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Upcoming Welcome Week Events

Welcome Week begins with Arrival the week of August 16 and continues through Labor Day weekend. A full schedule of events is available below. We're offering both in-person and virtual events. Use the tabs below to filter events between your required Dean's Meetings and other Welcome Week events. Continue to check back as more events may be added throughout the weeks ahead.

The required Extended Orientation and Face Time with the Faculty sessions for students new to living on campus will be assigned once a student arrives at the University Park campus.  

Penn Staters are committed to creating a healthy and safe community. Masks are always welcome and encouraged at Welcome Week events. Masks are not required for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals or for those who are not yet fully vaccinated. 

Penn State requires adherence to its policies at all times while on Penn State property or attending University events. Penn State has issued rules and precautions which follow, or may in some cases exceed, guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. By attending or participating in these programs, events, or activities, you agree to adhere to such guidance and policies, you acknowledge the risk of being exposed to or infected by COVID-19, and you assume any and all such risk.

Date Time Event Description Access Link
July 27
11:30 AM
State College Downtown Farmers Market

There are many reasons to buy local, but the best reason is flavor. Food that doesn’t travel as far is fresher. In Downtown State College, seasonal eating is just a short walk away with farmers markets twice a week, and our independently owned restaurants which use locally grown and sourced food. Our markets are attended by a selection of local farms and artisans. Small local farms are more likely to use sustainable farming practices and to grow a wider variety of crops. The heirloom seeds that your neighboring farmer grows will remind you what tomatoes (or green beans, potatoes, peppers, and other fruits and vegetables) used to taste like. They will also remind you that there is more than one kind of each, as local farms grow fruits and vegetables that are unique and inspirational to cook with.

Visit the market and find: dozens of local fruit and veggie farmers; local cheeses, meats, and eggs; flowers, herbs, plants and soaps; delicious ready-to-eat baked goods, jams, honey, and lots more.

The markets take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Locust Lane (just across College Avenue from campus). 

https://www.downtownstatecollege.com/live/locally-grown/
July 29
5:15 PM
Live After 5

Join others in Downtown State College for a weekly summer concert series that features some of the best local musicians in the area. Join us everything Thursday beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the MLK Plaza, located right in the heart of Downtown State College. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/334714971427497/?event_time_id=334714974760830
July 30
11:30 AM
State College Downtown Farmers Market

There are many reasons to buy local, but the best reason is flavor. Food that doesn’t travel as far is fresher. In Downtown State College, seasonal eating is just a short walk away with farmers markets twice a week, and our independently owned restaurants which use locally grown and sourced food. Our markets are attended by a selection of local farms and artisans. Small local farms are more likely to use sustainable farming practices and to grow a wider variety of crops. The heirloom seeds that your neighboring farmer grows will remind you what tomatoes (or green beans, potatoes, peppers, and other fruits and vegetables) used to taste like. They will also remind you that there is more than one kind of each, as local farms grow fruits and vegetables that are unique and inspirational to cook with.

Visit the market and find: dozens of local fruit and veggie farmers; local cheeses, meats, and eggs; flowers, herbs, plants and soaps; delicious ready-to-eat baked goods, jams, honey, and lots more.

The markets take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Locust Lane (just across College Avenue from campus). 

https://www.downtownstatecollege.com/live/locally-grown/
August 3
11:30 AM
State College Downtown Farmers Market

There are many reasons to buy local, but the best reason is flavor. Food that doesn’t travel as far is fresher. In Downtown State College, seasonal eating is just a short walk away with farmers markets twice a week, and our independently owned restaurants which use locally grown and sourced food. Our markets are attended by a selection of local farms and artisans. Small local farms are more likely to use sustainable farming practices and to grow a wider variety of crops. The heirloom seeds that your neighboring farmer grows will remind you what tomatoes (or green beans, potatoes, peppers, and other fruits and vegetables) used to taste like. They will also remind you that there is more than one kind of each, as local farms grow fruits and vegetables that are unique and inspirational to cook with.

Visit the market and find: dozens of local fruit and veggie farmers; local cheeses, meats, and eggs; flowers, herbs, plants and soaps; delicious ready-to-eat baked goods, jams, honey, and lots more.

The markets take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Locust Lane (just across College Avenue from campus). 

https://www.downtownstatecollege.com/live/locally-grown/
August 5
5:15 PM
Live After 5

Join others in Downtown State College for a weekly summer concert series that features some of the best local musicians in the area. Join us everything Thursday beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the MLK Plaza, located right in the heart of Downtown State College. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/334714971427497/?event_time_id=334714974760830
August 6
11:30 AM
State College Downtown Farmers Market

There are many reasons to buy local, but the best reason is flavor. Food that doesn’t travel as far is fresher. In Downtown State College, seasonal eating is just a short walk away with farmers markets twice a week, and our independently owned restaurants which use locally grown and sourced food. Our markets are attended by a selection of local farms and artisans. Small local farms are more likely to use sustainable farming practices and to grow a wider variety of crops. The heirloom seeds that your neighboring farmer grows will remind you what tomatoes (or green beans, potatoes, peppers, and other fruits and vegetables) used to taste like. They will also remind you that there is more than one kind of each, as local farms grow fruits and vegetables that are unique and inspirational to cook with.

Visit the market and find: dozens of local fruit and veggie farmers; local cheeses, meats, and eggs; flowers, herbs, plants and soaps; delicious ready-to-eat baked goods, jams, honey, and lots more.

The markets take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Locust Lane (just across College Avenue from campus). 

https://www.downtownstatecollege.com/live/locally-grown/
August 6
5:00 PM
First Friday

Experience the cool vibe of downtown State College during our monthly First Friday events. A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining at the diverse and delectable State College restaurants. First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, free bites and beverages, live music and entertainment, retail and restaurant specials, and more. 

https://www.downtownstatecollege.com/first-friday/
August 10
11:30 AM
State College Downtown Farmers Market

There are many reasons to buy local, but the best reason is flavor. Food that doesn’t travel as far is fresher. In Downtown State College, seasonal eating is just a short walk away with farmers markets twice a week, and our independently owned restaurants which use locally grown and sourced food. Our markets are attended by a selection of local farms and artisans. Small local farms are more likely to use sustainable farming practices and to grow a wider variety of crops. The heirloom seeds that your neighboring farmer grows will remind you what tomatoes (or green beans, potatoes, peppers, and other fruits and vegetables) used to taste like. They will also remind you that there is more than one kind of each, as local farms grow fruits and vegetables that are unique and inspirational to cook with.

Visit the market and find: dozens of local fruit and veggie farmers; local cheeses, meats, and eggs; flowers, herbs, plants and soaps; delicious ready-to-eat baked goods, jams, honey, and lots more.

The markets take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Locust Lane (just across College Avenue from campus). 

https://www.downtownstatecollege.com/live/locally-grown/
August 12
5:15 PM
Live After 5

Join others in Downtown State College for a weekly summer concert series that features some of the best local musicians in the area. Join us everything Thursday beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the MLK Plaza, located right in the heart of Downtown State College. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/334714971427497/?event_time_id=334714974760830
August 13
11:30 AM
State College Downtown Farmers Market

There are many reasons to buy local, but the best reason is flavor. Food that doesn’t travel as far is fresher. In Downtown State College, seasonal eating is just a short walk away with farmers markets twice a week, and our independently owned restaurants which use locally grown and sourced food. Our markets are attended by a selection of local farms and artisans. Small local farms are more likely to use sustainable farming practices and to grow a wider variety of crops. The heirloom seeds that your neighboring farmer grows will remind you what tomatoes (or green beans, potatoes, peppers, and other fruits and vegetables) used to taste like. They will also remind you that there is more than one kind of each, as local farms grow fruits and vegetables that are unique and inspirational to cook with.

Visit the market and find: dozens of local fruit and veggie farmers; local cheeses, meats, and eggs; flowers, herbs, plants and soaps; delicious ready-to-eat baked goods, jams, honey, and lots more.

The markets take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Locust Lane (just across College Avenue from campus). 

https://www.downtownstatecollege.com/live/locally-grown/
August 16
8:00 AM
Professional Attire Closet

The Professional Attire Closet (PAC) exists to serve students and recent alumni in need with professional event needs like career fairs, interviews, and networking events. Students can visit the closet during drop-in hours or make an appointment during regular business hours (8:00 am - 5:00 pm).

The PAC is a partnership with the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA).

https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/programs/events-workshops/PAC
August 17
11:30 AM
State College Downtown Farmers Market

There are many reasons to buy local, but the best reason is flavor. Food that doesn’t travel as far is fresher. In Downtown State College, seasonal eating is just a short walk away with farmers markets twice a week, and our independently owned restaurants which use locally grown and sourced food. Our markets are attended by a selection of local farms and artisans. Small local farms are more likely to use sustainable farming practices and to grow a wider variety of crops. The heirloom seeds that your neighboring farmer grows will remind you what tomatoes (or green beans, potatoes, peppers, and other fruits and vegetables) used to taste like. They will also remind you that there is more than one kind of each, as local farms grow fruits and vegetables that are unique and inspirational to cook with.

Visit the market and find: dozens of local fruit and veggie farmers; local cheeses, meats, and eggs; flowers, herbs, plants and soaps; delicious ready-to-eat baked goods, jams, honey, and lots more.

The markets take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Locust Lane (just across College Avenue from campus). 

https://www.downtownstatecollege.com/live/locally-grown/
August 19
5:15 PM
Live After 5

Join others in Downtown State College for a weekly summer concert series that features some of the best local musicians in the area. Join us everything Thursday beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the MLK Plaza, located right in the heart of Downtown State College. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/334714971427497/?event_time_id=334714974760830
August 20
11:30 AM
State College Downtown Farmers Market

There are many reasons to buy local, but the best reason is flavor. Food that doesn’t travel as far is fresher. In Downtown State College, seasonal eating is just a short walk away with farmers markets twice a week, and our independently owned restaurants which use locally grown and sourced food. Our markets are attended by a selection of local farms and artisans. Small local farms are more likely to use sustainable farming practices and to grow a wider variety of crops. The heirloom seeds that your neighboring farmer grows will remind you what tomatoes (or green beans, potatoes, peppers, and other fruits and vegetables) used to taste like. They will also remind you that there is more than one kind of each, as local farms grow fruits and vegetables that are unique and inspirational to cook with.

Visit the market and find: dozens of local fruit and veggie farmers; local cheeses, meats, and eggs; flowers, herbs, plants and soaps; delicious ready-to-eat baked goods, jams, honey, and lots more.

The markets take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Locust Lane (just across College Avenue from campus). 

https://www.downtownstatecollege.com/live/locally-grown/
August 21
7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
President's New Student Convocation

President's New Student Convocation serves as the official introduction to the academic life and traditions at Penn State. The program features President Eric Barron, Provost Nick Jones, your University Park Undergraduate Association President Erin Boas, 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 watch.psu.edu/convocation. 

http://www.watch.psu.edu/convocation
August 22
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
College of Education Dean's Meeting - New First-Year Students

This meeting is for those intending to major in Elementary Education and Middle Level Education.

Join Deans and staff from the College of Education for this mandatory meeting. Important information will be covered, so please do not miss it!

August 22
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Bellisario College of Communications Dean's Meeting - First-Year & Second-Year Students

Kick-off Celebration for the Fall 2021 semester. You will meet faculty and staff while learning about the Bellisario College of Communications, academics, internships, and  getting involved in media!

This session is designed for new first-year students and for second-year students that lived and learned remotely last year. 

August 22
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
College of the Liberal Arts New Student Welcome: First-Year Students

Welcome to the class of 2025. Join us for a brief presentation followed by a resource fair. You will learn more about the College of the Liberal Arts, meet faculty, staff, and current students, and discover the offices and resources available to you as a liberal arts student. Small giveaways and refreshments will be provided!

