IUP Punxsutawney

Punxsutawney Campus StudentsThe Regional Advantage

Offering academic opportunities including first-year courses, certificates in culinary and baking and pastry arts, associate's degrees, and bachelor's degrees, and dual enrollment, IUP Punxsutawney is a unique opportunity to attend a small campus that is committed to your success.

  • Enjoy a smooth transition from high school to college without traveling far from home
  • Involve yourself in a small campus where you can find the support to succeed
  • Find friendships that will last a lifetime
  • Learn in state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs
  • Be part of small classes with highly trained IUP faculty, all focused on your success
  • Scholarships and grants that make IUP affordable

You'll have a hard time not feeling at home in Punxsutawney. Just a short car ride from Indiana and 90 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, you will find everything you need within our community.

Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts

The Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts programs are 16-month certificate programs. Both of these programs have options for you to continue to receive an associate’s degree in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Arts, or a bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism and Event Management, Nutrition, and Family and Consumer Science Education

Dual Enrollment at IUP Punxsutawney

High school juniors and seniors can earn college credits before graduating from high school through our Dual Enrollment program in Punxsutawney. 

Dual Enrollment Information Session:

  • Thursday, April 13, from 6:00–7:30 pm. in the Learning Center Room 121
  • RSVP to Kristen O'Hara at kaohara@iup.edu or 724-357-2789

Skillup™ PA

The Skillup PA initiative is being led by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and PA Careerlink. There are thousands of learning modules for learners to improve their credentials and skills. There are also many modules for employers to utilize in enhancing the training and skills of their employees. IUP Punxsutawney has partnered with Workforce Solutions for North Central PA and can help identify modules to couple with or without college courses and your career plans. Finally, IUP Punxsutawney can assist with a location to access fast broadband and a quiet place to focus as you skill up! 

Punxsutawney Campus Course Offerings

Learn more about what IUP Punxsutawney has to offer.

IUP at Punxsutawney Personal Information Sessions

* April 19, 2023
9:00 AM –4:00 PM

In-person or Zoom meeting

To register, visit Register for a Campus Visit Program, email mysti@iup.edu, or call 814-938-6711.

Student Profiles

Read what some of our most successful students are saying about their experiences at IUP Punxsutawney!

Photo Gallery

Browse through our photo gallery for a taste of what you’ll see when you visit IUP Punxsutawney.


New Healthcare Pathways Program at IUP Punxsutawney

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney campus will launch a Healthcare Pathways dual enrollment pilot program starting in fall 2023, designed to provide affordable opportunities in the healthcare field, while helping to address the need for more healthcare workers.

Punxsutawney Endowed Scholarship Opportunity

IUP Punxsutawney students are encouraged to apply for the Punxsutawney Endowed Scholarship.

Baking and Pastry Student Gesser Receives 2022–23 IUP Punxsutawney Essay Scholarship

IUP Academy of Culinary Arts Baking and Pastry Arts student Silas Gesser is the recipient of the 2022–23 IUP Punxsutawney Essay Scholarship.

Interior Design Students Visit Shadow Hotel

Interior design majors from IUP were provided a local experiential learning opportunity thanks to the Duffell family.

Community Organizations Participate in the Welcome Wagon's Annual Meet & Greet

The annual Meet & Greet for IUP Punxsutawney students, sponsored by the Welcome Wagon group, was held recently.