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Parents & Families of New Students

Welcome to the Nittany Lion family! We are here to help you and your family during your student's transition to Penn State.

Student success improves when parents and families are appropriately engaged in their student’s college experience; that makes you an important mentor for your student. One of the best ways to support your student is to become familiar with campus resources you need to help your student navigate the challenges and triumphs of college life.

My Student is:

A First-Year Student

A Transfer Student

A Change of Campus Student

An International Student


Additional Resources For:


Commonwealth Campuses: If you are a parent or family member of a new student at one of Penn State’s Commonwealth Campuses, please visit the appropriate campus website for more information.

222 Boucke Building | 814.863.1313 | Contact The Penn State Parents Program