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Welcome All New Scholars Schreyer Honors Orientation (SHO TIME)

Congratulations and welcome to the Schreyer Honors community. Your orientation journey begins with an introduction to the College's mission and vision and to teams of dedicated staff and energized Orientation Mentors who are committed to making your orientation one to remember.

New Student Orientation (NSO) Arrival Information
Nittany Lion Shrine in the spring

SHO Modules

The SHO TIME modules will introduce you to the Schreyer Learning Outcomes and highlight key information and resources that will help you succeed in Schreyer. Please be sure to complete all modules prior to SHO TIME on Thursday, August 19, 2021.

To access your SHO Modules, log-in to Canvas with your Penn State username and password. Once logged in, select SHO Modules from your dashboard.

Complete SHO Modules

SHO TIME Schedule

Penn State announces indoor masking required at all campuses. On August 4, Penn State updated its coronavirus pandemic website with important new health and safety plans for fall.

Penn State Coronavirus Updates

Orientation Conflicts

If you have an orientation conflict (Blue Band or other orientation program), please contact us immediately.

Parents & Families

First-year Scholars arriving at the University Park Campus are encouraged to arrive no later than Wednesday, August 18 and are required to participate in an extended orientation program through the New Student Orientation (NSO) Office before participating in SHO TIME.

August 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM Parents & Families Welcome Webinar

Join Dean Peggy A. Johnson for a special welcome to the Schreyer Honors College and to learn more about the history of honors at Penn State. Dr. Kelly Wolgast, director of Penn State's COVID-19 Operations Control Center and members of the Penn State Parents Council will be special guests. Questions can be submitted in advance on the registration form or online during the webinar. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Parents & Families

Arrival Days for New Schreyer Scholars

August 16-18 from 9:00 AM to Noon University Park First-Year Scholar SHO TIME Check-in & Registration

We look forward to welcoming all first-year Scholars at University Park at check-in where they will receive an official SHO TIME name badge, lanyard, and orientation bag.

August 16-18 at 3:30 PM University Park First-Year Scholar Parents & Families Information Sessions

Meet and welcome Dean Patrick Mather on his first official week in Schreyer! Learn more about the history of the Schreyer Honors College and hear from Cyndy Hill, Director of the Penn State Parents Program. There will be ample time to have all of your questions answered before departing for home.

Parents & Families
August 16-18 University Park 2nd and 3rd Year Scholars SHO TIME Check-in & Registration
August 16-18 Commonwealth Campus SHO TIME Check-in & Registration

Full Schedule

12:00 PM Meet Your SHO TIME Orientation Mentors

Mentors look forward to welcoming you to campus and introducing you to Scholars in your assigned mentoring groups!

1:00 PM Welcome to SHO TIME

Join Dean Mather on his first official week in Schreyer to learn more about the College’s mission, vision, and student learning outcomes and how you can make the most of your orientation experience. This is a 45-minute session that will allow time for Q&A with staff and mentors.

2:00 PM Walking Tour with Mentors

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SHO TIME mentors will make you feel right at home and are available to answer all your questions during and after your orientation. Take this time to get organized into your assigned mentoring groups and enjoy time exploring campus with your SHO TIME mentors.

3:30 PM Making Waves: Healthy Relationships, Sexual Violence Prevention, and You

The Schreyer Honors College supports positive experiences while on campus free from harassment and violence. We believe everyone has the ability and responsibility to intervene to prevent potential violence. In this session you will learn about what are the components of sexual violence as well as how to intervene as an active bystander to prevent violence as well as how to support survivors and get them connected to resources. Sponsored by the Schreyer Gender Equity Task Force.

5:00 PM Dinner and the SHO Photo Booth

Enjoy hot and cold entrees and special SHO desserts prepared just for you. A photo booth will be available for anyone interested. This is a great opportunity for mentoring groups to brainstorm details of their service projects. Ask your mentor for details.

8:30 PM The One and Only Brain Show

Back by popular demand! Test your wit at one of SHO TIME's all-time favorites and one-of-a-kind trivia game guaranteed to get you on your feet. Sponsored by the Schreyer Student Council (StuCo).

8:00 AM Breakfast with Dean Mather, College Deans, and Staff

Start your day with amazing breakfast options with your mentors and staff.

9:30 AM Six Keys to Success with Dr. Darrell Velegol

What is the “recipe for success”? For over 20 years, Dr. Velegol has read, created and experimented to identify the keys that will open doors for students. He knows that Scholars have a BIG future, and hopes that each Scholar will take some of the steps that will turn their time at Penn State and in the College from a good or great experience into an amazing experience. The end of this session includes a mentor debrief followed by a wellness break.

