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Welcome, Class of 2016!

Today is the first day of classes for the newest members of the Penn State family. This group of recent high school graduates are now full-blown college kids, lanyards and all. Penn State is a large university filled with opportunities to get involved in any way one could ever imagine. In fact, there are 947 clubs to get involved in at Penn State. So, incoming freshmen, why should you become a THON volunteer?

Chelsea Pierce, THON 2012 Communications Captain said, “You’ll never experience anything like THON anywhere else. You can be a part of the Penn State family by making a difference in the life of a child. Have you ever wanted to make a difference in someone’s life? Here’s your chance. Get involved with THON and see how you can put your heart into a cause that unites over 15,000 other hearts on campus.”

Still not convinced?

"It’s one of the biggest activities at Penn State and a great way to meet people and form bonds," says Ally Greer, THON 2012 dancer and former Penn State Marketing Association THON chair, "Everyone I know who didn’t get involved in THON freshman year wished they had."

There are many ways to get involved in THON. You can join a participating student organization, volunteer as a captain or committee member, start your own THON organization, attempt to dance independently, or attend any THON event through the year. For more information about getting involved, check out our How to Get Involved page. You can also contact Jenna Adams at with additional questions.

Welcome to Happy Valley and undoubtedly some of the best years of your life. Don’t waste one minute; get involved!

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