Penn Graduate Student Center

Penn Theme

About Penn Theme

Each year, the Penn Provost’s office sponsors a series of events around a theme chosen by faculty, staff and students.  In 2008-09 the theme was Evolution, 2009-10 was Arts & the City, 2010-2011 was the Year of Water, and 2011-12 was the Year of Games.

2012-13 is the Year of Proof.  The year will be devoted to the question How do we know that what we know is TRUE? Although the approaches and standards for proof differ among disciplines, they share a similar process, involving experimentation, research, gathering evidence, applying general knowledge and common sense... and ultimately, some degree of faith. Join us for a year of terrific events devoted to this fascinating topic. And let us know if you have ideas for events related to Proof during the year!

Year of Health

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Mindful Meditation


Join your fellow grad students for guided meditation with Sandi Herman of Campus Health Initiatives. Mindful Meditation sessions will be held every Thursday at 12 noon in the lower level meeting room in the Grad Center at 3615 Locust Walk. 

Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM-8PM Friday: 9AM-6PM Weekends: 12 NOON-6PM


Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221
215-746-6868
center@gsc.upenn.edu