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Diverse fields of study that share one
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New students can explore University Park and enter to win prizes!

Learn about Penn State and the College of Health and Human Development

The first few days and weeks being on-campus can be overwhelming and we want to help you learn about campus and some of the resources available to you. Attend as many of the following events or participate in the activities to earn a Passport stamp.

Get your Passport at the Dean’s Welcome Meeting on June 29 and get ready to take flight! For those of you who are remote this summer, your Passport will be emailed to your Penn State email. Remote students can still win LionCash and earn up to 8 stamps, however, not all Passport events have a remote option.  Students living on campus or in the State College area should plan to attend events in person in order to receive stamps and win LionCash!

Prizes: 

  • Earn 12 stamps to win $50 in LionCash. 
  • Earn 8-10 stamps to win $25 in LionCash. 
  • Earn 4-7 stamps to win $10 in LionCash. 

Obtaining stamps: For every designated Passport location or event, you will receive a stamp to place on your Passport. Some stamps can be acquired through accomplishing tasks and are not time specific while others require your attendance at a specific date, time, and location.

Lost Passport: If you lose your Passport, a new one may be obtained in 9 Henderson; however, stamps are non-transferrable.

Deadline: Turn in your Passport to Assistant Dean, Megan Owens in 9 Henderson by Wednesday, August 11, 2021. 

Events and activities

Task Date/Time Location Description For students studying virtually
Summer Dean's Meeting

June 29
11:30 a.m.

22 Biobehavioral Health Building Welcome to Health and Human Development (HHD)! During the Dean's Meeting you will learn more about resources, expectations, and opportunities through HHD. Join us via Zoom 
Pizza Party on the Patio June 29
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Biobehavioral Health Patio After the HHD Summer Dean's Meeting grab some pizza and chat with your advisers, faculty, and staff of HHD! This is a chance to ask questions about classes and advising, navigating campus, and how to get involved.  
Chat with an adviser or faculty member at the pizza party. June 29
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Biobehavioral Health Patio    
Follow Us on Instagram Anytime Virtual Follow the College of Health and Human Development on Instagram (@pennstatehhd)  
Attend Tuesday Talk July 13
5:45 p.m.
10 Henderson Building Join us for a free dinner and for a special topics talk from an HHD special guest!  Join via Zoom.
Donuts with the Assistant Dean July 14 
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
9 Henderson Building Drop by for a donut and chat with the Assistant Dean and other special guests. Join via Zoom.
HHD at the Spikes July 18
3:15 p.m.
Medlar Field Students get a free tour of the stadium plus free admission for the Spikes game starting at 4pm!   
Attend Tuesday Talk July 20
5:45 p.m.
10 Henderson Building Join us for a free dinner and for a special topics talk from an HHD special guest!  Join via Zoom.
Attend Tuesday Talk July 27
5:45 p.m.
10 Henderson Building Join us for a free dinner and for a special topics talk from an HHD special guest!  Join via Zoom.
Ice Cream Social August 6
5:00 p.m.
Front steps of Henderson Building Grab a cup of ice cream and mingle with your classmates for a final goodbye and celebrate the end of summer classes!