 21

Otto’s is fiercely committed to quality. Their beer is handcrafted with the finest ingredients available, and their American bistro cuisine is made with fresh ingredients from local farms, wineries, and bakeries. Their brewery and restaurant are co-located and feature a family-friendly and casual atmosphere. The Barrel 21 menu offers entrees, appetizers and spirits featuring ingredients from local farms and producers, and right from their own gardens. Their craft spirits are fermented and distilled on-site, including straight bourbon and straight rye whiskeys, gin, limoncello, and more. They also offer seasonal and barrel-aged cocktails, a variety of Otto’s craft beer, and local wines. Don’t miss their happy hours and nightly specials, Sunday brunch and bloody mary bar and frequent live music.

Northland Bowl

Your One Stop for FUN, just one mile from campus along the “N” bus route. State-of-the-art 32 lane bowling alley, arcade, billiards, full bar & restaurant menu at Northland Bowl with sit down dining and endless live entertainment at the Arena Bar & Grill down the hallway. Team Trivia, Texas Hold ‘Em, karaoke, Cheers to Art paint nights, live bands, NFL Sunday Ticket, and more. They would love to host your next birthday party, social group, or corporate event.

GN Associates

A variety of apartments is still available at some popular downtown locations. Visit GN’s website for more information.

Penn State Centre Stage

Penn State Centre Stage is the professional arm of the Penn State School of Theatre and serves as a training program for emerging theatre professionals. One of its unique attributes is that it creates collaborations between established industry professionals and theatre students from Penn State and other colleges and universities. Each Centre Stage production is created from conception to completion at Penn State using skills mastered and taught by its acclaimed theatre faculty. As a result, Penn State is one of the top-ranked universities in the country for its theatre training programs.

The Retreat

Just 1.5 miles from Penn State campus, The Retreat provides a true community environment. Expansive green space, cottage style living, award winning amenities and an outstanding established management team make choosing where to live off campus easy. Come see for yourself why so many Penn State students make The Retreat their home away from home.

Parkway Plaza Apartments

Parkway Plaza is a 633-bed housing community located approximately one mile from Penn State campus. They pride themselves in offering residents the best value in Happy Valley.

Penn State Student Affairs

Student Affairs supports and challenge students as they expand learning beyond the classroom, develop their personal and professional understanding and skills, and achieve the success they seek at Penn State and in their lives beyond. These opportunities deeply enrich the Penn State student experience and elevate the value of a Penn State degree. Student Affairs also encourage a safe and healthy living and learning environment, in which students can explore endless interests, find their niche within the large and diverse Penn State community, and form lasting relationships.


Associated Realty is a property management company representing more than 350 property owners. They offer more than 1,800 rental properties in Centre County for students and non-students.

The Apartment Store

With over 20 properties to choose from, The Apartment Store is your one-stop shop for off-campus housing. Price, location, amenities, they’ve got it all.

Copper Beach Townhomes

Copper Beech Townhomes offers students off-campus living with space. Each resident has their own bedroom and bathroom, giving them the space and privacy they need to study and succeed in school.

Penn State Alumni Association

The mission of the Penn State Alumni Association is to connect Penn State alumni to the university and to each other, to provide valued service to members of the Alumni Association, and to support the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service.

Bryce Jordan Center

Located on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University, the Bryce Jordan Center is central Pennsylvania’s premiere entertainment facility. The 15,000+ seat arena is the only facility of its size in the region. Since its opening in 1996, the arena has hosted top-name performers in the music entertainment industry as well as family shows, sporting events, and commencements. The Bryce Jordan Center is also home to both Penn State’s men’s and women’s NCAA Division I basketball Teams. In addition to arena bowl events, the flexible meeting space can accommodate meetings, training sessions, conferences, trade shows, banquets and more.

Foxdale Village

Life is complicated. Retirement shouldn’t be. That’s why residents love Foxdale Village. Its naturally beautiful 21-acre campus offers the perfect backdrop for simple and comfortable living. Inside, you’ll find caring staff and residents. Outside, you’ll find mountain views, flower gardens, and well-landscaped courtyards – all just a short distance to Penn State University’s campus.

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