Welcome Day and First-Year Engagement

Welcome Day and First-Year Engagement

Welcome Day

Welcome Day is a program offered for entering students immediately before the start of the fall semester. Welcome Day is a student-facilitated program, led by upperclass students who will assist new students with their transition to Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Here first-year and transfer students will have the opportunity to meet returning students as well as faculty and staff in small group settings. A special program is offered to Adult Students that targets their special interests.

For more information on Welcome Day, please contact the Student Activities Coordinator, Jackie Warnick-Piatt at 570-675-9284 or send email to jxw64@psu.edu.  You may also contact the Director of Student Services and Engagement, Wanda Ochei, at 570-675-9225 or send email to wlo103@psu.edu.

First-Year Engagement

First-Year Engagement (FYE) at Penn State Wilkes-Barre is an Academic Affairs program for first-year students. All baccalaureate degree students must complete an FYE course within their first year of enrollment at Penn State. Topics covered include an Introduction to Penn State culture, information literacy, collaboration skills, and other skills necessary to be successful in college.