PHINS in Center City Philadelphia

Peers Helping Integrate New Students

What are PHINS?

PHINS (Peers Helping Integrate New Students) are New Student Orientation Leaders who are trained to aid incoming First-Year, Transfer, First-Generation Lower-Income (FGLI), International, Exchange, and Second-Year Penn undergraduate students with their academic, cultural, emotional, and social adjustment to life at Penn. This interaction occurs before, during, and beyond New Student Orientation.

Members of PHINS are introduced to and work closely with faculty, staff, administrators, and most importantly, peers. The PHINS experience allows students to learn more about themselves and Penn along with the opportunity to make many lasting friendships with both new students and other PHINS.

What are the benefits to being part of the PHINS team?

  • Opportunity to connect and engage with your fellow Penn students and the Class of 2027
  • Free early move-in (Saturday, August 19 – afternoon)
  • Free PHINS merch!
  • Free meals during NSO
  • Para-professional experience supporting a crucial University program 
  • Leadership opportunities & a great resume builder!

How to Apply

So, do you want to help welcome new students to Penn in New Student Orientation 2023? Apply to become a PHINS orientation leader! Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 1 at 11:59pm.