Welcome Week events planned for the autumn semester 2021


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania – New students arriving in Fall 2021 will be welcomed to the University Park campus. The events begin with the students moving in the week of August 16.

Welcome Week events are designed to greet students and help them familiarize themselves with Penn State and State College once they arrive on campus. Some events during the Welcome Week are part of the Extended Orientation and are mandatory for all new students.

The full calendar of events can be found at welcomeweek.psu.edu.

While many activities are planned as students move in on the week of August 16, the President’s New Student Convocation on August 21 at 7:45 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center will welcome all new students and the only class of the year 2025 will be together in one place. Following the convocation, new students are invited to the late night at the HUB from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Each academic college will hold a dean’s meeting on Saturday, August 22nd, so faculty and staff will welcome the students. Be a Part From the Start begins August 22nd at 8 p.m. at Rec Hall, where Lions Ambassadors will greet the newest Nittany Lions on campus and teach them battle songs and chants from Penn State.

A resource fair on the lawn of the HUB-Robeson Center on August 21-22, from 12pm to 4pm, will allow new and returning students – especially those with no previous campus experience – to learn about resources and support services. to inform University Park. When it rains, the resource fair takes place in the HUB-Robeson Center.

Many other events are planned for August and into September. The participation fair on August 25th and 26th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn of the HUB-Robeson Center is one of the best places to find out how and where to participate in curriculum experiences. LION Bash will return to Downtown State College this year. This annual block party is an opportunity for students to meet other community members and learn about local organizations and ways to get involved. The September 9 event begins at 5 p.m. and features music, food, and games along South Allen Street.

Student Orientation and Transition Programs is part of Penn State Student Affairs and Penn State Undergraduate Education. Undergraduate Education is the academic administrative unit that directs and coordinates university-wide programs and initiatives to support undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State. Learn more about undergraduate education at undergrad.psu.edu.

Last updated on August 20, 2021