First-year students move into residence halls on Aug. 18

Penn State Berks will welcome nearly 400 first-year members to its residential community as part of the campus' annual orientation program on Friday, Aug. 18. Students will move into the residence halls from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a welcome reception for students and their families at the Perkins Plaza from 2:30 to 4 p.m., which will be open to students, faculty and staff.

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 to 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 to 7 p.m. This program is geared toward providing keys to successful residence hall living. The evening’s events for all first-year, residential and commuter students include a residence hall rally, late-night sand volleyball, late-night movie, and a pajama party.

The campus will hold its Orientation program for all students on Saturday, Aug. 19, and there will be a special program for commuting students on Sunday, Aug. 20.

The Penn State Berks Orientation Program is staffed by 115 student orientation leaders, 23 resident assistants and other members of the college community who make every effort to help students and their families make a smooth transition to college life.

For more information, contact Autumn Fritz, assistant director of community development, at 610-396-6098 or via email at [email protected]