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When you have completed NSO, you still have a number of things to do to prepare for starting your Penn State and HHD experience. The NSO program provides a comprehensive set of Post-NSO Resources. We want to highlight a few of those, as well as some other information:

  • If you decide to make any changes in the schedule of courses you have planned at NSO, you may want to check with the academic adviser for your major. A complete list of HHD advisers is available.
  • All Penn State students are required to complete programs on alcohol education and sexual assault awareness. These modules can be access through the Office of Student Affairs. Students should review the information Penn State provides on alcohol policies and Sexual Harassment and Assault Reporting and Education (SHARE).
  • All Penn State students are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct. It’s important to review the Code of Conduct before arriving on campus, so you will know what behavior is expected and what the potential consequences are for violations.
  • You should have received a copy of your book for Penn State Reads, designed to provide a shared experience among new students, encourage intellectual engagement within and beyond the classroom, stimulate critical thinking, and foster a deeper connection to Penn State's mission and core values. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to read the book and participate in the related planned events. Throughout the year, you will have an opportunity to attend featured lectures, participate in class conversations, attend programming in Residence Halls, and engage with other first-year students in dialogue about the concepts introduced in the book.

When you return to Penn State, you’ll begin with Welcome Week activities. You’ll receive more information about Welcome Week later this summer, but we want to highlight a few HHD Welcome Week Activities.