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Upcoming Welcome Week Events

Welcome to Penn State! We can't wait to welcome you with our summer programming, beginning as soon as you arrive on campus! Learn more about the arrival process here: arrival.psu.edu/summer-II/university-park.

Once you've settled into your room for the summer, join us for a number of events and programs to help welcome you to Penn State University Park. A full schedule of upcoming Summer Welcome events is available below. Please use the tabs below to filters events between all events and Summer Welcome events designed for individual student groups and populations. Continue to check back as more events are added throughout the weeks ahead leading up to Summer Welcome. Welcome Programs is a proud recipient of student-initiated fees via the University Park Student Fee Board.

Please note: Events listed below are for Summer Welcome. If you are a new student for the fall semester, please check back in July for a list of upcoming Fall Welcome events.


COVID-19 Update: The University continues to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and the local COVID-19 community levels when determining the appropriate COVID-19 mitigation strategies. Please refer to the University’s Virus Info website for the current status and requirements before attending Summer Welcome events. We encourage all participants to bring a facemask with them to Summer Welcome events.
 
Date Time Location Event Description
June 27
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park Parents and Family Welcome

Stop by our welcome table to meet current University Park parents and Parents Program staff. Get answers to your questions and pick up some Penn State swag.

June 27
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
180 S. Garner Street Jewish Student LEAP Lunch

Meet other Jewish students at Penn State! Join Penn State Hillel for a kosher-style lunch in our new downtown building!

June 28
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Various Classrooms Face Time with the Faculty

Come get some face time with Penn State's faculty! These sessions are aimed to welcome students to campus, share tips for academic success, encourage students to build relationships within the classroom, and explore research and clinical opportunities! There will be multiple sessions to choose from to interact with faculty from various academic college and further learn about their areas of expertise!

Faculty members TBD

June 28
10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Various Classrooms Face Time with the Faculty

Come get some face time with Penn State's faculty! These sessions are aimed to welcome students to campus, share tips for academic success, encourage students to build relationships within the classroom, and explore research and clinical opportunities! There will be multiple sessions to choose from to interact with faculty from various academic college and further learn about their areas of expertise!

Faculty members TBD

June 28
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Various Classrooms Face Time with the Faculty

Come get some face time with Penn State's faculty! These sessions are aimed to welcome students to campus, share tips for academic success, encourage students to build relationships within the classroom, and explore research and clinical opportunities! There will be multiple sessions to choose from to interact with faculty from various academic college and further learn about their areas of expertise!

Faculty members TBD

June 28
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
https://psu.zoom.us/j/91236187405 Webinar on Environmental Stewardship

This webinar links the principles of financial literacy to a direct impact on our environment through the three Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in addition to protecting the future economically and environmentally for ourselves and future generations. If you are an advocate for protecting our environment, this financial literacy webinar is for you!

June 28
1:00 PM
350 Health and Human Development Building College of Health and Human Development Summer Academic College Welcome

Welcome to HHD! During this welcome session, you'll be introduced to important resources, staff, and reminded of key academic deadlines. Additionally, we'll learn together about PSU and HHD values and how they play a role in your experience in college.

June 28
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Reese's Cafe, Westgate Building Summer 2022 Academic College Welcome - College of IST

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) welcomes new students to a “Meet and Greet” in Reese's Café, Westgate Building. This event will provide an opportunity for students to meet and mingle with the IST Deans, Administrators, Faculty and Staff.

June 28
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
108 Chambers Building College of Education New Student Summer Welcome

All new College of Education students are invited to come and meet faculty, staff and administrators who will share important information about the College for future educators, counselors, policymakers and others!

June 28
1:30 PM
109 Nursing Sciences Building (NSB) Summer Student Welcome to Nese College of Nursing!

Come to the Student Success Center in 109 Nursing Sciences Building (NSB) to meet your Advising team and other summer start Nursing students, chat for a bit and grab a snack!

June 28
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Locations vary LEAP Welcome Meeting

The LEAP Welcome Meeting is the official kick-off for the LEAP program. Meet your mentor and the other students in your LEAP Pride. After the meeting you'll go on a scavenger hunt around campus that includes stopping by the location of your summer classes!

Please note: Meeting locations vary but LEAP Pride and will be emailed to you and posted in the residence halls.

June 28
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
3 Dots (137 E Beaver Ave.) Tuesdays on the Terrace

Every Tuesday through September, 3 Dots hosts Tuesdays on the Terrace, an opportunity to join artists and members of the State College community for an open mic night, live music, mocktails, and more! For more information, please visit 3dotsdowntown.com.

June 28
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
HUB 233AB Transfer Student Welcome and Dinner

Dinner provided by the Student Orientation and Transition Programs office to welcome transfer students to Univeristy Park.

