Schuylkill launches online community, info sessions for incoming students

Penn State Schuylkill entrance gate
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SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. – New Penn State Schuylkill students may not be able to participate in the usual on-campus orientation events this summer, but they’ll still be able to meet classmates, make new friends, and get connected to faculty and staff.

Through LionConnect, Penn State Schuylkill’s online hub for events and student organizations, incoming students can participate in the Fall 2020 Incoming Class group. From there, students can share messages, pictures, and videos to each other in the group news feed; hear from current students and spring 2020 graduates; and register for more than a dozen information sessions designed to help them acclimate to their new college home.

“The LionConnect group functions similarly to social media group pages, with the added benefit of being a private platform just for the campus community,” said Bryan Valentine, director of student affairs and engagement at Penn State Schuylkill. “We have an incredible lineup of programming for our new students, and I’m looking forward to getting to know each of them and welcoming them to Penn State Schuylkill.”

Full details on the upcoming events can be found in the LionConnect Fall 2020 Incoming Class group. The schedule includes:

Student Aid and Veterans Services Information Session
Thursday, June 18
4 to 4:30 p.m.

Bookstore and Bursar Office Information Session
Monday, June 22
11 to 11:30 a.m.

Athletics and Eligibility Information Session
Monday, June 22
11:30 a.m. to noon

International Students Information Session
Wednesday, June 24
9 to 10 a.m.

Co-Op and Career Services Information Session
Thursday, June 25
11 to 11:30 a.m.

Information Technology and Library Information Session
Thursday, July 9
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Food Services and Police Services Information Session
Monday, July 13
11 to 11:30 a.m.

Student Aid Drop-In Sessions

  • Tuesday, June 23, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, July 10, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 15, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. to  2 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Students with questions about accessing the LionConnect group should contact Valentine at [email protected] or 570-385-6114.