Congratulations New Scholars New Scholar Orientation Experiences

Welcome to the Schreyer Scholar family! We are thrilled to have you join us in the fall. This page will provide you with important and timely information you need to succeed in your orientation to Penn State and the Schreyer Honors College — it is a journey!

Penn State is a large, multi-faceted institution. As a new Schreyer Scholar, you will quickly learn how easy it is to find community and belonging in Schreyer. Whether you are entering the College as a first-, second-, or third-year student at University Park or one of our campuses, we have designed a welcoming and inclusive orientation program with you in mind. You belong.

SHO TIME students posing at the We Are statue

Orientation Information

First-Year University Park Scholars

New Student Orientation (NSO)

Your orientation to Penn State begins during New Student Orientation (NSO). All new first-year students to Penn State must participate in NSO. Special NSO dates are set for incoming University Park Schreyer Scholars each year, and first-year Scholars are automatically added to those dates. Schreyer Honors College will hold open houses on each of those dates for incoming Scholars to meet with and ask questions of Schreyer staff and leadership, current Scholars, and other incoming families.

Schreyer NSO Dates

There will be four Schreyer Scholar New Student Orientation (NSO) dates this year at University Park:

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • Monday, June 3, 2024 - Tuesday, June 4, 2024
  • Thursday, June 13, 2024 - Friday, June 14, 2024
  • Sunday, July 7, 2024 - Monday, July 8, 2024
Welcome to the Community: An Evening of Connection for New Parents and Families
  • 7:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Atherton Hall

On day one of each of the four Schreyer Scholar NSO dates, Schreyer will host an evening exclusively for the parents and families of new Schreyer Scholars. Join us after dinner on your own for desserts, music and conversation with the Dean, Schreyer staff and other new families. Parents and families can craft personalized messages for their Scholars and at the end of each evening, the names of all attendees will be entered for a random drawing. Need not be present to win.

Open House for All New Scholars & Families
  • 2:30 - 5:00 PM
  • Atherton Hall

On day two of each of the four Schreyer Scholar NSO dates, Schreyer will host an Open House. Scholars and their families are invited to Atherton Hall for Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream. This is a great opportunity to speak directly with the Deans and staff, meet your fellow incoming Scholars, and have all your questions answered before departing for home.

Date Conflicts

If you are unable to make the Schreyer-specific dates above, please contact Student Orientation and Transition Programs to select a new NSO date that works best for you. Please be assured that new Scholars will receive all the important information if they are not able to attend on the scheduled day for Scholars.

New Student Orientation (NSO)

Schreyer Honors Orientation (SHO TIME)

Schreyer Honors College holds a welcoming and inclusive orientation to the Schreyer community for all new Scholars. Schreyer Honors Orientation (SHO TIME) is the beginning of your Schreyer journey. Scholar move-in and arrival for 2024 is August 22.

Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by the Dean, staff, and more than 60 Scholar Peer Educators who were where you are today not that long ago. Peer Educators serve as trusted friends, mentors, and advocates for all new Scholars, and they are eager to connect and engage with you throughout your orientation experience.

During SHO TIME, Peer Educators introduce new Scholars to the college's academic requirements, mission and vision, community, student life, resources, and more through two days of entertaining and interactive programming.

Schedule
Thursday, August 22, 2024
Arrival Day and Check-In for Schreyer Scholars
SHO TIME Registration and Check-In

Welcome! You will be greeted by your Peer Educators as you begin your SHO TIME experience. Parents and families please prepare to say your goodbyes before the start of the next session. Students will depart 100 Thomas to begin their orientation. Parents and Families will not have an opportunity to connect with them after the next session.

Welcome to SHO TIME 2024

Your orientation to the Schreyer Honors College begins with a special welcome from the Dean of the Honors College and your SHO TIME Peer Educators. Students will depart this session with Peer Educators to begin their orientation program. Parents and Families can look forward to remaining in the auditorium for a special program with Dean Mather.

Parents and Families Information Session (Parents and Families Only)

Join Patrick T. Mather, Dean of the Schreyer Honors College, and Cyndy Hill, Director of the Penn State Parents Program, for information sessions designed specifically for parents and families. Have all your questions about Schreyer and SHO TIME answered before leaving campus.

SHO TIME Welcome Activities

New Scholars, get ready to begin a one-of-a-kind orientation experience with fun and engaging activities on the HUB Lawn! Your Peer Educators will have games and explore campus before dinner. A great opportunity to meet other first-year Scholars, have your questions answered by your Peer Educators, and enjoy the Penn State campus.

Blue/White Spirit Dinner

Enjoy time in your new community while experiencing a special themed dining experience. Your Peer Educators will help you feel right at home as you enjoy a variety of tailgate foods, game-day cookies, and Penn State Creamery ice cream.

SHO TIME "First Night"

Let's continue the FUN! The unique and interactive scavenger hunt is a one-of-kind opportunity for you to engage with your peers while exploring campus and vying to claim first place. We will gather together for a big reveal of the winners and end the night with Peer Educator led games.

Friday, August 23, 2024
Welcome and Shaping Your Scholar Success

Dean Mather welcomes all new Scholars to the Honors College community and highlights the history, mission, vision, and values of the College. Learn more about the New Scholar Experience designed to maximize a genuine sense of belonging in Schreyer and at Penn State. Ask us anything!

Peer Educator Chats

Take advantage of this time with your Peer Educators to chat informally in a small group setting.

PSreUse Lunch

Take advantage of a popular sustainability initiative and learn more about sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives on campus. Select your favorite lunch options in a reusable container.

Who's Who in Schreyer?

Join Schreyer Honors College staff and others for engaging conversations about shaping your success as a Scholar with the various resources available to you within the College. Choose from multiple sessions to engage in what interests you the most.

Introduction to LA 197: "Foundations of Scholar Success"

Join our Peer Educators as they showcase a Schreyer-specific class available to first-year Scholars. Peer-to-peer discussions based around community and the welcoming environment of the Schreyer Honors College. Registration still open.

Peer Educator Activities and Project 2027: Letter to Your Future Self

Enjoy some down time with your SHO TIME group as you engage in a variety of fun and interactive orientation activities and participate in a treasured tradition in the College--writing a letter to your future self.

