Penn State police hosting Coffee with a Cop events across Pennsylvania on Oct. 2

Events coincide with National Coffee with a Cop Day
Police officers at previous coffee with a cop event

Penn State police officers are preparing to host National Coffee with a Cop Day events across Pennsylvania on Oct. 2. 

Credit: Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — National Coffee with a Cop Day is Oct. 2, and Penn State police officers are celebrating by giving away coffee and snacks at 22 campuses across Pennsylvania.

Penn State employees and students are invited to stop by one of these events to grab some free refreshments while getting to know the Penn State police officers who serve Penn State’s campuses. Employees and students also can ask questions and learn about the programs and services offered by University Police, a division of University Police and Public Safety.

“Penn State police officers host community events throughout the year at all of the campuses we serve, and National Coffee with a Cop Day is another way for our officers to show appreciation to our community,” said Charlie Noffsinger, assistant vice president of University Police and Public Safety. “This event is also a unique opportunity for our officers, who are geographically dispersed, as it allows them to come together on Oct. 2 for a common goal, which is community connection.”

Police officers at the following campuses will host free events on Oct. 2. Employees and students are encouraged to arrive early, as refreshments are available while supplies last.


Noon – 2 p.m.

Lares Lobby

Coffee, muffins and bagels


10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Slep Student Center, Slep Central Common Area

Coffee, water and cookies


Noon – 1 p.m.

Special Events Room

Coffee and cheesecake


9 – 10:30 a.m.

Ben Lane Plaza (rain site — Reed, outside Bruno's)

Coffee and granola bars



Tully’s Cafe, Perkins Student Center

Coffee and ice cream


9:30 – 11 a.m.

Fireside Lounge, Student Union Building

Coffee, tea, coffeecake, pastries and granola bars

Dickinson Law

12:30 – 2 p.m.

“The Commons” area

Coffee, juice and assorted Maple Donuts


8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

DEF 203 Cafeteria

Coffee, juice, tea, bagels, fresh fruit, granola and yogurt, and muffins


2 – 3 p.m.

Williams Building


Great Valley

4 – 6 p.m.

Main Lobby

Coffee and soft pretzels

Greater Allegheny

Noon – 2 p.m.

Student Community Center, Concourse

Coffee, lemonade, water, cookies, brownies and chips


9 – 10 a.m.

Olmsted Building Atrium

Coffee and doughnuts


Butler Lobby

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee and pastries

Lehigh Valley

Centre Hall

8:30 – 10 a.m.

Coffee and doughnuts

Mont Alto

9 – 10 a.m.

Millstream Café

Coffee and doughnuts

New Kensington

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Junction (main entry)

Coffee and cookies


10 – 11:30 a.m.

Great Hall

Coffee and doughnuts


Student Common Center

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee and doughnuts


Student Learning Center

9 – 11 a.m.

Coffee and doughnuts

University Park

8 – 9:30 a.m.

Pollock Commons

Coffee, bagels

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Pollock Commons

Ice Cream


Academic Commons

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Coffee and doughnuts


8:30 – 10 a.m.

Romano Building, Lion’s Lair

Coffee, juice, assorted Maple Donuts