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Welcome Week

Welcome Week is designed to support new and returning students in their ongoing transition to University Park and State College through intentional activities, events, and programs that reinforce our Penn State Values. Welcome Week begins with Arrival, includes required activities the week before the start of the semester, and continues through the first few weeks of the semester.

Extended orientation programming is designed for new students starting in-person at University Park for summer and fall 2020 and are living on-campus at University Park in fall 2020. Students choosing Flex Start or or Start at Home will participate in extended orientation during their first semester at UP.

Convocation is President Barron’s welcome to Penn State for the incoming class of first-year students at University Park and World Campus. The event serves as the official kick-off to the fall semester. 

Welcome Week is designed to support students in their ongoing transition to Penn State. We are busy planning our events for fall 2020. 

Preface is your guide to Penn State University Park
and provides you with a wealth of information about critical campus resources and student services.

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