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Check-in begins at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2015.

This day is dedicated to bringing you together with other new students to kick off your new life at Penn State. Please remember that this orientation program is REQUIRED! It prepares you for the academic challenges that lie ahead while sharing resources to enhance your success as a new Penn State student.

The Pride Group, comprised of student peer leaders, faculty, staff, and other new students, will be instrumental in acclimating you to the campus and helping you to meet other students. The day is designed to ensure an enthusiastic and positive start to your educational journey at Penn State. 

2015 Peer Leaders

In mid-July an informational brochure will be mailed to every first-year student. Registration forms and payments must be returned by Friday, July 31, 2015.

Please mail your registration form to:

New Student Orientation
Penn State Beaver
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061  

Schedule for New Student Orientation (NSO), Part 2 - Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday, August 21             New Student Orientation, Part 2              

1:00 p.m.                            Student Check-in
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.                  Welcome
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.                  Degrees and Majors
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.                  Snacks / Get to Know You
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.                  Pride Challenges
7:00 p.m.                            Barbeque / Campus Tour
9:30 p.m.                            Board Buses to the Gateway Clipper*
11:00 p.m.                          Board the Gateway Clipper*
11:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.        The Gateway Clipper Sails

*The Gateway Clipper sails in Pittsburgh!
This is an optional portion of the New Student Orientation (NSO) activities, but it's highly recommended that you go! This trip gives you the opportunity to get to know other new students. For additional details about the Gateway Clipper, please visit www.gatewayclipper.com.

If you have questions about New Student Orientation (NSO), Part 2, please contact Jill Bender, staff assistant, Student Development Office, 724-773-3959, or Jen Toof, coordinator, student activities and residence life, 724-773-3947.


New Student Orientation
Part 2
will be held
Friday, August 21, 2015.

Registration is due by  
Friday, July 31, 2015.

Questions about registration?

Please contact Jill Bender,
staff assistant, Student
Development Office,