Welcome Week

Celebrate becoming a student at Penn State University Park with Welcome Week!

Welcome Week occurs at the beginning of each semester and is full of activities to help you get to know your Penn State home.  We know that students who attend welcome events are more confident when they start classes because they meet new friends, explore academic and co-curricular opportunities, navigate campus, and learn Penn State traditions.

Many of the activities held during Welcome Week are required for all new students including first-year, change-of-campus, and transfer students; however you will have some choices, too.

  • Summer Welcome Kickoff
  • Summer Welcome LateNight
  • Rock the Ice
  • Residence Hall Events
  • College Dean's Meetings 
  • And, many more...

A complete schedule of events for Summer Welcome Week will be available in May 2016.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Last updated: February 1, 2016