Welcome Week Schedule

We are excited for you to join us this spring. Please see the schedule of events below. Signature Events, listed in red, are required for new students. 

Welcome Week Schedule

Events highlighted in red are Signature Events and are required for new students.

Date Event Description Time Location
Saturday, January 11 LateNight LateNight

Join us in the HUB for an evening of music, arts and crafts, and free food!

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM HUB-Robeson Center
Sunday, January 12 Parents and Families Reception Parents and Families Reception

Parents and families are invited to join us for an informal reception to wrap up the parent and family schedule of New Student Orientation. 

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Center
Monday, January 13 to Tuesday, January 14 Involvement Fair Involvement Fair

Join us to explore the 1000+ student organizations that Penn State has to offer. Check out OrgCentral.psu.edu to see a preview of the organizations that may be present at the fair. 

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center
Tuesday, January 14 Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) Orientation Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) Orientation

MRC staff can help you navigate academics, financial questions, career planning, and personal life. Hear strategies from student MRC leadership council members and staff. Find out how to get connected to key partners at the Unviersity, including your MRC counselor. 

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 220 Grange Building
Wednesday, January 15 New Year, New Queer New Year, New Queer

Queer Peers is a program that aims to create community and networking opportunities for LGBTQ+ first-year, transfer, or change-of-campus students. New Year, New Queer is an event for students to welcome in the new year while learning how to create a foundation for success for the spring semester. 

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM HUB LLO11 (Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity)
Wednesday, January 15 Welcome Week Karaoke Welcome Week Karaoke

Join the We Are Karaoke club and show off your singing skills! Free food will be available. 

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM TV Lounge, HUB-Robeson Center
Friday, January 17 Tip Off the Semester: Pep Rally Tip Off the Semester: Pep Rally

Enjoy a pep rally with some very special guests, free food, and free student tickets for the Penn State vs. Ohio State basketball game. 

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ground Floor, HUB-Robeson Center
Saturday, January 18 Tip Off the Semester: Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State Tip Off the Semester: Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State

Cheer on the Men's Basketball team as they take on Big Ten rival Ohio State. Don't miss out on your chance to pick up a free student ticket at Friday's pep rally in the HUB.

12:00 PM Bryce Jordan Center
Monday, January 20 to Friday, January 31 Professional Attire Closet Professional Attire Closet

Stop by Career Service's Professional Attire Closet and find the right professional outfit for career fairs, interviews and networking events. This program is for students in need. Limit one outfit per student. The closet is open Monday-Thursday, January 20-24 and 27-31 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

115 Bank of America Career Services Center
Thursday, January 23 Peer Education Mixer Peer Education Mixer

Learn more about the Peer Education program at the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity. Peer educators will share their stories about being LGBTQ+ to help you recognize the importance of learning more about sexual and gender diverse populations. If interested in teaching others about the LGBTQ+ community, learn more at this event and consider being a peer educator. 

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM 233B, HUB-Robeson Center
Monday, January 27 Stalking: Prevention, Awareness, and Surviving Stalking: Prevention, Awareness, and Surviving

Anna Nasset brings her energetic spirit to campus to discuss the important topics of stalking and sexual assault. Hear pieces of her story that highlight the seriousness of these crimes and the resources available to victims. You will take part in exercises and conversations that look deeper into consent and appropriate behavior and learn how to be a bystander and assist those who have been sexually assaulted or who are being stalked. You will also hear first-hand testimony about the toll that these crimes can take on a person and will walk away with a tool kit of resources to use for yourself or to help others. Sponsored by the Gender Equity Center and University Police. 

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Flex Theater, HUB-Robeson Center
Wednesday, January 29 to Thursday, January 30 University Libraries Spring Open House University Libraries Spring Open House

Knowing your way around the library will give you the edge you need. In a time when most people just use Google, don't miss out on the wealth of resources available to help you learn how to research. This self-guided "tour" takes less than an hour to complete, and you can come and go as you please during the two days of the event. Once complete, you'll receive an email as proof of attendance. 

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Patee/ Paterno Libraries
Tuesday, February 4 to Wednesday, February 5 Spring Career Days Spring Career Days

Spring Career Days is a university-wide recruitment event that brings over 300 employers to campus to connect with students regarding potential careers. The event takes place over two days. The first is for recruitment of full-time internship/ co-op positions in non-technical fields, and the second is for recruitment of full-time/ internship/ co-op positions in technical fields. In addition to the job fair, on-site interview space is offered n the day after the corresponding event, and carious networking and supplemental events are held throughout the week. THe fair is open to students in any academic year or major. Visit careerfairs.psu.edu/spring for more information. 

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Bryce Jordan Center