International Smorgasbord

Enjoy a variety of international entrees and desserts. There is still time to be a part of Project 2027: Your Letter to Future Self. New Scholars will receive this letter upon their graduation; a treasured tradition in the College.

The One and Only Brain Show

This SHO TIME tradition is a beloved highlight of orientation. It features all the fun and excitement of a TV game show with you as participants. Test your knowledge and wit on a variety of subjects, including fun facts about Penn State and the Schreyer Honors College.

Don't Call it a Goodbye...It's Time to Continue the Adventure
  • 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Immediately following the Brain Show, it's time to celebrate your successful completion of your orientation program and look forward to the first day of classes. Be sure to ask your Peer Educators where you can receive your Schreyer Swag.

If you have questions or an orientation conflict (i.e. Blue Band or other orientation program), please contact us at shotime@psu.edu.

Penn State Arrival Information

Foundations of Scholar Success (LA 197)

Foundations of Scholar Success is the continuation of your orientation journey. This semester-long one-credit course helps you build key skills needed for success while fostering connections with peers and Scholar mentors. First-year Scholars, regardless of campus, are highly recommended to register for this course during their first fall semester in Schreyer Honors College.

Foundations of Scholar Success is different from a first-year seminar course. This experience is about finding and strengthening your community and support systems within Schreyer. It will also help you understand how to bring and apply the Schreyer mission and values to your honors college journey. In this course, taught by credentialed peer educators, Scholars can expect a variety of activities, including engaging discussions, reflections, and group outings. Scholars will explore Schreyer and Penn State resources, discover out-of-classroom opportunities and funding sources, develop personal and academic success strategies, and learn insider tips to navigate Schreyer and Penn State.

This class will meet weekly for one hour throughout the fall. It is focused on discussion during class, rather than homework. Outside of class work will be minimal and may include activities such as reflecting or blogging. The course is being graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

How to Schedule

Log into LionPath to add an available section of LA 197 to your schedule during New Student Orientation (NSO) or after.

Welcome Week & Scholar Involvement Fair

Welcome Week is a time for exploring Penn State, learning about involvement opportunities, and enjoying exciting campus events.

During this week, we invite you to check out the All-Scholar Involvement Fair to learn about student organizations in Schreyer. The Scholar Involvement Fair will be held on September 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Atherton Hall.

Scholar Housing

Have you completed your housing contract yet? All first-year Scholars at University Park are strongly encouraged to live in the Schreyer Honors College Living Learning Community in Atherton or Simmons Hall. You can update your housing preference any time before May 20 by visiting eLiving.

Our Honors Community
The GLOBE: A Schreyer Living Learning Community

The GLOBE is a close-knit community of globally minded individuals who have the desire to foster global awareness and an international perspective. First-year Scholars interested in applying or learning more about the GLOBE can do so on their website. Applications for The Globe will be available in May and due in June.

