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Orientation leaders standing by the Lion ShrineWelcome to Penn State! We're glad you have accepted your offer of admission and we look forward to meeting you during the New Student Orientation program. Check out the program details below and contact us if you have any questions. 

The New Student Orientation program is required for all first-year students to attend. The program is your introduction to Penn State University and the Brandywine campus.  

On your Orientation day you will:

  • Learn about Penn State policies
  • Receive your Penn State ID card, Access Account, and email
  • Meet with an adviser about your academic and career goals
  • Schedule your classes for the fall semester

Do Your Homework

Penn State Brandywine offers New Student Orientation tutorials to help you get the most out of your advising and course scheduling experience during Orientation.

You will be assigned a New Student Orientation date in June, July, or August, based on the order in which your enrollment fee was received. Notification of your assigned orientation date will be sent by US Mail after May 1. Prior to that, you will receive instructions by email for completing the online placement test. You must complete your placement test and Educational Planning Survey (EPR) PRIOR to the deadline listed.

Please be sure to contact Advising and Career Services at 610-892-1390 to confirm your attendance at Orientation. 

The program will begin in the Tomezsko Classroom Building Lounge. Please arrive between 9:00-9:30 a.m. to check-in and receive your Penn State student ID and other important materials. 

Parents are encouraged to attend, and will attend separate sessions from students for most of the day.