Due to COVID-19, Penn State University has decided to hold Summer 2020 Orientation ONLINE for all new students.
For more details please
refer to https://orientation.psu.edu/participate.
With questions please contact the
Academic Advising Center
at 610-396-6280 or [email protected]
Welcome to Penn State Berks!
We are glad you have chosen to join us. New Student Orientation activities for incoming students at our campus consists of a two-part program. Advising & Scheduling (NSO), is coordinated by the Academic Advising Center and occurs early in the summer. Welcome Weekend is coordinated by Student Affairs, and occurs in August.
New Student Orientation (NSO)
After completing placement testing, students schedule a day to come to campus to learn about academic expectations and to schedule their fall courses. This program is the first stage of academic advising, and provides students with an understanding of their scholastic preparation, academic ability, and educational and professional interests. The program also introduces them to the academic structure and degree programs of the University.
August 23-25, 2019
The goal of Welcome Weekend is to introduce new students to life at Penn State Berks. The orientation program prepares new students for the academic challenges that lie ahead and shares resources to enhance their success as Penn State students. Becoming acclimated to the campus and meeting other students will help to ensure a positive start to your educational pursuits. For questions regarding Welcome Weekend, please contact Autumn Fritz, Assistant Director of Community Development, 9C Perkins Student Center, 610-396-6098, or email Autumn Fritz at [email protected].
Apply to be an Orientation Leader
Thank you for your interest in serving as an Orientation Leader! This is an extremely important role in assisting new students during their transition to Penn State Berks! Please review all expectations prior to submitting your application.
For more information about becoming an Orientation Leader, contact Autumn Fritz at 610-396-6098 or [email protected].