Peer Educators

Director
Lia Gerboc headshot
Lia Gerboc Biology (BS) she/her/hers Lake Mary, FL lng5172@psu.edu
Emma Khoury headshot
Emma Khoury Biology (BS) she/her/hers Shrewsbury, PA emk5948@psu.edu
Peer Leader
Katie Estes headshot
Katie Estes Science (BS) Spanish (BA) she/her Hummelstown, PA kme5596@psu.edu
Shreya Gorawala headshot
Shreya Gorawala Science (BS) she/her Ambler, PA sjg6326@psu.edu
Emilie Horton headshot
Emilie Horton Accounting (MACC) Accounting (BS) she/her/hers Irwin, PA egh5219@psu.edu
Jackie Kiszka headshot
Jackie Kiszka Meteo & Atmosph Scnce (BS) she/her York, PA jmk7074@psu.edu
Cameron Koch headshot
Cameron Koch Biology (BS) he/him Coopersburg, PA cgk5194@psu.edu
Joe Mast headshot
Joe Mast Industrial Engr (BS) he/him Carlisle, PA jlm7935@psu.edu
Owen Nasal headshot
Owen Nasal Mathematics (BS) he/him State College, PA omn5039@psu.edu
Ava Nociforo headshot
Ava Nociforo Comm Arts & Sciences (BA) Journalism (BA) she/her Horsham, PA agn5131@psu.edu
Katie Seidel headshot
Katie Seidel Environmntl Sys Engr (BS) she/her Mount Airy, MD kjs6865@psu.edu
Aneesh Singh headshot
Aneesh Singh Data Sciences (BS) he/him Metuchen, NJ azs7281@psu.edu
Mabel Tong headshot
Mabel Tong Biology (BS) she/her State College, PA mst5405@psu.edu
Matt Visomirski headshot
Matt Visomirski Physics (BS) Mathematics (BS) he/him/his Jenkintown, PA mav5583@psu.edu
Peer Educator
Kamryn Andes headshot
Kamryn Andes Vet & Biomedical Sc (BS) she/her Ephrata, PA kba5394@psu.edu
Jui Baliga headshot
Jui Baliga Psychology (BA) she/her Mesaimeer Doha, QAT jmb9577@psu.edu
Siddhardha Basu headshot
Siddhardha Basu Comp Sci - Univ Park (BS) he/him Mechanicsburg, PA syb5570@psu.edu
Pradham Bathini headshot
Pradham Bathini Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) he/him Mechanicsburg, PA pkb5363@psu.edu
Lillian Clayton headshot
Lillian Clayton Info Sciences & Tech (PMAJ) she/her Duncansville, PA ljc5970@psu.edu
Giorgio Corti headshot
Giorgio Corti Management (BS) he/him Oggiono, LC gzc5299@psu.edu
Alaina Cummings headshot
Alaina Cummings Engr Premajor (PMAJ) she/her Brookhaven, PA anc6008@psu.edu
Cate Didenko headshot
Cate Didenko Health & Human Dev (PMAJ) she/her Perkasie, PA cmd7071@psu.edu
Kevin Ding headshot
Kevin Ding Biology (BS) he/him Hummelstown, PA kxd5524@psu.edu
Will Draper headshot
Will Draper Science (PMAJ) he/him Springfield, PA wrd5107@psu.edu
Gracy Franco Prasanna headshot
Gracy Franco Prasanna Info Sciences & Tech (PMAJ) she/her Nazareth, PA gjf5257@psu.edu
Effie Frank headshot
Effie Frank Science (PMAJ) she/her Valencia, PA evf5331@psu.edu
Ethan Galley headshot
Ethan Galley Criminology (BA) he/him White Oak, PA emg6053@psu.edu
Lianna Gardner headshot
Lianna Gardner Landscape Arch (BLA) Spanish (BA) she/her Oxford, PA lbg5362@psu.edu
Teja Gopalan headshot
Teja Gopalan Psychology (BS) Statistics (BS) they/them State College, PA tzg5122@psu.edu
Carter Henninger headshot
Carter Henninger Div of Ug Studies (PMAJ) he/him Macungie, PA cjh6830@psu.edu
Emily Hidalgo headshot
Emily Hidalgo Mathematics (BS) she/her Richboro, PA ebh5466@psu.edu
Alexandra Iosava headshot
Alexandra Iosava Div of Ug Studies (PMAJ) she/her Newtown, PA avi5217@psu.edu
Sakshi Jain headshot
Sakshi Jain Engr Premajor (PMAJ) he/him Chester, PA sbj5481@psu.edu
Tanvi Joshi headshot
Tanvi Joshi Economics (BA) Telecommunications (BA) she/her West Grove, PA tsj5216@psu.edu
Rushil Kakkad headshot
Rushil Kakkad Engr Premajor (PMAJ) he/him Pittsburgh, PA rkk5541@psu.edu
Nikitha Kanumuru headshot
Nikitha Kanumuru Earth & Mineral Sci (PMAJ) she/her Chester, PA nsk5238@psu.edu
Leah Karwic headshot
Leah Karwic Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) she/her Elverson, PA lek5428@psu.edu
Sarah Kircher headshot
Sarah Kircher Mathematics (BS) she/her Perkasie, PA shk5178@psu.edu
Emmanuel Kraft headshot
Emmanuel Kraft Public Policy (MPP) Comm Arts & Sciences (BS) Political Science (BA) he/him Chevy Chase, MD egk5217@psu.edu
Sam Kratman headshot
Sam Kratman Biology (BS) she/her Lincoln, RI sak6244@psu.edu
Jackie Lewis headshot
Jackie Lewis Architectural Engr (BAE) she/her Leesburg, VA jpl6585@psu.edu
Aditi Maheshwari headshot
Aditi Maheshwari Physics (BS) she/her Breinigsville, PA afm6441@psu.edu
Samuel Martin headshot
Samuel Martin Health & Human Dev (PMAJ) he/him Newtown, PA sam8048@psu.edu
Gianna Martinelli headshot
Gianna Martinelli International Poltcs (BA) Spanish (BA) she/her Wilmington, DE gtm5192@psu.edu
Miguel Mascarenhas headshot
Miguel Mascarenhas Psychology (BS) he/him Mechanicsburg, PA mmm8348@psu.edu
Kris Mendiratta headshot
Kris Mendiratta Engr Premajor (PMAJ) he/him West Chester, PA kfm5917@psu.edu
Sagufta Muktadir headshot
Sagufta Muktadir Biomedical Engneerng (BS) she/her King of Prussia, PA sjm7368@psu.edu
Damini Nair headshot
Damini Nair Biology (BS) Psychology (BS) she/her Thiruvananthapuram, KL INDIA dmn5491@psu.edu
UK Nam headshot
UK Nam Biology (BS) he/him Media, PA yfn5069@psu.edu
Emilia Palmer headshot
Emilia Palmer Engr Premajor (PMAJ) she/her Garnet Valley, PA eap5759@psu.edu
Kira Perna headshot
Kira Perna Science (PMAJ) she/her Bridgeville, PA kkp5635@psu.edu
Ian Pierce headshot
Ian Pierce Data Sciences (BS) he/they Sammamish, WA ijp5139@psu.edu
Kathryn Pinto headshot
Kathryn Pinto Film Production (BA) Glbl & Intrntl Studs (BA) she/her Shoreline, WA kxp5591@psu.edu
Shreya Rupesh headshot
Shreya Rupesh Comp Sci - Univ Park (BS) she/her Wayne, PA smr7071@psu.edu
Douglas Sanders headshot
Douglas Sanders Liberal Arts (PMAJ) he/him Haymarket, VA dcs5821@psu.edu
Amanda Sargen headshot
Amanda Sargen Mech Engr - Univ Park (BS) she/her York, PA ajs9367@psu.edu
Samantha Sellmann headshot
Samantha Sellmann Psychology (BS) she/her Brick, NJ ses6443@psu.edu
Madeline Shanafelt headshot
Madeline Shanafelt Liberal Arts (PMAJ) she/her Hollidaysburg, PA mms8193@psu.edu
Maddie Christy Solano headshot
Maddie Christy Solano Comm Sci & Disorders (BS) she/her North Haledon, NJ mcs6300@psu.edu
Christopher Stauffer headshot
Christopher Stauffer Liberal Arts (PMAJ) he/him Lititz, PA cjs7913@psu.edu
Emily Stoller headshot
Emily Stoller Earth Science & Plcy (BS) Geography (BA) she/her State College, PA ess5534@psu.edu
Sarah Taylor headshot
Sarah Taylor Communications (PMAJ) she/her Newtown, PA smt6314@psu.edu
Lisa Wang headshot
Lisa Wang Biology (BS) she/her Palmyra, PA lzw5522@psu.edu

First-Year Commonwealth Campus Scholars

New Student Orientation (NSO)

Your orientation to Penn State begins during New Student Orientation (NSO). Your Campus will provide more information on NSO dates and requirements. Visit Penn State New Student Orientation (NSO) for more details.

Schreyer Honors Orientation (SHO TIME)

Schreyer Honors College holds a welcoming and inclusive orientation to the Schreyer community for all new Scholars. Schreyer Honors Orientation (SHO TIME) is the beginning of your Schreyer journey.

During SHO TIME, Peer Educators introduce new Scholars to the college's academic requirements, mission and vision, community, student life, resources, and more through a virtual program. Peer Educators also serve as trusted friends, mentors, and advocates for all new Scholars, and they are eager to connect and engage with you throughout your orientation experience.

