Welcome to Penn State Altoona!
Welcome to Penn State Altoona! We look forward to meeting you on Friday, August 19! Welcome Week events run Friday through Saturday, August 19–27. These events are designed for all students, regardless of where they live.
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 with whom you seem to have things in common or follow up with one of the faculty and staff members you may meet during Welcome 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.