Parent Orientation Information

New Student Orientation, Phase 1 - Parent Information

Parents and Guardians are invited to attend Phase 1 Orientation with their student.  This year the sessions will be in person.  Parents and Guardians will have an opportunity to participate in some sessions with their student and will also have an opportunity to meet with university officials and receive important information about the transition to college.  Below is some of the information you will receive.

Useful Links for Parents

New Student Checklist

College - the First Year Timeline

What is Penn State Safe & Aware?

Penn State Safe and Aware is an online module about alcohol and sexual misconduct. The module includes information about the effects alcohol has on the brain and body, alcohol-related state laws, and university policies related to alcohol consumption. The module educates students about relationship violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual harassment. The module will help students develop practical skills to keep you student safe.

Who is required to complete Penn State Safe & Aware?

All incoming first-year students who are 21 and under are required to complete the alcohol and sexual misconduct content in the module. First-year students we are over 21 are only required to complete the sexual misconduct content.

How does my student access Penn State Safe & Aware?

Penn State Safe & Aware can be accessed at Students log in using their Penn State userid and password. They can enter and exit the module as many times as they want.

What if my student has trouble logging into the course, gets error messages, or experiences other technical difficulties?

If your student has problems with their Penn State userid or password, contact the Penn State ITS Service Desk at, [email protected] or 814-865-4357. For all other issues, please call 814-863-0461 during regular office hours (Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm) or email [email protected].

Who should we contact at Penn State if we have additional questions about Penn State Safe & Aware?

Linda LaSalle
Health Promotion and Wellness
University Park, PA 16802
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 814-863-0461

Parent and Family Experience – Email Sign Up

Would you like to stay involved with your student while at Penn State?  If so, please feel free to join us by signing up here to receive information about Penn State, news, alerts and other important information. 

Parent and Family Guide

This guide will provide families with information about Penn State DuBois.  Please download the guide here.

New Student Orientation, Phase 2 - Parent Information

As part of our orientation programming we will host parent orientation on August 16.  You will receive information via your students email regarding this program and how to register.  These orientation sessions will provide an opportunity for you to become more familiar with the campus and services available to you and your student so you are able to assist your student in the transition to college. We also hope to ease some of your potential concerns and answer your questions. 

Parent Orientation Registration

Parent Orientation Program Schedule 

Parent and guardian orientation will take place virtually this year on: 

Tuesday, August 16 from 5-8pm via Zoom 

The following is a summary of information regarding the parent and guardian orientation program: 

  • ZOOM ADDRESS: The Zoom address will be sent to your students email.  If you have trouble finding this zoom link, please email [email protected]