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First Year Follies

Sunday, Aug 21, 7 pm
Wolf Kuhn Theatre, Misciagna Center for Performing Arts

Presented by your Orientation Leaders, some of campus’s finest actors, you’ll learn the ins and outs of Penn State Altoona in an incredibly entertaining way. 

This event does not require an RSVP.

Ice Cream Social

Sunday, Aug 21, 6 pm
Maple Hall

Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, Residence Hall Association, and the National Residence Hall Honorary Come get some FREE Penn State Creamery ice cream!

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Student Government Association & Leadership Opportunities

Sunday, Aug 21, 5:15 pm
Slep Fireside Lounge

Presented by the SGA Executive Board

Learn about what SGA does, who gets involved, and what personal benefits you could have from joining this student advocacy organization.  You do not have to be interested in politics/government to enjoy SGA! Come find out what you need to know! 

This event does not require an RSVP.

Athlete or Fan; How to Get Involved in Intercollegiate Athletics

Sunday, Aug 21, 4:15 pm
Slep Fireside Lounge

Would you like information regarding how to try out for Varsity athletics?  Come find out how!  Would you like to support our athletic teams on campus by cheering them on at games and competitions?  Come to this session!

This event does not require an RSVP.

Faith & Spirituality at Penn State Altoona

Sunday, Aug 21, 3:15 pm
Slep Fireside Lounge

Presented by the Campus Ministry Staff

Learn about the opportunities available to you to learn about other faiths, explore your own, or worship with others who share in your beliefs.  This session is meant as an introduction to opportunities available throughout the year to all students.          

This event does not require an RSVP.

Office of Information Technology- Drop In Support

Sunday, Aug 21, 3 pm
234 Hawthorn

Do you need help setting up your computer to campus networks?  Do you want to put your PSU email on your smart phone?  Stop by OIT anytime with your device and they’ll help you get set up!

This event does not require an RSVP.

Studying Abroad at Penn State Altoona

Sunday, Aug 21, 1:15 pm
Slep Fireside Lounge

Dr. Beth Seymour, Study Abroad Coordinator

Find out what Penn State Altoona can offer you in regard to studying outside of the United States of America. 

http://www.altoona.psu.edu/studyabroad/

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Performance Arts Opportunities

Sunday, Aug 21, 12 pm
Slep Pondview Lounge

Dr. Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, Assistant Professor of Music

Naomi Baker, Instructor Theatre Arts

Caitlin Osborne, Instructor of Dance and Theatre

Learn about what performance arts opportunities are available to you, regardless of your major, including the student dance company, Ivyside Pride (the vocal arts student group), and theatrical productions (including tech). 

This event does not require an RSVP.

Port Sky Café Open

Sunday, Aug 21, 10 am
Port Sky Café

You may use your meal plan, Lion Cash, or cash/credit card to purchase items. 

This event does not require an RSVP.

Club Sports at Penn State Altoona

Sunday, Aug 21, 11:30 am
Slep Pondview Lounge

John Carey, Director of Recreation and Facilities

Come learn about the offerings and registration process for participating in Club Sports!

This event does not require an RSVP.

Intramurals at Penn State Altoona

Sunday, Aug 21, 11 am
Slep Pondview Lounge

John Carey, Director of Recreation and Facilities

Come learn about the offerings and registration process for intramural sports. 

This event does not require an RSVP.

Free Bus Trip to Wal-Mart

Sunday, Aug 21, 11 am
Hawthorn Parking Lot

Did you forget something at home?  Need to stock up on snacks or clean socks?  Just jump on the bus and get what you need!

Shuttle will return every 45 minutes

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Shuttle Off Campus

Saturday, Aug 20, 10 pm
Smith Parking Lot

Do you need a ride back to your private residence like Nittany Pointe, College Park, or a private, rented house?  Grab a free ride.  If the shuttle isn't there when you arrive, wait patiently.  The driver will be doing loops from 10:00 PM until 1:00 AM. 

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Free Movie: Now You See Me 2

Saturday, Aug 20, 10 pm
150 Hawthorn

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate.

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Down in the Dark: City Casino

Saturday, Aug 20, 9:30 pm
Slep Student Center and Portico

For new students only- bring your PSU ID! Gamble the night away, legally of course, with your Orientation Leaders and Resident Assistants.  There will be black jack, Texas Hold ‘Em, Craps, and more!  Prizes will be given away at the end of the night.  Trust us on this one, you don’t want to miss out!

If the Fantasy Casino isn’t your thing, we will have backyard games set out for pick up games.  There will be sno-cones, popcorn, and cotton candy for you to enjoy as well! Come hang...

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Free Time

Saturday, Aug 20, 4:30 pm

Take part in every college student’s favorite pastime: napping!   Or, walk around campus, familiarize yourself with building locations, etc.  What you do is up to you!  We will see you at the Casino at 9:30 p.m.

If you need anything in the meantime, feel free to stop by the Information Desk at Slep to talk to an Orientation Leader. 

This event does not require an RSVP.

Office of Information Technology- Drop In Support

Saturday, Aug 20, 8 am
234 Hawthorn

Stop by OIT anytime with your devices and they’ll help you get

This event does not require an RSVP.

Tie Dye Event (optional)

Saturday, Aug 20, 4:30 pm
Stewart Athletic Fields (Intramural Fields)

Dye your new shirts any way you like!

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Friends for Life

Saturday, Aug 20, 4 pm
Stewart Athletic Fields (Intramural Fields)

Get your FREE T SHIRT & get a large Class of 2020 group picture taken!  You’ll get to meet the Chancellor and the Nittany Lion.

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Self Made Success: College Lessons from a College CEO

Saturday, Aug 20, 1:45 pm
Wolf Kuhn Theatre, Misciagna Center for Performing Arts

Presented by Jess Ekstrom, Founder and CEO Headbands of Hope

Do you believe that college is the best four years of your life?  College is the time to create the best years of your life! Listen to real stories from a college CEO with tips and ideas for you to make the most of your college experience.

Check out http://www.headbandsofhope.com/ to learn more.

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College 101 with Essie

Saturday, Aug 20, 3 pm
Wolf Kuhn Theatre, Misciagna Center for Performing Arts

You're in college now!!!  Get more... ALCOHOL, DRUGS, and SEX information.  Spin the wheel to win! 

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Lunch**

Saturday, Aug 20, 12:45 pm
Laurel Pavilion

**Provided for students who participate in morning activities.  Port Sky Café will be open for students who wish to dine a la carte.  

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Playfair

Saturday, Aug 20, 11:30 am
Stewart Athletic Fields (Intramural Fields)

… only the most popular orientation activity ever! Meet tons of new friends from the Class of 2020 while laughing, competing, and having an all-around good time! 

This event does not require an RSVP.

Port Sky Café Open

Saturday, Aug 20, 10 am
Port Sky Café

You may use your meal plan, Lion Cash, or cash/credit card to purchase items. 

This event does not require an RSVP.

I’m a Lion for Life: Traditions and Spirit

Saturday, Aug 20, 11 am
Stewart Athletic Fields (Intramural Fields)

Are you ready for your first Penn State athletic event?  Can you sing the Alma Mater along with hundreds of thousands alumni around the world?  Do you know what Penn State traditions are all about?  No worries- we are going to teach you how to “Be a Lion for Life.”

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