First-year students move into residence halls on August 23

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 23, 2013. 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 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 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, pajama party, and movie night under the stars.

The college will hold its Orientation program for all students on Saturday, August 24, and there will be a special program for commuting students on Sunday, August 25.

The Penn State Berks Orientation Program is staffed by over 110 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.

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