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New Student Orientation (NSO), Part II – Campus Life Schedule
Friday, August 19, 7:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Community Service Projects
Saturday, August 20, 8:30 a.m.–noon

Time Topic Speaker Location
7:45 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast   Pullo Family Performing Arts Center
(The Pullo Center)
8:30 a.m. Welcome Dr. David Chown
The Pullo Center
8:45 a.m. Pride Group Time Orientation Leaders (OL’s) Various Locations
9:30 a.m. In-Class Expectations and Plagiarism Dr. Robert Farrell
Director of Academic Affairs
The Pullo Center
9:50 a.m. Safety and Security Bob Lehman
Police Chief
10:20 a.m. Counseling Services Dr. Stephanie Binter
Licensed Psychologist
10:30 a.m. Campus Convocation    
11:15 a.m. Academic College Meetings Academic Advisers Various Locations
12:00 p.m. Lunch Subway Conference Center
1:00 p.m. The Voice of Experience Penn State York Advisory Board Members The Pullo Center
2:00 p.m. Creating Healthy Relationships Nick Silveri-Hiller
Community Outreach Advocate, YWCA York
2:40 p.m. Pride Group Time OL's Various Locations
3:10 p.m. Inclusion and Diversity Mark Rhodes The Pullo Center
4:10 p.m. Campus Resources Patrick Tanner
Director of Student Engagement
4:40 p.m. Final Thoughts Dan Puccio
Associate Director of Student Affairs

*Optional Tours begin at 5:00 p.m. at the top floor of The Pullo Center, next to the Box Office (weather permitting)

New International Student Orientation

Mandatory orientation for all new and transfer international students is scheduled from Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19.

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Friday (NSO for all new freshman students)
7:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Monday through Thursday, international students will complete document check-in, obtain student ID cards, learn about transitioning to college life in the United States and have time to make friends while enjoying a picnic in one of York County’s beautiful parks.

The final day of orientation, Friday, August 19 includes all new students together, not just international students (see August 19 schedule for details). An opportunity to volunteer in the community is also available on Saturday, August 20. Please contact Patrick Tanner at ptanner@psu.edu for more details.

A popular optional activity for new international students is the annual shopping trip to IKEA on Saturday, August 13. A bus will take international students to IKEA to shop for household items.

Please contact Sheri Yoder, director of international student services, with questions at slb65@psu.edu.

Orientation leaders at Fall 2015 OrientationCongratulations again and welcome! On behalf of myself, the Orientation Leaders (OLs), and the entire Penn State York community, We are very excited about your arrival on to campus! In preparation, we have designed many programs to aid you in your preparation for the upcoming academic year.

First-Year Engagement (FYE) is an array of opportunities for new students to become familiar with Penn State and specifically the Penn State York campus. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the University, campus policies and procedures, meet faculty, staff, and students, and discover more about academics, classes, co-curricular activities, and programs.

At Penn State York, the First-Year Engagement has two mandatory steps prior to the start of the academic year:

As you have already participated in New Student Orientation (NSO), Part I - Advising Component, we have created this page as a resource as you look ahead to New Student Orientation (NSO), Part II - Campus Life.

This page will help you prepare for the upcoming events that Penn State York has in store for you as you begin the next chapter of your education. In order to help guide you through this transition we have three separate areas for you to visit depending on who you are as well as the questions that you may have.

Should you have any questions regarding Orientation, please feel free to contact me at any time. Likewise, should you have any questions after attending Orientation, please know that my door is always open. Congratulations and welcome again to Penn State York.

We are Penn State!
Dan Puccio
Associate Director of Student Affairs
dpp15@psu.edu | 717-771-4045

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