Current Students

We’re so excited to welcome you back to campus for the 2022-23 Academic Year! Below, you’ll find important resources specifically for returning Penn students.

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Late Night Activities Fair

We would like to invite you to sign up for the NSO Late Night Activities Fair. This year, the Late Night Activities Fair (LNAF) will run from 11pm to 1am on Friday, August 26, Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28. You will have the opportunity to participate on one of these nights. For student groups, we will provide a table on Locust Walk/College Green where students will have the chance to learn about your Penn Student Organization. More information about the Late Night Activities Fair is available on the Signature Events page.

Click here to register! Please note that this form will close at 11:59 pm EST on Monday, August 15.

All questions can be directed to

Second-Year Orientation and Second-Year Day

This year, second-year students will have their own events running from Sunday, August 28 to Friday, September 2. This is a way for returning students to again be introduced to the amazing clubs, activities, and resources Penn has to offer, while also having fun with your friends and fellow classmates!

Check back here for more information, as well as the Second-Year Students page, the Second-Year Experience page, and the Event calendar. Make sure to sort by second-year events!


On Monday, August 29, second-year students will be able to attend second-year specific preceptorials! These are lectures on specific topics led by Penn faculty and teaching staff which introduce students to the intellectual and cultural resources of the University.

Check out the Preceptorials page to find which are of interest to you! Make sure to sort by second-year preceptorials!

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PennTracks Tours

PennTracks Tours are free guided tours led by our PHINS student leaders throughout the city of Philadelphia that will be available for second-year students on Monday, August 29. These tours can take you on a Food Truck tour, a Stadium District tour, and so many more places in the area surrounding Penn!

Click here for more information on PennTracks Tours!

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Thrive at Penn

Thrive at Penn is a collection of Penn-specific information, as well as tips on how to live a healthy life and make good choices during your time at Penn. While not required for upperclass students, it is still a helpful resource to refer back to through Canvas.

More information can be found at the Thrive at Penn page!

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Penn Mentor Meals Program

Starting in early October 2022, all members of the Penn community can initiate a meal between students and current or past professors, teaching assistants, advisors, RAs, PHINS, and members of Penn’s professional staff who serve as mentors to a free lunch or dinner at Lauder Dining Café.

More information will be available soon at the Penn Mentor Meals Program page!

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Penn Perspectives

Penn Perspectives consists of weekly guest lectures (10 to 13 total) throughout the Spring Semester, to introduce a group of devoted seniors to disciplines and top-rated professors that they may not have had the opportunity to explore during their time at Penn. Past speakers include Adam Grant, Justin McDaniel, and Richard Shell, and lecture content may range from professors’ research to general life advice. As a program seeking to encourage learning for the sake of learning, this lecture series is not for credit.

Check the Penn Perspectives page for up-to-date information on this opportunity!