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For parents and families of undergraduate students

Scheduled at the beginning of each semester, these events are designed to welcome you to campus, answer questions, and connect you to other parents of current Penn State students. 

Fall 2023 Welcome Events
Parent & Family Welcome Tables 

It's almost time! We look forward to welcoming you to campus. Stop by one or both of our welcome locations to meet Parents Program staff and current Penn State parents, get answers to your questions, and pick up some cool Penn State items. We have tissues for any tears.

Wednesday, August 16 – Saturday, August 19

Bryce Jordan Center (inside Gate B entrance)
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The intersection of Pollock and Shortlidge Roads
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
This centrally located tent can help you locate places around campus and provide some light refreshments to get you through the day.
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Our events and programs are open to all students regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, or any other protected class. Student Affairs is committed to building a community of belonging for all.