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!

Information Sessions 2014

Online Presentations

During March-August, we offered several online information sessions for incoming grad students on topics such as housing, international student issues, student health insurance, academic integrity, etc. If you missed these presentations, you can find recordings of them at our New Students Resources webpage.

Common Room Hours

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

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Wed, Nov 26: Close at 12PM
Nov 27-29: CLOSED
Sun, Nov 30: Open at 12 noon

Graduate Student Center

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