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All Prides Day & Pride Day

August 18 & 19, 2016


On Pride Days of New Student Orientation, students will:

  • Meet new students, faculty and staff.
  • Attend Academic Convocation.
  • Learn their way around campus.
  • Attend interactive workshops conducted by faculty and staff to learn about academic procedures, electronic resources and so much more!


 Key Parts of Pride Days:

  • Electronic Resources Session

    Penn State has many technology services that are key to being successful in college. This session will provide you with essential resources to guide your educational experiences using technology in the classroom, academic planning, communications with faculty, staff, and other students, and more.

  • First Year Summer Reading Program

    *The 2016 First Year Summer Reading Program Book will be Flight 93 by Tom McMillan.  You will discuss the book with your fellow students during Pride Days.

  • Life at Penn State

    This session is an opportunity for students to see all that Penn State New Kensington has to offer outside of the classroom to enhance their educational experiences. Our student leaders will speak with students about their experiences, be very honest about time management and balancing expectations, and encourage students to take advantage of all the benefits of Penn State New Kensington.

    Visit the Student Life page check out all the great things we have on campus for students on our activities calendar.

  • Convocation & College Meetings

    Academic Convocation is an annual event that starts the academic year off with a formal ceremony of faculty and staff in their regalia, welcoming students and encouraging the high standards of Penn State New Kensington academics. During the College Meetings, students will have the opportunity to meet faculty and student leaders in their programs, asking questions and getting advice.

  • Penn State Pride & Penn State Values

    Building a community where every individual is valued and treated with respect is at the core of the Penn State Values.  Our student leaders will present ideas to help new students better understand these values and the polies that guide all citizens of the Penn State Community. 


What is a Pride?

Lions live together in groups that are called Prides.  At New Student Orientation, you become part of a campus tradition by participating in our Orientation Prides.  During Pride Days you particiapte in small group exercises that are designed to assist you in your academic and social acclimation to University life.


Watch the Orientation Video

This video will help you understand what to expect during Orientation.

Orientation Video 2012-- This video features the song "A Common Tale" by Radio Star [http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/744648/a-common-tale], used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/]