Schedule
Monday, August 26, 2024
Welcome to SHO TIME 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual

Join Dean Mather to learn more about the history of the College and key foundational values and strategies that will help you find belonging in the honors community.

If you have questions, please contact us at shotime@psu.edu.

Penn State Arrival Information

Foundations of Scholar Success (LA 197)

Foundations of Scholar Success is the continuation of your orientation journey. This semester-long one-credit course helps you build key skills needed for success while fostering connections with peers and Scholar mentors. First-year Scholars, regardless of campus, are highly recommended to register for this course during their first fall semester in Schreyer Honors College.

Foundations of Scholar Success is different from a first-year seminar course. This experience is about finding and strengthening your community and support systems within Schreyer. It will also help you understand how to bring and apply the Schreyer mission and values to your honors college journey. In this course, taught by credentialed peer educators, Scholars can expect a variety of activities, including engaging discussions, reflections, and group outings. Scholars will explore Schreyer and Penn State resources, discover out-of-classroom opportunities and funding sources, develop personal and academic success strategies, and learn insider tips to navigate Schreyer and Penn State.

This class will meet weekly for one hour throughout the fall. It is focused on discussion during class, rather than homework. Outside of class work will be minimal and may include activities such as reflecting or blogging. The course is being graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

How to Schedule

Log into LionPath to add an available section of LA 197 to your schedule during New Student Orientation (NSO) or after. Commonwealth Campus Scholars should select a section offered via Zoom.

Peer Educators

Director
Lia Gerboc headshot
Lia Gerboc Biology (BS) she/her/hers Lake Mary, FL lng5172@psu.edu
Emma Khoury headshot
Emma Khoury Biology (BS) she/her/hers Shrewsbury, PA emk5948@psu.edu
Peer Leader
Katie Estes headshot
Katie Estes Science (BS) Spanish (BA) she/her Hummelstown, PA kme5596@psu.edu
Shreya Gorawala headshot
Shreya Gorawala Science (BS) she/her Ambler, PA sjg6326@psu.edu
Emilie Horton headshot
Emilie Horton Accounting (MACC) Accounting (BS) she/her/hers Irwin, PA egh5219@psu.edu
Jackie Kiszka headshot
Jackie Kiszka Meteo & Atmosph Scnce (BS) she/her York, PA jmk7074@psu.edu
Cameron Koch headshot
Cameron Koch Biology (BS) he/him Coopersburg, PA cgk5194@psu.edu
Joe Mast headshot
Joe Mast Industrial Engr (BS) he/him Carlisle, PA jlm7935@psu.edu
Owen Nasal headshot
Owen Nasal Mathematics (BS) he/him State College, PA omn5039@psu.edu
Ava Nociforo headshot
Ava Nociforo Comm Arts & Sciences (BA) Journalism (BA) she/her Horsham, PA agn5131@psu.edu
Katie Seidel headshot
Katie Seidel Environmntl Sys Engr (BS) she/her Mount Airy, MD kjs6865@psu.edu
Aneesh Singh headshot
Aneesh Singh Data Sciences (BS) he/him Metuchen, NJ azs7281@psu.edu
Mabel Tong headshot
Mabel Tong Biology (BS) she/her State College, PA mst5405@psu.edu
Matt Visomirski headshot
Matt Visomirski Physics (BS) Mathematics (BS) he/him/his Jenkintown, PA mav5583@psu.edu
Peer Educator
Kamryn Andes headshot
Kamryn Andes Vet & Biomedical Sc (BS) she/her Ephrata, PA kba5394@psu.edu
Jui Baliga headshot
Jui Baliga Psychology (BA) she/her Mesaimeer Doha, QAT jmb9577@psu.edu
Siddhardha Basu headshot
Siddhardha Basu Comp Sci - Univ Park (BS) he/him Mechanicsburg, PA syb5570@psu.edu
Pradham Bathini headshot
Pradham Bathini Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) he/him Mechanicsburg, PA pkb5363@psu.edu
Lillian Clayton headshot
Lillian Clayton Info Sciences & Tech (PMAJ) she/her Duncansville, PA ljc5970@psu.edu
Giorgio Corti headshot
Giorgio Corti Management (BS) he/him Oggiono, LC gzc5299@psu.edu
Alaina Cummings headshot
Alaina Cummings Engr Premajor (PMAJ) she/her Brookhaven, PA anc6008@psu.edu
Cate Didenko headshot
Cate Didenko Health & Human Dev (PMAJ) she/her Perkasie, PA cmd7071@psu.edu
