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New students can explore University Park and win prizes!

Learn about Penn State and the College of Health and Human Development

The first few days and weeks being on campus can be overwhelming and we want to help you learn about campus and some of the resources available to you. Attend as many of the following events or participate in the activities to earn an official Passport stamp.

Get your Passport at the Academic College Welcome Meeting on June 25th and get ready to take flight! 


  • Earn 12 stamps to win a $50 prize (e.g., echo dot, coffee maker, instant camera, etc.)
  • Earn 8-10 stamps to win a $25 prize (e.g., bluetooth speaker, hydroflask, fan, backpack, etc.)
  • Earn 4-7 stamps to win a $10 prize (e.g., planner, charging cords, room organizers, water bottle, etc.)

Obtaining stamps: For every designated Passport location or event, you will receive a stamp to place on your Passport. Some stamps can be acquired through accomplishing tasks and are not time specific while others require your attendance at a specific date, time, and location.

Lost Passport: If you lose your Passport, a new one may be obtained in 4 Henderson; however, stamps are non-transferrable.

Deadline: Turn in your Passport to Assistant Dean, Megan Owens in 4 Henderson by Friday, August 9th, 2024. 

Events and activities

Task Date/Time Location Description
Academic College Welcome Meeting (required) June 25th
1:30 p.m.
110 Henderson Building Welcome to Health and Human Development (HHD)! During the meeting you will learn more about resources, expectations, and opportunities through HHD.
Cookie Fest on the Patio June 25th
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Front steps of Henderson Building After the HHD Academic College Welcome Meeting grab some cookies and chat with your advisers, faculty, and staff of HHD! This is a chance to ask questions about classes and advising, navigating campus, and how to get involved.
Chat with an adviser or faculty member at cookie fest. June 25th
2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Front steps of Henderson Building  
Follow Us on Instagram Anytime Virtual Follow the College of Health and Human Development on Instagram (@pennstatehhd)
Donuts with Dr. O July 1st           9:00 a.m.-noon 4 Henderson Building Drop by for a donut and chat with the Assistant Dean and other special guests.
Career Exploration: True Colors July 9th
4:00 p.m.
14 Henderson Building Take the True Colors assessment and how your personality may impact your career decisions.
Time Management and Study Skills July 16th 4:00 p.m. 14 Henderson Building Learn more about what Penn State Learning offers and participate in a fun activity to learn more about time management in college.
Engaged Learning Jeopardy July 22nd
4:00 p.m.
14 Henderson Building Join our Engaged Learning Specialist to learn more about how to enhance your college experience through study abroad, research, student organizations and more!
Attend a Study Smarter Workshop Certain dates and times (see link) Virtual

SU24 Penn State Learning Study Smarter Workshops | Penn State Learning ( 

**July 10 and July 25th**

Email your completion and registration as proof of attendance. (

HHD at the Palmer July 24th 3:00 p.m. Palmer Museum of Art Receive a guided tour of our new Palmer Museum of Art with fellow HHD students! We'll meet you at the Palmer! 
Attend Central PA Festival of the Arts July 11th-July 14th Downtown SC and UP campus Join 125,000 visitors and explore over 300 artist vendors and fun activities and events. Take a picture of yourself at the event and email it to
Take a selfie in front of Henderson Building and tag #discoverHHD on Instagram! Anytime Virtual Either tag #discoverHHD on Instagram or email your selfie to