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Welcome Week/Arrival

Welcome Week and Arrival at Penn State

Congratulations on your decision to attend Penn State University! We are anxiously awaiting your arrival to campus to introduce you and your family to Penn State through our Welcome Week program!

Be sure to visit the University Welcome Week site below for important information about arriving on campus, what to bring, directions to you residence hall, your parking pass for arrival, and lots of other important information!

Our goal is to help you make a smooth transition to college and to give you the best opportunity to learn about the many resources and opportunities available to you on campus. Residence Life's Welcome Week efforts are designed to help you get to know the people who are here to help you reach your goals, learn about being a member of the Penn State community, and of course: meet other students!

Each new first-year student will receive a copy of the Preface before they arrive on campus. The Preface will introduce you to Penn State and answer some of your questions before arrival day. Inside the Preface, you will find the Orientation Express to see what activities they want to be a part of and see what is available to them when they begin their career at Penn State. The Orientation Express is also available on-line.

Transfer and change of campus students are encouraged to attend any of the programs offered as well. These programs will provide them with useful information about campus and the services offered. There are also programs designed specifically for our new, upper-class students such as Change of Campus and Transfer Student Orientation.

For our returning students, Welcome Week and arrival are a chance for you to help our new students' transition to Penn State and ensure a successful first few days of college. The PSU Welcome Crew is a volunteer program where upper class students help new students and their families move in to their residence hall rooms and start getting acquainted with the campus. For more information, please visit the PSU Welcome Crew web page.

201 Johnston Commons | 814.863.1710 | Contact the Office of Residence Life