First-year students move into residence halls on Aug. 21

Penn State Berks will welcome nearly 400 first-year members to its residential community as part of the campus' annual orientation program on Friday, Aug. 21. Students will move into the residence halls from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a welcome reception/ice cream social for students and their families from noon to 3:30 p.m., which will be attended by Chancellor Susan Phillips Speece, as well as faculty, staff and alumni of the college at the Alumni Pavilion.

In an effort to establish connections with parents and families, Penn State Berks will present a parent's orientation following the welcome reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This session will discuss ways that families can support their students. At the same time, incoming students will attend a residential student orientation from 4 to 7 p.m. This program is geared toward providing keys to successful residence hall living.

The Penn State Berks orientation program is manned by approximately 70 orientation leaders, 20 resident assistants, and other college staff members who make every effort to help students and their families make a smooth transition into college life.

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Last Updated August 17, 2009