Pittsburgh, luau, emojis, movies and convocation lead to fun filled week

MCKEESPORT, Pa. — Penn State Greater Allegheny welcomed new and returning students over the weekend of Aug. 18-19 to kick off Welcome Week for the fall 2018 semester.

Welcome Week is designed to help students transition into college life. It allows students to meet their peers, professors and other helpful staff on campus while learning Penn State traditions. 

Students had the chance to participate in several activities over this past weekend including exploring Pittsburgh, a Festival of Fun, a Luau Party and watching the latest Marvel movie, "Avengers: Infinity War." 

During the week, students will enjoy activities including Build-An-Emoji, a clubs and academics fair, a tailgate, airbrushed t-shirts, and wings. 

Director of Student Services and Engagement Lorraine Craven said, “We have activities throughout the entire week for our students to be engaged outside of the classroom.”  

Campus Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Jacqueline Edmondson will be serving and flapjacks and dining with students in the Student Community Center on Sunday, Aug. 26.

Good luck to our students as they start the new academic year at Greater Allegheny!