Fall 2013 New Student Orientation
General Information and Frequently Asked Questions
Penn State DuBois realizes that orientation is a process rather than an event. With this in mind, our orientation program is designed to help you become comfortable with and knowledgeable about the campus during the summer, prior to your beginning classes on August 26, 2013.
First comes New Student Orientation, Phase 1. This program is scheduled determined by student preference. Information about how to schedule this day is mailed to you. This program will include your meeting with an academic advisor to schedule your fall semester classes, give you information about your placement tests, financial aid information, etc. For questions about Phase 1, please contact the Advising Center at (814) 375-4768.
New Student Orientation, Phase 2 process will take place on THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 and FRIDAY, AUGUST 23. All new students are invited to spend time on campus where they have an opportunity to meet and interact with their fellow students, as well as to begin to receive important information on how the University and campus works.These days constitutes the official opening of the academic year with our Campus Convocation, and includes programming of both an academic (college and advisor meeting) and social (picnic/games/give-a-ways, etc.) nature. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS. For questions about Phase 2, please contact Student Affairs at (814) 375-4766.
Is Orientation a required program?
Yes, it's so good we expect all students to participate!
Is there a fee for attending New Student Orientation?
Who do I call if I have questions?
For information on New Student Orientation, Phase 1, class scheduling, contact the Advising Center at (814) 375-4768. Calling from outside the local area? Use 1-800-346-ROAR (7627). For New Student Orientation, Phase 2 you can call Rebecca Pennington - Director of Student Affairs (814) 375-4766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are any special sessions offered during Orientation?
YES, special sessions are offered. They include sessions for international students, returning adult learners, high school students enrolled in Penn State classes through the Jump Start and/or Dual Enrollment initiatives. Students will receive a separate mailing with information on these special programs.
Are current students involved in the New Student Orientation program?
Definitely YES! We have OL's (Orientation Leaders) who are training this summer to be important members of the Orientation Staff. You'll notice them as soon as you come to campus. You'll spend a lot of time with our current students during the two day PRIDE program.
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