Students enjoy different Welcome Week activitites

New Student Welcome

New Student Welcome

We're excited that you have decided to attend Penn State Mont Alto!  All new students are required to attend New Student Welcome, Day 1 on Saturday, August 18.  We have an exciting series of programs and events available to welcome you to campus.  Please check out the full list of Welcome Week events below.  

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Friday, August 17

New Student Move-In
Resident Students Only
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.:  First-Year Residence Hall Check-In, Mont Alto Hall
2 p.m.:  New Student Orientation Session
  (This session is for those who did not attend NSO over the summer.)
4:30 p.m.:  Community Meeting/ Dinner (See your RA)
6:30 p.m.:  Lawn and Outdoor Games, Quad
8 p.m.:  Party on the Patio, WSC Patio 

Saturday, August 18

New Student Welcome, Day 1
All New Students
8:45 a.m.:  Check-In, Gym
9:30 a.m.:  Keynote Speaker, Gym
10:25 a.m.:  Founders Convocation, Gym
11 a.m.:  Academic Advising Sessions, Classrooms        
Noon Lunch
12:40 p.m. Staff Introductions, GYM
1:10 p.m.:  Class Photo, Quad
1:30 p.m.:  Academic Success Sessions, Classrooms
2 p.m.:  First-Semester Bucket List, Classrooms
3 p.m.:  Various offices open across campus
  “Get the Scoop” PSU Creamery Ice Cream Bar, WSC Patio or WSC
  Alumni Soccer Game, Soccer Field
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.:  Dinner
  Residential Students, Dinner, The Mill
  Commuter Connections Dinner, Heritage Room
6:30 p.m.:  Bingo, WSC Patio
8 p.m. Night Scavenger Hunt, Meet on the WSC Patio

Sunday, August 19

New Student Welcome, Day 2
All Students
11 a.m.:  Returner Student Move-In
Noon:  I’m Dyeing to get involved, WSC
  Tie-dye a white shirt and learn about campus involvement opportunities         
  Optional Campus Tour, Meet in WSC                
12:30 p.m.:  Becoming a Penn State Citizen, The Mill
1 p.m.:  Capture the Flag, Meet in the Quad
  Volleyball, Sand Volleyball Court                                                                                   
2 p.m. Kickball Tournament sponsored by Athletics, Intramural Field
4 p.m.:  WalMart Shopping Trips, MAC Lot Pick-Up
5 p.m.:  WalMart Shopping Trips, MAC Lot Pick-Up
7 p.m.:  Free Daps, Auditorium (GSB 105)
  Freestyle rappers and improvisers who use hip-hop to create a thrilling, one-of-a-kind musical comedy show every time they perform.

Monday, August 20

Classes Begin!
12:20 p.m. Campus Barbeque and Engagement Party, WSC Patio
7 p.m.:  Board Games and Brownies, WSC

Tuesday, August 21

Noon - 1 p.m.:  Multicultural Student Welcome Reception, WSC
Noon - 2 p.m.:  Student Employment Fair, Heritage Room in The Mill
8 p.m.:  Bonfire, Fire Pit

Wednesday, August 22

Noon - 2 p.m.:  Student Employment Fair, Heritage Room in The Mill
12:20 to 1:10 p.m.:  Commuter Student Welcome Reception, Commuter Lounge (GSB Basement)
6 - 8 p.m.:  Welcome to Campus, Bookstore

Thursday, August 23

Noon - 1 p.m.:  Veteran Students Welcome Reception, Veterans Center
8 p.m.:  Movie on the Quad Lawn: Avengers: Infinity War, The Quad

Friday, August 24

12:20 p.m.:  Cupcakes and Questions, WSC
6:45 p.m.:  Friday Shuttle Van Trip, MAC Lot
  Sign-up in Campus Life.

Saturday, August 25

Noon Shippensburg Corn Festival Van Trip, MAC Lot
  Sign-up in Campus Life.

Sunday, August 26

10 a.m.:  IKEA Van Trip, MAC Lot
  Sign-up in Campus Life.
8 p.m.:  WSC Movie Night: Avengers: Infinity War, WSC

Monday, August 27

12:20 - 1:10 p.m.:  LGBT Student Welcome Reception, WSC
12:20 - 1:10 p.m.:  Religious, Secular and Spiritual Identities Welcome Reception, Emmanuel Chapel
7 p.m.:  Make it Monday: ‘Welcome to Penn State Mont Alto’ Craft, WSC

Tuesday, August 28

Noon - 1 p.m.:  Out-of-State Welcome Student Reception, WSC
8 p.m.:  Wings and Sings- Karaoke and Open Mic Night, WSC

Wednesday, August 29

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.:  Student Involvement Fair, WSC Patio
12:20 p.m.:  Brother Brother, WSC Patio
  Live Indie Rock music on the WSC Patio during the Student Involvement Fair! 

* All times and activities are subject to change