University Park NSO for Parents & Family Members

New Student Orientation at University Park is a two-day, overnight program. All first-year students are expected to attend one of our programs.  Because we know that parents and families often play a critical role in student success, we’ve designed a companion orientation program for you. Parents & family members will attend some sessions with their student, but some sessions will be attended separately.

The Parent & Family NSO will include:

  • a session introducing Penn State's academic structure and the role of co-curricular learning;
  • a dedicated session discussing your student's health, safety, & personal responsibility;
  • an overview of career & internship support services available to students; and
  • a panel Q&A session with current Penn State students.

There is no additional charge for parents & family members to attend NSO at University Park, but guests will pay for their own meals and overnight accommodations. When deciding who will attend NSO as a guest of the student, please keep in mind that NSO is not designed with extended family or young children in mind.

You can find more about preparing for your NSO reservation by clicking through the buttons below.