Day 1

Please note session titles and locations may change.

9 - 10 AM

Check-In

Dauphin Hall

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

9:30 - 10:45 AM

Brunch

Lifelong Education Center (LEC), Keystone Dining Room

11 - 11:30 AM

Welcome

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

Meet the Penn College President 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 AM - 12:30 PM

Making Contact

students

Klump Academic Center (ACC)

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

Klump Academic Center (ACC)

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

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Gearing up for Success

Klump Academic Center (ACC)

Learn about our first year support framework and resources to support your transition to Penn College.

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Break

Klump Academic Center (ACC)

1:45 - 2:30 PM

Campus Engagement

Klump Academic Center (ACC)

Being an involved and engaged Wildcat plays a critical role in your Penn College experience. We will share the opportunities and initiatives available for students. Plus discuss how they can increase your success in the classroom and in your future job search!

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Living Away from Home 

Klump Academic Center (ACC)

Living in an on-campus residential complex or in an off-campus apartment can be challenging. Tips for getting along with roommates, discuss expectations of living within tight-knit communities, and learn about the resident assistant role. An opportunity to ask questions regarding residence hall complexes.

Commuter Success 

Klump Academic Center (ACC)

Living at home has some great advantages. This session will discuss how to stay connected on-campus, the resources available and how to balance your new life as a college student at home.

3:30 - 4:30 PM

The Wildcat Way

students

Bush Campus Center (CC)

Q & A with Vice President for Student Affairs

guests

Davie Jane Gilmour Center (DJG)

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Dinner

Lifelong Education Center (LEC), Keystone Dining Room

5:30 - 6:30 PM

On-line Resources

students

Varies

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

Madigan Library (LIB)

7:30 - 11 PM

Wildcat Showcase and Dessert

students

Dauphin Hall (DH)

7:30 - 9 PM

Leadership and Involvement Consultation

Dauphin Hall (DH), 1st Floor Lounge

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Parent/Guest Reception

guests

Professional Development Center (PDC), Mt Laurel Room

Your first day is done. Relax, connect, and have a beverage on us.

11 PM

Curfew

Dauphin Hall (DH)

Day 2

Please note session titles and locations may change.

8 - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Lobby

8:30 AM

Welcome

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Funding Your Future

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

Learn key information about Financial Aid and the e-Bill. Representatives from these areas will share items such as: the cost of and how to purchase books and supplies; how to add items to your e-Bill such as a parking permit or meal plan; what the Bankmobile Vibe Card is; how the refund process works.

9:30 - 10 AM

Meet the Deans

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

Students and guests will have an opportunity to hear from the Academic School Deans and learn more about the expectations in the classroom.

10 - 11:30 AM

Academic School Sessions

Klump Academic Center (ACC), Auditorium

Students and guests will break out by academic programs. Each session is designed to address school specific information including schedule review and materials need. All sessions will include time for questions and answers.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Brunch

Lifelong Education Center (LEC), Keystone Dining Room

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Wellness & Safety

Klump Academic Center (ACC)

1:30 - 2 PM

Next Steps and Final Thoughts  

Klump Academic Center (ACC)

2 - 4 PM

Take a Residence Hall Complex Tour

optional

Dauphin Hall (DH)

Explore where you will be living in the upcoming semester.

2 - 4 PM

Ask Questions about Computer Needs

optional

Lifelong Education Center (LEC), B1032

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

2 - 4 PM

Meet the LEAP Advisers

optional

LEAP Center, Davie Jane Gilmour Center (DJG)

Stop by the LEAP Center to meet the LEAP Advisers! The LEAP Center helps first-year students Learn, Evolve, Adapt, & Prepare for rewarding futures.

2 - 4 PM

Disability and Access Resources

optional

Campus Center (CC)

Stop by Disability and Access Resources if you are anticipating the need for accommodations. This is a time to ask questions and meet the DAR team!