First-year students move into residence halls on August 21

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 21, 2015. Students will move into the residence halls from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a welcome reception for students and their families at the Perkins Plaza from 2:30-4:00 p.m., which will be open to 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 Perkins Student Center Auditorium. 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, a pajama party, and movie night under the stars.

The college will hold its Orientation program for all students on Saturday, August 22, and there will be a special program for commuting students on Sunday, August 23.

The Penn State Berks Orientation Program is staffed by 175 student orientation leaders, 23 resident assistants, and other college staff members who make every effort to help students and their families make a smooth transition to college life.

For more information, contact Saundra Reichel, Director of Campus Life, at 610-396-6076 or via e-mail at [email protected].