PHINS Student Leader high-fiving first year-student on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Peers Helping Integrate New Students

Peers Helping Integrate New Students (PHINS) are New Student Orientation volunteer leaders who are trained to aid incoming students with the move-in process and their adjustment to college life. PHINS help lead a small group of first-years through several events during NSO that teach about the surrounding Philadelphia area and how to adjust to college living.

PHINS also work on all events throughout NSO including:

  • Move-in
  • Answering questions
  • Preceptorials
  • PennTrack Tours
  • New Student Orientation (NSO)
  • Second-Year Orientation (SYO)
  • First-Year Experience (FYE)
  • Second-Year Experience (SYE)

Along with leading a small group and volunteering in general NSO Events, PHINS can pick four subgroups to be a part of and work with more specific populations of new students and their orientations. PHINS can work with First-Generation Low-Income (FGLI) students, international students, transfer students, and domestic students.

Make sure to look out for the light blue and navy shirts when you get to campus!