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Orientation Dates

Once you've completed the steps on the newly admitted students checklist, you'll be invited by your program via email to participate in a new student orientation virtual session. Orientation sessions will be hosted either at an on-campus location or synchronously through Zoom.

Please check your inbox (and spam folders) for the orientation invitation which will be sent to the email address supplied on your admissions application. Click the registration link inside the email to register. Note that unsubscribing from our emails means you will not receive the invitation or any other important information. For more information, email lps@sas.upenn.edu or call (215) 898-7326.

Fall 2022 New Student Orientations

Students from all programs are invited to:

LPS Virtual Resource Fair
August 25, 6 - 8 p.m. ET
Zoom (invitation and link to follow)

This is a special online resource fair for LPS students to help you learn about some of the amazing resources available to you at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn about them now so that you can take advantage of them while you’re a student!

Representatives from Career Services, Penn Wellness, Public Safety, Penn Libraries, and others will be sharing information and be available to answer questions.

New student orientation dates

Zoom meeting links will be shared by program contacts prior to the event.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
5 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Zoom

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

  • Penn Alumni Program
  • Post-Baccalaureate Studies

Thursday, August 18, 2022
5 p.m.  ET
Zoom

Master of Liberal Arts
Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
7 p.m. ET
Zoom

Fels Institute of Government - MPA Wednesday, August 24, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, August 25, 2022
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Monday, August 29, 2022
12 to 6:30 p.m. ET
Fels Institute of Government

International Guest Student Program

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
10 a.m. ET
College Hall, room 200

Nontraditional Graduate Studies

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
12 p.m. ET
Zoom

Online Master of Science in Applied Geosciences

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET
Zoom

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences

Thursday, August 25, 2022
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Annenberg School for Communication, room 110

Young Scholars High School Program

Thursday, August 25, 2022
4 p.m. ET
Zoom

Master of Chemical Sciences

Friday, August 26, 2022
10 a.m. ET
Vagelos 4000

Master of Environmental Studies

Friday, August 26, 2022
11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET
Franklin Institute, Elaine Levitt and Joel Gershman Education Conference Center

Organizational Dynamics

  • Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics
  • Master of Philosophy in Organizational Dynamics

Monday, August 29, 2022
6 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Zoom

Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
12 – 1:30 p.m. ET
Houston Hall, Class of 49 Auditorium (2nd Floor, Room 230)

Fels Institute of Government - Executive MPA

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Executive MPA New Student Orientation
8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fels Institute of Government

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Executive MPA 2nd Year Kickoff
7:30 p.m.
Fels Institute of Government

Graduate and professional students

  • Additional orientation resources for graduate degree students are available at the Graduate Student Center website.
  • New Graduate Student Orientation Hub
  • Thrive at Penn (TAP) is an online program that assists incoming graduate and professional 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.