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 financial subsidy may be provided for students who qualify for financial aid through Penn.
You are welcome to apply to more than one. Applications are due by 11:59 pm ET on Tuesday, June 20th.
Notifications will be released through the application portal at 5 pm ET on Wednesday, July 5th. An email reminder will be sent on July 5th 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:
- Advancing Women in Engineering (AWE)
- Wharton’s Successful Transition & Empowerment Program (STEP)
- Penn Global Mosaic
NOTE: Penn Global Mosaic will notify students of their acceptance status by Tuesday, June 27th. Students accepted into Penn Global Mosaic will need to accept their offers by Wednesday, July 12th. If students accepted into Penn Global Mosaic have also applied to one or more of the other programs, they will be notified of their status for the other programs by Wednesday, July 5th. Students may then decide which program they want to participate in, if they received another acceptance offer. Students may only participate in one Pre-Orientation Program, as they run concurrently.
Programs sponsored by Penn-affiliated entities. These programs, affiliated through Penn SPARC, include, but are not limited to: