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Although simply attending Penn State is a truly amazing experience, there are a few things that you should consider doing at PSU before your time here has expired. Doing these 15 things will guarantee that you’ve truly made the most of your time here at Penn State and upon leaving, won’t be asking yourself “what if?”

1. Getting Breakfast at the Waffle Shop After a Night Out

There’s absolutely nothing better than having a delicious breakfast/brunch after a night out so that you can eat away your sorrows from the night before. What better place to go than the Waffle Shop? You’ll see that the wait on a Sunday morning is so worth it after you take a bite into their original to-die-for waffles, or even their delicious bacon and home fries. You’ll surely regret not coming here at least once to indulge in their delicious eats.


2. Going to a Frat Party with Your Friends

If you are a freshman or sophomore, fraternity parties are where you will most likely frequent on your weekends here at PSU. By graduation, you’ll reminisce on the days where you and your friends took the journey downtown on the white loop to head to sweaty frat parties where natty lights were the drink of choice. Any night in fratland with your friends is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

4. Getting Late-Night Food

Pokey stix, canyon pizza, wings over, and more! There are so many delicious snacks available at PSU that will be sure to satisfy your late-night appetite. After eating these foods, you may wake up in the morning wanting to hit the gym, but the few extra calories were so worth it.


6. Going to a Concert at the BJC

Whether it’s Kanye West, Zedd, Bruce Springsteen or Florida Georgia Line, the BJC is a great and super convenient place to see many of your favorite artists. The BJC brings in many well-known performers that can all be seen at a discounted price with your PSU ID and there’s nothing better than that! Grab a few friends, look-out for a fun event and head over to the BJC to have a great time!


10. Having a West Cookie

If you have never had one before I’m sure you know why this is on the list. They’re delicious. They have just the right amount of cookie to dough ratio (you know what I mean), which makes them the most tasty cookies you can find around PSU!

12. Watching the Homecoming Parade

Every year, tons of on-campus and off-campus clubs and organizations come together and parade around campus to get everyone pumped for the Homecoming football game. It’s always exciting to see what the parade has in store and it’s definitely a big part of what makes the fall semester so great. You don’t want to miss it!

14. Celebrating your 21st Birthday at The Phyrst

Rightly named, The Phyrst is the best spot to continue the lively night of your 21st birthday. This is the only bar in State College that will serve a newly-turned 21-year-old. When your 21st comes around, be sure to stop in and get a picture with your signature green plastic hat and your first legal drink. Make no mistake, The Phyrst will likely make your 21st birthday a night you’ll probably forget.



15. Make Lifelong Friendships

Most importantly, Penn State is the perfect place to meet new people and build lifelong friendships. PSU will you introduce you to your best friends that you’ll undoubtedly make so many memories with. Ultimately, building your friendships will surely be the best thing you will remember doing at Penn State.

Overall, as a Penn State student, doing all of these things will surely make your time here great. Take advantage of all Penn State has to offer and have fun!


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