COVID-19 Update: LPS staff are available online or by phone at (215) 898-7326. More Info & Resources >
close alert box button

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 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.

Spring 2021 New Student Orientations

Program Date/Time

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

Penn LPS Online Gateway program

Monday, January 11, 2021
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Master of Chemical Sciences

Introduction to the MCS program and ice-breaker activity:
Monday, January 11, 2021
9 – 11 a.m.

Placement test:
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
8 – 11 a.m.

Academic advising:
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Various times

Mandatory annual safety training:
Schedule TBD

Master of Science in Applied Geosciences

Master of Environmental Studies

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
5 – 6 p.m.

Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics

Master of Philosophy in Organizational Dynamics

Thursday, January 14, 2021
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Penn LPS Online Certificates and Courses

Thursday, January 7, 2021
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

  • Penn Alumni Program
  • Post-Baccalaureate Studies

Thursday, January 14, 2021
5 – 6 p.m.

Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
12 – 1 p.m.

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.