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Orientation kicks off academic year for new students

8/16/2004 —

Orientation for first year students will be held on Monday, August 30 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the campus, kicking off a full week of fun events for all students. Orientation gives new students an opportunity to meet each other and become familiar with the campus facilities and procedures.

Students are asked to meet in the gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. to begin the day with a formal convocation. At this time, campus executive officer, Dr. Mary E. Hines, along with other administrative personnel, will address the students, faculty, and staff. Following convocation, first-year students will receive their student handbook/day planner; attend a seminar: Your First Year at Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 60 Minutes or Less! and participate in ice-breaking “Jack-tivities” with Jack Chambers. During lunch, students will be entertained by Big Al & Friends, a jazz, blues, and folk band. A work-study job fair and campus club fair will be held for interested students (work-study by invitation only).

Activities will continue on the first day of classes, Tuesday, Aug. 31, with the annual Student Government Association Welcome Back Cookout (12-1 p.m.) and the evening Bonfire and Cook Out (7-11 p.m.); Wednesday, Sept. 1: Mechanical Bull Riding, Joust, Football Toss, and Hockey Slap Shot; Thurs., Sept. 2: acappella music with Chapter 6 (noon-1 PM); and Friday, Sept. 3: Magic with Bill Dickson (noon-1 p.m.).

Please contact Jackie Warnick-Piatt, student activities/internships coordinator, at 570-675-9284 to register or for more information.

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