Liberal Arts Welcome Week takes place at the start of each fall, spring, and summer semester. Through events and programming geared towards all Liberal Arts students, it provides an opportunity for students across our majors to not only learn about valuable resources in the college but to also get to know other members of the Penn State Liberal Arts community.
Summer 2024 Welcome Week
New Student Welcome Meeting
Tuesday, June 27, 1:00–3:00 p.m., 121 Sparks Building
All incoming, first-year students, change-of-campus students, and transfer students are invited to attend the New Student Welcome Meeting to meet and hear from faculty, staff, and current students.
Fall 2023 Welcome Week
Drop-In Academic Advising
Monday, August 21–Friday, August 25
9:00–11:30 a.m. and 1:30–3:30 p.m.
There will be no scheduled Academic Advising appointments during the first week of classes. Instead, students can stop by their adviser’s office for a fifteen-minute meeting to ask a quick question about courses for the fall semester. The meetings will happen on a first come, first served basis.
Peer Advising Office Hours
Monday–Friday. 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
102 Sparks Building
Peer advisers are current students in the College of the Liberal Arts who are trained to help new students adjust to college life, explore opportunities for social and academic engagement, and find ways to connect to the college and to peers. Peer advisers also work with upper-division students to address a variety of academic and other concerns.
Peer Success Coaching Office Hours
Monday–Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. and Friday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
138 Sparks Building or Virtual Appointment
Students can meet with a peer success coach through the Chaiken Center for Student Success to receive help navigating college and University resources. Peer success coaches provide personalized action plans on topics such as goal setting, motivational techniques, stress management, studying strategies, time management, and more. Sign up in Starfish to meet with a peer success coach!
Liberal Arts Undergraduate Festival
Tuesday, August 29, Noon–2:00 p.m.
Explore the forty-nine majors, fifty-three minors, and six Student Services offices in the College of the Liberal Arts. Enjoy fresh popcorn and delicious Berkey Creamery ice cream, prize giveaways, basket raffles, selfies to share on social media, and more! The Career Enrichment Network will also host a mock career fair.
Drop-In or Pop-In Career Support
Every Wednesday beginning August 30, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
101 Sparks Building or Zoom
Not sure if your résumé is as competitive as it can be? Want some help with your job or internship search? Not even sure where to start? Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network career coaches will be available for fifteen-minute sessions to help you in your career development.
Liberal Arts First-Year Lecture
Thursday, August 31, 1:35–2:25 p.m.
Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
Nick Pearson, associate teaching professor of psychology, will present “Psychology, Sustainability, and Circuity: Three Words That Sound Like They Should Start With The Same Letter, And How They Can Save The Planet,” which relates to the college’s Moments of Change: Creating a Livable Planet sustainability-focused theme.