Utilizing the tools of the internet has been an increasingly important part of helping incoming Penn State freshmen find like-minded Nittany Lions. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, it's their only option.
Every year, The Daily Collegian’s editor-in-chief writes a column to the incoming freshman class as a part of the Collegian’s New Student Orientation content.
In the fall, Penn State can be an exciting place for both returning and new students. Moving in, meeting new friends and starting new classes on a campus filled with spirit are just a few of the highlights you can expect.
New Student Orientation has been added to the list of events that will now take place online — and several incoming Penn State students are skeptical about how it will go.
Are incoming students missing out with no in-person New Student Orientation? Kyle Hutchinson and Braden Dyreson make opposing arguments.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Penn State students are attending Zoom University through at least the summer semester.
Penn State’s New Student Orientation is a lot like the first day of school. You’re kind of excited, until you realize you’ll just be sitting in a classroom most of the time hearing basic, introductory information you most likely could figure out for yourself.
As I refreshed my freshman Penn State e-living account and saw my assignment to Pollock Halls displayed across my phone’s screen, I thought to myself, “well, this sucks.”
Imagine this: it is your first semester at Penn State’s University Park campus, but not your first semester of college. It’s not even your first semester “at Penn State,” so to speak.