June 29
9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Shortlidge Mall First Day of Class Photo Booth

Welcome to Penn State! Commemorate your first day of class as a college student by stopping by our photo booth. We'll have props for you to pose with, so all you need to do is bring the fun!

June 29
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Wellness Suite, 20 Intramural Building Wellness Suite Open House

Wellness is an important piece to your academic success. Visit the Wellness Suite in the Intramural Building! An open house will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and you can stop by anytime. Learn about Health Promotion and Wellness resources, service and check out the Relaxation Room. You'll find coloring books, Zen sand gardens, puzzles, light therapy boxes, and a comfortable space to help you take a break, relax, or study. While you're here, pick up your very own copy of the Manage Stress Workbook to assist in your college experience. We're located in 020 IM, downstairs on the lower level.

June 29
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
MLK Plaza (S Fraser St., between Calder Way and Beaver Ave.) Live After 5

Join the rest of the State College community for a weekly summer concert series featuring some of the best local musicians in the area! For more information, please visit downtownstatecollege.com/live-after-5/.

June 30
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Palmer Art Museum Artify: A Musical Museum Experience

Get to know YOUR art museum. Discover the world-class collection at the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, the most significant academic art museum in the state of Pennsylvania. Explore the galleries via a musical experience, curated by fellow Penn State students who work at the museum. Plus, satisfy your creative side and make a custom-designed button. Drop in anytime during this program and stay as little or as long as you like.

June 30
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Wellness Suite, 20 Intramural Building Wellness Suite Open House

Wellness is an important piece to your academic success. Visit the Wellness Suite in the Intramural Building! An open house will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and you can stop by anytime. Learn about Health Promotion and Wellness resources, service and check out the Relaxation Room. You'll find coloring books, Zen sand gardens, puzzles, light therapy boxes, and a comfortable space to help you take a break, relax, or study. While you're here, pick up your very own copy of the Manage Stress Workbook to assist in your college experience. We're located in 020 IM, downstairs on the lower level.

June 30
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Pegula Ice Arena Rock the Ice

Come join us for a night of ice skating in the Pegula Ice Arena! 

July 1
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Wellness Suite, 20 Intramural Building Wellness Suite Open House

Wellness is an important piece to your academic success. Visit the Wellness Suite in the Intramural Building! An open house will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and you can stop by anytime. Learn about Health Promotion and Wellness resources, service and check out the Relaxation Room. You'll find coloring books, Zen sand gardens, puzzles, light therapy boxes, and a comfortable space to help you take a break, relax, or study. While you're here, pick up your very own copy of the Manage Stress Workbook to assist in your college experience. We're located in 020 IM, downstairs on the lower level.

July 1
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Downtown State College 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. Learn more at downtownstatecollege.com/first-friday/.

This month's musical guest is: Mellow Honey.

July 1
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
East Halls Quad Quad Fest

Join us in the East Halls Quad for this years Quad Fest! Events will include obstacle courses, giant horseshoes, performances by the Great Dubois -- the world's most unique two-person circus! -- and food provided by Wings Over Happy Valley!

July 1
8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Sidney Friedman Park (241 S Fraser St) Movies Under the Stars: Encanto

The Borough of State College Office of Community Engagement and Downtown State College are inviting everyone to “Movies Under the Stars” at Sidney Friedman Park (241 S Fraser St, State College, PA 16801). Bring your blankets and sit in the park to watch a movie outside with your friends, family, and community members.

https://www.statecollege.com/event/movies-under-the-stars-encanto/

July 5
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
3 Dots (137 E Beaver Ave.) Tuesdays on the Terrace

Every Tuesday through September, 3 Dots hosts Tuesdays on the Terrace, an opportunity to join artists and members of the State College community for an open mic night, live music, mocktails, and more! For more information, please visit 3dotsdowntown.com.

July 6
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
MLK Plaza (S Fraser St., between Calder Way and Beaver Ave.) Live After 5

Join the rest of the State College community for a weekly summer concert series featuring some of the best local musicians in the area! For more information, please visit downtownstatecollege.com/live-after-5/.

July 6
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
180 S. Garner Street LEAP Picnic

Come hang out at the new Hillel building, and meet other Jewish LEAP students! A kosher-style meal will be provided.

July 11
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
180 S. Garner Street Jewish Learning Fellowship Preview Class

Is participating in a paid Fellowship right for you? Join Rabbi Rob on July 11th and discover all of the wonderful things the Jewish Learning Fellowship has to offer!

July 12
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
https://psu.zoom.us/j/91236187405 Webinar on 10 Principles of Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is a lifelong undertaking, but it has to begin somewhere. This webinar focuses on the key principles of personal money management that everyone should know. This introduction covers a broad range of topics and is a great way for students to begin planning a more secure financial future for themselves.

