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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation


August 21, 2024    
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Penn Highlands Richland
101 Community College Way, Johnstown, PA, 15904

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Attendance is required for all new students. Our orientation program helps you smoothly transition into the College community, academically and socially. You’ll learn how to maximize your college experience and acquire key skills for success. You’ll also get to meet classmates, administrators, and staff, understand your career path, and learn about the technology and processes necessary for your first day of classes.

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We are excited to welcome you as a new student and look forward to assisting you to become acclimated to the resources and services available. Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2024 from 9:30am – 3:30pm for students from all our locations at the Richland Campus. Transportation will be provided from each of our Center locations for those who indicate a need. If transportation is needed, you will be contacted with further details.

Each student may bring up to two guests. Check-in is from 8:30am – 9:15am. The Bookstore will be open before and after Orientation; a Resource and Activity Fair will be held from 8:30am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 3:30pm for you to complete your New Student Checklist prior to departing for the day. You will be obligated to stay the entire day.