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First-year students move into residence halls on August 24

Penn State Berks will welcome nearly 400 first-year members to its residential community as part of the campus' annual orientation program on Friday, August 24, 2012. Students will move into the residence halls from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a welcome reception for students and their families in the Multipurpose Room in the Perkins Student Center from 2:30-4:00 p.m., which will be attended by students, faculty, and staff of the college.

In an effort to establish connections with parents and families, Penn State Berks will present a Parent and Family Orientation following the welcome reception from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the tent outside the Luerssen Building. This session will address how families can support their student. In the meantime, incoming students will attend a Residential Student Orientation from 4-7 p.m. This program is geared toward providing keys to successful residence hall living. The evening’s events for students include a residence hall rally, late-night sand volleyball, and casino night.

The college will hold its Orientation program for all students on Saturday, August 25, and there will be a special program for commuting students on Sunday, August 26.

The Penn State Berks Orientation Program is staffed by over 120 orientation leaders, twenty-three 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.

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