Fall College Dean's Meetings & Welcome Events

Your College Dean's Meeting is the official welcome to your academic college. You will meet college deans, faculty, and staff and learn about academic advising, expectations, campus resources, and academic and co-curricular opportunities within your college. Assistance with course scheduling adjustments may be discussed following the meeting. You are only required to attend the meeting for your college of enrollment. College Dean's Meetings are required.

*All meetings will take place on Sunday, August 20, 2017. 

College Time Location Description
College of Agricultural Sciences (First-Year Students) 1:00-2:00pm 101 Ag Sciences & Industries Building  
College of Agricultural Sciences (Change-of-Campus & Transfer Students) 2:15-3:00pm 101 Ag Sciences & Industries Building  
College of Arts & Architecture 1:00-2:00pm 105 Forum Building  
Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications (First-Year Students) 11:30am-12:50pm 100 Thomas Building  
Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications (Change-of-Campus & Transfer Students) 2:00-3:00pm 121 Sparks Building  
College of Earth & Mineral Sciences (First-Year Students) 1:00-2:00pm 26 Hosler Building  
College of Earth & Mineral Science (Change-of-Campus & Transfer Students) 2:15-3:15pm 22 Deike Building  
College of Education (First-Year Students) 1:00-2:00pm 104 Keller Building  
College of Education (Change-of-Campus & Transfer Students) 2:30-3:30pm 104 Keller Building  
Engineering Orientation Network Welcome 9:00-10:00am 100 Thomas Building This session is for students who primarily desire one of the following majors: Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Biological Engineering, or Engineering Science. 
Engineering Orientation Network Welcome 10:00-11:00am 100 Thomas Building This session is for students who primarily desire one of the following majors: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Chemical Engineering. 
College of Engineering (Change-of-Campus & Transfer Students) 4:00-5:00pm 101 Thomas Building  
College of Health & Human Development (First-Year Students) 2:30-4:00pm 111 Forum Building  
College of Health & Human Development (Change-of-Campus & Transfer Students) 2:30-4:00pm 108 Forum Building  
College of Information Sciences & Technology (First-Year Students) 1:30-2:30pm W201 Cybertorium, Westgate Building (Former IST Building)  
College of Information Sciences & Technology (Change-of-Campus & Transfer Students) 3:30-4:30pm W201 Cybertorium, Westgate Building (Former IST Building)  
College of the Liberal Arts (First-Year Students) 3:30-4:30pm Schwab Auditorium  
College of the Liberal Arts (Change-of-Campus & Transfer Students) 3:30-4:30pm 121 Sparks Building  
College of Nursing 1:30-2:30pm Ruth Pike Auditorium, 22 Bio Behavioral Health Building  
Division of Undergraduate Studies  2:00pm Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center This session is for students with last names beginning with the letters A-K. If you attended the Dean's Meeting at the start of Summer Session II you do not need to attend this meeting.
Division of Undergraduate Studies 4:00pm Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center This session is for students with last names beginning with the letters L-Z. If you attended the Dean's Meeting at the start of Summer Session II you do not need to attend this meeting.
Eberly College of Science (Change-of-Campus Students) 1:30pm 102 Chemistry Building  
Eberly College of Science (First-Year Students) 2:00-3:00pm Schwab Auditorium  
Smeal College of Business (First-Year Students) 11:30am-1:15pm Schwab Auditorium  
Smeal College of Business (Change-of-Campus & Transfer Students) 1:30-3:30pm 102 Forum Building  

Many colleges also host a variety of welcome events at the start of the semester. See the schedule below for a full listing of events designed to help you learn more about your college and connect with faculty, staff, and other students. 

Date Event College   Time Location
Sunday, August 20 Icebreakers & Central Campus Tour Eberly College of Science Network for Excellence in Undergraduate Science (NEXUS) leaders will lead first-year students in activities, including a tour of central campus, highlighting science buildings, undergraduate offices, and common classrooms. Tours will end at Schwab Auditorium for the Dean's Meeting. 1:00-2:00pm 3rd Floor, Life Sciences Building
  Ice Cream Social College of Information Sciences & Technology Join faculty, staff, and other students from the College of IST for an ice cream social.  2:30pm West Atrium, IST Westgate Building
  Ice Cream Social College of Agricultural Sciences  New College of Agricultural Sciences students are invited to a "welcome" ice cream social to meet faculty, staff, and other students. 3:00-4:00pm Ag Sciences & Industries Building Lobby & Courtyard
  Involvement Fair & Carnival Eberly College of Science NEXUS Leaders will escort new students to the Pelick Courtyard for Berkey Creamery ice cream and a chance to meet and join in on games with fellow students, faculty, advisers, and staff from the Eberly College of Science. Representatives from student groups will have information available for new students.  3:00-4:30pm Pelick Courtyard
  Diversity Enhancement Programs Meeting Smeal College of Business Assistant Dean Jamie Campbell will welcome Smeal Diversity Scholars students and provide important information on their scholarships and program expectations in the Smeal College of Business. 3:30-4:30pm 105 Forum Building
  Department Meetings & Photo for First-Year, Change-of-Campus, & Transfer Students Eberly College of Science Incoming students will meet with representatives from their intended department/program in the College of Science. Students will be escorted to their respective department/program meeting by NEXUS Leaders.  4:30-5:00pm  
  Ice Cream Social College of the Liberal Arts Join us for an ice cream social where you can meet faculty, staff, academic advisers, and current students. Liberal Arts Envoys will be giving short campus tours for new students.  4:30-5:30pm Sparks Building Patio
Monday, August 21 Student Organization Involvement Fair College of Health & Human Development Learn about the variety of clubs and student organizations. Members and officers will share insights on the positive impact of student involvement on your academic, professional, and personal development.  4:30-6:00pm Living Center, 101 Henderson Building
  Dean's Ice Cream Social College of Health & Human Development Enjoy free Berkey Creamery ice cream and network with academic advisers, department/school faculty, and student leaders. 4:30-6:00pm Henderson Building Steps
Wednesday, August 23 Biomedical Engineering New Student Orientation College of Engineering All information regarding the BME Undergraduate Program will be distributed, and this will be a question and answer time for students.  4:30-6:00pm 114 EES Building
  Biological Engineering Orientation College of Engineering For all students (including change-of-campus, transfer, and returning University Park students) who will be juniors in the Biological Engineering program in the Fall 2017 semester.  6:00-7:00pm 107 Business Building
Thursday, August 24 Change-of-Campus Ice Cream Social Eberly College of Science Come meet academic advisers in the Eberly College of Science! Tour the newly renovated Academic Advising Center and learn about resources available to Eberly College of Science students and students pursuing health professions careers! 3:00-4:30pm 229 Ritenour Building
Wednesday, August 30 Involvement Fair College of Agricultural Sciences Come discover the clubs, organizations, and societies in the College of Agricultural Sciences. 11:00am-2:00pm Berkey Creamery Patio & Lawn
Wednesday, September 6 Liberal Arts Undergraduate Festival College of the Liberal Arts All students are invited to learn more about Liberal Arts majors, minors, career resources, scholarships, and undergraduate research opportunities.  11:00am-2:00pm Sparks Building Lawn

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Last updated: July 17, 2017