Current Students


Welcome Programs is open to all students, even returning students. Whether you’re coming back to Penn State for your second or seventh semester, we encourage you to join us for any event that sparks your interest. If you’d like to participate in Welcome Programs in a different way and give back to the Penn State community, there are multiple ways for you to be involved in the planning and/or implementation of our Welcome Programs.

Paid Opportunities
Crew Captains

Crew Captains are part-time student wage staff who assist in the planning and implementation of Summer and Fall Welcome. The anticipated start date for Crew Captains is mid-February 2023 with an average work week of 10 hours/week during the spring semester and 15 - 20 hours/week throughout the summer. In addition to helping with Summer and Fall Welcome, Crew Captains will also assist with the daily New Student Orientation (NSO) Check-in process throughout the summer.

Applications for Crew Captains are available now! For full details, please visit

Welcome Crew

Welcome Crew is the team of part-time student wage staff who facilitate a variety of Summer and Fall Welcome events and the daily NSO Check-in process. The anticipated start date for the Welcome Crew is mid-May 2023 with an average work week of 12 - 15 hours/week throughout the summer.

Applications for the Welcome Crew will be made available via Workday in mid-March 2023. For full details, please visit

Volunteer Opportunities
Welcome Leaders

Welcome Leaders are student volunteers who assist with the facilitation of Spring, Summer, and Fall Welcomes. As a Welcome Leader, you will receive a free volunteer t-shirt and undergo a two-hour training prior to the start of Welcome Programs. Your schedule is based on your availability and class schedule, so there is no average/expected number of hours, but you will be asked to help out with a number of events within the below date range(s) depending on your interest.

If you are interested in participating as a Welcome Leader, you are encouraged to join us for one or all of our upcoming Welcome Programs!

  • Spring Welcome 2023: Saturday, January 7 - Friday, January 13
  • Fall Welcome 2023: Tuesday, August 15 - Saturday, August 26

The interest form is now open! For more information or to fill out our Welcome Leader Interest Form, please visit