Welcome to the Penn State family!
At Penn State Shenango, we aim to provide you and your family with programs and services that support your successful academic, social, and personal transition to, and through, the University. We hope you are as excited about the upcoming year at Penn State Shenango as WE ARE!
For the latest, and most up to date information about the orientation process, please visit Penn State's Orientation website.
If you have questions about New Student Orientation or Transfer Student Orientation, contact the Academic and Career Planning Services Office at 724-983-2860 or email [email protected].
On the Wednesday before classes start in the fall you will come together with other new students to kick off your new life at Penn State.
The Welcome Day program, which is required for all new students, prepares you for the academic challenges that lie ahead and will offer resources that will enhance your success as a new Penn State student.
Your “Pride Group,” which is comprised of student peer leaders, faculty, staff, and other new students, will be instrumental in acclimating you to the campus and helping you meet other students. The day is designed to ensure an enthusiastic and positive start to your educational journey at Penn State.
First-year students are required to take PSU 008 in their first semester to support their successful transition - academically, socially, and personally - from high school to college.
Throughout the semester, students will participate in a combination of group activities, workshops, and individually applied instruction. Faculty, staff, and peers help students gain knowledge and practical skills to enhance academic performance and facilitate integration into campus life.
The faculty, staff, Division of Undergraduate Studies, and Office of Student Affairs welcome you to Penn State Shenango!