All new, first-year students to Penn State must participate in New Student Orientation (NSO) and two New Student Days (NSD). NSO and both NSDs are mandatory for all new students.
Events during the mid-August New Student Days are student-only events (parents, guardians, and families, please join us for New Student Orientation instead).
NSD 1: Lion's Prides
Join Orientation Leaders (OLs) and your fellow students for an informative, fun-filled day that will allow you to succeed at Penn State New Kensington. You will receive lunch, PSNK pride t-shirts, student planners, and more. Come prepared to learn about the campus and enjoy an unforgettable experience during this first mandatory day. The day will include:
- Communication Challenges & Teambuilding
- Campus Safety
- Student Life
- Navigating PSU Technology
- Summer Reading Colloquium
NSD 2: All Prides
The second mandatory New Student Day brings the entire campus community together. All staff and faculty join new students for the following programs:
- Keynote Speaker
- All-Campus Picnic
- Academic Convocation
- Academic Meetings - meet your professors!
- Campus Tours
- Lion's Prides' Olympics