New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation, Welcome Weekend and First-Year Experience

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New Student Orientation (NSO)

Congratulations on your admission to Penn State Hazleton!

We are looking forward to working with you this summer during New Student Orientation (NSO), Welcome Weekend and First-Year Experience (FYE) to help you become acquainted with the Penn State Hazleton community.

New Student Orientation (NSO) is the first stage of a three-step process that assists first-year students with their transition to college by introducing them to academic culture and campus resources. NSO helps students understand how their scholastic preparation and academic ability intersect with their educational and professional interests, academic structure, and degree programs of the University.

NSO will provide you with the opportunity to learn about your ALEKS Math Assessment results, meet with an academic adviser to review your educational plans, and register in advance for fall semester classes. In addition, you will participate in programs designed to expose you to the college experience at Penn State.

Once you complete the online ALEKS Math Assessment, you will receive an email requesting you schedule your New Student Orientation. Within the registration system, you will be able to choose an orientation date, add guests to bring to NSO, and complete required modules and paperwork before attending Penn State Hazleton in the fall.

If you cannot attend your scheduled NSO date, please contact the Academic Advising Center at 570-450-3194 to select a new date.

Transfer Students

Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) at Penn State Hazleton is designed to provide you with the same type of introductions to the academic culture and campus resources available to first-year students. Once your acceptance fee is paid, you will receive an email invitation to make a reservation for your TSO program at Penn State Hazleton.

For additional advising information, please visit the Advising Center website at: or call 570-450-3194.

Welcome Weekend

Penn State Hazleton's annual Welcome Weekend begins Saturday, August 18 for all first-year students.

Welcome Weekend marks the opening of the academic year and includes events that allow for students to explore academic and co-curricular opportunities. Student involvement in these activities is critical to help students get off to a good start while acclimating to Penn State Hazleton. In addition to the activities offered during Welcome Weekend, students will also have the chance to meet many of Penn State Hazleton's faculty and staff.

Welcome Weekend highlights

Save the dates!

Welcome Weekend & First-Year Student Move-In: Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19.

First-Year Experience (FYE)

First-Year Experience, which typically occurs in the first semester, is a class students take to learn more about Penn State and themselves. It is designed to help students transition to the collegiate environment. Most first-year students are scheduled into FYE classes in their first semester.