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Campus to welcome more than 350 new students

8/10/2011 —

Continuing its trend of growth, Penn State Lehigh Valley will welcome more than 350 new students, exceeding last year's number, with a day of orientation activities on Thurs., Aug. 18, from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


While the majority of Penn State Lehigh Valley's new class hails from the Keystone State, some students are traveling from as far as China to begin their journey as Nittany Lions.


"We are thrilled to welcome so many new students into the Penn State Lehigh Valley family. Our faculty, staff, and student leaders are eager to introduce the class of 2015 to all that Penn State has to offer," says Ann Williams, chancellor of the campus.


During their New Student Orientation activities on Thursday, the new Penn Staters will find out more about how to make the most of their college experience through group sessions, a diversity-themed performance by the Metamorphosis Theatre Company, and workshops covering everything from athletics, to majors, to service learning.


At 11:45 a.m., a new student mixer, complete with music and information about campus services, will let the students get to know their classmates, and the entire campus community will gather for a welcome picnic outdoors (weather permitting) at 12:45 p.m.


For more information, or for media inquiries, please contact Allison Goodin at 610-285-5067 or e-mail aag18@psu.edu.

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