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Friday, August 22, 2014 / Check-in begins at 10:00 a.m.

This day is dedicated to bringing you together with other new students to kick off your new life at Penn State. This REQUIRED orientation program prepares you for the academic challenges that lie ahead while sharing resources to enhance your success as a new Penn State student.

This pride group, made up of student peer leaders, faculty, staff, and other new students, will be instrumental in acclimating you to the campus and helping you to meet other students. The day is designed to ensure an enthusiastic and positive start to your educational journey at Penn State. 

2014 Peer Leaders

An informational brochure will be mailed to each first-year student in mid-July. Registration forms, along with payments, must be returned to:

Penn State Beaver
New Student Orientation
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061  

Schedule for New Student Orientation (NSO), Part 2 - Friday, August 22, 2014

10:00 a.m.
Student Check-In 
Lower Level, Student Union Building (SUB)

10:30 a.m. - Noon
Auditorium, Student Union Building (SUB)

Noon  - 1:00 p.m.
Degrees and Majors Meetings
Students will be directed to designated locations.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch Buffet

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Pride Challenge
Students will be directed to designated locations.

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

8:00 p.m.
Board Buses for the Gateway Clipper
This is an optional portion of the NSO activities, but it's highly recommended because it gives you an opportunity to get to know your peers.

10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Gateway Clipper Sails in Pittsburgh, PA
For additional details about the Gateway Clipper, please visit www.gatewayclipper.com.

If you have questions about New Student Orientation (NSO), Part 2, please contact Jill Bender, staff assistant, Student Development Office, 724-773-3959, or Jennifer Toof, coordinator, residence life and student activities, 724-773-3947.


New Student Orientation
Part 2
Friday, August 22
starting at 10 a.m.

Registration due
Friday, August 8

Questions about registration?

Please contact Jill Bender at jmt226@psu.edu or 724-773-3959