Kevin Ding headshot
Kevin Ding Biology (BS) he/him Hummelstown, PA kxd5524@psu.edu
Will Draper headshot
Will Draper Science (PMAJ) he/him Springfield, PA wrd5107@psu.edu
Gracy Franco Prasanna headshot
Gracy Franco Prasanna Info Sciences & Tech (PMAJ) she/her Nazareth, PA gjf5257@psu.edu
Effie Frank headshot
Effie Frank Science (PMAJ) she/her Valencia, PA evf5331@psu.edu
Ethan Galley headshot
Ethan Galley Criminology (BA) he/him White Oak, PA emg6053@psu.edu
Lianna Gardner headshot
Lianna Gardner Landscape Arch (BLA) Spanish (BA) she/her Oxford, PA lbg5362@psu.edu
Teja Gopalan headshot
Teja Gopalan Psychology (BS) Statistics (BS) they/them State College, PA tzg5122@psu.edu
Carter Henninger headshot
Carter Henninger Div of Ug Studies (PMAJ) he/him Macungie, PA cjh6830@psu.edu
Emily Hidalgo headshot
Emily Hidalgo Mathematics (BS) she/her Richboro, PA ebh5466@psu.edu
Alexandra Iosava headshot
Alexandra Iosava Div of Ug Studies (PMAJ) she/her Newtown, PA avi5217@psu.edu
Sakshi Jain headshot
Sakshi Jain Engr Premajor (PMAJ) he/him Chester, PA sbj5481@psu.edu
Tanvi Joshi headshot
Tanvi Joshi Economics (BA) Telecommunications (BA) she/her West Grove, PA tsj5216@psu.edu
Rushil Kakkad headshot
Rushil Kakkad Engr Premajor (PMAJ) he/him Pittsburgh, PA rkk5541@psu.edu
Nikitha Kanumuru headshot
Nikitha Kanumuru Earth & Mineral Sci (PMAJ) she/her Chester, PA nsk5238@psu.edu
Leah Karwic headshot
Leah Karwic Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) she/her Elverson, PA lek5428@psu.edu
Sarah Kircher headshot
Sarah Kircher Mathematics (BS) she/her Perkasie, PA shk5178@psu.edu
Emmanuel Kraft headshot
Emmanuel Kraft Public Policy (MPP) Comm Arts & Sciences (BS) Political Science (BA) he/him Chevy Chase, MD egk5217@psu.edu
Sam Kratman headshot
Sam Kratman Biology (BS) she/her Lincoln, RI sak6244@psu.edu
Jackie Lewis headshot
Jackie Lewis Architectural Engr (BAE) she/her Leesburg, VA jpl6585@psu.edu
Aditi Maheshwari headshot
Aditi Maheshwari Physics (BS) she/her Breinigsville, PA afm6441@psu.edu
Samuel Martin headshot
Samuel Martin Health & Human Dev (PMAJ) he/him Newtown, PA sam8048@psu.edu
Gianna Martinelli headshot
Gianna Martinelli International Poltcs (BA) Spanish (BA) she/her Wilmington, DE gtm5192@psu.edu
Miguel Mascarenhas headshot
Miguel Mascarenhas Psychology (BS) he/him Mechanicsburg, PA mmm8348@psu.edu
Kris Mendiratta headshot
Kris Mendiratta Engr Premajor (PMAJ) he/him West Chester, PA kfm5917@psu.edu
Sagufta Muktadir headshot
Sagufta Muktadir Biomedical Engneerng (BS) she/her King of Prussia, PA sjm7368@psu.edu
Damini Nair headshot
Damini Nair Biology (BS) Psychology (BS) she/her Thiruvananthapuram, KL INDIA dmn5491@psu.edu
UK Nam headshot
UK Nam Biology (BS) he/him Media, PA yfn5069@psu.edu
Emilia Palmer headshot
Emilia Palmer Engr Premajor (PMAJ) she/her Garnet Valley, PA eap5759@psu.edu
Kira Perna headshot
Kira Perna Science (PMAJ) she/her Bridgeville, PA kkp5635@psu.edu
Ian Pierce headshot
Ian Pierce Data Sciences (BS) he/they Sammamish, WA ijp5139@psu.edu
Kathryn Pinto headshot
Kathryn Pinto Film Production (BA) Glbl & Intrntl Studs (BA) she/her Shoreline, WA kxp5591@psu.edu
Shreya Rupesh headshot
Shreya Rupesh Comp Sci - Univ Park (BS) she/her Wayne, PA smr7071@psu.edu
Douglas Sanders headshot
Douglas Sanders Liberal Arts (PMAJ) he/him Haymarket, VA dcs5821@psu.edu
Amanda Sargen headshot
Amanda Sargen Mech Engr - Univ Park (BS) she/her York, PA ajs9367@psu.edu
Samantha Sellmann headshot
Samantha Sellmann Psychology (BS) she/her Brick, NJ ses6443@psu.edu
Madeline Shanafelt headshot
Madeline Shanafelt Liberal Arts (PMAJ) she/her Hollidaysburg, PA mms8193@psu.edu
Maddie Christy Solano headshot
Maddie Christy Solano Comm Sci & Disorders (BS) she/her North Haledon, NJ mcs6300@psu.edu
Christopher Stauffer headshot
Christopher Stauffer Liberal Arts (PMAJ) he/him Lititz, PA cjs7913@psu.edu
Emily Stoller headshot
Emily Stoller Earth Science & Plcy (BS) Geography (BA) she/her State College, PA ess5534@psu.edu
Sarah Taylor headshot
Sarah Taylor Communications (PMAJ) she/her Newtown, PA smt6314@psu.edu
Lisa Wang headshot
Lisa Wang Biology (BS) she/her Palmyra, PA lzw5522@psu.edu

