Move- In Day 2013 went off without a hitch August 22, as Penn State Altoona welcomed 750 first year students to its residence halls, and approximately 1400 total first-year students to campus.
It was a busy weekend for first-year students as they acclimated themselves to Penn State Altoona. Between Lion Chats, student services panels, academic meetings, and straight talk with faculty, students participated in Convocation, ice cream socials, the Friends for Life event and class photo, tie-dying, and a glow dance party. 365 took part in Voluntoona Saturday morning, a community-service effort. Students helped out at organizations such as the Humane Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Altoona Public Works, Easter Seals, and Epworth Manor.
Each event and activity was a great opportunity for students to make a connection to the campus, meet others, and start their semester off on a positive note.