Student Activities Calendar

Student Activities Calendar

New Student Orientation Part 2
August 19, Friday 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
First year students & Transfers

We hope you’re as excited about the upcoming year here at Penn State Beaver as WE ARE! Everyone has been working on events for the fast approaching. We are planning activities to give you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the campus, faculty, and staff while meeting fellow Penn Staters!

Day of Service - The Franklin Center 
August 20, Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Aliquippa, PA

New and returning students, staff, and faculty are invited to take part in this service project as part of new student orientation Welcome Week.  

First Day of Class Ice Cream & Karaoke (Chuck Webb)
August 22, Monday 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Bistro Plaza, Bistro (Rain Site)

Join the Office of Student Activities for a cold, sweet treat on the first day of classes. Penn State’s Berkey Creamery Ice Cream will be scooped on the Bistro Plaza.

All Harmony Hall Meeting
August 22, Monday 9:00 p.m.
Harmony Hall Lobby

RHAC Tacos & Twister
August 23, Tuesday 9:00 p.m. 
Harmony Hall Lobby

Join the Residence Hall Advisor Council for a fun-filled night of twister and tacos in Harmony Hall Lobby. RHAC is a recognized student organization. The RHAC meets on Monday nights in the Harmony Hall Lobby at 9:00 p.m. to host events or discuss issues or recommendations RHAC with Residence Life and/or Housing & Food Service.

Intramural Sand Volleyball
August 24, Wednesday 8:00 p.m.
Behind Harmony Hall

Come join us at the court behind Harmony Hall for an evening of sand volleyball. You can pre-register a group of five of your classmates to form a team of six. Not sure you can create a team right now? Just show up and join in on a pick-up team there.

Pittsburgh Boat Cruise
August 26, Friday 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join other Penn State Beaver students on this tradition of setting sail on the three rivers of Pittsburgh. Transportation to and from the Carnegie Science Center is included. Students driving themselves incur all costs related to their travel and parking.

RHAC Root Beer Floats
August 29, Monday 9:00 p.m.
Harmony Hall Lobby

Join the Residence Hall Advisor Council for a fun filled night of Root Beer Floats in Harmony Hall Lobby. The RHAC meets on Monday nights in the Harmony Hall Lobby at 9:00 p.m. to host events or discuss issues or recommendations with Residence Life and/or Housing & Food Service.

Understanding Penn State 
August 23, Tuesday  4:30 p.m.
Student Union Building, Auditorium 

Learn more about some of the tools and skills needed to be a successful student during college. This required session for first-year students will cover important topics such as PSU technology, success, socialization as well as other information.

Reach Out Fair
August 31, Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Student Union Building, Room 16

Beaver non-profit agencies will connect with students from assigned classes and/or individuals interested in volunteer service learning and internship opportunities. At 10:00 am and 11:00 am agencies will provide brief overviews followed by individual Q&A with students. At 12:30 pm agencies move to the SUB Lodge to promote group volunteer opportunities available at the 

Involvement Fair
August 31, Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Student Union Building, Lodge

Interested in getting involved in community service? Not sure which of the student organizations and clubs you may want to join this year? Representatives will be available to answer questions and free food is provided!

101 Reasons to Live; PROJECT SEMICOLON!
Recognize World Suicide Prevention Day
September 8, Thursday  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

PSU @ Pitt Football Game Watch Party
September 10, Saturday 12:00 p.m.

Penn State Football travels to Pittsburgh to take on the Pitt Panthers. You won’t want to miss this historic rivalry dating back to 1896. The last time these two teams met was 2000 when Penn State defeated Pitt. The record between the two teams is PSU 50 - PITT 42 with 4 tied games. 

We Care, We Act, We Are
September 14, Wednesday 12:15 p.m.

Stand 4 State - Student Bystander Intervention Event/Penn State University-wide Call to Action Week 
Beaver Team Leaders: Brenda Schultz and BJ Bertges 

Constitution & Register to Vote Day
September 16, Friday 12:00 p.m.

Stop by the Bistro to learn about the United States’ Constitution on Constitution Day. Meet the representatives from your Student Government Association. Need to register to vote for the upcoming election?  Don’t worry, you can stop at the table and do that too.

White Water Rafting Trip
September 17, Saturday

Join the Beaver Outdoors Club on their annual Ohiopyle White Water Rafting Trip down the Lower Yough River. Beaver Outdoors Club and Student Activity Fee will be covering the cost of rafting, raft rental, transportation. Students are responsible for additional rentals such as a spray jacket/wetsuit. The 14 available spaces will fill up quickly!  

STD Testing
September 19, Monday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ross Administration Building, Room 104 – Health Center

Adagio Health will be in the Health Center located in 104 Ross Administration Building (main floor) to provide health screenings and answer questions related to sexual wellness.

Salsa Band & Luncheon 
September 21, Wednesday 12:00 p.m.
Student Union Building, Lodge 

Experience one of the region’s premier salsa bands. Band leader, Noel Quintana, is a percussionist, researcher, educator and avid collector of Latin music. Growing up surrounded by Afro-Caribbean music, Noel studied Afro-Cuban music and fell in love with the sound. There will be a free sampling of Cuban foods available at this great lunch hour event!

National Ice Cream Cone Day
September 22, Thursday  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Personal Counseling

Ice cream brings out the kid in all of us. Laughter and smiles are good for one’s emotional health. Join us as we promote positive mental health through smiles and a sweet treat as we celebrate National Ice Cream Cone Day!

Regional PSU Pittsburgh Pirate Baseball Game
September 23, Friday
4:00 p.m. Bus Departs PSU Beaver
5:00 p.m. Tailgate Outside Stadium
7:00 p.m. Game Time 

Don’t miss this fun “Penn State in Pittsburgh” event! The Penn State Dubois, Beaver, Greater Allegheny, Fayette, New Kensington, and Shenango campuses will come together to represent as the Pirates take on the Washington Nationals. Cost includes ticket, tailgate, and T-Shirt. One ticket per student; no refunds. Transportation is provided. Bus leaves campus at 4:00 p.m.

THON – Why We Dance
September 28, Wednesday 12:00 p.m.

Have you heard of THON and are not really sure what it’s all about? Come, and join members of the Penn State Beaver THON organization for a showing of the video, “Why We Dance.” If you want to join Penn State Beaver THON, contact Adam Martinez.

Hypnotist Paul Ramsay
September 29, Thursday 9:00 p.m.
Harmony Hall Lobby
Campus Activities Team

The days of clucking like a chicken are over! Hypnotist Paul Ramsay's "Mind Games" breaks the mold of stage hypnotism. Using interactive polling software and remote controls, audience members steer the course of the show by voting on what they want to see happen on stage. It's interactive, original entertainment that transforms average students into a cast of characters before your very eyes! You'll talk about what you see long after the show is over.

Blood Drive
September 30, Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Student Union Building, Room 16
Sponsored by Student Government Association

Every unit of blood that’s collected can help to save up to three lives.  Each recipient of a blood donation has his/her own story.  Someone could be an accident or trauma victim, a cancer patient, a mother giving birth, a premature baby, a transplant recipient, or a candidate for surgery.  One donation goes far beyond the patient and its impact may be appreciated by many loved ones as well. 

National Depression Screening Day
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Student Union Building, 16
Sponsored by Personal Counseling

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, depression and anxiety are the most widespread mental health issues on college campuses.  Take charge of your mental health and get a free, anonymous depression screening.