Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State

SHO TIME Schedule

Time Event
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Move-In and Arrival

Location: William A. Schreyer Courtyard at Atherton Hall

Welcome to the University Park Campus! Orientation Mentors, Scholar Assistants (SAs), Resident Assistants (RAs) and Schreyer Honors College staff will greet you and your family, address any questions you may have, and help you find your way on your first day on campus.

Parents & Families Welcome

3:00 PM

A Special Time to "Let Go"

Location: 100 Thomas Building

Parents and Families will be invited to escort their students into 100 Thomas to VIP reserved seating for the Class of 2022. Parents and families will also have reserved seating and will want to say goodbye to their student before starting the next session.

Parents & Families Welcome

3:30 PM

Dean's Welcome Class of 2022, Parents and Families

Location: 100 Thomas Building

Welcome to the Schreyer Honors College family. Join us to learn more about the mission, vision and values of the College and watch the excitement build as the 2018 Orientation Mentors lead your students from Thomas Building to the Hetzel Union Building fora traditional class photo!

Parents & Families Welcome

4:15 PM

Parents and Families

Location: 100 Thomas Building

Parents and families are invited to stay for this session to learn more about ways to help students succeed in the first year. The Dean, Associate Deans and current Schreyer Scholars will also be available to answer any questions you may have before leaving campus.

Parents & Families Only

4:15 PM

Class of 2022 Photo

Location: HUB Monumental Staircase

Join your classmates in this SHO TIME tradition on the Monumental Stairs in the Hetzel Union Building.A favorite place to study, dine and gather with friends.

4:45 PM

A Special Mentor Welcome

Location: HUB Lawn

Take time to enjoy some fun and relaxing activities with your new friends on the way to dinner!

5:45 PM

Blue-White Spirit Dinner with Penn State Faculty and Friends

Location: Redifer Commons

Enjoy your first of many meals in Redifer Dining Hall. An exciting variety of dining choices can be found at the savory Southside Buffet and delicious à la carte options. Bon appetit!

7:30 PM

First Night

Location: Intramural (IM) Building

Join fellow Scholars and the SHO TIME Mentors for a one-of-a-kind late night team activity in one of the newest gymnasiums on campus. Be a part of a 300-person selfie, meet your first “College Buddy,” and enjoy friendly competitions with new friends.

Time Event
7:30 AM

Rise and Shine Breakfast with Dean Johnson and Staff

Location: Redifer Commons

Dean Johnson and Schreyer Honors College staff welcome you to the most important meal of the day as you begin Day 2 of SHO TIME. Enjoy a buffet of hot and cold options to start your day!

9:00 AM

Achieving Academic Success

Location: 100 Thomas Building

Interested in learning how to succeed in the Schreyer Honors College with honors? Hear from Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and staff of the Schreyer Honors College about the academic expectations, advising resources and study abroad opportunities.

10:15 AM

Shaping Your Future

Location: 100 Thomas Building

Join the Director of Career Development to learn how internships, fellowships and grants can shape your future.

11:00 AM

It's Your Time (Mentoring Groups 1-14)

Location: 108 Forum Building

Take time to participate in a fun and relaxing “mindfulness” workshop.

Schreyer Downtown Photo Odyssey (Mentoring Groups 15-27)

Location: Downtown State College

Orientation Mentors will lead you on a casual tour of downtown State College. Visit the various shops, restaurants, art galleries and theatre that you may experience as a student.

12:30 PM

All-Star Lunch

Location: Redifer Commons

Return to Redifer Dining Hall and continue conversations with staff and Orientation Mentors about life as a Scholar. The menu includes a variety of entrees and special treats prepared just for you.

2:00 PM

Schreyer Downtown Photo Odyssey (Mentoring Groups 1-14)

Location: Downtown State College

Orientation Mentors will lead you on a casual tour of downtown State College. Visit the various shops, restaurants, art galleries and theatre that you may experience as a student.

It's Your Time (Mentoring Groups 15-27)

Location: 108 Forum Building

Take time to participate in a fun and relaxing “mindfulness” workshop.

