You Did It! You're a Penn Stater!
Congratulations and welcome to Penn State Hazleton. This is an exciting milestone and something to be proud of. Now that you've been accepted, we know you may have a lot of questions. We're here to guide you through the next steps.
But first, new student orientation will help get you familiar with campus life and lay the foundation for your education.
Please note that due to the continued need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, new students and their families are invited to participate in Penn State Orientation, a virtual orientation experience.
What to Expect
Penn State Orientation combines shared events, like a university-wide welcome, with one-on-one interactions with academic advisors and other Penn State staff. You will also have online modules to complete.
Begin by completing the ALEKS online Math Placement Test. You will then be invited via email to make your reservation for orientation. This invitation is sent one day after we receive your ALEKS score. Expect orientation to take several hours from start to finish, split over three-to-five days.
After successfully completing the University Welcome, Orientation Leader meeting, and Orientation Canvas Course, you'll be able to begin scheduling your classes.
As part of orientation, you will need to schedule an advising appointment. This is an important step to ensuring a successful start at Penn State Hazleton. An academic advisor will help you outline your academic goals and interests.
For additional advising information, please visit the Advising and Career Center online, or contact us at 570-450-3194.
Participation in Penn State Orientation is mandatory for transfer students. At Penn State Hazleton, we define a transfer student as someone who has attempted or completed 18 or more credits at another college or university after high school graduation.
As a transfer student, orientation will help connect you with other students and provide you with an introduction to resources and key staff who will guide you in your transition to Penn State Hazleton.
Still have questions about Penn State Orientation? Visit the FAQ.