Parents & Families

Parents & Families

The Lambert Undergraduate Advising Center is pleased to welcome you to the Penn State Family! We are here to help your students “identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote intellectual discovery, to encourage them to take advantage of both in- and out-of-class educational opportunities, and to become self-directed learners and decision makers” (Undergraduate Advising Handbook).

Advising Process

Each first year student is assigned a professional Academic Adviser. The Lambert Undergraduate Advising Center encourages all students to establish a relationship with their assigned adviser. Parents and families are encouraged to consult with the student regarding all academic planning. Learn more by reading the Undergraduate Advising Handbook.

New Student Orientation (NSO)

The Advising Center and the Office of Student Life provide an orientation for all incoming students, during which students learn about life at Penn State Harrisburg, academic programs and register for their courses. Parents and families are encouraged to attend! Students can register for NSO online.


LionPATH is Penn State’s student information system, which provides students with access to their academic, registration, and financial records. Students can also opt to provide parents with Delegated Access to certain LionPATH functions. Read about:

Learn more at the LionPATH Students/Parents Help Page.