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Alumni Center

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The Hintz Family Alumni Center on Penn State's University Park campus is “home away from home” for all Penn State alumni. Located just a short walk from Old Main, the center includes meeting and reception rooms where alumni can relax among our collection of La Vie yearbooks and Penn State photos and memorabilia. Outdoors, the Alumni Gardens is an on-campus oasis to not be missed!


Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

*Please note: A reminder to all visitors that the Hintz Family Alumni Center’s open hours change on home football game Saturdays. If the game starts before 6:00 p.m., the Alumni Center will open at 8:00 a.m. and close one hour before kickoff. If the game starts after 6:00 p.m., the Alumni Center will be open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone Numbers

Toll Free: 800–548–LION (5466)
Local: 814–865–6516

Hintz Family Alumni Center map

Hintz Family Alumni Center History

The Hintz Family Alumni Center is named for 1959 graduate Edward R. Hintz Jr. and his family. Hintz was chair of Penn State’s Board of Trustees from 2001–2003 and he chaired Penn State’s Grand Destiny Campaign. He was recognized with the Alumni Fellow Award in 1982 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1987.

The stone house portion of the center, closest to The Mall, is the oldest building on campus. Previously known as University House, it served as the residence of Penn State presidents from 1864 to 1970. Thomas G. Purdy ’83 and Linda O’Gwynn ’76 of Philadelphia designed the award–winning wing added behind the house. The Hintz Family Alumni Center was dedicated in 2001. The Alumni Gardens and Alumni Walk were dedicated in 2006 and 2008.

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