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 2016


Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Common Room Back (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Now that you're adjusted to being a Penn graduate or professional student, join us for our "Re-Orientation" event where we'll bring new students together to ask any questions you still have, meet other new students and have snacks. We'll gather in the back of the Graduate Student Center. 

Welcome Events & Fun Stuff 2016

Creation & Intention Reception for New & Returning Black Graduate Women & Professional Students

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Penn Women's Center, 3643 Locust Walk

The Black Graduate Women's Association would like to welcome all self identifying women of the African descendant diaspora to build with us and each other. This event is cosponsored by the Graduate Student Center and the Penn Women's Center. Please bring your PennCard to be admitted.


LAGAPSA Bienvenida

Friday, September 30, 2016, 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Common Room Back (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk, Common Room Front (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk

La Casa Latina, LAGAPSA, and the Graduate Student Center welcome new and returning Latino/a grad students. Please bring your PennCard to be admitted.

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