Chancellor's Welcome

Welcome to Penn State Berks!

Dear Penn State Berks Students,

We Are … thrilled to welcome you to campus! Thank you for starting or continuing your educational journey at Penn State Berks – we hope your path of learning and self-discovery leads you to realize your dreams.

Our faculty and staff are ready for you: excited about the learning experiences you will share and eager to get to know you. Please visit your professors during office hours or by appointment; they really want to talk with you one-on-one and will remember you afterward.

This will be an enjoyable year for you too. Our Office of Student Affairs has been working hard to make sure you will have a wide variety of ways to get involved this fall, from our many clubs, activities, sports, student government, and the community beyond campus. There’s something for everyone at Penn State Berks, and if you can’t find a club that fits your interests, you can even start your own!

And if you have any concerns – about your classes or being away from home or anything else – please reach out. Our staff and faculty are here to help and support you so that you are successful. 

You belong here, and we will help you find your people, the circle of friends with whom you feel your best. Penn State Berks offers a warm welcome to all members of our community and proudly supports diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Life on a college campus is a lot of fun, and I plan to be around campus, eating at Tully’s, going to sporting and cultural events, and walking around Perkins Plaza. Please feel free to tap my shoulder and say, “Hello.”

Thanks for choosing Penn State Berks, and have a wonderful fall semester!

Dr. Radha Pyati
Chancellor, Penn State Berks