PRE-ORIENTATION PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 2nd at 11:59PM EST.


University Life at Penn offers five programs for incoming students in advance of New Student Orientation. The links on the top menu bar will provide you with detailed information for each program, including program applications.


Each program offers incoming students opportunities to learn, engage with upperclass student leaders, make lasting friendships with other incoming students, and have FUN!  2020 Pre-Orientation programs will be virtual.  A scholarship is available to eligible students who qualify for financial aid through Penn.


Navigate these pages to learn more about each unique program!  You are welcome to apply to more than one.

There are additional pre-orientation programs sponsored by other departments offered at Penn.  Please note: these programs have different timelines and procedures. They include, but are not limited to: Advancing Women in Engineering and Wharton's Successful Transition & Empowerment Program (STEP).


PENNacle |  PennCORP |  PennQuest |  PennGreen |  PennArts


PLEASE NOTE: You will need your PennKey and password in order to apply to any of these programs. If you haven't yet established a PennKey, click here.