Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

There is always something going on at Penn State Brandywine! Check out some of the upcoming events.

Trip to Ocean City, NJ
Friday, August 11

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Leave Penn Brandywine at 8 a.m., return around 8 p.m.

To register go to:
For more information please contact:
Bridget O'Donnell -

Week of Welcome (WOW)

Thursday, August 17 – Friday, August 25! Join the Brandywine Community as we begin another super semester!

Thursday, August 17
Orchard Hall Move-In Day for First-Year Students
Contact Housing and Food Services for information about housing and moving in.

August 18, First Friday
Events for All First-Year Students

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mandatory Events (beginning in Commons gymnasium)
Convocation ceremony, academic college meetings, student workshops, lunch, and interactive All-In and Stand for State events.
The above events are mandatory for first-year students! Please register for the 9 a.m.-3 p.m. events at

3 - 4 p.m., Bookstore Blowout!
Student Union Building, Bookstore
Check out the new bookstore; get exclusive offers, free snacks, and swag!

4 - 7 p.m., Lion Luau
Vairo Amphitheater (rain, Tomezsko Lounge)
Vairo courtyard will be transformed into an island paradise where you will enjoy a Hawaiian-style BBQ, games, music, and more!

7 - 8 p.m., Trivia Game Show
Vairo Amphitheater (rain, Tomezsko Lounge)
End the evening at 7 p.m. with a trivia game show! Win Bookstore gift cards and PSU Swag!

Evening activities for Orchard Hall Students begin at 8:30 p.m.

August 19, Super Saturday
Orchard Hall Move-In Day for Returning Students
Contact Housing and Food Services for information about Housing and moving in.

Optional (but encouraged!) Events for All Students

9 - 11 a.m., Fitness Fun!
Meet at Orchard Hall front doors
Start the day with a workout and explore local running trails.

Noon - 1 p.m., Brunch
Student Union Building, Blue Apple Café/Parson’s Dining Hall
Meal plans may be used – cash/card is also accepted.

1 - 2 p.m., Lawn Volleyball Tournament
Student Union Building lawn
Join a friendly tournament with students and Residence Life staff.

2 - 3 p.m., Human Bingo
Orchard Hall Lobby
Mix and mingle with fellow students and find out what you have in common with each other.

3 - 5 p.m., Let Loose on the Lawn!
Orchard Hall patio and lawn
Enjoy the Orchard Hall patio and fun outdoor games led by Residence Life staff.

5 - 8:30 p.m., Supper & Superheroes
Student Union Building, Blue Apple Café/Parson’s Dining Hall
Dinner served 5-6 p.m.; activities run until 8:30. Meal plans may be used – cash/card is also accepted.

8:30 - 11 p.m., Movie Under the Stars - "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. II"
Commons lawn (rain, Student Union Building, Parson's Dining Hall)
Come check out this super summer hit! Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a movie on the lawn! Popcorn and drinks provided.

For information about Super Saturday events, email Don Brennan or Tiana Peña Colon

Sunday, August 20
Events and meetings for Orchard Hall Students beginning at 1 p.m.
For more information email Don Brennan or Tiana Peña Colon

Monday, August 21-Friday, August 25
Be a Hero Scavenger Hunt
Pick up your Scavenger Hunt instructions at the Welcome Back Bash on Monday, or in the Student Affairs Suite (Student Union Building 207) throughout the week! Hand it in on Friday during the Student Affairs Open House for a chance to win LionCash, PSU Swag, and other super prizes!

Monday, August 21
Welcome Back Bash!

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Student Union Building lawn (rain, Gym)
Keep cool like Mr. Freeze and start the semester off right with a Creamery Super Ice Cream Sundae Bar! With special guest, My Hero Zero, a Penn State favorite band!

Tuesday, August 22
ThinkFast Game Show

Noon - 1:30 p.m., Lion’s Den Commons
Think faster than the Flash with this quick-paced trivia game show and win up to $200 in cash! First 50 students in the door get a t-shirt!

Wednesday, August 23
New Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

4 p.m., Orchard Hall
Join the celebration as Orchard Hall and Student Union Building are formally opened! There will be remarks from several superheroes, including Dr. Barron. Reception with light refreshments to follow the ceremony.

Thursday, August 24
Get Flexible!

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Main Building Patio (rain, Tomezsko)
Learn how to be more like Elasti-Girl with yoga classes on the lawn! Have a custom-made wire- art design, enjoy twisty snacks, and more!

Friday, August 25
Student Affairs Open House

12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Student Union Suite 207
Meet the Avengers of the Student Union Building, the Student Affairs staff! Grab a snack, mix and mingle! Turn in your Scavenger Hunt here for a chance to win a prize.

Thursday, August 31
Involvement Fair


Friday, September 1, First Friday
Harvest Dance

7 p.m.

Suicide Prevention Week, September 5-8

Tuesday, September 5
Cirque de Stress

Noon - 2 p.m., Student Union Building lawn
Play is a wonderful way to manage stress and difficult emotions. This event will provide an afternoon of de-stressing and HAVING FUN!

Wednesday, September 6
Got Emoji

11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Student Union Building Fireside Lounge and other campus locations
We will be organizing mental health screenings all around campus. The free mental health screening tool will be available to the entire Penn State Community through the Counseling Services website. Students who complete the anonymous survey will be given an emoji pillow.

Thursday, September 7 
SMILE: A One Man Performance

Noon - 1:25 p.m., Lion’s Den, Commons Building
Smile is an autobiographical, one-man comedy show about depression and the loss of first love.

Friday, September 8
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Workshop

12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Tomezsko 103
Sara Ralph, LPC is a local mental health provider and former Student Affairs professional. Sara will provide a workshop to help spread awareness about suicide.

Wellness Wednesdays: Bounce Back!

Wednesday, September 13, 20, 27, and October 4
12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Lion’s Den, Commons Building
Bounce Back! is a workshop series geared toward helping students learn how to manage life's disappointments and setbacks with more emotional resilience and grit. College presents many opportunities along with challenges. Every student can expect to face a number of challenges throughout their college career. The ability to remain focused and determined in the face of challenge will help students remain successful. This workshop provides tools to help students succeed in the face of challenges. 

These 45 minute workshops focus on factors related to resiliency such as reframing “failures”, adopting a growth mindset, accepting one’s feelings as well as life challenges, sustaining one’s health, and reflecting on one’s strengths, goals, and needs. This program includes Ted Talks and activities that are designed to enhance resiliency. Adopted from the University of Kentucky.

All students are welcome. Please sign up in the Student Affairs Office in the Student Union Building, Suite 207 or email