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 2024 New Student Orientations

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

Program(s) Date(s)

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

  • Penn Alumni Program
  • Post-Baccalaureate Studies

Wednesday, August 21, 2024
5:30 p.m. ET

Master of Liberal Arts
Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts


Fels Institute of Government - MPA

Tuesday, August 20, 2024
Orientation Day 1
Fox-Fels Hall

WednesdayFriday, August 2123, 2024
Introductory Workshop Sessions (Mandatory)
Location: TBD

Monday, August 26, 2024
Orientation Day 2
Fox-Fels Hall

International Guest Student Program

WednesdayAugust 21, 2024
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET
Location: Chem 102

Thursday, August 22, 2024
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
Location: Chem 102

Nontraditional Graduate Studies


Master of Science in Applied Geosciences

Thursday, August 22, 2024
6 – 7 p.m. ET

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences

Monday, August 26, 2024
12 – 3 p.m. ET
Location: TBD

Young Scholars High School Program


Master of Chemical Sciences

Friday, August 23, 2024
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET
Chemistry 1973, Room TBA

Master of Environmental Studies

Friday, August 23, 2024
11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET
The Quorum, 3675 Market St., 2nd floor (QU4)

Organizational Dynamics

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

Wednesday, August 21, 2024
1:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET
Van Pelt Library (TBD)
Schedule to follow

Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Tuesday, August 27, 2024
12 – 1 p.m. ET
The Quorum, 3675 Market St., 2nd floor (QU4)

Fels Institute of Government - Executive MPA

Thursday, September 12, 2024
Fox-Fels Hall

Graduate and professional students

LPS Virtual Resource Fair

Monday, August 26, 2024
5:30 – 6:30 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.

Graduate Student Center

The Grad Center is a hub for information, programming, resources, and support for graduate and professional students at Penn.

Additional orientation resources for graduate degree students are available at the Graduate Student Center website.