Welcome to New Student Day

Welcome to New Student Day

Student Engagement and Leadership cordially invites you to join us for Convocation and New Student Day on Friday, August 18, 2017. These events are the next steps in your Penn State Orientation. You are responsible to make sure you attend.

New Student Day Abington

Taking the first steps toward new friendship and new experiences begins with New Student Day. 

Image: Dan Z. Johnson Photography

New Student Day kicks off in the Athletic Building at 9 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.

Dress comfortably and be ready to enjoy some activities!

New Student Day is your opportunity to meet the ENTIRE class of 2021 and learn more about your Penn State Abington experience.

Events include your New Student Convocation, interactive sessions, and opportunities to meet faculty, staff and fellow students at the community barbecue.

Plan to arrive on campus by 8:30 a.m. on August 18 and go directly to the Athletic Building.

Transportation and Parking

Parking will be available in the Athletic Building and Woodland parking lots.

Parking permits will be distributed in the Rydal Building.  Please follow this link to complete your Free Parking Permit registration before New Student Day:  http://www.abington.psu.edu/parking

The schedule for FREE TRANSPORTATION on that date is below. Buses will be running from the Broad & Olney and the Fox Chase area as well as Lions Gate, College Station Apts & Nittany Apts. These buses will also be stopping at the Jenkintown and Rydal train stations. Shuttle buses are available from Abington areas indicated on schedule.   There is a choice of (2) Bus/Van Schedules available –beginning at 7:30 am and then again at 8:00am. Due to the large attendance for this event, it is recommended you arrive early.  

New Student Day is a day you will not want to miss so make plans to attend now! Please do not hesitate to contact Student Engagement and Leadership at 215-881-7507 with any questions you may have. We all look forward to seeing you on Friday, August 18!

Sincerely,

Beth A. Bradley
Associate Director of Student Affairs


New Student Day, Transportation Schedule

Morning Schedule

Broad & Olney - 1st bus leaves at 7:30 AM and the 2nd bus leaves at 8:00 AM

Bridge & Pratt - 1st bus leaves at 7:30 AM and the 2nd bus leaves at 8:00 AM

College Station - 1st pick up at 7:30 AM and the 2nd pick up at 8:00 AM

Lions Gate - 1st pick up at 7:30 AM and the 2nd pick up at 8:00 AM

Nittany Apartments - 1st pick up at 7:30 AM and the 2nd pick up at 8:00 AM

Evening Schedule

Broad & Olney - 1st bus leaves at 5:00 PM and the 2nd bus leaves at 5:30 PM

Bridge & Pratt - 1st bus leaves at 5:00 PM and the 2nd bus leaves at 5:30 PM

College Station - 1st bus leaves at 5:00 PM and the 2nd bus leaves at 5:30 PM

Lions Gate - 1st bus leaves at 5:00 PM and the 2nd bus leaves at 5:30 PM

Nittany Apartments - 1st shuttle van leaves at 5:00 PM and the 2nd shuttle van leaves at 5:30 PM

Please Note - Shuttle vans will be available for those students to and from the Rydal train station based off the train schedule for that day. The shuttles will also be available for any students parking at the Target parking lot on a continuous loop both in the morning and the evening.

Due to the large attendance for this event, it is recommended you arrive early.