Penn Graduate Student Center

Graduate & Professional New Student Orientation

New Student Resources

The Graduate Student Center organizes New Student Orientation each summer for incoming graduate and professional students.


Penn Resources & Presentations

Here are some links that you might find useful as a new student. This list is not comprehensive by any means, and we encourage you to explore all the resources available to you at Penn!

For International Students

We hope that as an international student, you will participate in the Grad Center's general orientation, as well as your school's specific orientation. As an international student you also must register with International Student & Scholar Services. The ISSS website also provides a variety of resources for new international students.

To prepare before you arrive on campus, you can view a recording of one of our online information sessions for incoming international students

Philly Resources

Looking to find out more about what to do in and around Philadelphia? Here are handouts and other websites to help you find your way and your fun.

Academic Year Hours

Welfer Common Room
Monday-Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Meeting and Study Rooms
Mon-Thurs: 9am - 7:30pm
Friday: 9am - 5:30pm

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221