Important INSO Notes

Important INSO Notes

  • Please note that there will be two shopping trips during the INSO period. These are optional trips and you must sign up to be included. (The deadline to sign up for the Walmart trip was August 1). There will also be shopping trips to Walmart on Sunday, August 20 as part of the Welcome Week schedule.
  • Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Sunday, August 13 picnic dinner and Altoona Curve baseball game was 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time on August 2. Those not attending are responsible for their own meal that evening.
  • If a trip or event is listed as optional and you choose not to attend, you will have free time during that period. We have built in several free time periods during the course of the INSO. These are good opportunities to visit campus offices and departments.
  • Please note that if you are scheduled for a specific Academic NSO date on either August 15 or 16, you must attend that session. You cannot change sessions as your materials will only be available on the date for which you are pre-scheduled. 
  • Please note that while all student meals are covered during the INSO,  parent and family meals are covered only from Friday, August 11 dinner through the Sunday, August 13 baseball game picnic. Beginning Monday, August 14, parents and family members are invited to purchase their meals in the Port-Sky Cafe.
  • Please check your PSU email account every day as it is how the University will communicate with you.
  • You must complete your document check in within the INSO time frame. Several time frames have been scheduled for you to complete this mandatory assignment. Failure to do so may result in your being sent home.
  • Time is important! If a session or program is scheduled to begin at a certain time, it will. Arriving late is not an acceptable practice. 
  • PNC Bank will be on site to help students establish banking accounts on Friday, August 11 and Monday, August 14. Please note that you will need to have your passport with you to open an account.
  • Reminder: Students with University Meal Plans (residential and off-campus/ commuter) may begin to use them as of breakfast on Monday, Aug. 14