Current University Park Students

Schreyer Honors Orientation (SHO TIME)

Schreyer Honors College holds a welcoming and inclusive orientation to the Schreyer community for all new Scholars. Schreyer Honors Orientation (SHO TIME) is the beginning of your Schreyer journey.

During SHO TIME, Peer Educators introduce new Scholars to the college's academic requirements, mission and vision, community, student life, resources, and more. Peer Educators also serve as trusted friends, mentors, and advocates for all new Scholars, and they are eager to connect and engage with you throughout your orientation experience.

Schedule
Sunday, September 8, 2024
Registration and Check-In

Welcome to Schreyer. Your adventure begins. Come prepared to share your Penn State story with others in a small group setting.

New Schreyer Scholar Networking Lunch

Welcome to the Schreyer Honors College community. Enjoy dining with new Scholar peers and participating in unique ice breaker activities, and table conversations with Schreyer staff, current Scholars, and Scholar alumni.

Dean's Welcome

Join Dean Patrick T. Mather to learn more about the history, mission, vision, and values of the College and how you can apply your leadership experiences to shape your personal success in Schreyer.

Shaping Your Success in Schreyer

Meet the Schreyer Honors College staff and have your questions answered by current Scholars who are leaders in the community. Learn how your peers navigated their journey and gained useful advice to be successful in Schreyer.

Engage with Schreyer and Involvement Fair

Continue to learn and engage with your peers to create a SHO TIME tradition of writing a "Letter to Future Self," taking a class photo, and visiting a variety of engagement opportunities at our All-Scholar Involvement Fair later this afternoon.

If you have questions, please contact us at shotime@psu.edu.

Scholar Involvement Fair

We invite you to check out the All-Scholar Involvement Fair on September 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Atherton Hall. This is your chance to learn about student organizations in Schreyer and other unique opportunities for Schreyer Scholars.

