Fresh START Day of Service

Posted: August 19, 2012

Fresh START Day of Service is Penn State's largest day of service for incoming first-year, change-of-assignment, and transfer students new to the University Park campus.

Last year over 850 student leaders and volunteers participated in FreshSTART.  Fresh START aims to introduce new students to the many service opportunities available at Penn State and in the surrounding communities and help them build new friendships with other students transitioning to University Park. 

The purpose of the Fresh START Day of Service is to encourage new students to "get rooted" with service opportunities during their academic careers at Penn State, University Park, not just for the day, but for a lifetime.  It is hoped that, through Fresh START, new students will develop lifelong civic engagement and build leadership skills through service.

Students can get involved by signing up on and learn more from our website at

FreshSTART Day of Service will be held on Saturday, September 8th, 2012.  It will be begin in the HUB, Alumni Hall at 8:30 a.m.