Your First Day On Campus

Learn about Job Opportunities

Do you want to work on campus? Many on-campus departments offer exciting job opportunities. Housing and Food Services employs many students, and offers flexible hours and a convenient work location that makes it easy to fit a job into your busy life. Watch for signs and advertisements for more information, or complete an online application to work for Housing and Food Services.

Set Up Your Computer

Once you've moved into your room, you can set up your Internet connection by going to

Enjoy Fun Stuff 

There will be plenty of activities during the week - tours and movies, games and crafts, and even karaoke. Take the first few days upon your arrival to explore all the new and exciting things that you can do during the semester! Check out your orientation packet for more details.

Take a Tour

Take a tour of campus and learn where your classes will be, find bus stop locations, visit University landmarks, and meet some new people. Learn about the history of Penn State as you walk the expansive campus. Remember to bring comfortable shoes. 

Lion Ambassadors will be hosting campus tours on Sat., Aug. 21. Tours will start on the hour between 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and will meet at the front entrance of the Reed Student Union Building.

Read a Newspaper

The Newspaper Readership Program is provided to enhance your living and learning experience. The local paper the Erie Times and national favorites (USA Today and The New York Times) are available free of charge Monday through Friday throughout campus in special newspaper machines. Your Penn State id+ Card is used to open the machines.