Closer Look Weekend 2017


Want to be a Knight for a night? Closer Look Weekend 2017 is right around the corner, and is for accepted students only. Be sure to complete the admissions process to be considered for acceptance! This will give you the opportunity to meet other students attending Central Penn College, starting this summer and fall, and to see what it is like to be a student here on campus.

Already accepted? Register HERE! – Hope to see you soon!


Life Long Learning Facebook LIVE Discussion

Central Penn students have the opportunity to earn college credits towards their major for their professional work experience, we’ll discuss the qualifications to earn work life credits. The credits earned through professional experience shorten the length of their education saving them time and money.

Presented by Rebecca Bowman, Senior Director of Admissions and Dr. Krista Wolfe, Dean of Health Sciences.

New Student Move-In… the beginning of new beginnings


Central Penn College hosts New Student Move-In the weekend before classes begin. This day is filled with grey moving bins, stacks of luggage, and cars loaded with necessities, which line College Hill Road, and fill the nearby college parking lots. 

Move-In is always an exciting day, which is filled with questions and inquiries from both parents and students. Questions like: Where is the laundry on campus? What are the hours of the Knight & Day Café? Where is the nearest grocery store? And what kind of weekend activities are around? Of course, these are just to name a few.  Thankfully, there are plenty of knowledgeable folks from the Residence Life and Admissions teams around to answer all of these questions! 

Move-in day can also be a bit scary – especially for first-year students. For most students, this is the first time they will be away from home. Move-In marks a new journey – the beginning of new beginnings.

Anyone working in Residence Life or Student Services can tell you that Move-In is the critical first step in setting the tone for a student’s collegiate experience. For this reason, Move-In is accompanied by programs and activities intended to help new students feel welcomed to our Central Penn family. New students will have the chance to meet the whole Residence Life team at a welcome dinner, as well as being building relationships with their housemates through facilitated Suite Meetings.

Studies have shown that the first six weeks of college are crucial to personal development and growth, which is why new students will continue to participate in Housing Orientation activities throughout their first term. Many experts have suggested that it is good for new students to remain on campus and reduce their trips home on the weekends during this adjustment period. This allows students to fully embrace their new journey while encouraging them to focus on their studies, make new friends, and get involved on campus.

We look forward to welcoming new students on campus each term at Move-In… were it all begins!

Central Penn College Homecoming


By Amanda Paull

On Saturday, October 22, Central Penn College hosted our annual Homecoming event!  The day kicked off with the family-friendly Fall Harvest activities, which included live bands, local vendors, pumpkin carving and even a mechanical bull.

Our Homecoming king and queen were crowned and their charities of choice – PAWS (Performance Animal Welfare Society) and Doctors Without Borders will be receiving a donation in their name. Sebastine Virella and Felicia Miller were presented with the 2016 Homecoming royalty honor! 

Our Alumni Association hosted a Golden Graduate reunion that weekend as well. Eight graduates were honored for celebrating their college reunion, 50 years after graduating from CPC! After the Golden Grads met, the alumni association hosted a “Feast & Brews” tent to allow graduates, staff and faculty to mingle while enjoying beverages that were provided by our generous alumni.

The day ended with a home men’s soccer match. The game was an instense matchup that went into overtime – ending in a tie.

This is one of our favorite annual events on campus – we hope you can make next year’s festivities!

Club Wars 2016 – A Festival of Competition


Sponsored by the Student Ambassadors, Club Wars 2016 was a festival of fun for competing teams and spectators alike. More than 100 spectators, plus teams, filled the field area outside the library.

For the second year, teams competed against each other in eight different events − field days style – with the winning club or team receiving a spirit stick for the most school spirit. Events included a water balloon toss (left), hula hoop contest, dizzy bat relay, three-legged race, egg & spoon relay, push up contest, toilet paper toss (into a hula hoop) and a water pong tournament.

This year’s event found competition from six teams:

  • Student Ambassadors
  • Cheerleaders
  • Women’s basketball team
  • Men’s soccer team
  • Men’s baseball team
  • Men’s basketball team


For each event, every team selected one person (or two if needed, for example, the water balloon toss) to participate. Each team then competed at the same time for the following point system:

  • 1st place – 9 pts.
  • 2nd place – 7 pts.
  • 3rd place – 5 pts.
  • 4th place – 3 pts.
  • 5th place & beyond each received 1 pt.

