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President's New Student Convocation

The Class of 2026 is invited to join us for President's New Student Convocation at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 at the Bryce Jordan Center. 

President's New Student Convocation serves as the official introduction to the academic life and traditions at Penn State. The program features President Neeli Bendapudi, Provost Justin Schwartz, your University Park Undergraduate Association President Najee Rodriguez, and others. Students living on campus will attend Convocation with your Resident Assistant and others in your residence hall. Those commuting to campus are invited to park in the Jordan East parking lot for the Saturday evening event, and enter the Bryce Jordan Center through Gate B.

President's New Student Convocation is for students only. Convocation will be livestreamed for parents and family members who wish to watch the event at

Class of 2026 T-Shirt:
President Bendapudi will provide you with a FREE college t-shirt for Convocation. These shirts include the Penn State mark and the name of your academic college. Each college's t-shirt is a different color, making it easy to identify other students who are also in your college. T-shirt distribution will take place when you arrive on campus.