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New Student Orientation Activities

The Penn Libraries are anxiously awaiting the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester and the events surrounding New Student Orientation (NSO). From August 20th-28th there will be a variety of events that will acquaint new students and their parents with our libraries and their services.

These events include:

1)      A showcase of all the Penn Libraries to highlight the libraries resources and services and provide tours of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

2)      A scavenger hunt  that will lead students to libraries throughout the Penn campus

The showcase will take place on Friday, August 21st from 12:00pm until 2:30pm. This flagship event will include tours, presentations, and a showcase of tables staffed by librarians from various libraries and library departments across campus.

The scavenger hunt will take place from Friday, August 21st until Friday, August 28th using the Scavify app. Once a player has registered for the hunt, they will find a slew of clues that requires them to interact with the Libraries and their resources by completing Photo, GPS Check-in, and Question and Answer Challenges.  There is a point value attached to every challenge and prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd highest scorers after game play is finished. Stay tuned to our @upennlib social media channels for more prize-related information. This event is only open to undergraduate members of the Class of 2019. Information on registration and game play will be available at all of our NSO events.

Please come out and visit our spaces during these times. We look forward to meeting all of our new Penn students and parents!

For more information on all of the Libraries’ NSO activities, consult the following guide: