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Pride Day

August 19, 2015

On Pride Day of New Student Orientation, students will:

  • Meet new students, faculty and staff.
  • 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 Day

  • Tech Check Session

    Electronic resources 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 Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World, by Russell Gold.

    All new students will receive a free book on Day 1 of New Student Orientation and will be asked to read it over the summer. There will be a discussion during Day 2 of New Student Orientation which helps to promote a sense of community and a shared experience for new students.

  • 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, our activities calendar.


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/]


What is a Pride

Lions live together in groups that are called Prides.  At New Student Orientation, you become part of a campu tradition, 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.



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