Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State

Host a Summer Send-Off

When it is almost time to say goodbye and head off to college, it helps to hear a friendly hello before leaving home.

That's the idea behind Summer Send-Offs, informal get-togethers organized in regions throughout Pennsylvania and neighboring states held to bring together members of the incoming Schreyer class.

Summer Send-Offs are usually held in the evening at the home of a Schreyer Scholar, either that of an incoming freshman or a returning student. The Honors College invites members of the incoming fall class from the area and nearby communities to attend. Most Summer Send-Offs are scheduled starting in late July and running through the middle of August.

Parents of incoming Scholars, parents of current Scholars, or alumni host these events. Host responsibilities include:

  • Helping SHC staff identify restaurants, country clubs, or other venues for the event
  • Opening up your home for a smaller event
  • Speaking at the event about the experiences you've had with the SHC if you would be willing to share your perspective


If you are interested in hosting one of these events, contact:

SHC Development & Alumni Relations
(814) 865-4258

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