The team with the most points at the conclusion of the events was the winner. The men’s soccer team, the 2015 champs in a landslide, were the incoming favorites.

This year competition came down to the last event, with the men’s soccer and men’s baseball teams in the lead. Edging out last year’s champs by winning the final event, where points were doubled, and setting up a new friendly Club Wars rivalry was the men’s baseball team.

Go Knights!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk


On Saturday, Oct. 15 bright and early in the morning, our Colleges Against Cancer club members, along with faculty and staff from Central Penn College, joined around 20,000 participants in the annual Harrisburg Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The loop starts on City Island in (as you can see) a sea of various PINK hats, shirts, scarves, etc. The path continues over the pedestrian bridge and down Front Street of Harrisburg and circles back along the river until you reach the pedestrian bridge again and cross the finish line.

Colleges Against Cancer Club is comprised of several students who have facilitated fundraising over the past couple months for the event. So far they have raised more than $1,200 toward the fight against breast cancer. Making Strides is part of the American Cancer Society. Our donations and fundraising efforts go toward promoting prevention and early detection, as well as supporting patients in their recovery, pursuing lifesaving treatments and fighting back.

To see what other exciting things the Colleges Against Cancer Club has going on, please check out our Facebook page (Colleges Against Cancer at CPC).

Discovery Day: October 19, 2016


Interested in learning more about the Knight Life? Join us for Discovery Day, October 19, 2016!

Discovery Day is an opportunity for prospective high school students to get a glimpse into what it is like to live the Knight Life! During the event prospective students will spend their morning as a member of our campus. Attendees will be partnered with current students and accompany them to their morning classes. Our students host will then provide attendees with a personal tour of campus. Parents are welcome to attend and sessions will be available that outline the Central Penn College admissions and financial aid processes. The event will conclude as Parents and students are reunited to join the admissions team for lunch in the Knight & Day Café.

Discovery Day will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at our Summerdale Campus from 8:45 am-1:00 p.m.

If you are interested in registering for Discovery Day, click here to register or Call 1-800-759-2727

45th Annual Education Foundation Golf Outing For Scholarships


By Curtis Voelker

On Aug. 29, faculty, staff, students and alumni of Central Penn College as well as donors and supporters of the Education Foundation came together for the 45th Annual Central Penn College Education Foundation Golf Outing held at Rich Valley Golf Course in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

More than $30,000 was raised at the golf outing to support Central Penn student scholarships.

Three scholarships also were awarded to current students: Tyree Tucker, Tyler Willis and Ashlyn Bartlebaugh.

Thank you to everyone who attended or supported the 45th annual golf outing and special thanks to Education Foundation Assistant Director Sandy Box and her golf outing committee for putting together another “hole in one” event!

#CPCAccepted Exclusive


One of the many opportunities our future Knights have to learn more about our campus is our Fall Campus Preview event. On Friday, Aug. 12, 40 of our fall 2016 accepted students and their families joined our campus community for a fun and informative day.

Students and families joined our faculty and staff for breakfast, while learning about the value of a Central Penn College degree and experience with our Chief Diversity Officer, Romeo Azondekon. During the event, students were given the opportunity to complete their placement exams, meet potential classmates and interact with current students during our campus club meet and greet and scavenger hunt. Parents were given the opportunity to meet with financial aid as well as hear from campus support services and learn about the various scholarship opportunities available to our students.

Congratulations to all of our #CPCAccepted 2016!

Upcoming 2016 Base Camp Summit


By Tiffanie Falkenstein

Central Penn College will be hosting local high schools at our 2016 Basecamp Summit on Monday, November 7. Basecamp Summit is a bridge program designed to assist juniors and seniors as they transition to life after high school. Central Penn College staff and facilities will provide valuable lessons on relevant topics to help students prepare for their future.

Topics include:

  • Top 10 Things to Avoid in Your Job Search
  • Financial Literacy 101
  • How to Deal with Conflicts in College
  • Don’t Just Survive…THRIVE!
  • Intelligence…No Longer an Option
  • Making a Difference on Your Campus and BEYOND!
  • Intro to Criminal Justice- The Forensic Process


Free lunch, campus tours and transportation reimbursement for local high schools provided!

Contact Naydia Bonner at 717-728-2425 or to register.

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