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.
The following colleges are also hosting welcomes for their transfer and/or change-of-campus students. Please click the links below to learn more:
- College of Agricultural Sciences
- College of Arts and Architecture
- Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
- College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- College of Health and Human Development
- College of Information Sciences and Technology (Change-of-campus students only)
- College of the Liberal Arts
- Eberly College of Science
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.