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Parents of New Students

Parents & Families of New Students

Welcome to the Nittany Lion family!

The Parents Program offers a variety of services for parents of Penn State, University Park students. Our staff is available to answer your questions, make referrals, and provide timely information to assist you and your student during the transition to our University. If you have any questions prior to your student’s arrival, please email us at or call 814-863-1313.

While your student will receive information about important deadlines closer to the start of their first semester, you may be wondering what next steps you can take to support your student and begin your orientation to Penn State.

Important Information Regarding New Students

Please review all of the links as they contain important information for your new student at University Park.

New Students Should...

New Parent and Family Members

Resources for Specific Student Populations

Parents of Commonwealth Campus Students

222 Boucke Building | 814.863.1313 | Contact The Penn State Parents Program