New Student Welcome

New Student Welcome

New Student Welcome is a free, mandatory program offered at the beginning of each semester to acquaint new students with curricular and co-curricular opportunities and to assist them in setting directions and strategies for achieving educational and personal goals.  Welcome Week activities will be held Sunday, August 20 through Sunday, August 27. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in these activities as well.

For questions about New Student Welcome, please contact Donna Rhodes, coordinator of student activities and program development.

New Student Welcome at a Glance

Friday, August 18 Move-In Day (Required for residents)

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. First-Year Residence Hall Check-In
2:00 p.m. New Student Orientation Session (This session is for those who did not attend NSO over the summer)
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Community Meetings and Supper
6:30 p.m. PSU Creamery Ice Cream Bar
7:30 p.m. Comedy Magician Ran’D Shine

Saturday, August 19 New Student Welcome Day (Required for all new students)

8:45 - 9:25 a.m. Check-In and Introductions
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker
10:25 - 11:10 a.m. Academic Success Session
11:20 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Staff Introductions
12:10 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:25 - 1:55 p.m. Founders Convocation
2:00 p.m. Academic Advising Sessions
6:00 p.m. Meet and Greet with Snacks
7:00 p.m. Mont Alto Mayhem: Trivia Game Show with Bob Tier

Sunday, August 20 NSW Day Two

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Campus Involvement Information
OR
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Make-your-own Street Signs
OR
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Optional Campus Tours
2:00 p.m. Capture the Flag
4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Wal-Mart Shopping Trips
7:00 p.m. Music Mania with Gary Johnson

* All times are subject to change