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Staying Connected

With so many ways to get involved and engaged with campus, Penn State makes it easy to stay connected. Below is a list of available smart phone apps (available in both the Apple Store and the Google Play store) that we recommend you downloading. Many of these apps have online, web-based counterparts as well. This list is not exhaustive but provides a good foundation to begin your online engagement.

Canvas is Penn State’s course management system. This is where professors post grades, information, and assignments online. Through Canvas, you also have access to a calendar that has all your assignments’ due dates, a to-do list that tracks homework, and a messaging system that you can use to communicate directly with your classmates, professors, and TAs. This is the key to your academic success!

Looking for a way to remain physically active and healthy? Campus Rec is always offering up something fun! From group exercise classes to the climbing wall and everything in between, the Penn State Campus Recreation app is your go-to location for all things Campus Rec.

Many of Penn State’s websites require a two-factor authentication (2FA) through the third-party company, Duo, in order to verify your identity. The easiest and quickest way to verify your identity is by downloading the Duo Mobile app. You can then configure your settings to automatically send a push notification to your phone for seamless entry into your Penn State profiles.

The best way to stay in the loop is by regularly checking your Penn State email. Not only is this how many of our welcome programs are shared with you, but it is also the official mode of communication for the University as a whole. Important information will be sent to your email address ( on a daily basis, so it’s important to always have your inbox on hand.

The myStop Mobile app provides real-time information on where your CATA bus is. Whether you enable email and text notifications or you utilize the in-app notifications, you can always receive up-to-date information about the next bus at your bus station.

Keep track of your health from anywhere in the Penn State Health mobile app. You can use it to:

  • Search for a Penn State Health provider by condition, treatment, specialty, or ZIP code
  • Find a Penn State Health hospital or medical group practice by name, specialty, ZIP code, or county
  • Sign up for Penn State Health OnDemand virtual visits
  • Search for health care services
  • Register for a Penn State Health patient portal
  • Pay your hospital bill
  • Browse clinical trials by category or keyword
  • Find career opportunities
  • Get COVID-19 updates
  • Access the latest news about Penn State Health

Penn State Go gives you single sign-on access to help you navigate the digital side of student life at Penn State, including access to features like LionPATH, Canvas,, dining, on-campus events, Penn State Athletics, and more!

Nearly 300 orange Spin e-bikes are on campus and throughout downtown State College to provide you easy and convenient access to our e-bikes. Using the Spin app, you can see service areas, no-ride zones, and locations of the Spin bikes across campus. These bikes cost $1.00 to unlock and then $0.25 per minute.

wēpa is the cloud-based, pay-as-you-go print solution offered at over 50 Paw Print locations around the University Park campus. Download the wēpa app to make it easy and convenient to access, print, and scan all of your necessary documents.

Digital Fluency

As part of Penn State's commitment to digital fluency, every Penn State student will have access to Microsoft Office 365 and the Adobe Creative Cloud at no additional charge. Access to this software will be made available at the start of your first semester. For more information, or to get your copy of Office 365 and the Creative Cloud, visit the websites below:

  • Microsoft Office 365 empowers you to create, collaborate, and innovate through a host of email, calendaring, and premier applications that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, on any device.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud provides everything you need for great storytelling and data visualization with videos, interactive PDFs, web content, images, digital drawings, mobile app designs, and more.