Livestreamed for 2nd/3rd Year and Campus Scholars

11:00 AM Where Our Stories Meet: Storytelling as a Path Toward Justice with Dr. Ashley Patterson

In this session participants will explore their own personal histories as a first step when seeking to better understand others is to better understand ourselves. Together we will ponder: How do you see yourself? How do others see you? How do your personal life experiences shape these views and how can our views be a support of or barrier to social equity and justice? Sponsored by the Multicultural Association of Schreyer Scholars (MASS).

Livestreamed for 2nd/3rd Year and Campus Scholars

12:30 PM Lunch with Orientation Mentors

Join your mentors and continue conversations about your interests and aspirations!

2:00 PM Living the Legacy in Schreyer - Lightning Talks

Join current Scholars in a conversation about life at Schreyer—how a global experience can impact your honors experience or when to begin considering an internship. Hear first-hand about opportunities to lead, serve, study, and research opportunities in Schreyer and learn tips on effective ways to balance it all.

Livestreamed for 2nd/3rd Year and Campus Scholars

4:00 PM The Next Gen Leader: Agents of Social Justice, Equity, and Belonging with Dr. Tom Hogan

In an earlier session, you reflected on yourself as a leader in Schreyer. Join Dr. Hogan to explore how Scholars can have an impact as a global leader in today’s society and on campus. Why being an inclusive leader matters.

Livestreamed for 2nd/3rd Year and Campus Scholars

5:30 PM Dinner

Relax and take some time to reflect on your last session while enjoying a buffet of delicious entrees, and decadent desserts in Redifer Dining Hall.

8:00 PM SHO TIME Finale

Let us entertain you! Your SHO TIME mentors have planned a very special evening with special guests and performers to end the day. The evening will also include a guest appearance by Scholar alumna and performing artist Cassandra Sotos.

Livestreamed for 2nd/3rd Year and Campus Scholars

9:30 PM Meet and Greet and Photo Opp with Scholar Alumna Cassandra Sotos

Return to campus for a special meet and greet with Cassandra Sotos and your Orientation Mentors.

Let Scholars Be Your Guide Orientation Mentors

From the moment you arrive on campus, you'll be greeted, taught, encouraged, and led by nearly 100 returning Scholars, who have spent months preparing to be your SHO TIME Orientation Mentors. They're excited to share with you what they've learned during their time at Penn State and in the Honors College.

Communications Committee

Krystal Leung headshot
Krystal Leung Team Leader Computer Science (BS) (she/her/hers)
Olivia Pena headshot
Olivia Pena Team Leader Biobehavioral Health (BS) (she/her)
Julia Briselli headshot
Julia Briselli Liberal Arts (PMAJ) (she/her)
Maddie Fisher headshot
Maddie Fisher Marketing (BS) (she/her)
Alyssa Galban headshot
Alyssa Galban Education (PMAJ) (she/her)
Jack Howard headshot
Jack Howard Science (PMAJ) (he/him)
Yuki Ip headshot
Yuki Ip Hospitality Mangment (BS) (she/her)
Kailey McSteen headshot
Kailey McSteen Sply Chain/Info Syst (BS) (she/her)
Ben Nasal headshot
Ben Nasal Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) (he/him/his)
Shaka Ramanathan headshot
Shaka Ramanathan Psychology (BS) (she/her/hers)
Catarina Rodrigues headshot
Catarina Rodrigues Food Science (BS) (she/her)
Sacha Smith headshot
Sacha Smith Business Admin (PMAJ) (she/her/hers)
Caden Vitti headshot
Caden Vitti Energy Engineering (BS) (he/him/his)

Engagement Committee

Ali Axtman headshot
Ali Axtman Team Leader Glbl & Intrntl Studs (BA) Fr & Francophone Std (BA) (she/her/hers)
Kaitlyn Bridge headshot
Kaitlyn Bridge Team Leader Info Sciences & Tech (BS) Comm Arts & Sciences (BA)
Lindsay Aluquin headshot
Lindsay Aluquin Nutritional Sciences (BS) (she/her/hers)
Catherine Clancy headshot
Catherine Clancy Political Science (BA) (she/her/hers)
Viviana Davila headshot
Viviana Davila Nutritional Sciences (BS) Psychology (BS) (she/her/hers)
Gabe Hiestand headshot
Gabe Hiestand Environmntl Sys Engr (BS) (he/him)
Molly Hohner headshot
Molly Hohner Industrial Engr (BS) (she/her/hers)
Teresa Leonard headshot
Teresa Leonard Liberal Arts (PMAJ) (she/her/hers)
Om Salunkhe headshot
Om Salunkhe Finance (BS) Statistics (BS) (he/him/his)
Casey Sennett headshot
Casey Sennett Anthropology (MA) Anthropology (BA) Jewish Studies (BA) History (BA) (she/her/hers)
Nora Van Horn headshot
Nora Van Horn Philosophy (BA) Chinese (BA) Glbl & Intrntl Studs (BA) (she/her)
Will Vincent headshot
Will Vincent Mech Engr - Univ Park (BS) (he/him/his)
Mary Wilson headshot
Mary Wilson Mech Engr - Univ Park (BS) (she/her)
Jordan Yerger headshot
Jordan Yerger Biobehavioral Health (BS) (she/her/hers)
Alex Zhu headshot
Alex Zhu Info Sciences & Tech (BS) (he)