August 22
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Eberly College of Science Dean's Meeting

Meet the Deans from the Eberly College of Science. Learn about the College, the college resources and how to continue your academic success.

Please note: This meeting will take virtually via Zoom. The passcode for the Zoom room is: 501768

https://psu.zoom.us/j/98228521363?pwd=TkRhcXhsTmgwcmZlVzRTRTVRaGxpQT09
August 22
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
College of Engineering Dean's Welcome

Join the Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, Dr. Justin Schwartz along with faculty, students and staff for our annual welcome event. We will share how to start off your engineering career on the right foot, and share some important updates for the Fall semester.

August 22
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Smeal College of Business 2021 Fall College Meeting

This mandatory first-year meeting will introduce incoming Smeal College of Business students to the culture of the college and allow them to hear from key leadership from within the College.

August 22
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
College of the Liberal Arts New Student Welcome: Transfer, Change of Campus, and Second-Year Students

Welcome to Liberal Arts transfer, change of campus, and second-year students. Join us for a resources fair and brief presentation. You will learn more about the College of the Liberal Arts, meet faculty, staff, and current students, and discover the offices and resources available to you as a liberal arts student. Small giveaways and refreshments will be provided!

August 22
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
College of Education Dean's Meeting - New First-Year Students

This meeting is for those intending to major in something OTHER than Elementary Education and Middle Level Education.

Join Deans and staff from the College of Education for this mandatory meeting. Important information will be covered, so please do not miss it!

August 22
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Involvement Fair

Learn about and sign up for clubs and organizations related to majors in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

August 22
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
College of Information Studies & Technology: Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the College of Information Sciences and Technology! Whether you're starting your first semester at Penn State, are new to University Park after taking courses at another University or Penn State campus, or you enrolled in the college during the 2020-21 academic year, we hope you'll join us for the IST Dean's Welcome. This event lets you meet your classmates, faculty, staff, and IST Diplomat student ambassadors. It is the perfect way to get your time in the College of IST off to a great start! Read more: http://ist.psu.edu/deans-welcome

http://ist.psu.edu/deans-welcome
August 22
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
College of Health and Human Development Dean's Welcome

Welcome to HHD! Gather together with the class of 2025 in a warm welcome to the College of Health and Human Development. You'll hear important information about resources, meet with key players in the college, and learn more about the values and expectations we have of you as a new student.

August 22
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
College of Agricultural Sciences Dean's Meeting

A time to get to know some key individuals in the College of Agricultural Sciences and meet other Ag Sciences students.

August 22
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Dean's Meeting: First-Year Students

Join Dr. Yvette Richardson, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, and other faculty and staff in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) to learn about important information, opportunities, and resources to ensure a successful semester.

August 22
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
College of Education Dean's Meeting - Change of Campus and Transfer Students

Join Deans and staff from the College of Education for this mandatory meeting. Important information will be covered, so please do not miss it!

August 22
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bellisario College of Communications Dean's Meeting - New Transfer & Change of Campus Students

Kick-off Celebration for the Fall 2021 semester. It will be a quick two-years so getting involved early is extremely important.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet with faculty and staff while learning about the Bellisario College of Communications, academics, internships, and  getting involved in media!

August 22
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
College of Arts & Architecture Dean's Meeting

The College of Arts & Architecture is excited to welcome all our new first year and transfer students. Please join us to learn more about the unique community of artists, designers, performers, and educators that you will be joining this fall. Speakers will include Dean's, faculty, staff, and students with a chance to mingle at an ice cream social directly following the meeting.

August 22
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Smeal Change of Campus Fall College Dean's Meeting

Smeal change of campus students are required to attend--Dean Whiteman, Associate Dean Higgins,, academic advisers, and students from Assistance in Transition to University Park (AT UP) student organization welcome you to campus and provide you with vital information for success in Smeal.

August 22
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences: Ryan Family Student Center Open House

New and continuing students are invited to visit the newly renovated and expanded Ryan Family Student Center in 14 Deike.

