Total Orientation To Earth and Mineral Sciences (TOTEMS) is a three-day summer program specifically designed for first-year students at the University Park campus who are new to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. TOTEMS will be held August 20 - 23, 2019.
TOTEMS begins on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 with the opportunity for students to move into their dorms room early from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with the assistance of friendly EMS students, faculty and staff, allowing students to escape the stress of move-in weekend. In addition, EMS will provide a well-earned lunch for students and their family.
After lunch, students board a bus for beautiful Lake Raystown Resort, 50 miles from the Penn State University Park campus. Students will lodge with 4-5 other students in the cabins which are complete with clean linens, private baths, and cooking facilities. Over the next four days, students will enjoy cookouts and campfires and have the opportunity to:
- Meet fellow first-year students – make friends before your classes begin!
- Get to know faculty members on a first-name basis
- Develop creative problem-solving skills through team activities
- Network with current students, faculty, staff, and alumni
- Enjoy the thrills of a water park during the hot days of August