Welcome Week

Our Welcome Programs are designed to support new and returning students in their ongoing transition to University Park and State College through intentional activities, events, and programs that help to reinforce our Penn State Values. Welcome Programs begin with Arrival and include both required and optional activities through the first few weeks of the semester.

Spring Welcome

Spring Welcome begins on Saturday, January 7 before classes begin for the spring semester. Once you’ve settled in, plan to join us for a variety of events to acquaint yourself with campus, meet new and returning Penn Staters, and to prepare for the start of the semester.

Learn more at welcomeweek.psu.edu/spring

Signature Events

Some of our events have become staples during our Welcome Programs that students flock to year after year -- and these are the events that you definitely don’t want to miss out on. While our team strives to coordinate a schedule of events that has a little bit of something for everyone, our Signature Events stand out as our large-scale events that work to unify the student body, raise school spirit, and make you proud to be a Nittany Lion.

Learn more at welcomeweek.psu.edu/signature-events

Spring Welcome Leaders

Many of our Spring Welcome programs are staffed by our Welcome Leaders, returning students who volunteer to help welcome new and returning students to campus. If you are interested in volunteering as a Welcome Leader for future programming, you can learn more at welcomeweek.psu.edu/current-students

For information about your Arrival to campus, visit arrival.psu.edu.