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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 2018 Semester

Program Date/Time Location
Undergraduate Programs:
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Guest Students
  • Non-Degree Students
Wednesday, August 22
5 – 7 p.m.
Penn LPS Office
Classroom C

Graduate and Professional Programs 

  • Dynamics Learning Exchange
  • 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
  • Non-Traditional Graduate Studies
  • International Master of Public Administration
Thursday, August 23
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Houston Hall
Bodek Lounge
International Guest Student Program

Tuesday, August 21 - Thursday, August 23

View Schedule (PDF)
Young Scholars Program Monday, August 27
4 – 5:30 p.m.
ARCH Building
208 Auditorium

Post-Baccalaureate Programs
  • Penn Alumni Program
  • Post-Baccalaureate Studies
Monday, August 27
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Houston Hall
Class of '49 Auditorium
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program Tuesday, August 28
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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Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

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