Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

1st Weekend Schedules

All new students (first-year and transfer) will receive personalized 1st Weekend schedules at check-in on Friday, August 28, when more than 100 student leaders will don navy t-shirts to welcome you and help you move in to your home away from home. In the meantime, here is some important check-in information that will help you plan your arrival, as well as some of the highlights for Friday.

Event Location Time
Check-In for Resident Students (Required) Pennington Lounge, Academic Center 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch (Students show ID's; Families and guests $8.80) Dining Hall, Wertz Student Center 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Check-In for Commuter Students (Required) Pennington Lounge, Academic Center 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Commuter/Transfer Reception Pennington Lounge, Academic Center 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Family and Guest Reception Snowden Library, Academic Center 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
New Student Photo: Class of 2024 and Transfers (Required) Lamade Gymnasium 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Procession and Opening the Sykes Gates (Required) Little League Blvd on to Market Street 3:50 p.m.
New Student Convocation (Required) Fultz Quadrangle in front of Rich Hall 4:00 p.m.
Presidential Reception (Required)** Fultz Quadrangle Immediately following Convocation

A note for families: We look forward to welcoming families and guests on Friday as well. Families who are able to make it to campus should plan to depart after the Presidential Reception.

Below you will find a sample of a full 1st Weekend schedule for students, as well as a schedule for families from 1st Weekend 2019.