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.  Below is a small sample of a few of our Welcome Week events.

  • LateNight Penn State
  • Residence Hall Events
  • College Dean's Meetings 
  • Residence Life Events (Movie Nights, BINGO, etc.)
  • And, many more...

A full Summer Welcome Week schedule will be available soon.  

Welcome Week Leaders play an important role in helping new students learn about their new home, establish friendships, and engage with faculty and staff.  We are currently hiring our 2017 Welcome Week Team.  Any student interested in volunteering should complete the following application by Friday, February 17th at 5:00pm.  Questions can be directed to Molly Nulty (mkn6@psu.edu).


For more information about Welcome Week, use the pages below!

Last updated: April 7, 2017