Welcome To Penn State!

To help you get started on a path to success at Penn State you will need to learn more about the Penn State community, academic and co-curricular expectations and opportunities, and ways to begin meeting your educational and career goals. The programs and events listed on this page are designed to do just that.

New Student Orientation

At New Student Orientation (NSO), you will visit your campus to meet with campus personnel, develop educational goals, become familiar with campus resources, and schedule courses to put your academic plan into action. For University Park students, New Student Orientation is a two-day program.

All new Penn State students must complete these steps:


Welcome Week at University Park

Welcome Week is a tradition at University Park for all new students that is full of activities to help you get to know your new Penn State home, meet new friends, and learn about your new academic opportunities and challenges. A complete listing of programs and events is available here:

2014 Fall Welcome Week Schedule (PDF)

Additional information can be found in the Welcome Week section of this website.