August 22
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Eberly College of Science Welcome Involvement Carnival

Meet students, faculty, deans, advisers at this involvement carnival. Collect some College of Science (ECoS) goodies and snacks, and learn about a host of science-related clubs. To keep traffic safe, we are asking that if your last name begins with A - K, please attend from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, and if your last name begins with L - Z, please attend between 3:00 and 4:00 pm.

August 22
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
College of Health and Human Development: Discovery Sessions

HHD students will transition from the Dean's Meeting to the Henderson Building to participate in 6 Discovery Sessions. Discovery Sessions are designed for students to learn more about resources, connect with their peers, chat with faculty and advisers, and become familiar with HHD buildings.

August 22
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Dean's Meeting: Transfer and Change of Campus Students

Join Dr. Yvette Richardson, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, and other faculty and staff in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) to learn about important information, opportunities, and resources to ensure a successful semester.

August 22
3:00 PM
Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) Dean's Meeting

In this meeting you will learn about DUS academic advising and opportunities, how to be academically successful this semester, how to stay safe, how to be a respectful member of the Penn State community, how to explore majors, and learn about Important academic deadlines. 

August 22
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Smeal Diversity Enhancement Scholars Orientation Meeting

This is a required meeting for all incoming Smeal Diversity Enhancement Scholars. We will talk about mandatory meetings and events that will be held in the fall.

August 22
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
College of Health and Human Development: Ask an Ambassador

Stop by the Ask an Ambassador tent during the ice cream social to ask any last-minute questions you may have about classes. Don't know where a building is? We'll help you find it! Confused about buying your textbooks? We'll give you expert advice.

August 22
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
College of Health and Human Development: What's the Scoop?

Grab some ice cream and chat with fellow students, advisers, and faculty in the College of Health and Human Development. Get the scoop on what HHD is all about! Don't forget to grab your color-changing cup!

August 22
8:00 PM
Be a Part from the Start

Be a Part from the Start is hosted by the Lion Ambassadors and will take place on Sunday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. at Rec Hall. Be a Part from the Start is an event to welcome the newest class of Nittany Lions to Penn State’s vibrant and exciting community. Join us to learn Penn State fight songs, watch upperclassmen welcome you to campus, discover ways to get involved this year, and feel the Penn State spirit and pride. You won’t want to miss this Penn State tradition!

August 23
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
University Libraries Open House

Stop by to have your library questions answered, find your new favorite study spot, or just get some help finding your classroom building.

August 23
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Paws Points Information Stations

Need help getting to class? Stop by one of our Paws Points locations! Staffed by various student organizations, these students leaders are there to help you find your way to class, learn about helpful campus resources, and more!

August 23
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
IST Involvement Week

Of the nearly 1,000 student organizations across Penn State, some are specifically focused on the education, experiences, and community of IST students. This semester’s IST Involvement Week is the time to meet the academic service offices that support your Penn State experience and the leaders of IST student organizations to learn more about the opportunities in the college.

Select academic service offices and IST student organizations will each be present on two different days during the extended week to reach students with different schedules. You can find a schedule of their appearances and links to more about all of our academic services, IST student organizations, and a sign-up sheet to be added to their mailing lists. Read more: https://ist.psu.edu/involvement-week

https://ist.psu.edu/involvement-week
August 24
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Paws Points Information Stations

Need help getting to class? Stop by one of our Paws Points locations! Staffed by various student organizations, these students leaders are there to help you find your way to class, learn about helpful campus resources, and more!

August 24
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
University Libraries Open House

Stop by to have your library questions answered, find your new favorite study spot, or just get some help finding your classroom building.

August 24
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
IST Involvement Week

Of the nearly 1,000 student organizations across Penn State, some are specifically focused on the education, experiences, and community of IST students. This semester’s IST Involvement Week is the time to meet the academic service offices that support your Penn State experience and the leaders of IST student organizations to learn more about the opportunities in the college.

