Due to University, Pennsylvania government, and federal CDC guidelines, the in-person Capital Day event scheduled for March 24th has been canceled. We are working through other advocacy options and will have more information soon.

Thanks to our friends at WPSU for putting together this video.

What is Advocate Penn State Capital Day?

Since 2001, Penn Staters have gone to the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in Harrisburg to demonstrate their support for Penn State. What started as a rally has grown into a day complete with meetings with legislators, networking with Penn State affiliates that have a positive impact on the Commonwealth, and a rally that’s bigger and better than ever—what could beat ending the day with some free Berkey Creamery ice cream?  

As the University’s largest single-day advocacy event, Advocate Penn State Capital Day helps us continue to provide an accessible and affordable education while maintaining our status as a research innovator.

Frequently Asked Questions

Need help figuring out the day? The answers to most questions can be found here.

Talking Points

Advocacy Tips


University Park Absence Form

All Commonwealth Campus students should consult their DSA or Capital Day contact for a campus-specific form.