Second-Year Experience (SYE)

Throughout the academic year, we are committed to the development of Penn’s Second-Year Experience (SYE) program, which is designed specifically to address the unique needs of second-year students.

It features collaborations between faculty, staff (both academic and student affairs), and student leaders such as the Class Board of 2025 to provide support for:

  • Career Development
  • Engagement in Co-Curricular and Extracurricular Activities
  • Selection of Academic Opportunities
  • On and Off-Campus Living

SYE supports signature events such as Second-Year Day and U-Night, in addition to other programs that are planned by your request. For campus partners interested in hosting their own event for second-year students, there are marketing opportunities and grants available, up to $500!

If you are interested in our office promoting your SYE event through our online calendar and/or email newsletter please contact

The application for Spring 2023 has closed. Stay tuned for the Fall 2023 grant application!