Lehigh Valley campus to welcome new students on Aug. 20

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Their cars will not be packed with bedding and mini-refrigerators, but for the almost 250 new Penn State Lehigh Valley students beginning their fall semester, Wednesday will be packed with activities to help them start their journey on the right foot as Nittany Lions.

Approximately 200 of these students are scheduled to attend New Student Welcome from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the campus in Center Valley. After registration, they will receive their official Penn State welcome at 9:30 a.m. in room 135 to be followed by mentor groups with campus faculty and student leaders, college meetings, and a welcome picnic at noon in a tent near the south entrance.

Following lunch, the new students will be addressed by Jon Vroman, an award-winning speaker, author and philanthropist. According to his website (www.frontrowoncampus.com), Vroman's mission is to encourage individuals to find and develop their unique talents so that they will make the biggest impact within their campus and community. In 2005, he founded The Front Row Foundation, which helps individuals and families who are braving critical health challenges to "experience life in the front row." The foundation gives those who are in need a front row experience at a concert, sporting event, theatrical performance, or other live event of their choice.

Contacts: 

Allison Goodin

Work Phone: 
610-285-5067
Cell Phone: 
610-428-8207
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Assistant Director of University Relations, Penn State Lehigh Valley

Last Updated August 20, 2014