Welcome to Penn State!

All new students to Penn State must participate in orientation events before their first semester at the University.

During orientation programming, you will meet with faculty and staff, begin to develop goals for your time at Penn State, learn about campus resources, schedule courses for your first semester, and take part in New Student Days (NSD). 

Student with Nittany Lion mascot at Orientation

First-Year Student Orientation

Incoming, first-year students for a fall semester to Penn State New Kensington go through a three-step, in-person process starting with New Student Orientation (NSO) advising and scheduling, followed by two campus New Student Days (NSD) held the week before classes begin. 

Student talking at table at spring Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation

Students transferring to Penn State New Kensington from another institution should attend a Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) day event, which includes advising and scheduling and learning more about the campus and University.

Three students sitting at table smiling

International Student Orientation

New international students coming to Penn State are invited to attend a mandatory International Student Orientation (ISO) program that includes advising and scheduling for classes, as well as learn about important processes such as travel, work information and more.