SIRIUS Expedition

All the Adventure, Just a Little Closer to Home

Are you an incoming first-year student interested in AURORA but not ready or able to spend five days in the wilderness? Then SIRIUS is for you! AURORA’s virtual expedition, SIRIUS, was built to cater to all students of all abilities from all campuses — including World Campus. Earn three credits on a five-day virtual adventure as you explore the United States remotely while easing your transition into Penn State. 

During SIRIUS, You’ll…

  • Engage in fun and accessible outdoor experiences at your own pace
  • Meet other incoming students through evening video calls
  • Foster your personal wellness; bolster your self-esteem
  • Virtually hike in awesome locations
  • Learn for life the skills of responsible recreation
  • Discover a stronger appreciation of the natural world
  • Gain insight into life at Penn State and how to succeed

Wanna Know More?

All of our expeditions are unique in their own way. Take a look at SIRIUS’s frequently asked questions to learn more about our most popular program.

Registration Information

SIRIUS Fall Week:
August 14–18, 2023

$25 class fee



Essential Information Packet

Download the Essential Information Packet to prepare for your adventure.