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Orientation Dates

Once you've completed the steps on the newly admitted students checklist, you'll be invited via e-mail to participate in new student orientation at the College of Liberal Professional Studies. At orientation, you'll have the chance to mingle with other new students, as well as to hear from current students and ask them any questions you may have about academics and campus life. Staff and faculty will be on hand to welcome you to Penn.

For more information, e-mail or call (215) 898-7326.

Fall 2017 Semester

Program Date/Time Location
Undergraduate Programs:
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Guest Students
  • Non-Degree Students
Wednesday, August 23
5–7 p.m.
ARCH Building
Room 108
Graduate and Professional Programs
  • Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences
  • Master of Chemical Sciences
  • Master of Environmental Studies
  • Master of Liberal Arts and Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts
  • Master of Science in Applied Geosciences
  • Master of Science and Master of Philosophy in Organizational Dynamics
  • Dynamics Learning Exchange
  • Non-Traditional Graduate Studies

Thursday, August 24
Welcome Reception: 5–6 p.m.
Program Orientations: 6–7 p.m.

ARCH Building
Room 208
Young Scholars Program    
International Guest Student Program Monday, August 28
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
ARCH Building
Room 108
Post-Baccalaureate Programs
  • Post-Baccalaureate Studies
  • Penn Alumni Program
Monday, August 28
5–7 p.m.

Houston Hall
Ben Franklin Room (Room 218)
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program Tuesday, August 29
12–2 p.m.
Houston Hall
Bodek Lounge

As you prepare for orientation, if you have any further questions about what to expect and how to navigate Penn's campus, including living on and off campus, dining options, and when and where to buy books, please visit Penn's Campus Life section.

Please check your inbox (and spam folders) for the orientation invitation which will be sent to your admissions application's e-mail address, and click the registration link inside the e-mail to register. Note that unsubscribing from our e-mails means you will not receive the invitation or any other important information. If you have any questions, contact us at (215) 898-7326.

Graduate and Professional Students

  • Additional orientation resources for graduate degree students are available at the Graduate Student Center website.
  • Thrive at Penn (TAP) for incoming graduate and professional students is an online program that assists students with their Penn experience. TAP provides information about resources available to support student success. Topics covered include academic integrity; wellness and health; and healthy relationships and sexual violence prevention.


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