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Meet other new students and learn about the campus at the following events designed specifically for the incoming class.

Grill and Chill

Grill 'n' Chill

New Penn State students and their families are invited to campus for the annual Grill 'n' Chill. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with LIVE music, a BBQ cookout, and the opportunity to meet current Penn State students and other incoming first-year students. Stick around for the outdoor movie later that evening on the campus lawn!

Thursday, July 17, 2014 • 5:30 p.m., campus lawn

3 female students at Orientation

Fall Orientation 2014

Convocation and Road to Success

Convocation Day is the official start to the academic year and is a required event for new students. The day includes a faculty processional and convocation ceremony, cookout lunch, "Meet the Class" and the chance to meet your program coordinators, fellow first-year students, your pride orientation leader, current students, faculty, and staff and Road to Success!!!.  Road to Success is designed to help you navigate your way around campus, learn about valuable resources, and give you the chance to sign-up for the many student organizations, clubs, and athletic teams available on campus.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 • 9:30 a.m.

Class Trip to Six Flags

Get to know the Class of 2018 by spending a day at Six Flags Great Adventure. Ticket information will be available in the mail and during each Orientation Day. 

Friday, August 22, 2014 • 9:30 a.m.