Peer Educators

Director
Lia Gerboc headshot
Lia Gerboc Biology (BS) she/her/hers Lake Mary, FL lng5172@psu.edu
Emma Khoury headshot
Emma Khoury Biology (BS) she/her/hers Shrewsbury, PA emk5948@psu.edu
Peer Leader
Katie Estes headshot
Katie Estes Science (BS) Spanish (BA) she/her Hummelstown, PA kme5596@psu.edu
Shreya Gorawala headshot
Shreya Gorawala Science (BS) she/her Ambler, PA sjg6326@psu.edu
Emilie Horton headshot
Emilie Horton Accounting (MACC) Accounting (BS) she/her/hers Irwin, PA egh5219@psu.edu
Jackie Kiszka headshot
Jackie Kiszka Meteo & Atmosph Scnce (BS) she/her York, PA jmk7074@psu.edu
Cameron Koch headshot
Cameron Koch Biology (BS) he/him Coopersburg, PA cgk5194@psu.edu
Joe Mast headshot
Joe Mast Industrial Engr (BS) he/him Carlisle, PA jlm7935@psu.edu
Owen Nasal headshot
Owen Nasal Mathematics (BS) he/him State College, PA omn5039@psu.edu
Ava Nociforo headshot
Ava Nociforo Comm Arts & Sciences (BA) Journalism (BA) she/her Horsham, PA agn5131@psu.edu
Katie Seidel headshot
Katie Seidel Environmntl Sys Engr (BS) she/her Mount Airy, MD kjs6865@psu.edu
Aneesh Singh headshot
Aneesh Singh Data Sciences (BS) he/him Metuchen, NJ azs7281@psu.edu
Mabel Tong headshot
Mabel Tong Biology (BS) she/her State College, PA mst5405@psu.edu
Matt Visomirski headshot
Matt Visomirski Physics (BS) Mathematics (BS) he/him/his Jenkintown, PA mav5583@psu.edu
Peer Educator
Kamryn Andes headshot
Kamryn Andes Vet & Biomedical Sc (BS) she/her Ephrata, PA kba5394@psu.edu
Jui Baliga headshot
Jui Baliga Psychology (BA) she/her Mesaimeer Doha, QAT jmb9577@psu.edu
Siddhardha Basu headshot
Siddhardha Basu Comp Sci - Univ Park (BS) he/him Mechanicsburg, PA syb5570@psu.edu
Pradham Bathini headshot
Pradham Bathini Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) he/him Mechanicsburg, PA pkb5363@psu.edu
Lillian Clayton headshot
Lillian Clayton Info Sciences & Tech (PMAJ) she/her Duncansville, PA ljc5970@psu.edu
Giorgio Corti headshot
Giorgio Corti Management (BS) he/him Oggiono, LC gzc5299@psu.edu
Alaina Cummings headshot
Alaina Cummings Engr Premajor (PMAJ) she/her Brookhaven, PA anc6008@psu.edu
Cate Didenko headshot
Cate Didenko Health & Human Dev (PMAJ) she/her Perkasie, PA cmd7071@psu.edu
Kevin Ding headshot
Kevin Ding Biology (BS) he/him Hummelstown, PA kxd5524@psu.edu
Will Draper headshot
Will Draper Science (PMAJ) he/him Springfield, PA wrd5107@psu.edu
Gracy Franco Prasanna headshot
Gracy Franco Prasanna Info Sciences & Tech (PMAJ) she/her Nazareth, PA gjf5257@psu.edu
Effie Frank headshot
Effie Frank Science (PMAJ) she/her Valencia, PA evf5331@psu.edu
Ethan Galley headshot
Ethan Galley Criminology (BA) he/him White Oak, PA emg6053@psu.edu
Lianna Gardner headshot
Lianna Gardner Landscape Arch (BLA) Spanish (BA) she/her Oxford, PA lbg5362@psu.edu
Teja Gopalan headshot
Teja Gopalan Psychology (BS) Statistics (BS) they/them State College, PA tzg5122@psu.edu
Carter Henninger headshot
Carter Henninger Div of Ug Studies (PMAJ) he/him Macungie, PA cjh6830@psu.edu
Emily Hidalgo headshot
Emily Hidalgo Mathematics (BS) she/her Richboro, PA ebh5466@psu.edu
Alexandra Iosava headshot
Alexandra Iosava Div of Ug Studies (PMAJ) she/her Newtown, PA avi5217@psu.edu
Sakshi Jain headshot
Sakshi Jain Engr Premajor (PMAJ) he/him Chester, PA sbj5481@psu.edu
Tanvi Joshi headshot
Tanvi Joshi Economics (BA) Telecommunications (BA) she/her West Grove, PA tsj5216@psu.edu
Rushil Kakkad headshot
Rushil Kakkad Engr Premajor (PMAJ) he/him Pittsburgh, PA rkk5541@psu.edu
Nikitha Kanumuru headshot
Nikitha Kanumuru Earth & Mineral Sci (PMAJ) she/her Chester, PA nsk5238@psu.edu
Leah Karwic headshot
Leah Karwic Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) she/her Elverson, PA lek5428@psu.edu
Sarah Kircher headshot
Sarah Kircher Mathematics (BS) she/her Perkasie, PA shk5178@psu.edu
Emmanuel Kraft headshot
Emmanuel Kraft Public Policy (MPP) Comm Arts & Sciences (BS) Political Science (BA) he/him Chevy Chase, MD egk5217@psu.edu
Sam Kratman headshot
Sam Kratman Biology (BS) she/her Lincoln, RI sak6244@psu.edu
Jackie Lewis headshot
Jackie Lewis Architectural Engr (BAE) she/her Leesburg, VA jpl6585@psu.edu
Aditi Maheshwari headshot
Aditi Maheshwari Physics (BS) she/her Breinigsville, PA afm6441@psu.edu
Samuel Martin headshot
Samuel Martin Health & Human Dev (PMAJ) he/him Newtown, PA sam8048@psu.edu
Gianna Martinelli headshot
Gianna Martinelli International Poltcs (BA) Spanish (BA) she/her Wilmington, DE gtm5192@psu.edu
Miguel Mascarenhas headshot
Miguel Mascarenhas Psychology (BS) he/him Mechanicsburg, PA mmm8348@psu.edu
Kris Mendiratta headshot
Kris Mendiratta Engr Premajor (PMAJ) he/him West Chester, PA kfm5917@psu.edu
Sagufta Muktadir headshot
Sagufta Muktadir Biomedical Engneerng (BS) she/her King of Prussia, PA sjm7368@psu.edu
Damini Nair headshot
Damini Nair Biology (BS) Psychology (BS) she/her Thiruvananthapuram, KL INDIA dmn5491@psu.edu
UK Nam headshot
UK Nam Biology (BS) he/him Media, PA yfn5069@psu.edu
Emilia Palmer headshot
Emilia Palmer Engr Premajor (PMAJ) she/her Garnet Valley, PA eap5759@psu.edu
Kira Perna headshot
Kira Perna Science (PMAJ) she/her Bridgeville, PA kkp5635@psu.edu
Ian Pierce headshot
Ian Pierce Data Sciences (BS) he/they Sammamish, WA ijp5139@psu.edu
Kathryn Pinto headshot
Kathryn Pinto Film Production (BA) Glbl & Intrntl Studs (BA) she/her Shoreline, WA kxp5591@psu.edu
Shreya Rupesh headshot
Shreya Rupesh Comp Sci - Univ Park (BS) she/her Wayne, PA smr7071@psu.edu
Douglas Sanders headshot
Douglas Sanders Liberal Arts (PMAJ) he/him Haymarket, VA dcs5821@psu.edu
Amanda Sargen headshot
Amanda Sargen Mech Engr - Univ Park (BS) she/her York, PA ajs9367@psu.edu
Samantha Sellmann headshot
Samantha Sellmann Psychology (BS) she/her Brick, NJ ses6443@psu.edu
Madeline Shanafelt headshot
Madeline Shanafelt Liberal Arts (PMAJ) she/her Hollidaysburg, PA mms8193@psu.edu
Maddie Christy Solano headshot
Maddie Christy Solano Comm Sci & Disorders (BS) she/her North Haledon, NJ mcs6300@psu.edu
Christopher Stauffer headshot
Christopher Stauffer Liberal Arts (PMAJ) he/him Lititz, PA cjs7913@psu.edu
Emily Stoller headshot
Emily Stoller Earth Science & Plcy (BS) Geography (BA) she/her State College, PA ess5534@psu.edu
Sarah Taylor headshot
Sarah Taylor Communications (PMAJ) she/her Newtown, PA smt6314@psu.edu
Lisa Wang headshot
Lisa Wang Biology (BS) she/her Palmyra, PA lzw5522@psu.edu

