Here are some of Penn’s most unique events that every new undergraduate Quaker should attend! They include many opportunities to learn about Penn, discover resources, and meet fellow classmates! Graduate and professional students are also invited to attend the New Student Resources Fair!
*For graduate & professional students, please visit Graduate Student Center’s Welcome page for more information.
Events List by Day
Description for New Student Resources Fair & Campus Express Center
Come to your “one-stop shop” for essential resources and services for all Penn students.
Description for President and Provost’s First-Year Family Welcome
First-year families join President Magill and Provost John Jackson at the steps of College Hall for their official Welcome to Penn; light refreshments served.
Description for Penn Traditions, Highball to Hey Day
Penn Traditions wants to introduce every first-year student to all the fantastic events that will occur throughout their time at Penn through the Highball to Hey Day Carnival. Win prizes, learn about each tradition like Hey Day for Juniors and toast throwing at football games, eat food, and play games.
Description for Friday Night Lights & Class Of 2027 Class Photo
The Class Photo is a perfect way to grab dinner with friends and meet some more of your fellow classmates! New students will take their class photo, by spelling your class year on Franklin Field
Description for An Evening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Join your classmates for a fun and inspiring evening at one of the world’s greatest art museums. Adventure through collections of Asian, European, American, and Contemporary art.
Description for Convocation
Come together to your official welcome as the Class of 2027! It is the evening before the first day of classes and is a Penn Tradition that dates in its modern form to around 1894