Pre-Orientation Programs

University Life at Penn offers six programs for incoming undergraduate students in advance of New Student Orientation.

Each program offers incoming students opportunities to learn, engage with upper-class student leaders, make lasting friendships with other incoming students, and have FUN!

A scholarship may be available for eligible students. 

You are welcome to apply to more than one. Applications are due by 11:59 pm ET on Tuesday, June 18th.

Notifications will be released through the application portal at 5 pm ET on Wednesday, July 3rd. An email reminder will be sent on July 3rd with instructions on how to check your application status.

There are additional pre-orientation programs sponsored by other Penn departments or Penn-affiliated entities. Note: The listed programs may have different timelines and application procedures.

Programs sponsored by other Penn departments, include, but are not limited to:

Programs sponsored by Penn-affiliated entities. These programs, affiliated through Penn SPARC, include, but are not limited to:

Penn Pre-Orientation Snapshot video