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Dear Freshmen, Get Involved!

Dear Freshmen,

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Penn State seems to have a “hit-the-ground-running” philosophy when it comes to move in. There’s not much of an orientation, no team building activities, no fun events designed to introduce you to new people (for the most part, anyway).

Despite this, however, there are tons of ways to get involved in University Park. The best way is to join a club. From student government to THON groups to intramurals, you can bet your bottom dollar you’ll make a friend for life.

And for what Penn State lacks in orientation it makes up in involvement fairs. Involvement Days will be this week in Alumni and Heritage Hall in the HUB from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday will be student organizations, Wednesday will be service organizations, and Thursday will be Greek life. If you still can’t find anything that floats your boat ,you can search the student organization directory.

Just about anyone will tell you that getting involved will make your time here in Happy Valley even more memorable, so get on it!

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Caitlin Silver

Caitlin is from a small Pennsylvania town called Unionville, which is by West Chester, which is by Philadelphia. She is a sophomore in the Smeal College of Business and will probably major in accounting. Caitlin loves "How I Met Your Mother" and dougnuts.

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