Penguin Preview Day Schedule

Overview of Penguin Preview Day Events

When you get here. 

We have reserved the M30 Parking Deck (free of charge) for YSU Penguin Preview Day participants; please park there. We will also have shuttles available the morning of the event to deliver participants from the parking deck to the WATTS. Shuttle pickup will be located at the McDonough Museum of Art directly north of the Wick Parking Deck from 8:45 - 9:30 am. Simply walk out of the parking deck through the Wick Avenue entrance and make an immediate right at the sidewalk to reach the loading zone.


9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Check-in and Opening Events

  • Meet and greet with President Jim Tressel and Pete the Penguin
  • Stop by academic, support service, and student organization tables
  • Learn more about the student experience

9:45 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. 
Welcome by President Tressel

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Academic College Sessions

Undecided Majors Session 

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Campus
  • Residence Halls
  • Apartments
  • Rec Center

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • Transfer Student Session
  • Admissions & Financial Aid Presentation
  • Accepted Student Session

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Lunch in the KC Food Court using your food voucher received at check-in (only if a food voucher was requested with registration). KC Food Court is on the first floor of Kilcawley Center.

All Day

  • Take our survey (available soon)
  • Apply to YSU - Sweeney Hall


School Excuses: in order to obtain a school excuse for the Penguin Preview Day program, you must present the voucher you will receive during your academic session from 10:30 am - 11:30 am. Participation in the entire academic session is required to receive the voucher. No school excuse will be given unless a voucher is presented. By attending Penguin Preview Day, you agree to participate in the entire program. Students who do not participate will be asked to leave campus and will not receive a school excuse.