New Student Orientation: Meet Your Abington Family!

Make new friends and gather the tools you need for a successful college experience at orientation — one of the most valuable days of your summer.
By: Regina Broscius
New Student Orientation is the first in a series of events is designed to welcome you to the Penn State Abington community.

It's official — your college career is just weeks away and Penn State Abington faculty, staff, and students can't wait to help you prepare at New Student Orientation

The day includes lots of important information including:

  • Educational planning and academic advising sessions
  • Discussions about staying healthy, campus safety, and respecting diversity
  • Getting involved and engaged in academic and campus life
  • Financing your education and paying your bill

Other sessions focus on our expectations for you as an Abington student including standards of academic integrity and personal responsibility. And don't leave without obtaining your Penn State ID+ card! 

New Student Orientation

Orientation Leaders give detailed tours at New Student Orientation so you know where to find advisers and pay your bill — and most importantly, where to find the cafeteria!

Credit: Judy Reale
New Student Orientation

Learning the ins and outs of Penn State's online resources for coursework, scheduling, and other assistance.

Credit: Judy Reale
Orientation Leaders

A select group of current Penn State Abington students serve as Orientation Leaders. They help prepare new students for the fall semester and introduce them to campus life.

Credit: Judy Reale

A lunch break gives you the opportunity to discuss what you've discovered with family members who attend sessions tailored to their needs.

Credit: Judy Reale

If you need assistance regarding New Student Orientation or any other matters, contact Penn State Abington admissions at [email protected] or call 215-881-7600.

Penn State Abington, formerly the Ogontz campus, offers baccalaureate degrees in 18 majors at its suburban location just north of Philadelphia. Nearly half of our 4,000 students complete all four years at Abington, with opportunities in undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more. Students can start the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors at Abington and complete their degrees at University Park or another campus. Lions Gate, our first residence hall, will open in August. 

What's Next?

 New Student Day, August 18: The Class of 2021 gathers for the first time for a to kick off the fall semester with team building activities and last-minute academic preparations.

Involvement Fair, date to be determined: Find out about academic/professional, sports, campus offices, culture, service and philanthropy, and special interests. Did you know research shows that students who are involved are more successful in academics, more likely to stay in school and are more marketable?