Opportunity Institute

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June 10–12, 2024 University Park, PA

The Opportunity Institute gathers teams from colleges and universities nationwide to foster dynamic discussions and spur strategic initiatives that identify and mitigate key structural barriers to student success. Hosted by Georgetown University and Penn State, in collaboration with the American Talent Initiative, this is a virtual national institute – drawing on the expertise and challenges of the national higher education landscape – with in-person local gatherings, including at Penn State University Park – building communities and collaborations. 

Please view the schedule and room assignments.

Details & Registration


Location & Maps

The full list of events this year are being held in the Pattee Library within the University Park campus library. Attendees can utilize the interactive University Park campus map

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Directions QR to the library
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Directions to University Park

Penn State University Park Campus

The Penn State University Park campus is located in the center of the state, at the intersection of Interstate 99/Route 26 and Route 322, fifteen miles south of Interstate 80, and is within driving distance of many major cities, including Harrisburg (1.5 hrs., 90 mi.), Pittsburgh (3 hrs., 137 mi.), Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 194 mi.), Baltimore (3.5 hrs., 155 mi.), Washington, D.C. (4 hrs., 190 mi.), New York City (5 hrs., 250 mi.)

General Directions from Major PA Areas

From the Philadelphia area, take Philadelphia Schuylkill Expressway to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, leave the Turnpike at exit 247 (Harrisburg East), and follow I-283 to I-83 and proceed north on I-83 to the I-81 interchange. Then follow I-81 south to Route 322, 22 West exit. Proceed west on Route 322 through Lewistown to State College exit #74.

From Pittsburgh, follow Route 22 East to Duncansville, I-99/Route 220 North to Route 322 East to Mt. Nittany Expressway/State College exit #73 OR Follow Route 22 East beyond Duncansville to Water Street, Route 45 East to Pine Grove Mills and Route 26 North to State College.

From the west, take I-80 to exit 123 (Woodland) just east of Clearfield, then US Route 322 east to State College, or exit I-80 at exit 161 (Bellefonte) and follow PA Route 220 south to State College.


Visitor parking is available at the Nittany Parking Deck. You may visit the transportation webpage for current rate information.


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