2014 Winter Welcome Week Schedule

Welcome Week is a tradition at Penn State University full of activities to help you get to know your Penn State home, meet new friends, and learn about your new academic opportunities.

Many of the activities held during Winter Welcome Week are required for all new students; however you will have some choices, too. Required events include: Winter Welcome on Saturday is required for all first-year students and strongly encouraged for change-of-campus, and transfer students; College Dean's Meetings on Sunday for all first-year, change-of-campus, and transfer students; and, Course Scheduling and Academic Advising for those who have not finalized a schedule of courses for spring semester (see details below).

Some highlights of the 2014 Winter Welcome Week Schedule are included below. For additional information refer to the Winter Welcome Week Schedule found in your Preface Magazine.

Saturday, January 11, 2014:
Arrival & Welcome for New Students
TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:00am Residence Halls Open Commons Building in Your Assigned Housing Area
12:00 noon - 6:00pm Winter Welcome: New Student Orientation HUB-Robeson Center
7:00 - 9:00pm Movie Night: East Halls 124 Findlay Commons
Check with your Resident Assistant for movie title
8:00 - 9:00pm Game Night: West Halls Waring Study Lounge
8:00 - 10:00pm Game Night: South/Pollock Halls Redifer Commons
Sunday, January 12, 2014
TIME EVENT LOCATION
Your College Dean's Meeting is the official welcome to your college and is required
for all new students including first-year, change-of-campus, and transfer students and take precedence over all other events.
1:00 - 2:00pm College Dean's Meetings * Agricultural Sciences - 101 Agricultural Sciences & Industries Bldg.
* Arts and Architecture - 121 Borland Bldg.
* Business - 206 Business Bldg.
* Communications - 113 Carnegie Bldg.
* Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) - 104 Thomas Bldg.
* Earth and Mineral Sciences - 14 Deike Bldg.
* Education - 101 Chambers Bldg.
* Engineering - 220 Hammond Bldg.
* Health and Human Development - 110 Henderson Bldg.
* Information Sciences and Technology - 104 IST Bldg.
* Liberal Arts - 121 Sparks Bldg.
* Science - 102 Thomas Bldg.
2:00-4:00pm Course Scheduling for students without a schedule for spring semester * Agricultural Sciences, 101 Agricultural Administration Bldg.
* Business, 206 Business Bldg.
* Communications, 204 Carnegie Bldg.
* Division of Undergraduate Studies, 111 Wartik Lab
* Earth and Mineral Sciences, 14 Deike Bldg.
* Liberal Arts, 121 Sparks Bldg.
* Science--attend the session offered by the department or program office of the student's intended major.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Forensic Science, and Microbiology, 4 Life Sciences Bldg.; Biology, 7 Life Sciences Bldg.; Chemistry, 219 Whitmore Lab; Physics, 303J Osmond Lab; Statistics, 327 Thomas Bldg.; Premed Science, 6 Life Sciences Bldg.
* See Monday, January 13 for additional sessions.
2:00-3:00pm College of the Liberal Arts
Welcome Party
Lobby, Sparks Bldg.
5:00-10:00pm Residence Hall Events Check with your RA for details
Monday, January 13, 2014 - First Day of Classes
TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:00am Classes Begin  
8:00-10:00am Course Scheduling for students without a schedule for spring semester * Arts and Architecture, 104 Borland Bldg.
* Engineering, 202 Hammond Bldg.
* Health and Human Development, 5 Henderson Bldg.
* Science--attend the session offered by the department or program office of the student's intended major.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 525 Davey Lab; Mathematics, 104 McAllister Bldg.
11:00am-4:00pm Involvement Days Alumni Hall
HUB-Robeson Center
4:00 - 4:45pm Career Planning Sessions 103 Bank of America Career Services Center
3:00-10:00pm Residence Hall Events Check with your RA for details
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
TIME EVENT LOCATION
11:00am-4:00pm Involvement Days Alumni Hall
HUB-Robeson Center
6:00-7:00pm Multicultural Resource Center
New and Change-of-Campus Student Orientation
220 Grange Building
6:00-10:00pm Residence Hall Events Check with your RA for details
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
TIME EVENT LOCATION
12:00noon-1:00pm Study Abroad 101 410 Boucke Building
5:00-10:00pm Residence Hall Events Check with your RA for details
Friday, January 17 & Saturday, January 18, 2014
TIME EVENT LOCATION
9:00pm - 1:00am LateNight-Penn State HUB-Robeson Center & White Building