Two programs to help students transitioning to University Park

Penn State New Kensington students who plan to transition to Penn State's University Park campus are encouraged to attend a special program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6, in the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park.

The program, Link UP, provides an opportunity for first-year students to learn about Penn State campuses as well as the change-of-campus process. The schedule includes college meetings, a student panel discussion, resource fair and tour of the University Park campus. Breakfast and lunch will be served to attendees. The event is free.

The New Kensington campus will sponsor a bus trip to the event. The bus departs the campus at 7:30 a.m. and returns at 7:30 p.m. There is no cost for the bus service. A $10 deposit is required when registering, and will be returned when students board the bus. To reserve a spot, call 724-334-6062 or contact Lauren Gigler at The deadline is March 12.

Complementing the Link UP program is a Student Reunion 2013 that is set to run from 5 to 7:30 p.m. April 2, at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center at University Park. Current New Kensington students are invited to meet with former campus students who made the transition to University Park. The University Park students will offer advice on preparing for the transition, both academically and socially.

A bus will leave campus at 2 p.m. and return after the reunion. There is no cost for students riding the bus. To RSVP, call 724-334-6062 or contact Lauren Gigler, The deadline is March 20.

Last Updated March 06, 2013