New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation / First-Year Experience

New Student Orientation (NSO) Spring 2018

Congratulations on your admission to Penn State Hazleton!

We are looking forward to meeting you during a New Student Orientation (NSO) Welcome Reception on Monday, January 8, at 12:15 p.m. in Graham 109 to introduce you to the chancellor, director of academic affairs, program coordinators and other staff and students who will help you get through your first week as a new Penn State student.

Please confirm your attendance by scheduling your January 8 New Student Orientation through one of the following links:

New students:

Transfer students:

Other events have been scheduled throughout the week to assist in your transition to the Penn State Hazleton community. Please plan ahead to attend all the events:

Monday, January 8

New Student Reception
12:15 p.m.
Graham 109

• Chancellor and DAA welcome
• Student panel with orientation leaders, Lion Ambassadors, Student Government Assiociation reps to help you “get connected.”
• Introduction of program coordinators

Tuesday, January 9

"Get Connected" technology session for new students
12:15 p.m.
Graham 101

Introduction to Penn State systems including WebMail, LionPATH, etc. to help you be academically successful.

First-year students - This session is your first FYE class. Attendance is mandatory!

Wednesday, January 10

Sophomores changing major and campus in fall 2018
12:15 p.m.
Kostos 1

Discussion of LionPATH processes Update Academics and Update Campus, along with other important information on declaring a major and changing campus.

Club Fair
11 to 1 p.m.
Upper Butler Lobby

Get involved in campus clubs and organizations!

Billing and financial aid information session
12:15 p.m.
Graham 109

Overview of the financial aid and billing processes, including financial aid options to cover your balance and how to pay your bill on LionPATH. 

Thursday, January 11

Crazy Bob’s Game Show
Time TBA
Highacres Café

Have fun and win big prizes by playing games to test your trivia and music knowledge or your skill at charades!


Additional information

Penn State ID

To obtain you Penn State id+ card, visit the Housing and Food Services Office in the Highacres Café, the campus dining hall, (located directly in front of you at the first stop sign when you enter campus). Please bring a valid driver’s license, passport, state-issued photo or military ID, or permanent resident card to obtain your Penn State id+ card.

The Housing and Food Services Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pre-NSO Homework

A list of items that you should complete prior to starting your career as a Penn State student in the fall has been compiled at

Please review the list and complete each item before your NSO as appropriate. All must be completed by the posted due dates.

Items in particular you must complete before meeting with your adviser and attending NSO are:

  • Completion of the Pre-Registration Activity Guide in your LionPATH Student Center
  • Completion of Educational Planning Survey
  • Instructions on how to submit proof of your immunization to University Health Services

Transfer Students only - The Undergraduate Admissions Office has already sent you an Evaluation of Transferable Credits letter. If you have not done so, please remember to take action on any course in that letter titled “TRN – Transfer Pending Review.” To take action, you are required to submit a course syllabus for evaluation along with course descriptions to   

Traveling to Penn State Hazleton

Directions to Penn State Hazleton are available at After getting your Penn State id+ in the Highacres Cafe, park in Lot F by the Physical Education Building.

If you have not yet been contacted by the Advising Center, please call us at 570-450-3194 for more information regarding your transition to Penn State Hazleton. Please note: the campus will be closed from December 22 – January 1, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you on the first day of classes – Monday, January 8.