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. All new first-year students to Penn State must participate in a New Student Orientation program. If you are transferring to Penn State University Park, or are changing to the University Park campus from one of our Commonwealth Campuses, please explore the University Park Campus links to the right.
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. If you were admitted to Penn State for the Summer or Fall 2015 semesters, you will receive access to begin completing the following steps in early March:
- Complete your Educational Planning Survey
- Take your ALEKS Math Assessment
- Attend New Student Orientation
Link UP is a one-day University Park visit program for current first-year students at any of Penn State's Commonwealth Campuses who are considering making a campus change. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, March 28. Check out some additional Link UP information on our webpage, and get connected with the Student Activities/Student Life staff at your campus for information about making your reservation to attend. Space is limited, and a reservation is required.
If you are currently enrolled at University Park and are interested in volunteering as a Transition Leader for the Link UP, check out volunteer information here.