While freshman Jonathon Doonan was attending orientation, his mom was off discovering something on her own. The parents who were on campus with their children were invited to take a tour of the McKeesport Heritage Center, in Renziehausen Park, located adjacent to the campus. While there, Michelle made an exciting discovery.
Penn State’s New Student Orientation Team, or OTeam, is actively seeking undergraduate students interested in facilitating the Class of 2021’s transition into the Penn State community. The application deadline is Oct. 28.
Incoming students at Penn State Greater Allegheny will have a unique experience as part of their orientation — a PokeParty! From 1-3 p.m. Aug. 19, incoming students will gather for a Lure Happy Hour, where lures will be placed at all nine PokeStops on campus.
If you have been thinking about college in fall 2016, it’s not too late, but now is the time to apply. The last day to file a complete application for fall 2016 is Friday, Aug. 19.
The Penn State Greater Allegheny campus is gearing up for the first day of classes for the 2016-17 school year. International student orientation will be held Aug. 16 and 17, followed by Orientation Too! beginning Thursday, Aug. 18.
While many students may feel anxious as they begin college with classmates they have never met, first-year students enrolled in the Outdoor Adventure Program will begin their semester early – and meet friends along the way – by participating in one of three different outdoor excursions: canoeing, community service or backpacking.
Their cars will not be packed with bedding and mini-refrigerators, but for the more than 350 new Penn State Lehigh Valley students beginning their fall semester, Thursday will be packed with activities to help them start their journey on the right foot as Nittany Lions. Approximately 250 of these students are scheduled to attend New Student Welcome from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 22.
Penn State will hold the annual Parents and Family Weekend from Sept. 28 to 30 at the University Park campus. The weekend will include a variety of fun and informative events, including five sessions regarding second-year housing.
Penn State York's New Student Orientation on Friday, Aug. 24, included 275 students who spent the day getting to know the campus and the University. The day included sessions about a variety of services on campus and time with "pride groups" to make friends.
For the first time, a separate program for parents and families members was offered and 100 attended to learn more about Penn State, get familiar with the campus, and learn ways to support their students. Both programs were designed by the student affairs office at the campus.
To view pictures from the day, visit Penn State York's Facebook page at http://goo.gl/NHZ4I online.
Members of the class of 2016 at Penn State New Kensington begin their college careers with the annual academic and campus orientation program. Known as Pride Days, the two-day program is a series of sessions designed to give first-year students the tools necessary to make a smooth transition into University life. Incoming students meet with staff, faculty and peers, and participate in activities designed to help them adjust to life at Penn State. During the first part of the program, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 21 and 22, students will attend one of the two small-group orientation days and learn to manage their academic curriculum and navigate the electronic resources on campus as well as meet other students. The second part of the program on Thursday, Aug. 23, Academic Convocation and All Prides Day, brings together all first-year students to meet informally with faculty and advisers and take part in group activities.
At the start to every semester on the University Park campus of Penn State, a fun and informative Welcome Week gives new students the chance to say their last goodbyes to parents and learn what the University, the campus and everything in their new college life is all about. Once students have moved into their residence halls, they and their families can enjoy all of the Welcome Week fun.
Mt Nittany Medical Center June 29, 2012
Photos taken at the airport in State College.
Members of the class of 2015 at Penn State New Kensington will begin their college careers with the annual academic and campus orientation program. Known as Pride Days, the two-day program is a series of sessions designed to give first-year students the tools necessary to make a smooth transition into University life. Incoming students meet with staff, faculty and peers and participate in activities designed to help them adjust to life at Penn State.