Logistics Committee

Kyle McKelvey headshot
Kyle McKelvey Team Leader Architectural Engr (BAE) Architectural Engr (MS) (he/him)
Mathilde Scarlata headshot
Mathilde Scarlata Team Leader Psychology (BS)
Casey Capetola headshot
Casey Capetola Computer Science (BS) (he/him/his)
Julia Faust headshot
Julia Faust Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) (she/her/hers)
Eric Mole headshot
Eric Mole Science (PMAJ) (he/him/his)
Sarah Pendleton headshot
Sarah Pendleton Chemistry (BS) (she/her/hers)
Caroline Peters headshot
Caroline Peters Political Science (BA) Sociology (BA) (she/her)
Helena Rudolph headshot
Helena Rudolph Biomedical Engneerng (BS) (she/her)
Levi Showalter headshot
Levi Showalter Plant Sciences (BS) (he/him)
David Starnes headshot
David Starnes Biology (BS) (he/him/his)
Megan Swift headshot
Megan Swift Journalism (BA) (she/her)
Marisa Williamson headshot
Marisa Williamson Biomedical Engneerng (BS) (she/her/hers)

Remote Committee

Adwait Chafale headshot
Adwait Chafale Team Leader Psychology (BS) (he/him/his)
Blake Toliver headshot
Blake Toliver Team Leader Public Policy (MPP) English (BA) Criminology (BS)
Dan Bransfield headshot
Dan Bransfield Liberal Arts (PMAJ) (he/him)
Katelyn Farrar headshot
Katelyn Farrar Vet & Biomedical Sc (BS) (she/her)
Sydney Gibbard headshot
Sydney Gibbard Biomedical Engneerng (BS) (she/her)
Charlotte Harris headshot
Charlotte Harris Biobehavioral Health (BS) (she/her)
Maggie Hieber headshot
Maggie Hieber Psychology (BS) (she/her)
Emily Hu headshot
Emily Hu Finance (BS) (she/her)
Mary Kaldor headshot
Mary Kaldor Astro & Astrophysics (BS) Spanish (BS) (she/her/hers)
Bianca Mazzarella headshot
Bianca Mazzarella Economics (BA) Comm, Envir & Devlop (BS) (she/her/hers)
Carley Palkon headshot
Carley Palkon Internationl Affairs (MIA) International Poltcs (BA) (she/her/hers)
David Schlichtig headshot
David Schlichtig Finance (BS) (he/him/his)
Jake Snyder headshot
Jake Snyder Biology (BS) (he/him/his/they/ them/theirs
Octavia Szkutnik headshot
Octavia Szkutnik Earth Science & Plcy (BS)
Suzuka Yamane headshot
Suzuka Yamane Psychology (BA) (she/her)

SHO Finale Committee

Dan Carvajal headshot
Dan Carvajal Team Leader Civil Engineering (BS) (he)
Jared Martin headshot
Jared Martin Team Leader Engineering Science (BS)
Carly Brogan headshot
Carly Brogan Biobehavioral Health (BS) (she/her)
Andrew Kacala headshot
Andrew Kacala Science (PMAJ) (he/him/his)
Frank Marzano headshot
Frank Marzano Accounting (MACC) Accounting (BS) Economics (BS) (he/him)
Aryath Narayanamangalam headshot
Aryath Narayanamangalam Biomedical Engneerng (BS) Mech Engr - Univ Park (BS) (he/him)
Natasha Nybro headshot
Natasha Nybro Accounting (BS) (she/her)
Hannah Priller headshot
Hannah Priller Science (PMAJ) Mech Engr - Univ Park (BS) (she/her)
Jessica Santucci headshot
Jessica Santucci Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) (she/her)
Emily Snow headshot
Emily Snow Biomedical Engneerng (BS) (she/her)
Kathryn Tague headshot
Kathryn Tague Communications (PMAJ) (she/her)
Schreyer Scholar Alison Roby

The Schreyer Honors College allows its students to reach their full potential and challenges them to be even better. More importantly, when we achieve our dreams, we have a fantastic community behind us that wants to celebrate our accomplishments along with us.

Alison Roby '18 Bioengineering

Welcome First-Year Students Schreyer Honors Orientation (SHO TIME)

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