New Student Orientation begins Aug. 17

August 07, 2009

Make a new friend, meet a faculty member, explore the campus, or learn something new. Penn State York's New Student Orientation (NSO) will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday, Aug. 17 to Thursday, Aug. 20, with a new group of students each day. A variety of informational sessions and activities for students who are beginning their college careers this fall at the campus are planned.

During this daylong program, new students meet in small groups according to their intended academic majors and interact with current students, faculty and staff, with the goal of making the transition to college life easier. They also have some fun. NSO is designed to help new students get to know each other and the campus community as well as learn what is expected from them as students at Penn State York. NSO is for new students only. The opening session takes place in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building.

Evening Orientation is set for Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. and is a program especially designed for evening-only students. The program includes meetings with faculty and campus staff members to help acquaint new evening students with the campus and services that are available. The program takes place in the community room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center.

In addition to the formal orientation programming, a variety of events and activities are planned to welcome new and returning Penn State York students, faculty, and staff. A picnic at Pinchot Park and a York Revolution baseball game are just a few of the events planned. To see a full listing of the events, visit online.

Penn State York’s day and evening credit classes begin Monday, Aug. 24 with other programming beginning throughout the semester. Visit for more information, or call (717) 771-4000.

  • Students build a tower out of marshmallows and spaghetti during an orientation activity at Penn State York.

    IMAGE: Barbara H. Dennis

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Last Updated November 18, 2010