Welcome Day is Friday, August 19, 2022
Welcome Day, held the Friday before classes start in the fall, is dedicated to bringing you together with other new students to kick off your Penn State journey. The program helps prepare you for the academic challenges that lie ahead, while sharing resources to enhance your success as a new Penn State student.
Welcome Day Schedule
- 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.: Registration - QUAD (outside center of campus)
- 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.: Kickoff - QUAD
- 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: "Amazing Journey" - QUAD
- 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.: First-Year Seminar meetings - Locations vary by assignment
- 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.: Academic advisor meetings - Locations vary by assignment
- 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Casual dinner & campfire - Behind Harmony Hall. Event will include DJ and yard games.
Varsity athletes only: Athletic Dinner from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - SUB Lodge
This will include the Athletic Department meeting required for all athletes.
Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes as students will be participating in a the "Amazing Journey" which will required students to walk around campus. Water bottles are recommended. There are hydration stations located throughout campus. In case of rain, ponchos will be provided, but you may also bring an umbrella.
Before you start classes on Monday, August 22, 2022
All incoming undergraduate students must submit proof of immunizations prior to their arrival on campus. More information can be found on the immunization web page.
Please remember to log into LionPATH and check your to do list to waive or enroll in PSU Health Insurance. For more information check out the health insurance information page.
During the first week of August, the bookstore has textbooks for your courses. This is the time to get your books without dealing with crowds. Make buying your textbooks easy by using psubeaver.bncollege.com.
Fill out the parking permit application so you can park your car on campus.
Parking permits can be picked up in Ross Administration Building, Room 101 beginning Friday, August 19 provided that the online form was filled out at least two business days prior.