Welcome Week Schedule

Welcome Week is full of activities to help you explore your new home, connect with friends and faculty, and discover something new. 

Don't miss the Signature Events! Signature Events are required for new students. 

Signature Events: 

Date Event Description Time Location
Sunday, June 24 Dinner & Floor Meetings

Meet your Resident Assistant (RA) and floormates. Learn the expectations of living in a community and eat dinner with your floor. See your RA for exact time and location. 

Students commuting to campus can meet SOTP staff at the NSO Information Desk in the HUB at 5:45pm. A meal coupon will be provided for dinner in Pollock Commons.

4:00-7:00 pm Pollock Quad
  Summer Welcome Kick-Off Welcome to Penn State! Join us as we introduce you to the reality of life in your first year as a Penn Stater, with the help from current students in the School of Theatre. 8:00 pm Eisenhower Auditorium
  LateNight Make your way to the HUB-Robeson Center after the Summer Welcome Kick-Off for an evening of fun with your classmates. enjoy free food, performances by magicians and acrobats, and make decorations for your new room. 9:00 pm- 1:00 am HUB-Robeson Center
Monday, June 25 Summer Day of Service Summer Day of Service is open to all new students and will you to introduce you to the many service opportunities available in State College and build new friendships with others. 9:00 am- 1:30 pm Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center
  Campus Connections Join us for your official welcome to Summer Session at Penn State and meet your fellow members of the class of 2022!  See your RA or LEAP Mentor for exact time. Various Times HUB-Robeson Center Lawn
  Pollock Party Make your way over the Pollock Quad at the conclusion of Campus Connections for an evening filled with free food, music, games, and giveaways. Don't miss out on Bingo at 7:00 pm in the Pollock Rec Room and a movie under the stars at 9:00 pm. 7:00- 11:00 pm Pollock Quad
Tuesday, June 26 College Dean's Meetings Your College Dean's Meeting is the official welcome to your academic college. You will meet with faculty and staff to learn about academic advising, expectations, resources, and academic and co-curricular opportunities within your college. Assistance with course scheduling and adjustments may be discussed following the meeting. A full schedule of meetings can be found here. Various Times Various Locations
  State College Spikes Baseball It's the start of a new season for the Spikes! SOTP and the Student Programming Association (SPA) will provide free tickets to the game. Pick up your ticket on the ground floor of the HUB on Monday or Tuesday night at Medlar Field. 7:05 pm Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Additional Welcome Week Events:

Date Event Description Time Location
Sunday, June 24 Summer Welcome Information Tables Visit the Parents & Families information table for campus maps, information, and to meet Parents Program staff and volunteers.  9:00 am- 3:00 pm Pollock Housing Area
Monday, June 25 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Get together with a team and show off your skills. On-site team sign-up will begin at 1:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. 1:30- 3:30 pm Pollock Quad Basketball Courts
  Find Your Classes Tour Take a tour of campus and bring your summer schedule. We'll help you find your classes! 2:00- 3:00 pm Meet at Pollock Commons
  Tour of Downtown Take a tour of Beaver and College avenues to find the best places to eat, shop, and hang out. 2:30- 3:30 pm Meet at Pollock Commons
  Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP) Welcome Meeting LEAP Participants are invited to meet their mentors and the other members of their Pride. This event is required for students participating in LEAP. 5:00- 7:00 pm Eisenhower Auditorium
Tuesday, June 26 Find Your Classes Tour Take a tour of campus and bring your summer schedule. We'll help you find your classes! 2:00- 3:30 pm Meet at Pollock Commons
  Tour of Downtown Take a tour of Beaver and College avenues to find the best places to eat, shop, and hang out. 2:30- 3:30 pm Meet at Pollock Commons
Monday, July 2 Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) Orientation MRC staff can help you navigate academics, finances, career planning, and personal life during your time at Penn State. Hear from staff as they share suggestions and strategies. Find out how to get connected to your MRC counselor and what other resources are available to you.  5:30- 7:00 pm 220 Grange Building
Friday, July 6 First Friday Experience the cool vibe of downtown State College during the monthly First Friday, where you can browse art, mingle with friends, shop, and eat. There will also be after-hours access to galleries and shops, live music, and entertainment. 5:00- 8:00 pm Downtown State College

Additional Summer Events:

Don't miss out on exploring your new home and all the fun that comes with spending your summer at Penn State.

Date Event Description Time Location
All Summer Downtown State College Farmers Market Stock up on fresh pasta, bread,pastries, flowers, and produce from local vendors every Friday afternoon. 11:30 am - 5:30 pm Locust Lane (between College and Beaver avenues)
June-August State College Spikes Baseball The Spikes are a Class A Short Season Minor League Baseball affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Student Programming Association (SPA) has a limited number of free tickets for each game. Visit the ground floor of the HUB for a free ticket! Visit statecollegespikes.com for a full schedule of games. Various Times Medlar Field at Lubrano Park
July 4 Central PA 4th Fest Enjoy free concerts and entertainment throughout the day. Start your day with the Firecracker 4K or 4-mile run, celebrate local heroes at the Heroes Parade, and cap off the day with one of the best 4th of July fireworks shows in the nation. all day Near Beaver Stadium and downtown State College
July 12-15 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Don's miss the 52nd annual Arts Fest! Shop at the artists' Sidewalk Sale and enjoy international, national, and regional performers on indoor and outdoor stages. Most events are free. Visit arts-festival.com for a full schedule of events. all day Downtown State College
July 13-16 People's Choice Festival The People's Choice Festival is celebrating 25 years of art, music, and fun in 2018. Enjoy free entertainment and shop for quality, affordable art. More details can be found at peopleschoicefestival.com all day

Military Museum, Boalsburg (take CATA Bus B)


Last updated: June 14, 2018