First-year students move into residence halls on August 21Penn State Berks will welcome nearly 400 first-year members to its residential community as part of the campus' annual orientation program on Friday, August 21. Students will move into the residence halls from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. There will be a welcome reception/ice cream social for students and their families from 12:00-3:30 p.m., which will be attended by Chancellor Susan Phillips Speece, as well as faculty, staff, and alumni of the college at the Alumni Pavilion.
In an effort to establish connections with parents and families, Penn State Berks will present a parent's orientation following the welcome reception from 4:00-5:30 p.m. This session will address how families can support their student. In the meantime, incoming students will attend a residential student orientation from 4:00-7:00 p.m. This program is geared toward providing keys to successful residence hall living.
The Penn State Berks Orientation Program is manned by approximately seventy orientation leaders, twenty resident assistants, and other college staff members who make every effort to help students and their families to make a smooth transition to college life.