Penn State Greater Allegheny is ready to welcome all new and transfer students during our "Something New...Something Great!" Orientation program, August 24 and August 25, 2007.
New students will move into the residence hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday August 24th and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday August 25th. In addition to the students moving in, there will be 5 student resident hall assistants, as well as residence hall staff and student orientation leaders on hand to help students and their families during the move in process. Students who arrive on Friday will be able to join their fellow Penn State students in the region for the annual Gateway Clipper dance cruise. Tickets for the New Student Boat Ride/Dance are available on a first-come, first serve basis. Buses will transport Penn State Greater Allegheny students to the Station Square dock at approximately 5:30 p.m.
During move-in, Penn State Greater Allegheny will have the following services available for students and their families: Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Housing and Food Services, Computer Services, the Bookstore, and Police Services. Campus offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday August 25th, orientation activities formally begin with a General Welcome in the Wunderley Gymnasium. Activities for students include College meetings which will provide more information about majors and the college. At noon there will be an all campus picnic, accompanied by music and dance from India. The picnic will take place on the Buck Green in front of the Student Community Center. Meetings with advisers and team-building/leadership sessions are also planned for first year students. For parents, an academic information session is planned, aimed at answering common questions. The day will conclude with an ice cream social hosted by the PSUGA Alumni Society.
Classes begin on August 27th, and welcome activities for both new and returning students will continue. Activities currently scheduled for the week of August 26 include a luau and picnic games for residence hall students, a movie on the lawn, a volleyball tournament, bowling, a welcome back picnic for the entire campus community, an activities fair and a welcome back mixer for all students.