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Social Events

Social at Hintz Family Alumni Center and Campus Tour (Monday)

Network with old friends and get acquainted with new ESC colleagues at The Hintz Family Alumni Center on the Penn State University Park campus. The center is considered "home away from home" for all Penn State alumni. Visitors can enjoy Penn State photos and memorabilia as well as experience the outdoor Alumni Gardens. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Penn State Lion Ambassadors, a student group of the Alumni Association, will give walking tours of the University Park campus throughout the evening beginning at 6:30 p.m., with the last tour leaving at 7:45. The tour will be approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Please bring comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to walk approximately two miles. Some highlights of the tour are the Nittany Lion Shrine, Old Main, Hetzel Union Building, Millennium Science Complex, and University House. Bus transportation will begin at 5:30 from The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel and will continue throughout the reception until the conclusion at 8:30 p.m. For those who want to visit downtown after the reception, a bus will depart the Hintz Family Alumni Center at 9:15 and 10:00 p.m. After 10:00 p.m., there are many taxi services for downtown. Guest tickets will be available on-site at the registration desk for $50. Guest tickets are nonrefundable.

Visit the Hintz Family Center web page

Welcome Dinner at The Arboretum at Penn State (Tuesday)

To welcome in the 2015 ESC Conference, we will have a picnic-style dinner under tent at one of the most popular spots on the University Park campus — the beautiful Arboretum at Penn State. You will have time to browse the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, enjoy dessert and music by the popular local musical group Pure Cane Sugar in the Overlook Pavilion, and mingle with friends both old and new. Bus transportation will begin at 5:30 from The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel and continue throughout the evening until the conclusion of the dinner at 8:30 p.m. We encourage you to visit the gardens upon arrival, before dusk. Guest tickets will be available on-site at the registration desk for $60. Guest tickets are nonrefundable.

Visit The Arboretum at Penn State website

Closing Reception at Pegula Ice Arena (Wednesday)

Our final event will be held at the "Home of Penn State Hockey," Pegula Ice Arena, featuring two ice surfaces, a main rink where Penn State's varsity hockey teams play, and a community rink. The arena seats 5,782 fans on game days. Along with spending one final evening with your colleagues, you can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and get a behind-the-scenes tour of this state-of-the-art facility. Bus transportation will be provided, beginning at 5:30 from The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel and continuing throughout the evening until the conclusion of the reception at 8:30 p.m. Guest tickets will be available on-site at the registration desk for $50. Guest tickets are nonrefundable.

Visit the Pegula Ice Arena web page