Day  1

9 - 10 a.m.


Dauphin Hall

Pick up your folder, t-shirt and schedule of events.

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.


Lifelong Education Center (LEC), Keystone Dining Room

11 - 11:30 a.m.


Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

Meet Penn College President, Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, and the Connections staff who will guide you through the day. Hear general information that will help you make the most of your time here.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Making Contact Students only

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Various Rooms

Making contacts and forming friendships while at college will enhance your experiences both in and out of the classroom. This session will help you meet fellow students and create connections that will last for many years.

Partnering with Penn College Guests Only

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

Guest resources, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and staying connected to Penn College.

12:30 - 12:45 p.m.


Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Crafting College Success

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

Like anything that really lasts, college success comes through careful personal crafting that uses the right tools for the job. Learn the process that uses proven tools to build a successful college experience.

Crafting College Success for Students with Disabilities

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Rm. 218

For students with disabilities, entering higher education brings fundamental changes with respect to educational rights and responsibilities. Gain an understanding of these rights and available accommodations and services.

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

Campus Involvement

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

Although academics are your priority while at Penn College, campus involvement should play a critical role in your college career as well. We will discuss how getting involved increases your opportunities for success in the classroom and in your future job search!

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Living Away from Home 

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

Living in an on-campus residential complex or in an off-campus apartment can be challenging. Tips for getting along with roommates, the rights and responsibilities of living within tight-knit communities, facts about drinking and parties, and ways to become more involved in campus life will be discussed.

Commuter Success 

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Rm. 403

Living at home has some great advantages, but it also comes with its own challenges. This session will discuss how to stay connected on-campus and how to manage your new life as a college student at home.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Community of Respect Students only

Bush Campus Center (CC), Penn’s Inn

Q & A with Vice President of Student Affairs Guests Only

Student & Administrative Services Center (SASC), Rm. 1056

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Lifelong Education Center (LEC), Keystone Dining Room

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

On-line Resources Students Only

Varies dependent on academic program

As a Penn College student, you will have numerous resources to help you both in and out of the classroom, right at your fingertips. Learn how to check your academic profile, access academic and library resources, find out what social events are happening around campus, get tutoring assistance all hours of the day, and more – with the click of your mouse.

Dessert Reception with Senior Administrators Guests Only

Madigan Library (LIB), Logue Reading Area

7 - 10 p.m.

Parent & Guest Lounge Guests Only

Dauphin Hall (DH), 1st Floor Lounge

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Comedian-Michael Dean Ester

Dauphin Hall (DH), Capitol Eatery

8:30 - 11 p.m.

Social Activities

Dauphin Hall (DH)

11 p.m.


Dauphin Hall (DH)

Day 2

8 - 8:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Lobby

8:30 a.m.


Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Books, Money & Meals

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

Learn key information about the College Store, Dining Services, the e-Bill, and Financial Aid. Representatives from these areas will share items such as: the cost of and the best time to purchase books and supplies; meal plan and dining options on campus; how to add a parking permit or meal plan; what the PCT One Card is; how the College's Higher One refund process works; and the financial aid check sheet.

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Academic School Sessions

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

Students and guests will have an opportunity to meet your school dean and learn more about your selected program. Each session is designed to address school specific information. All sessions will include time for questions and answers.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Lifelong Education Center (LEC), Keystone Dining Room

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Health & Safety

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

1:30 - 2 p.m.

Next Steps and Final Thoughts

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

2 p.m.

Take a Residence Hall Complex Tour Optional

Dauphin Hall (DH)

Explore where you will be living in the upcoming semester.

2 p.m.

Athletics Overview Optional

Hager Lifelong Education Center (LEC), Rm. B2024 (Athletics Player's Lounge)

Get information about Wildcats Athletics!

2 - 4 p.m.

Ask Questions about Computer Needs Optional

Bush Campus Center (CC), Rm. 102C (Student Help Desk)

Staff from Information Technology Services will be available to provide you with information about computer recommendations and software discounts.

2 - 4 p.m.

Ask Questions about Study Abroad Optional

Student & Administrative Services Center (SASC), Rm. 1047

Learn how you can earn credits in your major while studying abroad through Penn College.