July 12
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
3 Dots (137 E Beaver Ave.) Tuesdays on the Terrace

Every Tuesday through September, 3 Dots hosts Tuesdays on the Terrace, an opportunity to join artists and members of the State College community for an open mic night, live music, mocktails, and more! For more information, please visit 3dotsdowntown.com.

July 19
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
3 Dots (137 E Beaver Ave.) Tuesdays on the Terrace

Every Tuesday through September, 3 Dots hosts Tuesdays on the Terrace, an opportunity to join artists and members of the State College community for an open mic night, live music, mocktails, and more! For more information, please visit 3dotsdowntown.com.

July 20
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
MLK Plaza (S Fraser St., between Calder Way and Beaver Ave.) Live After 5

Join the rest of the State College community for a weekly summer concert series featuring some of the best local musicians in the area! For more information, please visit downtownstatecollege.com/live-after-5/.

July 21
3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
180 S. Garner Street Challah Bake!

What makes Shabbat not only special, but yummy?! Challah, of course! Learn how to bake challah at Hillel! You will KNEAD this event in your life - get it!?

July 22
7:00 PM
Blue Brick Theater Happy Valley Improv

Come watch Happy Valley's premiere improv comedy group perform downtown!

July 26
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
https://psu.zoom.us/j/91236187405 Webinar on Money and Relationships

Money is a personal and emotional topic, and talking about it can be stressful and difficult. Whether you're trying to figure out how to split a bill with friends, divide utility costs among roommates, or plan a financial future with your significant other, it's essential to be prepared for the "money talk." This webinar will provide you insight into your money personality and explore strategies to have open, candid conversations about money with others.

July 26
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
3 Dots (137 E Beaver Ave.) Tuesdays on the Terrace

Every Tuesday through September, 3 Dots hosts Tuesdays on the Terrace, an opportunity to join artists and members of the State College community for an open mic night, live music, mocktails, and more! For more information, please visit 3dotsdowntown.com.

July 27
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
MLK Plaza (S Fraser St., between Calder Way and Beaver Ave.) Live After 5

Join the rest of the State College community for a weekly summer concert series featuring some of the best local musicians in the area! For more information, please visit downtownstatecollege.com/live-after-5/.

July 29
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
180 S. Garner Street Shabbat

Join Penn State Hillel for a meaningful Shabbat experience. Services will start at 6pm, and dinner will be at 7!

August 2
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
3 Dots (137 E Beaver Ave.) Tuesdays on the Terrace

Every Tuesday through September, 3 Dots hosts Tuesdays on the Terrace, an opportunity to join artists and members of the State College community for an open mic night, live music, mocktails, and more! For more information, please visit 3dotsdowntown.com.

August 2
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
180 S. Garner Street Emerging Jewish Leaders Preview and Pizza

Looking to enhance your leadership skills through a Jewish lens? Come to this preview class to see if the Emerging Jewish Leaders program is right for you! Learn all about Emotionally Intelligent Leadership during this one-hour preview course.

August 3
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
MLK Plaza (S Fraser St., between Calder Way and Beaver Ave.) Live After 5

Join the rest of the State College community for a weekly summer concert series featuring some of the best local musicians in the area! For more information, please visit downtownstatecollege.com/live-after-5/.

August 5
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Downtown State College 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. Learn more at downtownstatecollege.com/first-friday/.

This month's musical guest is: Crush.

August 5
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
180 S. Garner Street Shabbat

Join Penn State Hillel for a meaningful Shabbat experience. Services will start at 6pm, and dinner will be at 7!

August 5
8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Sidney Friedman Park (241 S Fraser St) Movie Under the Stars: Charlotte's Web

The Borough of State College Office of Community Engagement and Downtown State College are inviting everyone to “Movies Under the Stars” at Sidney Friedman Park (241 S Fraser St, State College, PA 16801). Bring your blankets and sit in the park to watch a movie outside with your friends, family, and community members.

August 8
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
180 S. Garner Street Hummus, Hangout, and aHAvah

Get excited about Israel travel! Nosh on some pita and hummus while treating yourself to Ahava spa prodcuts.

August 9
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
3 Dots (137 E Beaver Ave.) Tuesdays on the Terrace

Every Tuesday through September, 3 Dots hosts Tuesdays on the Terrace, an opportunity to join artists and members of the State College community for an open mic night, live music, mocktails, and more! For more information, please visit 3dotsdowntown.com.

August 10
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
MLK Plaza (S Fraser St., between Calder Way and Beaver Ave.) Live After 5

Join the rest of the State College community for a weekly summer concert series featuring some of the best local musicians in the area! For more information, please visit downtownstatecollege.com/live-after-5/.

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