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Welcome to Fall 2015

Greetings and welcome to Penn State Hazleton. We are very excited that you have chosen us to share in your collegiate experience and serve your academic needs.

During your time at Penn State Hazleton, your immediate contact will be Marquis L. Bennett (mlb44@psu.edu), Associate Director of Student Services & Engagement and International Student Liaison.

He can also be reached via telephone +1-570-450-3070. You should also browse around the Penn State Hazleton website to learn more about our campus.

Penn State University has a longstanding history of international involvement and serving international students.

The resources made available on these pages will help ease your transition into the Penn State Hazleton community. Use this information as a resource guide and contact us with any additional questions that you may have.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you soon.

About Penn State Hazleton:

The Pennsylvania State College’s Hazleton Undergraduate Center was established in

1934 in various locations in Hazleton. A permanent home came in December 1948

when the college purchased 26 hilltop acres in Sugarloaf Township which, for nearly 25

years, had served as the residential estate of local coal baron Eckley B. Markle. Known

as “Highacres,” the site consisted of four buildings that gave the college the space it so

desperately needed.


Markle’s fieldstone mansion quickly became the administration building and, at various

times during its life, has housed offices, classrooms, library, health services, a kitchen and

a dining room.


Today, the administration building is the most recognized Penn State Hazleton structure,

serving as one of the symbols of the campus. Recently, the island in the semi-circular

driveway became the home to another Penn State icon - the Nittany Lion statue, a threefourths

scale replica of the original at University Park.


Through gifts and purchases, Penn State Hazleton now consists of 120 acres of land,

with the historic structures standing side-by-side with new and modern academic

buildings, a manicured garden, a scenic overlook/picnic area, and a number of nature

trails. All of these features give Penn State Hazleton its very special character.

More information is available at:




Chancellor's Welcome 

 Student Services Message

International Student Liaison

Marquis Bennett mlb44@psu.edu