Welcome to Penn State Altoona!
Welcome to Penn State Altoona! We are looking forward to meeting you on Friday, August 20! Welcome Week events will run Friday through Saturday, August 20–28 and they are designed for all students, regardless of where the student lives.
Like so many other college experiences, you'll get out of Welcome Week what you put into it. Bring positive energy, a willingness to be a little uncomfortable and try something new, and connect with your new classmates!
Welcome Week offerings are designed as a "choose your own adventure" experience. Participate in the activities that are of interest to you or even just the ones that you are curious about.
Don't be afraid to reach out to a peer that you seem to have things in common with or follow up with one of the faculty and staff members you may meet this weekend/week. We look forward to getting to know you and to supporting you on your journey. Your college experience starts Friday; be sure to actually participate in it!
Linked on this page you will find the Welcome Week schedule. Don't print it! A printed, quick-glance copy will be provided when you check in on campus. The best source of information for all events though will always be Penn State Altoona Connect or the Connect at Penn State Altoona app.
Penn State IDs at Check-in Residential Students:
You will receive your Penn State ID when you get your room key at check-in. Commuter students and students living off-campus: You can pick up your ID on Friday from 3:00–6:00 p.m. at the Laurel Pavilion or on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–noon in room 126 of the Slep Student Center. Be sure to bring another valid form of photo ID.