4:00 PM

Characters in Motion - An Ethical Conversation

Location: 100 Thomas Building

What decision will you make as a leader when faced with an ethical dilemma? Join Penn State faculty for a lively discussion that will challenge your critical thinking skillsand develop character.

5:30 PM

Dinner and Involvement Fair

Location: Redifer Commons

Enjoy Redifer Commons as Orientation Mentors transform this space to showcase student organizations, clubs and interest groups. Ask Orientation Mentors how they balance engagement opportunities and academic studies as a Schreyer Scholar.

8:30 PM

The One and Only Brain Show

Location: Alumni Hall, HUB

A SHO TIME tradition and trivia game as you have never seen before on stage. Get ready to form a team, answer questions correctly, and be prepared for an evening of laughter and fun.

Time Event
8:00 AM

Rise and Shine Breakfast

Location: Redifer Commons

Distinguished Penn State faculty have been invited to join you at breakfast. Save them a seat at the table as they look forward to welcoming you to Penn State and to the Schreyer Honors College. Ask them what they love most about Penn State!

9:30 AM

"Finding Your Own Way" with Dr. Susan Russell

Location: 100 Thomas Building

Join Dr. Russell for a unique presentation and lively conversation about community, values, and the opportunity Schreyer Scholars have to create a very personal legacy at Penn State in the Schreyer Honors College.

Watch This Session

11:00 AM

"Go Your Own Way" with Orientation Mentors

Mentoring groups will form small discussion groups to collaborate on a special project assigned in the previous session.

12:30 PM

Lunch

Location: Redifer Commons

Enjoy talking with classmates in your mentoring groups from different academic backgrounds while enjoying an open buffet of salads, entrees and desserts.

2:00 PM

Lights, Camera and Action

Location: Around Campus

Get ready to be a star in a special video production filmed by Schreyer Scholars to capture Schreyer Scholars in action during SHO TIME. Watch for this special production at the SHO TIME Finale!

3:30 PM

Mentor Challenges: Tug O'War and So Much More

Location: HUB Lawn

Take advantage to participate in a variety of friendly competitions while learning more about the Schreyer Honors College and Life as a Scholar.

5:00 PM

Class of 2022 Dinner and Project 2022 - "Hello Future Self"

Location: Redifer Commons

Arrive on time to complete Project 2022—a letter to your future self. This special Schreyer Honors College tradition results in laughter and tears when students read their letters four year later on thesis day! The letters are confidential and returned in a sealed envelope before you graduate.

8:00 PM

SHO TIME Finale

Location: State Theatre (Downtown State College)

Finito! La Fin! Ende! The End…Congratulations you have completed your three-day orientation and your final orientation event will leave you in awe as Scholars showcase a wide-range of amazing talent and performances. Your Orientation Team Leaders and Orientation Mentors will host this one-of-a-kind show planned to celebrate your arrival on campus. The evening includes special guests, music and more.

Time Event
11:00 - 11:45 AM

"My BackYard" Service Project Registration Opens

Location: William A. Schreyer Courtyard at Atherton Hall

Free t-shirt upon arrival

12:00 - 3:00 PM

Site Visits and Indoor Service Projects

Location: Various Locations On and Off Campus

3:30 PM

"My BackYard" Service Project Debrief

Location: William A. Schreyer Courtyard at Atherton Hall

Free pizza and beverage

Service is an important part of the Schreyer Honors College mission, so get ready for an amazing afternoon of service with friends! Come participate in the third annual My Backyard Service Project: Taking Care of Business!

Other Important Dates

Even after SHO TIME is over and fall semester has begun, there are still many important events for you and your family to be aware of, including:

Sat 18 Aug

Arrival Day for Returning Scholars

Runs through August 19

Sat 18 Aug

President's Convocation

Mon 20 Aug

First Day of Classes

Fri 7 Sep

SHC Founders Day

Mon 27 Sep

First-Year Schreyer Scholar Welcome Reception at the University Libraries

Fri 12 Oct

Homecoming Parade Watch

Fri 19 Oct

Parents and Families Weekend

Runs through October 21

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