Helpful Transition Links

Below is a list of helpful links for first-year students at Penn State:

Academic Calendars
The academic calendar for each semester at Penn State. This calendar includes important academic deadlines and University holidays.
AP Credits
Information for students who have taken or are planning to take Advanced Placement exams for Penn State credit.
AURORA Outdoor Orientation Programs
AURORA Penn State Outdoor Orientation Programs offer a powerful start to your Penn State experience. These four unique programs--ORION, URSA, VEGA (for incoming first-year students) and RIGEL (for transfer students only)--provide new students coming to the University Park campus an opportunity to make lasting friends, learn about Penn State, and potentially earn course credit.
Student Disability Resources
Each Penn State campus has an office for students with disabilities. The office's web site provides contact information for every Penn State campus and additional information about the support and services provided.
Engaged Scholarship
Learn more about experiences such as service learning, internships, study abroad and undergraduate research.
Financial Literacy
Penn State is committed to providing students with the resources needed to make informed decisions regarding their money management. This website provides information, resources and free services available in financial literacy.
Housing, Food Services, and Residence Life
Information for students about on-campus housing and food options at their campus.
LEAP (Learning Edge Academic Program)
LEAP provides an opportunity for new students to start their Penn State career in a small-college atmosphere within the larger University. LEAP is only available to University Park students and occurs during the summer.
Penn State Parents Program
Information for parents and families to help students in their transition to University Park. 
Penn State Athletics
Information about all things sports at Penn State, including Penn State football tickets!
Penn State Visitor's Guide
The official Penn State Visitor's Guide for the University Park campus and the surrounding area as well as a link to guides for other campuses.
Penn State Wireless
Learn how to get Wi-Fi access during your New Student Orientation.
Student Affairs
Information about Student Affairs services and programs at Penn State.
Transferring Credits
Information for students who are interested in getting credit transferred from other institutions to Penn State.
Undergraduate Education
Information about services and programs offered through Undergraduate Education at Penn State.
Last updated: February 15, 2019