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Welcome Weekend

Penn State Hazleton will host its annual Welcome Weekend events beginning Saturday, August 22, 2015 for all first-year students. Welcome Weekend convenes the opening of our campus and includes events that allow for students to explore academic and co-curricular opportunities. Student involvement in these activities is critical in helping students get off to a good start while acclimating to the Hazleton campus. In addition to the activities offered during welcome weekend, students will also have the chance to meet many of Penn State Hazleton’s faculty and staff.

Welcome Weekend Highlights!
Welcome Weekend & First-Year Student Move-In             
Saturday & Sunday, August 22 – 23


Move-in                                                                   8am – 3pm

Convocation & Ice Cream w/the Chancellor           4:30pm

Penn State Hazleton “Opening Night!”                  8:30pm


Welcome Weekend Concurrent Sessions              10:30am

First Year Experience Session:  

College Meetings                                                   3:00pm

Block Party                                                             7:00pm


First-Year Experience (FYE)

First-Year Experience, which typically occurs in the first semester, is a class which students take to learn more about Penn State, as well as themselves. It is designed to help students transition to the collegiate environment. Most students are scheduled into First Year Experience classes in their first semester. 

Information on First-Year Experience is available from:

Jane Waitkus, Director of the Learning Center
Phone: 570-450-3017
Email: jmw35@psu.edu