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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.

Summer Welcome

Summer Welcome will take place in late June at the start of Summer Session II (SSII). More information will be made available in the coming weeks and months. Please check back soon.

Summer Welcome Leaders

Many of our events taking place during Summer Welcome 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 Summer Welcome Leader, learn more here.


You likely have a lot of questions about transitioning to life in State College or what campus events will be happening when you arrive. Please email us at with any question you may have. We want to make this time as seamless as possible for you and your network of support.

Visit for the latest on Penn State's Back to State plans.