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UPUA Hosting Question-And-Answer Sessions For First Year Students

You successfully applied to, got accepted to, enrolled in, and got excited about attending Penn State. You might even have all of your bedding, dorm accessories, football tickets, and school supplies ready to go. But how long do you have to walk between classes? What are some clubs that are available for you to join? If you’re still missing some important information or just want to learn more, Penn State’s Student Government (formally known as the University Park Undergraduate Association, UPUA for short) is here to help. Today, UPUA is hosting a question-and-answer sessions featuring student leaders from a number of prominent Penn State organizations to answer any and all questions you may have left.

The event will be taking place in two sessions. The first session will be live, in person, in the Freeman Auditorium from 2:30-5 p.m. If you aren’t currently in or can’t make your way to State College on short notice, but still want access to the wealth of valuable information, fear not! The second session will take place on Google Hangout from 6-9 p.m. You can directly join the hangout here or find the link on UPUA’s webpage to see a live stream of the session.

This isn’t your typical incoming student information session, however. Instead of lectures and powerpoints, student leaders from the Penn State community will be answering your questions. Questions can be directed at a representative or to the whole panel and can be about anything, whether that is a specific organization with an attending host or about Penn State and your first year in general. Questions can be submitted by tweeting @UPUA including the #PSUhangout or by emailing [email protected]

Our own handsome, talented Visual Editor Alex Bauer will be there, so feel free to direct any and all Onward State, student media, or general Penn State questions his way. If you have a question for Alex, tag @OnwardState or @TheAlexBauer in your tweet @UPUA or mention us in your email. Additionally, our friends from UPUA, CCSG, THON, Homecoming, the Asian/Pacific American Caucus, Fresh Start, and the Association of Residence Hall Students will all have representatives present to answer your questions. Also the Daily Collegian will be there.

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About the Author

Lexi Shimkonis

Lexi is an editor-turned-staff writer who can often be found at either Irving's or the Phyrst (with the chances she'll have her backpack being the same). Lexi is a senior hailing from Spring City, PA (kind of) and studying Civil Engineering. Please email questions and/or pleas for an Instagram caption to [email protected], or for a more intimate bond, follow her on Twitter @lexshimko.


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