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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.

Happy Valley Highlights activities are perfect for a solo adventure or a way to spend some time getting to know your roommate. Brought to you by our 2020 Orientation Leaders, this list is a great way for you to get out of your room and start to explore Penn State and State College!

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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