SIA Fall 2019 Orientation

Orientation for the class of 2021 will take place on August 22 and 23 in the Lewis Katz Building. New students will have professional headshots taken and will be introduced to the School of International Affairs with presentations from Dean Hari Osofsky, Director Scott Gartner, Director of Admissions Christie Persio, Director of Academic Advising and Student Affairs Claudia Prieto, and Director of Career Services Grant Littke, among other members of the SIA community. Orientation will also include a resource fair, tours of the Katz Building, and more. Please see below for a full schedule of orientation events and activities.

SIA ORIENTATION AGENDA — Thursday, August 22
8:00 - 9:15 a.m. Check-in, professional headshot photo, breakfast Katz Atrium & Auditorium
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Welcome Message
Director of Admissions Christie Persio
Dean Hari Osofsky
Katz Auditorium
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Convocation
Director Scott Gartner
Katz Auditorium
9:45 - 9:55 a.m. Academic & Student Information
Claudia Prieto, Director of Academic Advising & Student Affairs
Katz Auditorium
9:55 - 10:05 a.m. Capstone Planning, Internships, Employment, & Professional Development
Grant Littke, Director of Career Services
Katz Auditorium
10:05 - 10:10 a.m. Financial Information
Rachel Arnold, Assistant to the Financial Officer
Susan Bogart, Director of Financial Aid
Katz Auditorium
10:10 - 10:20 a.m. Information Technology
Matt Gardner, Assistant Dean for Digital Learning and Information Technology
Katz Auditorium
10:20 - 10:30 a.m. Break Katz Auditorium
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Second-Year Student Panel Katz Auditorium
11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Class Photo Katz Lawn
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Katz Atrium
12:30 - 12:45 p.m. Walk to Kern Building with Student Ambassadors Meet in Katz
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Graduate School Orientation Kern Building

 

SIA ORIENTATION AGENDA — Friday, August 23
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. University Resource Fair with Donuts and Coffee Katz Atrium
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cultural Awareness Presentation Katz Auditorium
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch 012 Katz
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Experiential Activities Katz Building Grounds

 

SIA WELCOME PICNIC — Tuesday, August 27
12:15 - 12:30 p.m. Meet Student Ambassadors & Walk to Sunset Park Katz Atrium
12:30 - 2:15 p.m. SIA Welcome Picnic Sunset Park
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Return to Katz with Student Ambassadors Sunset Park/Katz Building

 

ORIENTATION FOLLOW-UP WORKSHOPS (MANDATORY)
Thursday, August 29
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Group Academic Advising Workshop 114 Katz Building
Tuesday, September 3
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Penn State Library Resources for SIA Students 116 Katz Building
Thursday, September 5
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Professional Development Workshop 114 Katz Building
Thursday, September 12
12:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Graduate Writing Workshop 114 Katz Building

 

Date/Time: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 (All day) to Friday, August 23, 2019 (All day)
Location: 
Lewis Katz Building