Five groups of students walk on the sidewalks outside of Sharon and Lecture halls on a sunny day.

2019 Welcome Day information

Learn all about fall 2019 events and meet your Lion Leaders.

Fall events

Aug. 21 – Welcome Day @ 9:00 a.m. – Great Hall & Forker Lawn

Aug. 23 – Welcome Night @ 4:00 p.m. – Forker Lawn

Aug. 26 – First Day of Classes

Aug. 28 – Back to School Bash @ 12:15 p.m. – Forker Lawn 

Study Break: Game Night @ 4:00 p.m. – Lartz Memorial Library

Sept. 4 – Involvement Fair @ 12:15 p.m. – Great Hall

Sept. 5 – Lecture Series: Dr. K Shaffer @ 5:30 p.m. – LH 222/223

Sept. 9 – Meditation with Dr. Lisi @ 12:15 p.m. – SH 215

Sept. 11 – PTA Program Career Development @ 12:15 p.m. – SH 105

Sept. 13 – Intramural Flag Football @ 12:15 p.m. – IM Field

Sept. 16 – Library Open House, All Day – Lartz Memorial Library

Sept. 18 – Stamp Out Stigma @ 12:15 p.m. – Great Hall             

Stamp Out Stigma @ 7:15 p.m. - Auditorium  

Sept. 19 – Lunch & Learn @ 12:15 p.m. – Forker Lab Forum

Sept. 20 – Student Club Registration Deadline

Sept. 25 – Make it Personal & Ice Cream Cone Day @ 12:15 p.m. GH

Study Break: Game Night @ 4:00 p.m. – Lartz Memorial Library

Sept. 27 – Penn State in Pittsburgh: Pirates vs Reds

Sept. 28 – 8th Annual Dr. Jane Williams 5K run/1.5 mile walk

Oct. 1 – Biggest Loser Challenge Begins

Oct. 2 – Health & Wellness Fair @ 12:15 p.m. – Great Hall

Oct. 9 – Pink Out Tailgate @ 12:15 p.m. – Great Hall

Oct. 11 – Intramural Soccer @ 12:15 p.m. – IM Field

Oct. 14 - Meditation with Dr. Lisi @ 12:15 p.m. – SH 215

Oct. 16 – Grad School Fair Panel @ 12:15 p.m. – SH 105

Oct. 17 - Lecture Series: Dr. T. Divens @ 5:30 p.m. – LH 222/223

Oct. 18 – Shenango vs Cancer Basketball Game – TBD

Oct. 21 – International Film Series @ 6:30 p.m. – SH 105

Oct. 23 – Mental Health Film Screening @ 12:15 p.m. – SH 108 

Lunch & Learn @ 12:15 p.m. – Forker Lab Forum

Oct. 30 – Dia de los Muertos @ 12:15 p.m. – Great Hall

Oct. 31 – Biggest Loser Challenge Ends

Nov. 5 - Lunch & Learn @ 12:15 p.m. – Forker Lab Forum

Nov. 6 – Holocaust Speaker @ 12:15 p.m. – SH 105                       

Study Break: Game Night @ 4:00 p.m. – Lartz Memorial Library

Nov. 8 – Intramural Volleyball @ 12:15 p.m. – Buhl Club Gym

Nov. 9 – PTA Hustle for Muscle 5K run @ 9:15 a.m.

Nov. 11 - Meditation with Dr. Lisi @ 12:15 p.m. – SH 215

International Film Series @ 6:30 p.m. – SH 105

Nov. 13 – Military Appreciation Celebration @ 12:15 p.m. – GH

Nov. 20 – Men’s Health Mustache Bash @ 12:15 p.m. – Great Hall

Nov. 24 – Dec. 1 – Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 9 – Research Fair @ 12:15 p.m. – Lartz Memorial Library 

Meditation with Dr. Lisi @ 12:15 p.m. – SH 215

Dec. 11 – Campus Spa @ 11:00 a.m. – Great Hall 

Dec. 11 – 20 – De-Stress Fest, All Day – Lartz Memorial Library

Dec. 12 – HDFS Presentations - TBD

Dec. 13 – Finals Fuel-Up @ 9:00 a.m. – Great Hall

Dec. 21 – Commencement @ 11:30 a.m. - Auditorium

 

Meet the Lion Leaders

Jaime Anderson

Favorite Movie/Series: Boondock Saints, Trolls, Dexter
Fact About Me: I am 26 years old and I've been to Afganistan
Hobbies/Interests: Golfing, shooting range, spending time outdoors

 

Victoria Davis

Favorite Book/Movie Series: Harry Potter
Fact About Me: I am from Florida
Hobbies/Interests: I am a dance teacher, and even though it is my job, I love it!

 

Victoria Edleston

Favorite Movie: Home Alone
Fact About Me: I have crooked pinkies
Hobbies/Interests: Walking my dog or binge watching shows

 

Dariann Erdman

Favorite Movie Quote: "You're going to need a bigger boat" - Jaws (1975)
Fact About Me: I can cross one eye at a time
Hobbies/Interests: Playing softball

 

Hope Grinnell

Favorite Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Fact About Me: I am addicted to Candy Crush
Hobbies/Interests: Sleeping and Eating

 

Isaac Grinnell

Favorite Movie: Penguins of Madagascar
Fact About Me: I am left handed
Hobbies/Interests: Hanging out with my friends

 

Adam Hall

Favorite Movie:  Fast and Furious 
Fact About Me: My right elbow does not extend all the way
Hobbies/Interests: Workout, video games, eating

 

Megan Learn

Favorite Quote: "Life is short. smile while you still have teeth."  - Mallory Hopkins
Fact About Me: I have an obnoxious laugh, when you hear it you'll know it's Meg
Hobbies/Interests: Hanging with my friends and my dog, naps are also my favorite

 

Jai'lyn Mosley

Favorite TV Series: Blue Bloods 
Fact About Me: I am obsessed with dogs
Hobbies/Interests: Playing tennis

 

Araceli Perez-McMillan

Favorite TV Series: Grey's Anatomy and New Amsterdam 
Fact About Me: I love the outdoors and dogs
Hobbies/Interests: White water rafting, shopping, and playing sports

 

Kyle Sumner

Favorite Movie: Warrior (2011)
Fact About Me: I know two weeks of Muay Tai
Hobbies/Interests: Exercising and taking my dogs on walks

 

Jaslyn Williams

Favorite Series:  I Am Not A Robot (K-Drama)
Fact About Me: I can read backwards and upside down really well
Hobbies/Interests: Watch movies

 

Kendra Womer

Favorite TV Series: Law & Order: SVU 
Fact About Me: ​ I have a peach tattoo
Hobbies/Interests: Walking my dogs