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Daily Agenda for 2015

Directly below you will find the student and family agendas for New Student Orientation Part 1: Academic Advising 2015.

If there are questions which cannot be answered adequately in this period of time, a family conference is available at the end of the day’s program to provide more time for discussion.

New Student Orientation (NSO) Part 1: Academic Advising

Student Agenda

8:45 a.m. Check-in – Conference Center
9:00 a.m.  Welcome – The NSO Part 1: Academic Advising objectives and activities will be discussed.
9:30 a.m. 

Educational Planning Interview and Academic Information Sessions – Advising and Career Development/Main Classroom Building

Educational Planning Interview – Students will meet individually with an academic adviser to discuss the student’s ALEKS Math Assessment results and placement into English courses and help the student evaluate his/her educational plans, interests, curricular goals, and other issues related to the academic experience at Penn State.

Academic Information Session – During this small group meeting, students will discuss the nature of the transition from high school to college, learn to use academic resources in order to develop a schedule of classes, learn to use eLion (the University’s electronic advising system), review general education requirements, and discuss the opportunities available in a diverse academic community.

11:30 a.m. Academic Advising/Course Scheduling – Room 5 - Romano Administration Building
Students will meet with advisers to discuss academic plans and the requirements for their intended majors. Students will select and schedule their classes for fall 2014 semester and compose/send emails to their advisers.
12:10-1:00 p.m. Next Steps and Campus Resources – Students and families will meet in the Conference Center to learn about Part 2 of NSO. Representatives from various campus offices will be available to discuss resources and answer questions.

 

New Student Orientation (NSO) Part 1: Academic Advising

Family Agenda

8:45 a.m. Check-in – Conference Center
9:00 a.m. Welcome – The NSO Part 1: Academic Advising objectives and activities will be discussed.
9:30-10:00 a.m. Partnering with Penn State – An overview of the academic structure at Penn State will be presented, along with ways that families can support their students.
10:00-10:45 a.m.              Academic success and Transition to College– Presentation by the Nittany Success Center, including learning support resources and communication channels.
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Financial Aid and Billing
12:10-1:00 p.m. Next Steps and Campus Resources– Students and families will meet in the Conference Center to learn about Part 2 of NSO. Representatives from various campus offices will be available to discuss resources and answer questions.