Freshmen urged to 'Be A Part From The Start'

August 24, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- Rec Hall was filled to capacity, with people standing on the running track above the bleachers, for the Be A Part From The Start rally, the final event of Welcome Week for freshmen on Penn State's University Park campus. The event featured the Blue Band, Lionettes Dance Team, cheerleaders, a trivia quiz, a pep talk by quarterbacks Coach Jay Paterno and giveaways, including free textbooks for four years from the Penn State Bookstore, won by two lucky freshmen in the crowd.

The annual event is designed to get the freshmen excited about the upcoming football season and teach them the cheers and traditions they need to know to "Be A Part From The Start." For photos, visit online.

  • Enthusiastic students participate in the 'Be A Part From The Start' rally. For more photos, click on the image above.

    IMAGE: Annemarie Mountz

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