Academic College Welcomes

First-Year Students

Many of our undergraduate colleges host Academic College Welcomes to welcome you to Penn State, to your specific academic college, and to set you up for success on your academic journey. During these welcomes, you can expect to meet new students in your college; be introduced to staff and resources available to you during your time on campus; be provided with just-in-time reminders of key academic deadlines for the start of the semester; and be introduced to the role the Penn State Values will play in your academic experience in your college.

Welcomes will take place on Sunday, January 7 (the day prior to the start of classes). As a new first-year student, your attendance is expected. For specifics about where and when your college plans to meet, click the appropriate button below.

Transfer and Change-of-Campus Students

The following colleges are also hosting welcomes for their transfer and/or change-of-campus students. Please click the links below to learn more:

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the access provided, please contact Ben Giuliana, Assistant Director for Welcome Programs at or call (814) 865-4178 at least two weeks prior to the start of the program to allow sufficient time to effectively meet your access needs.