Select academic service offices and IST student organizations will each be present on two different days during the extended week to reach students with different schedules. You can find a schedule of their appearances and links to more about all of our academic services, IST student organizations, and a sign-up sheet to be added to their mailing lists. Read more: https://ist.psu.edu/involvement-week

https://ist.psu.edu/involvement-week
August 24
11:30 AM
State College Downtown Farmers Market

There are many reasons to buy local, but the best reason is flavor. Food that doesn’t travel as far is fresher. In Downtown State College, seasonal eating is just a short walk away with farmers markets twice a week, and our independently owned restaurants which use locally grown and sourced food. Our markets are attended by a selection of local farms and artisans. Small local farms are more likely to use sustainable farming practices and to grow a wider variety of crops. The heirloom seeds that your neighboring farmer grows will remind you what tomatoes (or green beans, potatoes, peppers, and other fruits and vegetables) used to taste like. They will also remind you that there is more than one kind of each, as local farms grow fruits and vegetables that are unique and inspirational to cook with.

Visit the market and find: dozens of local fruit and veggie farmers; local cheeses, meats, and eggs; flowers, herbs, plants and soaps; delicious ready-to-eat baked goods, jams, honey, and lots more.

The markets take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Locust Lane (just across College Avenue from campus). 

https://www.downtownstatecollege.com/live/locally-grown/
August 25
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
University Libraries Open House

Stop by to have your library questions answered, find your new favorite study spot, or just get some help finding your classroom building.

August 25
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
IST Involvement Week

Of the nearly 1,000 student organizations across Penn State, some are specifically focused on the education, experiences, and community of IST students. This semester’s IST Involvement Week is the time to meet the academic service offices that support your Penn State experience and the leaders of IST student organizations to learn more about the opportunities in the college.

Select academic service offices and IST student organizations will each be present on two different days during the extended week to reach students with different schedules. You can find a schedule of their appearances and links to more about all of our academic services, IST student organizations, and a sign-up sheet to be added to their mailing lists. Read more: https://ist.psu.edu/involvement-week

https://ist.psu.edu/involvement-week
August 25
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Involvement Fair

The Involvement Fair will be held Wednesday, August 25 and Thursday, August 26 on the HUB Lawn from 11:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. 

The Involvement Fair is one of the best opportunities to get involved in campus life at Penn State. Student Organizations set up displays and have members on site talk to visitors one on one about what their organization does on campus. Involvement in co-curricular experiences is one of the most important parts of having a successful college career! You will make friends, learn all about Penn State, and develop invaluable skills you will use in life beyond Penn State. There are over 1,000 student organizations to choose from.

Wondering where to start? Start at the Involvement Fair!

August 26
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
IST Involvement Week

Of the nearly 1,000 student organizations across Penn State, some are specifically focused on the education, experiences, and community of IST students. This semester’s IST Involvement Week is the time to meet the academic service offices that support your Penn State experience and the leaders of IST student organizations to learn more about the opportunities in the college.

Select academic service offices and IST student organizations will each be present on two different days during the extended week to reach students with different schedules. You can find a schedule of their appearances and links to more about all of our academic services, IST student organizations, and a sign-up sheet to be added to their mailing lists. Read more: https://ist.psu.edu/involvement-week

https://ist.psu.edu/involvement-week
August 26
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Involvement Fair

The Involvement Fair will be held Wednesday, August 25 and Thursday, August 26 on the HUB Lawn from 11:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. 

The Involvement Fair is one of the best opportunities to get involved in campus life at Penn State. Student Organizations set up displays and have members on site talk to visitors one on one about what their organization does on campus. Involvement in co-curricular experiences is one of the most important parts of having a successful college career! You will make friends, learn all about Penn State, and develop invaluable skills you will use in life beyond Penn State. There are over 1,000 student organizations to choose from.

Wondering where to start? Start at the Involvement Fair!

August 26
5:15 PM
Live After 5

Join others in Downtown State College for a weekly summer concert series that features some of the best local musicians in the area. Join us everything Thursday beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the MLK Plaza, located right in the heart of Downtown State College. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/334714971427497/?event_time_id=334714974760830
August 27
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
IST Involvement Week

Of the nearly 1,000 student organizations across Penn State, some are specifically focused on the education, experiences, and community of IST students. This semester’s IST Involvement Week is the time to meet the academic service offices that support your Penn State experience and the leaders of IST student organizations to learn more about the opportunities in the college.

