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Campus to welcome largest-ever incoming class

8/17/2010 —

Penn State Lehigh Valley will welcome nearly 330 new students, the largest ever incoming class for the campus, with a day of orientation activities on Thursday, August 19, from 9 a.m.-3 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 afield as India, the Bahamas, and Florida to begin their journey as Nittany Lions.


"We are thrilled to welcome so many new students into the Penn State Lehigh Valley family, particularly knowing that we could not have accommodated a class this size just two years ago at our former location," says Ann Williams, chancellor of the campus. "The faculty, staff, and student leaders are eager to introduce the class of 2014 to all that the Center Valley campus, and Penn State, has to offer."


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 12:15 p.m., the entire campus community will gather for a welcome picnic outdoors (weather permitting), followed by a new student mixer complete with music and information about campus services.


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