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Welcome Week Schedule

We are very excited for you to join the Penn State community. Welcome Week is designed to support you in your ongoing transition to the University. Please see the schedule below for upcoming events. 

EventDateTimeDescriptionAccess Link
PSU Serves at HomeJune 29-July 16all dayWhile we are not able to work together in person this summer, we recognize that there is a continued need for community service and thoughtful volunteerism during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage new Penn Staters to get out in their local communities and serve. We expect that volunteers follow all local, state, and federal mandates and guidelines including stay-at-home orders, social distancing recommendations, and any other applicable direction around stopping the spread of COVID-19. Learn about service opportunities here!
HIIT with Campus RecMonday, July 1312:00 p.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer.YouTube or Instagram
Lower Body Blast with Campus RecMonday, July 134:00 p.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer.YouTube or Instagram
Barre with Campus RecMonday, July 137:00 p.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer. YouTube or Instagram
Study Smarter WorkshopTuesday, July 1410:00 a.m.Would you like to learn how to study more effectively in less time? Join us for a Study Smarter workshop. Register here.
Yoga with Campus RecTuesday, July 1412:00 p.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer. YouTube or Instagram
Kickboxing with Campus RecTuesday, July 145:30 p.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer. YouTube or Instagram
360 FIT with Campus RecWednesday, July 1512:00 p.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer.YouTube or Instagram
How to Join the Scholarly ConversationWednesday, July 152:00 p.m. Join us here!
Adobe Fresco Painting PartyWednesday, July 154:00 p.m.It's paint night! Bring your device and get ready to get creative with Adobe Fresco. Zoom link coming soon!
Study Smarter WorkshopWednesday, July 155:00 p.m.Would you like to learn how to study more effectively in less time? Join us for a Study Smarter workshop.Register here.
Yogilates with Campus RecWednesday, July 157:00 p.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer.YouTube or Instagram
Cardio and Core with Campus RecThursday, July 1610:00 a.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer.YouTube or Instagram
Pilates with Campus RecThursday, July 1612:00 p.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer.YouTube or Instagram
PSU Serves at HomeThursday, July 165:30 p.m.Did you have a chance to volunteer in your local community? Are you interested in learning more about service opportunities at Penn State? Join us for a conversation and connect with other new Penn Staters.bit.ly/ServeAtHome
Total Muscle Challenge with Campus RecFriday, July 1710:00 a.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer.YouTube or Instagram
HIIT with Campus RecMonday, July 2012:00 p.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer.YouTube or Instagram
Lower Body Blast with Campus RecMonday, July 204:00 p.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer.YouTube or Instagram
Barre with Campus RecMonday, July 207:00 p.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer.YouTube or Instagram
360 FIT with Campus RecTuesday, July 2110:00 a.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer.YouTube or Instagram
Yoga with Campus RecTuesday, July 2112:00 p.m.Campus Recreation is commmited to keeping you fit over the summer.YouTube or Instagram
Kickboxing with Campus RecTuesday, July 215:30 p.m.Campus Recreation is committed to keeping you fit over the summer.YouTube or Instagram
Study Smarker WorkshopWednesday, July 2210:00 a.m.Would you like to learn how to study more effectively in less time? Join us for a Study Smarter workshop.Register here.
How to Find Research Opportunities and MentorsWednesday, July 222:00 p.m. Join us here!
Penn State and Peaches ChristThursday, July 236:00 p.m.Josh Grannell (aka Peaches Christ) is a PSU alum and popular drag queen on the west coast. He will speak about his experiences at Penn State.Join us here!
Study Smarter WorkshopFriday, July 2411:00 a.m.Would you like to learn how to study more effectively in less time? Join us for a Study Smarter workshop.Register here.
Study Smarter WorkshopMonday, July 277:00 p.m.Would you like to learn how to study more effectively in less time? Join us for a Study Smarter workshop.Register here.
Adobe Fresco Paint NightTuesday, July 284:00 p.m.It's paint night! Bring your device and get ready to get creative with Adobe Fresco. Zoom link coming soon!
Jackbox Game Night w/GenEqTuesday, July 287:00 p.m.Join the Gender Equity Center for a night of socialization and reaxation with the Class of 2024. Learn about the Gender Equity Center and play a variety of JackBox party pack games to learn about Penn State, the Gender Equity Center, and your class.Join us here!
Introduction to Experimental Design and Basic StatisticsWednesday, July 292:00 p.m. Join us here!
Study Smarter WorkshopThursday, July 305:00 p.m.Would you like to learn how to study for finals more effectively? Join us for a Study Smarter workshop. 

Register here.

MRC and Academic SuccessTuesday, August 412:00 p.m.Hear from a Multicultural Resource Center counselor who will share advice on setting yourself up for academic success.Join us here!
Introduction to Quantitative ResearchWednesday, August 52:00 p.m. Join us here!
Introduction to Qualitative ResearchWednesday, August 53:00 p.m. Join us here!
Scholarly Achievement Opportunities Outside the Classroom: Undergraduate Research and FellowshipsWednesday, August 57:00 p.m.Partaking in undergraduate research and applying for fellowships are two excellent ways to delve deeper into your academic interests outside of the classroom. Join our office for an overview meeting to learn what undergraduate research and fellowships are, and about the support we offer to help you participate in undergraduate research and compete for fellowship opportunities. This meeting is a repeat of our first for anyone who was unable to attend.Join us here!
De-Stress FestThursday, August 6various timesTake some time to relax before your final exams. Take part in some Mindful Making (11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.) Yoga (3 p.m.) or an Adobe Fresco Painting Party (4 p.m.). Or, join us for all three!Zoom links coming soon!

In addition to the synchronous events above, don't miss out on the events and activities below that can be done on your own time:

Stay active and healthy while at home anytime with Campus Recreation's wide array of fitness classes on their YouTube channel

Center for Arts and Crafts | Explore the Create at Home art project catalogs below. Learn about a few famous artists, styles, and various techniques for inspiration to create art at home this summer! The Center for Arts and Crafts has designed art activities keeping in mind those materials you may alredy have on hand or items you may be recycling. We are excited to see what you create. Share your artwork with us by emailing images to craftcenter@psu.edu. 

Student Engagement Programs and Health Promotions and Wellness | Mindful Making Workshops - These workshops use art as a meditative activity. They offer a space for you to de-stress and build community while adding to your self-care toolkit. You can request one of the workshops below for your LEAP Pride as a comunity activity. Each workshop last an hour at most. To request a workshop, contact hrf5014@psu.edu.

  • Creative Writing - learn about found poems, gratitude drawing, and write a letter to your future self
  • Zentangling and Gratitude - learn the basics of Zentangling, a meditative doodling practice,and daily gratitude practice
  • Paper Cranes and Deep Breathing - learn to make paper cranes and go over the benefits of deep breathing
  • Mandalas and Meditation - learn do draw a mandala from scratch and the link between creative expression and health
  • Heart Mapping and Mindful Movement - use art to map our what matters to you the most and go through some mindful movement exercises