It's the night before your first day of classes at Penn State and you are about to partake in a yearly University Park tradition. With the other first year students in your residence hall, you walk across campus to Recreation Hall and see blue and white flags flying, hear Penn State fight songs, watch upperclassmen welcome you to campus, and can feel the Penn State spirit and pride. It is time for Be A Part From The Start.
Be A Part From The Start is an event to welcome the newest class of Penn Staters to Penn State’s vibrant and exciting community. Approximately 7,000 freshmen attend the event in Rec Hall, and are welcomed by community leaders, cheerleaders, athletes, coaches, the Blue Band, and, of course, the Nittany Lion! This event is an all-inclusive, comprehensive look at what it means to be a Penn State student. The Penn State Lion Ambassadors sponsor and organize the event so incoming freshmen can understand the community that they have chosen to join. From the fight songs and the Alma Mater, to football cheers and how to do the wave, Be a Part from the Start is an hour of nonstop spirit and an early lesson in Penn State pride.
This year, Be A Part From The Start was held on Sunday, August 21 at 8:00pm in Rec Hall!
Lion Ambassadors would like to thank the following sponsors for their support with Be A Part From The Start: