President Barron welcomes incoming class at New Student Convocation

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President Eric Barron and Provost Nick Jones, among others, welcomed Penn State's incoming class during the Fall 2014 President's New Student Convocation on Aug. 23 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. Convocation marks the beginning of the new academic year and is the official welcome to the University academic community. The event, required for first-year students, is part of Welcome Week, which includes more than 100 programs designed to introduce first-year, change-of-campus and transfer students to their new home. Activities began Friday, Aug. 22, and will continue throughout the coming week. Read the full schedule of events here.

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The 2014 President's New Student Convocation welcomes Penn State's freshman class

Welcome Week for freshmen at Penn State kicked off on Aug. 23 with the 2014 President's New Student Convocation followed by a reception at the HUB-Robeson Center.

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    Penn State President Eric Barron welcomed the Penn State freshman class to the Fall 2014 New Student Convocation held Aug. 23 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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    Members of the 2014 Penn State freshman class made their way into the Bryce Jordan Center on the evening of Aug. 23 for the President's New Student Convocation event.

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    Penn State freshmen took part in a wave prior to the start of the Fall 2014 President's New Student Convocation on Aug. 23 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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    Members of the a capella group Coda Conduct opened the festivities on Aug. 23 at the 2014 President's New Student Convocation at the  Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center.

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    Student marshals placed their college banners beside the stage during the grand procession for the President's New Student Convocation held Aug. 23 at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center.

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    New Student Convocation, hosted by Penn State President Eric Barron, was held Aug. 23 at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
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    Welcome Week at Penn State kicked off with the Fall 2014 President's New Student Convocation followed by a reception at the HUB-Robeson Center on Aug. 23. The reception welcomed all Penn State freshmen and included entertainment, refreshments and a chance to chat with new friends.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
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    Penn State student Rebecca Clark took the opportunity to get a 'selfie' with Penn State President Eric Barron during a Welcome Week reception held Aug. 23 at the HUB-Robeson Center. President Barron hosted the reception for the 2014 freshman class following New Student Convocation ceremonies at the Bryce Jordan Center held earlier in the evening.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
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    Following New Student Convocation, members of Penn State's 2014 freshman class were invited to a Welcome Week reception, hosted by President Eric Barron at the HUB-Robeson Center, to have some refreshments and get acquainted with new classmates.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
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