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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.

Spring 2022 New Student Orientations

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and Gateway programs

Spring 1: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
7 p.m. - Online

Spring 2: 
Thursday, March 10, 2022
7 p.m. - Online

International Guest Student Program

Monday, January 10, 2022
9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Perry World House

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Perry World House

Master of Environmental Studies

Monday, January 10, 2022
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Zoom

Master of Liberal Arts
Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts

Thursday, January 6, 2022
5:00 p.m. - Zoom

Master of Science in Applied Geosciences

Monday, January 10th, 2022
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Zoom

Nontraditional Graduate Studies

Thursday, January 6, 2022
12 p.m. - Zoom

Organizational Dynamics:

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

Monday, January 10, 2022
6 - 7:30 p.m. - Online

Penn LPS Online Certificates and Courses

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
6 - 7  p.m. - Online

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

  • Penn Alumni Program
  • Post-Baccalaureate Studies

Thursday, January 6, 2022
6 - 7 p.m. - Online

Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
12 - 1 p.m. - Online

Young Scholars High School Program

Monday, January 10th, 2022
6 p.m. - Online

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.