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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.

Spring 2020 Semester

Program Date/Time Location

Graduate and Professional Programs 

  • Dynamics Learning Exchange
  • 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
Monday, January 13

Resource Fair:
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Orientation Program:
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Houston Hall
Class of '49 Auditorium
Post-Baccalaureate Programs
  • Penn Alumni Program
  • Post-Baccalaureate Studies
Tuesday, January 14
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Houston Hall
Ben Franklin Room
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program Wednesday, January 15
12 – 1 p.m.
Penn LPS Office
Conference Room 1
International Guest Student Program

Monday, January 13 – Tuesday, January 14

View Schedule (PDF)
Young Scholars Program Monday, January 14
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Penn LPS Office
Classroom C

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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