Select academic service offices and IST student organizations will each be present on two different days during the extended week to reach students with different schedules. You can find a schedule of their appearances and links to more about all of our academic services, IST student organizations, and a sign-up sheet to be added to their mailing lists. Read more: https://ist.psu.edu/involvement-week

https://ist.psu.edu/involvement-week
August 27
11:30 AM
State College Downtown Farmers Market

There are many reasons to buy local, but the best reason is flavor. Food that doesn’t travel as far is fresher. In Downtown State College, seasonal eating is just a short walk away with farmers markets twice a week, and our independently owned restaurants which use locally grown and sourced food. Our markets are attended by a selection of local farms and artisans. Small local farms are more likely to use sustainable farming practices and to grow a wider variety of crops. The heirloom seeds that your neighboring farmer grows will remind you what tomatoes (or green beans, potatoes, peppers, and other fruits and vegetables) used to taste like. They will also remind you that there is more than one kind of each, as local farms grow fruits and vegetables that are unique and inspirational to cook with.

Visit the market and find: dozens of local fruit and veggie farmers; local cheeses, meats, and eggs; flowers, herbs, plants and soaps; delicious ready-to-eat baked goods, jams, honey, and lots more.

The markets take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Locust Lane (just across College Avenue from campus). 

https://www.downtownstatecollege.com/live/locally-grown/
August 28
10:00 AM
Fresh START Day of Service

Fresh START Day of Service, on Saturday, August 28 encourages new students to “get rooted” in service opportunities in Happy Valley and within student organizations, that they can then engage with throughout their academic careers at Penn State.

Register at bit.ly/psuFreshStart.

http://bit.ly/psuFreshStart.
August 29
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Eberly College of Science Class of 2024 Welcome

A belated welcome to the Eberly College of Science. Meet some faculty, advisors and deans face-to-face, collect some goodies from the College, and learn about opportunities within the College of Science.

August 30
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
IST Involvement Week

Of the nearly 1,000 student organizations across Penn State, some are specifically focused on the education, experiences, and community of IST students. This semester’s IST Involvement Week is the time to meet the academic service offices that support your Penn State experience and the leaders of IST student organizations to learn more about the opportunities in the college.

Select academic service offices and IST student organizations will each be present on two different days during the extended week to reach students with different schedules. You can find a schedule of their appearances and links to more about all of our academic services, IST student organizations, and a sign-up sheet to be added to their mailing lists. Read more: https://ist.psu.edu/involvement-week

https://ist.psu.edu/involvement-week
August 30
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Penn State Learning Tour

Come tour our labs and meet our tutors, guided study group leaders, and peer research consultants to learn more about our free academic resources! All students are welcome but particularly those who are new to campus.

Tours will start in Boucke 220A and will be offered on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, August 30: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 2: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 7: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 8: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
August 30
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Penn State Learning Tour

Come tour our labs and meet our tutors, guided study group leaders, and peer research consultants to learn more about our free academic resources! All students are welcome but particularly those who are new to campus.

Tours will start in Boucke 220A and will be offered on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, August 30: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 2: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 7: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 8: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
August 31
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
IST Involvement Week

Of the nearly 1,000 student organizations across Penn State, some are specifically focused on the education, experiences, and community of IST students. This semester’s IST Involvement Week is the time to meet the academic service offices that support your Penn State experience and the leaders of IST student organizations to learn more about the opportunities in the college.

Select academic service offices and IST student organizations will each be present on two different days during the extended week to reach students with different schedules. You can find a schedule of their appearances and links to more about all of our academic services, IST student organizations, and a sign-up sheet to be added to their mailing lists. Read more: https://ist.psu.edu/involvement-week

https://ist.psu.edu/involvement-week
August 31
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Career Services Open House

Penn State Career Services’ Open House event introduces Penn State students to the opportunities and services available to them for all their career development needs. Students will have the opportunity to tour the Bank of America Career Services Center, meet the staff, become aware of internship/networking resources on campus, and much more, all while participating in a fun and inviting atmosphere of games, prizes, Creamery ice cream, hot dogs, and other delicious snacks. Representatives from many college career offices, student support offices, and University partnerships will be on site to welcome students back.

