Penn Graduate Student Center

Graduate & Professional New Student Orientation

If you're an undergraduate new student, please visit the Undergraduate New Student Orientation website.

About Graduate & Professional New Student Orientation

The Graduate Student Center is here to make sure you experience a seamless transition to Penn. The Grad Center will also be your home base at Penn long after orientation is over. So become part of the community right away!

Penn offers several orientation programs for incoming graduate and professional students. Take advantage of

We know you'll be busy, so we've organized the Grad Center activities à la carte. Pick and choose what's most convenient for you!  And please invite your spouse/partner to Grad Center orientation activities!

Before You Arrive: Online Sessions 2017

Housing Online Session

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Register in advance for log-in information

These sessions will help students learn about their options for living on-campus or off-campus, housing for students with families, and the resources provided to help them make the right selection. 

This same session will be offered multiple times; register for the one that is most convenient for you. Please note that all times are Eastern Daylight Time. Please adjust accordingly for your time zone.  When you register, you will be asked for your PennCard number.  Please enter 00000000

Here are instructions for how to log on to the session:

 

  • You will need a high-speed connection; students with dial-up connections will find it difficult to participate.
  • You will also need sound; make sure the sound is not on mute and that the volume is adjusted to a comfortable level.
  • Be sure to allow pop-up windows on your web browser.
  • You will not be able to log in until about 15 minutes prior to the session.
  • To log in to the session, point your web browser to http://upennsas.adobeconnect.com/gsc-housing/
  • If you are using a mobile device, it will be easier to download the Adobe Connect app.
  • Enter as a guest with your name.
  • You will be able to hear the presenters, and you will be able to type questions in the Chat Window.

 

Student Health Insurance Online Information Session
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Join us for this online information session to gain a better understanding of your health insurance options and immunization requirements at Penn. This session will discuss the University's Health Insurance and Immunization requirements, the process for fulfilling those requirements, how to select your health insurance and an overview of how to use your health insurance at Penn's Student Health Service.

This same session will be offered twice; register for the one that is most convenient for you. Please note that all times are Eastern Daylight Time. Please adjust accordingly for your time zone.  When you register, you will be asked for your PennCard number.  Please enter 00000000.

Common Room Summer Hours

Monday-Friday: 10AM - 5PM
Sat & Sun: Closed

Graduate Student Center

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