New Students

Welcome to Penn State York! We're glad you have accepted your offer of admission and we look forward to meeting you during the orientation and welcome programs. Check out the program details below and contact us if you have any questions.

Dr. Bob Farrell addressing students during a previous NSO Advising session


The New Student Orientation (NSO) – Advising program is required for all first-year students to attend. The program is your introduction to Penn State University and Penn State York.

Students during a previous New Student Orientation.


New Student Welcome is an engaging and interactive day centered around new students getting to know each other, the campus, and what makes Penn State York special.

Students eating ice cream during a previous International New Student Orientation

International Students

Mandatory orientation for all international students takes place before classes start.