Current Commonwealth Campus Students

Schreyer Honors Orientation (SHO TIME)

Schreyer Honors College holds a welcoming and inclusive orientation to the Schreyer community for all new Scholars. Schreyer Honors Orientation (SHO TIME) is the beginning of your Schreyer journey.

During SHO TIME, Peer Educators introduce new Scholars to the college's academic requirements, mission and vision, community, student life, resources, and more through a virtual program. Peer Educators also serve as trusted friends, mentors, and advocates for all new Scholars, and they are eager to connect and engage with you throughout your orientation experience.

Schedule
Monday, August 26, 2024
Welcome to SHO TIME 2024
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Virtual

Join Dean Mather to learn more about the history of the College and key foundational values and strategies that will help you find belonging in the honors community.

If you have questions, please contact us at shotime@psu.edu.

Peer Educators

Director
Lia Gerboc headshot
Lia Gerboc Biology (BS) she/her/hers Lake Mary, FL lng5172@psu.edu
Emma Khoury headshot
Emma Khoury Biology (BS) she/her/hers Shrewsbury, PA emk5948@psu.edu
Peer Leader
Katie Estes headshot
Katie Estes Science (BS) Spanish (BA) she/her Hummelstown, PA kme5596@psu.edu
Shreya Gorawala headshot
Shreya Gorawala Science (BS) she/her Ambler, PA sjg6326@psu.edu
Emilie Horton headshot
Emilie Horton Accounting (MACC) Accounting (BS) she/her/hers Irwin, PA egh5219@psu.edu
Jackie Kiszka headshot
Jackie Kiszka Meteo & Atmosph Scnce (BS) she/her York, PA jmk7074@psu.edu
Cameron Koch headshot
Cameron Koch Biology (BS) he/him Coopersburg, PA cgk5194@psu.edu
Joe Mast headshot
Joe Mast Industrial Engr (BS) he/him Carlisle, PA jlm7935@psu.edu
Owen Nasal headshot
Owen Nasal Mathematics (BS) he/him State College, PA omn5039@psu.edu
Ava Nociforo headshot
Ava Nociforo Comm Arts & Sciences (BA) Journalism (BA) she/her Horsham, PA agn5131@psu.edu
Katie Seidel headshot
Katie Seidel Environmntl Sys Engr (BS) she/her Mount Airy, MD kjs6865@psu.edu
Aneesh Singh headshot
Aneesh Singh Data Sciences (BS) he/him Metuchen, NJ azs7281@psu.edu
Mabel Tong headshot
Mabel Tong Biology (BS) she/her State College, PA mst5405@psu.edu
Matt Visomirski headshot
Matt Visomirski Physics (BS) Mathematics (BS) he/him/his Jenkintown, PA mav5583@psu.edu
Peer Educator
Kamryn Andes headshot
Kamryn Andes Vet & Biomedical Sc (BS) she/her Ephrata, PA kba5394@psu.edu
Jui Baliga headshot
Jui Baliga Psychology (BA) she/her Mesaimeer Doha, QAT jmb9577@psu.edu
Siddhardha Basu headshot
Siddhardha Basu Comp Sci - Univ Park (BS) he/him Mechanicsburg, PA syb5570@psu.edu
Pradham Bathini headshot
Pradham Bathini Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) he/him Mechanicsburg, PA pkb5363@psu.edu
Lillian Clayton headshot
Lillian Clayton Info Sciences & Tech (PMAJ) she/her Duncansville, PA ljc5970@psu.edu
Giorgio Corti headshot
Giorgio Corti Management (BS) he/him Oggiono, LC gzc5299@psu.edu
Alaina Cummings headshot
Alaina Cummings Engr Premajor (PMAJ) she/her Brookhaven, PA anc6008@psu.edu
Cate Didenko headshot
Cate Didenko Health & Human Dev (PMAJ) she/her Perkasie, PA cmd7071@psu.edu
Kevin Ding headshot
Kevin Ding Biology (BS) he/him Hummelstown, PA kxd5524@psu.edu
Will Draper headshot
Will Draper Science (PMAJ) he/him Springfield, PA wrd5107@psu.edu
Gracy Franco Prasanna headshot
Gracy Franco Prasanna Info Sciences & Tech (PMAJ) she/her Nazareth, PA gjf5257@psu.edu
Effie Frank headshot
Effie Frank Science (PMAJ) she/her Valencia, PA evf5331@psu.edu
Ethan Galley headshot
Ethan Galley Criminology (BA) he/him White Oak, PA emg6053@psu.edu
Lianna Gardner headshot
Lianna Gardner Landscape Arch (BLA) Spanish (BA) she/her Oxford, PA lbg5362@psu.edu
Teja Gopalan headshot
Teja Gopalan Psychology (BS) Statistics (BS) they/them State College, PA tzg5122@psu.edu
Carter Henninger headshot
Carter Henninger Div of Ug Studies (PMAJ) he/him Macungie, PA cjh6830@psu.edu
Emily Hidalgo headshot
Emily Hidalgo Mathematics (BS) she/her Richboro, PA ebh5466@psu.edu
Alexandra Iosava headshot
Alexandra Iosava Div of Ug Studies (PMAJ) she/her Newtown, PA avi5217@psu.edu
Sakshi Jain headshot
Sakshi Jain Engr Premajor (PMAJ) he/him Chester, PA sbj5481@psu.edu
Tanvi Joshi headshot
Tanvi Joshi Economics (BA) Telecommunications (BA) she/her West Grove, PA tsj5216@psu.edu
Rushil Kakkad headshot
Rushil Kakkad Engr Premajor (PMAJ) he/him Pittsburgh, PA rkk5541@psu.edu
Nikitha Kanumuru headshot
Nikitha Kanumuru Earth & Mineral Sci (PMAJ) she/her Chester, PA nsk5238@psu.edu
Leah Karwic headshot
Leah Karwic Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) she/her Elverson, PA lek5428@psu.edu
Sarah Kircher headshot
Sarah Kircher Mathematics (BS) she/her Perkasie, PA shk5178@psu.edu
Emmanuel Kraft headshot
Emmanuel Kraft Public Policy (MPP) Comm Arts & Sciences (BS) Political Science (BA) he/him Chevy Chase, MD egk5217@psu.edu
Sam Kratman headshot
Sam Kratman Biology (BS) she/her Lincoln, RI sak6244@psu.edu
Jackie Lewis headshot
Jackie Lewis Architectural Engr (BAE) she/her Leesburg, VA jpl6585@psu.edu
Aditi Maheshwari headshot
Aditi Maheshwari Physics (BS) she/her Breinigsville, PA afm6441@psu.edu
Samuel Martin headshot
Samuel Martin Health & Human Dev (PMAJ) he/him Newtown, PA sam8048@psu.edu
Gianna Martinelli headshot
Gianna Martinelli International Poltcs (BA) Spanish (BA) she/her Wilmington, DE gtm5192@psu.edu
Miguel Mascarenhas headshot
Miguel Mascarenhas Psychology (BS) he/him Mechanicsburg, PA mmm8348@psu.edu
Kris Mendiratta headshot
Kris Mendiratta Engr Premajor (PMAJ) he/him West Chester, PA kfm5917@psu.edu
Sagufta Muktadir headshot
Sagufta Muktadir Biomedical Engneerng (BS) she/her King of Prussia, PA sjm7368@psu.edu
Damini Nair headshot
Damini Nair Biology (BS) Psychology (BS) she/her Thiruvananthapuram, KL INDIA dmn5491@psu.edu
UK Nam headshot
UK Nam Biology (BS) he/him Media, PA yfn5069@psu.edu
Emilia Palmer headshot
Emilia Palmer Engr Premajor (PMAJ) she/her Garnet Valley, PA eap5759@psu.edu
Kira Perna headshot
Kira Perna Science (PMAJ) she/her Bridgeville, PA kkp5635@psu.edu
Ian Pierce headshot
Ian Pierce Data Sciences (BS) he/they Sammamish, WA ijp5139@psu.edu
Kathryn Pinto headshot
Kathryn Pinto Film Production (BA) Glbl & Intrntl Studs (BA) she/her Shoreline, WA kxp5591@psu.edu
Shreya Rupesh headshot
Shreya Rupesh Comp Sci - Univ Park (BS) she/her Wayne, PA smr7071@psu.edu
Douglas Sanders headshot
Douglas Sanders Liberal Arts (PMAJ) he/him Haymarket, VA dcs5821@psu.edu
Amanda Sargen headshot
Amanda Sargen Mech Engr - Univ Park (BS) she/her York, PA ajs9367@psu.edu
Samantha Sellmann headshot
Samantha Sellmann Psychology (BS) she/her Brick, NJ ses6443@psu.edu
Madeline Shanafelt headshot
Madeline Shanafelt Liberal Arts (PMAJ) she/her Hollidaysburg, PA mms8193@psu.edu
Maddie Christy Solano headshot
Maddie Christy Solano Comm Sci & Disorders (BS) she/her North Haledon, NJ mcs6300@psu.edu
Christopher Stauffer headshot
Christopher Stauffer Liberal Arts (PMAJ) he/him Lititz, PA cjs7913@psu.edu
Emily Stoller headshot
Emily Stoller Earth Science & Plcy (BS) Geography (BA) she/her State College, PA ess5534@psu.edu
Sarah Taylor headshot
Sarah Taylor Communications (PMAJ) she/her Newtown, PA smt6314@psu.edu
Lisa Wang headshot
Lisa Wang Biology (BS) she/her Palmyra, PA lzw5522@psu.edu
Schreyer Scholar Joseph Abraham

My thesis is a creative thesis. I'm writing a feature-length screenplay for a movie. As a film major, having a finished screenplay that you can take to different companies is really a strong selling point that most people don't have coming out of college.

Joseph Abraham ' 20 Film and Video, Statistics

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