Penn State has historically used a two-character campus code. These codes were based on the original name of the campus, and have not been altered to reflect changes to campus names. For instance, Penn State Abington was originally the Ogontz Campus and still carries the ‘OZ’ location code.
Campus codes are an integral part of the Integrated Student Information System (ISIS). Users must know the appropriate code to perform a range of business processes—from looking up courses to entering a student request to change a course. Changing campus codes in ISIS was attempted at one point in time, but was very costly and was deemed too time-consuming to tackle for subsequent changes.
Current Penn State campus codes do not accurately reflect many of the campus names, generating confusion for students, faculty, and staff.
The LionPATH project presents an opportunity to realign the campus codes with the campus names.
Change the campus codes to more accurately reflect campus names, effective when the system goes live.
Opportunities with this approach include better alignment between campus codes and campus names, and eliminate confusion among students and users regarding campus codes.
The changes are as follows:
Campus Code Changes
|Current Campus Code||New Campus Code||Description||Short Description|
|OZ||AB||Penn State Abington||Abington|
|AA||AL||Penn State Altoona||Altoona|
|BR||BR||Penn State Beaver||Beaver|
|BK||BK||Penn State Berks||Berks|
|DE||BW||Penn State Brandywine||Brandywine|
|DS||DS||Penn State DuBois||DuBois|
|BD||ER||Penn State Erie, The Behrend College||Erie|
|FE||FE||Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus||Fayette|
|KP||GV||Penn State Great Valley||Grt Valley|
|MK||GA||Penn State Greater Allegheny||Grtr Algny|
|CL||HB||Penn State Harrisburg||Harrisburg|
|HN||HN||Penn State Hazleton||Hazleton|
|HY||HY||Penn State Hershey||Hershey|
|AN||LV||Penn State Lehigh Valley||Lehigh Val|
|MA||MA||Penn State Mont Alto||Mont Alto|
|NK||NK||Penn State New Kensington||New Ken|
|SL||SL||Penn State Schuylkill||Schuylkill|
|SV||SH||Penn State Shenango||Shenango|
|UP||UP||University Park||Univ Park|
|WB||WB||Penn State Wilkes-Barre||Wlks-Barre|
|WD||WC||Penn State World Campus||World Camp|
|WS||WS||Penn State Worthington Scranton||Wrthn Scrn|
|YK||YK||Penn State York||York|