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New students can explore University Park and enter to 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 27th and get ready to take flight! 


  • Earn 12 stamps to win a $50 prize (echo dot, coffee maker, instant camera, etc.)
  • Earn 8-10 stamps to win a $25 prize (bluetooth speaker, hydroflask, fan, backpack, etc.)
  • Earn 4-7 stamps to win a $10 prize. (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 Thursday, August 11, 2023. 

Events and activities

Task Date/Time Location Description
Academic College Welcome Meeting (required)

June 27th
1:00 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 27th
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Biobehavioral Health Patio 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 27th
2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Biobehavioral Health Patio  
Follow Us on Instagram Anytime Virtual Follow the College of Health and Human Development on Instagram (@pennstatehhd)
Donuts with the Assistant Dean

July 6th             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 11th
4:00 p.m.
18 Henderson Building Take the True Colors assessment and how your personality may impact your career decisions.
Time Management and Study Skills July 18th 4:00 p.m. 18 Henderson Building Learn more about what Penn State Learning offers and participate in a fun activity to learn more about time management in college.
What Can I Do with this Major? July 20th
4:00 p.m.
18 Henderson Building Join Career Services to learn more about what you can do with your intended major!
Attend a Study Smarter Workshop Certain dates and times (see link) Virtual

SU23 Penn State Learning Study Smarter Workshops | Penn State Learning ( 

**July 19 and July 25th**

HHD at the Spikes

July 25th 6:35p.m.

Medlar Field  Get a free ticket watching the State College Spikes! If you can't make this date, attend any Spikes game and turn in your ticket stub for a Passport sticker!
Ice Cream Social August 9th
5:00 p.m.
Front steps of Henderson Building

Grab a cup of ice cream and mingle with your classmates for a final goodbye and celebrate the end of summer classes! 

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 .