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Spring 2016 New Student Welcome Information


New Student Welcome Program

New Student Welcome is offered at the beginning of each semester to acquaint new students with curricular and co-curricular opportunities and to assist in setting directions and strategies for achieving their educational and personal goals. The mandatory Welcome Day for fall 2015 will be held on Saturday, August 22 (students living on campus will move in on Friday, August 21). Activities offered on August 22 are critical for a student’s success. New students will have an opportunity to meet and interact with returning students as well as faculty and staff. These days constitute the official opening of the academic year with our Campus Convocation and include programming of both an academic (college and advisor meeting) and social (picnic/activities/give-a-ways, etc.) nature. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS. The goal of this program is to introduce new students to life at Penn State Mont Alto and provide them with the tools they will need to be successful. Becoming acclimated to the campus and meeting other students will ensure a positive start to educational and personal pursuits, while also providing students  important information about the University and campus. For questions about New Student Welcome, please contact Donna Rhodes, coordinator of student activities and program development, at 717-749-6057 or email her at dmr36@psu.edu.Welcome  Week activities will be held Sunday, August 23 through Sunday, August 30. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in these activities as well.


New Student Welcome Facts and Questions

Is New Student Welcome a mandatory program? Yes, it is a mandatory program, and it is so beneficial we hope everyone participates!

Is there a fee for attending New Student Welcome?
No, there is no fee for all of the knowledge and activities.

Who do I call if I have questions? Contact Donna Rhodes, coordinator of student activities and program development, at 717-749-6057 or email her at dmr36@psu.edu. For information on New Student Orientation, contact the Division of Undergraduate Studies at 717-749-6056.

Are current students involved in the New Student Welcome program?
Definitely, YES! We have OL's (Orientation Leaders) who are important members of the New Student Welcome staff. You'll notice them as soon as you arrive on campus. In addition, you'll spend a lot of time with our current students during the New Student Welcome program. Ask questions, they would be happy to answer them for you.

We look forward to seeing you soon!