First-year students move into residence halls on August 19Penn State Berks will welcome nearly 400 first-year members to its residential community as part of the campus' annual orientation program on Friday, August 19, 2011. Students will move into the residence halls from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. There will be a welcome reception for students and their families in the Multipurpose Room in the Perkins Student Center from 2:30-4:00 p.m., which will be attended by student leaders, faculty, staff, and alumni of the college.
In an effort to establish connections with parents and families, Penn State Berks will present a parent's and family orientation following the welcome reception from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the tent outside the Perkins Student Center. This session will address how families can support their student. In the meantime, incoming students will attend a residential student orientation from 4:00-7:00 p.m. This program is geared toward providing keys to successful residence hall living. The evening’s events for students include a residence hall rally, late-night sand volleyball, and casino night.
The Penn State Berks Orientation Program is staffed by over 100 orientation leaders, twenty-three resident assistants, and other college staff members who make every effort to help students and their families to make a smooth transition to college life.