The Center for Student and Civic Engagement emails Welcome Week information throughout the summer to both the email address entered on your admissions application and your Penn State email account that is activated when you schedule classes during the New Student Orientation Phase One: SOAR program. Please check both accounts regularly for updates.
Welcome Week is designed to help new students acclimate to the Penn State Altoona and college experience before campus fully opens or classes begin. Upperclassmen students called Orientation Leaders, or “OLs”, will serve as peer mentors during this process so new student can learn from their example and perspective.
Welcome Week is for all first-year students regardless of where you will be living – on-campus or off-campus or commuting from home. Details about Welcome Week are available on the Welcome Week web page.
Be sure to complete the mandatory self-instruction modules described in your Welcome Week email notification.