Welcome Week at University Park

Welcome Week is designed to support new and returning students in their ongoing transition to the community through intentional activities, events, and programs that reinforce our Penn State Values.

Convocation is the president’s welcome to Penn State for the incoming class of first-year students at University Park. The event is hosted in the Bryce Jordan Center and serves as the official kick-off to the fall semester. 

Signature Events

Signature Events take place throughout each Welcome Week and are required for new students. Events include President’s New Student Convocation, LateNight and College Dean’s Meetings. In addition to the required Signature Events, Welcome Week features a wide variety of events hosted across campus.