New Student Orientation and Convocation
(Fall 2013)

Mandatory for all new students

Where

Capital Union Building
Capital Union Building (CUB)
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When

Sat, 08/24/2013   - Sun, 08/25/2013  

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Convocation

August 25, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Gym, Capital Union Building)

Your formal entrance into the life and traditions of Penn State University.

 

Phase 2 Orientation

August 24, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Phase 2 is a mandatory day-long program during which you will learn about campus resources and living and learning in a diverse community.

Convocation

August 25, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Gym, Capital Union Building)

The Convocation is mandatory for all new students. It is an academic ceremony which marks their formal entrance into the life and traditions of Penn State University. New students will be welcomed by the Chancellor, school directors, and student leaders in a ceremony highlighting the history of Penn State's academic community.

Family members, current students, staff, and faculty are also warmly invited to the Convocation ceremony.

 

The full schedule of orientation events and other "Welcome Week" activities will be posted here as it becomes available.

For more information, please contact Campus Life and Intercultural Affairs at 717-948-6273.

 

 

New Student Orientation Schedule
Date/Time Activity Location
Sunday, August 18
1-8pm New International Student Orientation Student Center, Capital Union Building (CUB)
Monday, August 19
9am-4pm Day 2, New International Student Orientation Student Center, Capital Union Building (CUB)
Tuesday, August 20
9am-12noon New Student Academic Orientation for International Students (Mandatory for first year international students who have not registered for classes) W-107 Olmsted
Friday, August 23
9am-2pm On-Campus Move In The Village
2:30-3:30pm Student Lion Chats - Find your Resources Stacks (Olmsted Building)
2:30-3:30pm Parent Discussions Morrison Gallery (Library)
4:30-6:30pm Family Picnic Stacks (Olmsted Building)
7-9pm Residence Hall Meetings The Village
9:30-11:00pm Pancake Palooza/Game Night Community Center (The Village)
Saturday, August 24 (For students only)
8-9am Registration Capital Union Building (CUB)
9:30-11:30am Playfair Capital Union Building (CUB)
  Blue Group  
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Stacks (Olmsted Building)
12:45-1:45pm College 101 Student Center, Capital Union Building (CUB)
  White Group  
11:30am-12:30pm College 101 Student Center, Capital Union Building (CUB)
12:45-1:45pm Lunch Stacks (Olmsted Building)
  Both Groups  
2-3pm Quay Hanna Capital Union Building (CUB)
3-4pm Marcellus Taylor Capital Union Building (CUB)
8-11pm Social Activities Various Locations
Sunday, August 25
1-2pm New Student Convocation
The first academic event of the new school year, convocation serves as the ceremonial start for all new students, just as commencement serves as the ceremonial finish for seniors. Convocation is mandatory for all new students, and is open to the campus community.
Gym, Capital Union Building (CUB)
3:30-5:30pm Adult Learner/Veteran Information Session E-139 Olmsted Building
Welcome Week
August 26-30 Watch the bulletin boards to find out what is going on during the first week of classes. Various Locations

 

Mandatory session

Register at https://psu-harrisburg-orientation.eventbrite.com

For more information, contact the Student Activities Office at 717-948-6273.