PennGreen is an environmentally focused Pre-orientation program offered to 40 incoming freshmen, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Undergraduate Assembly, Facilities and Real Estate Services, and the Trustees' Council of Penn Women.
PennGreen offers students an introduction to environmentalism at Penn and in Philadelphia, giving them a chance to form close personal relationships with peers interested in environmental activism. During the program, participants will get to meet faculty, learn about campus sustainability projects - such as recycling and LEED construction - work at a local urban farm, partake in and learn about how the community participates in the sustainable food and living movement, embark on an educational river tour, and more. In addition, students will have a great time getting to know Penn, Philadelphia, and other excited and engaged students before New Student Orientation begins.
PennGreen is led by upper-class students who are members of various environmental groups on campus or have contributed in some way to the green movement at Penn.
Participants will be selected based upon a careful review of the applications submitted by the deadline, June 26, 2013. Each application is reviewed and rated by the staff and student leaders of the program and a consensus is reached. After selections are made, every applicant will be notified of their status by July 8th, 2013. Those invited to participate will need to promptly complete registration forms and submit payment. Students may apply to other pre-orientation programs as well and then decide which program to attend based upon their selection status.
Cost of Program:
Each participant is required to pay $350.00. This fee covers transportation, meals, move-in early fees, T-shirt, and tour fees. A partial scholarship is available to eligible students who qualify for financial aid through Penn.