IUP Punxsutawney

Punxsutawney Campus Students

The Regional Advantage

Offering academic opportunities including first-year courses, certificates in culinary and baking and pastry arts, associate's degrees, and bachelor's degrees, 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

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

* December 7, 2022
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.


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.

Professionalism in Work and Life: Soft Skills Program for Local High School Juniors

IUP professor David Piper and students from the Administration and Leadership Studies program facilitated soft skills presentations for local high school students.

Welcome to College: Parent/Guardian Edition

Find out what you need to know to help your child navigate the college process.

IUP Punxsutawney Learning Commons Gets Update

The IUP Punxsutawney Campus Learning Commons is a great place for students to congregate, study, do homework assignments and relax. This semester we added some displays to our walls by adding a variety of flags to represent all of our students.

Barr, IUP Punxsutawney Student, Scholarship Winner

Madison Barr, an IUP Punxsutawney student, is the winner of the 2021–22 IUP at Punxsutawney Essay Scholarship for her essay on "Experiencing Personal Growth During a Pandemic."