September 1
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
College of Agricultural Sciences Involvement Fair

The College of Agricultural Involvement Fair gives students – with an emphasis on first year students or those who are just beginning their career at University Park – the chance to engage with the clubs and organizations connected to the college. The event is a great way to network with all Penn State students and find a club that may suit your interest! Event is open to students from any academic college at the University Park campus. 

September 1
6:00 PM
Health Professions Overview

This session provides an overview of the health professions, prerequisties, and preparation needed to develop yourself prior to application, and the education itself. Enable an appointment with a prehealth advisor by attending this group session!

Password for this Event: 449959

https://psu.zoom.us/s/99865203029
September 2
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Penn State Learning Tour

Come tour our labs and meet our tutors, guided study group leaders, and peer research consultants to learn more about our free academic resources! All students are welcome but particularly those who are new to campus.

Tours will start in Boucke 220A and will be offered on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, August 30: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 2: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 7: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 8: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
September 2
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Penn State Learning Tour

Come tour our labs and meet our tutors, guided study group leaders, and peer research consultants to learn more about our free academic resources! All students are welcome but particularly those who are new to campus.

Tours will start in Boucke 220A and will be offered on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, August 30: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 2: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 7: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 8: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
September 3
5:00 PM
First Friday

Experience the cool vibe of downtown State College during our monthly First Friday events. A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining at the diverse and delectable State College restaurants. First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, free bites and beverages, live music and entertainment, retail and restaurant specials, and more. 

https://www.downtownstatecollege.com/first-friday/
September 7
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Penn State Learning Tour

Come tour our labs and meet our tutors, guided study group leaders, and peer research consultants to learn more about our free academic resources! All students are welcome but particularly those who are new to campus.

Tours will start in Boucke 220A and will be offered on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, August 30: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 2: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 7: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 8: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
September 7
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Penn State Learning Tour

Come tour our labs and meet our tutors, guided study group leaders, and peer research consultants to learn more about our free academic resources! All students are welcome but particularly those who are new to campus.

Tours will start in Boucke 220A and will be offered on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, August 30: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 2: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 7: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 8: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
September 8
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Penn State Learning Tour

Come tour our labs and meet our tutors, guided study group leaders, and peer research consultants to learn more about our free academic resources! All students are welcome but particularly those who are new to campus.

Tours will start in Boucke 220A and will be offered on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, August 30: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 2: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 7: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 8: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
September 8
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Penn State Learning Tour

Come tour our labs and meet our tutors, guided study group leaders, and peer research consultants to learn more about our free academic resources! All students are welcome but particularly those who are new to campus.

Tours will start in Boucke 220A and will be offered on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, August 30: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 2: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 7: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 8: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm and 1:30 - 2:30 pm
September 8
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LION Bash

LION (Living In One Neighborhood) Bash is the annual block party that strives to create a community for both long-term and short-term residents in the Borough of State College. This event provides an educational opportunity for new and returning Penn State students along with current Borough residents. There will be food, music, and fun for residents of all ages.

September 13 to September 24
(All Day)
University Libraries Virtual Open House

Complete the Virtual Open House (we recommend logging in with your PSU ID/PW)  to learn about many of the library's core services that are here to support you throughout your Penn State career. Once completed, you'll earn the virtual badge as proof of completion.

https://badgesapp.psu.edu/badges/589/earn
September 20
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Diversity Dialogues

Diversity Dialogues brings employers and students from underrepresented backgrounds together for an intimate discussion surrounding diversity in the workplace.

https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/fairs/fall/student/before/network/diversit…
September 20
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Resume Review

Career Services invites students to have their resume reviewed by individual recruiters and Career Services staff. This is an opportunity to have your resume reviewed professionally to improve or have someone provide suggestions before the Fall Career Days or upcoming interviews.

September 21
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Career Fair https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/fairs/fall
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