Welcome Weekend & Week Schedule

To find the locations of the activities, please use the campus map found here. 


Thursday, August 19 | 10:30 a.m.
Wunderley Gym

Thursday, August 19 | 11:45 a.m.
Faculty Breakout Sessions
Various Locations 

Thursday, August 19 | 1:30 p.m.
Open Office Hours
Various Locations 

Thursday, August 19 | 8:00 p.m.
New Student Social & Outdoor Movie Night
McKeesport Hall Lawn
Rain Location: FCC Theater

Friday, August 20 | 10:00 a.m. 
Campus Orientation
Keynote Speaker and Breakout Sessions
Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center

Friday, August 20 | 12:30 p.m. 
Student Community Center Patio 
Rain Location: SCC Upper Concourse and Ostermayer Room 

Friday, August 20 | 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.  
Campus Tours
Departs from Frable Lobby

Friday, August 20 | 1:30 p.m. 
First-Year Leadership Program
Student Offices, Student Community Center

Friday, August 20 | 5:00 p.m. 
Athletics Program Meet & Greet
FCC Theater

Friday, August 20 | 6:00 p.m. 
McKeesport Hall Lawn
Rain Location: FCC Theater

Friday, August 20 | 7:00 p.m. 
Welcome Back Bonfire & Celebration
Food, Games, Music & More!
Firepit Outside FCC & McKeesport Hall
Rain Location: McKeesport Hall Lobby


Saturday, August 21 | starts at 12:00 p.m.

Shuttle Runs to the Waterfront!
Student Affairs will be providing hourly transportation to the Waterfront from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 21 | 7:00 p.m.
Game Night
Join us for trivia, board games, video games, and more!
McKeesport Hall 

Sunday, August 22 | 12:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m. 
Fun & Field Day 
Tournament style games, students will compete with their friends for prizes and pride! 
Athletic Field - Weather Permitting



Monday, August 23 | Common Period (12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Greater Allegheny Spirit Day!
During the first day of classes, stop by the SCC for Penn State giveaways, snacks and activities.
Student Community Center
Tuesday, August 24th | Common Period (12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Resource Fair
Wednesday, August 25th | Common Period (12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)  
Club and Org Fair
Thursday, August 26  | Common Period (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Volunteer with the Greater Allegheny Free Store!
Students can sign up for shifts to volunteer in the Free Store on campus, organizing the space and sorting donations. Signups taking place during Club & Org fair and on EnGAge.
Sponsored by SGA
Friday, August 27 Common Period (12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Up-Cycled Planters
Decorate your own up-cycled can planter and plant your our succulent plant!
Sponsored by PSUGA Green Team
Saturday, August 28th | Evening Game
Pittsburgh Pirates Game & Zambelli Fireworks
Join us as the Pittsburgh Pirates play the St. Louis Cardinals for a 7:05 p.m. Transportation is available (registration required) and departs campus at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students. Price includes travel (if requested), the ticket for game and fireworks, and a $10 loaded value ticket for food at PNC Park. Sign up on EnGAge. 
Sunday, August 29th  | (1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) 
Football Watch Event & Tailgate Party
Football on all day at McKeesport Hall along with tailgate games and free food!
Snacks all day and tailgate at 5:00 p.m.