Find the support resources you need on and around Penn’s campus!
First-Generation Students/ Penn First Plus
Penn First Plus (P1P) is the hub of activities and services for students who are first in their families to attend college and/or who come from modest financial backgrounds.
P1P offers an extensive living resource document to assist students with any concerns or challenges this semester or beyond.
Additional support can be found navigating:
Students may also seek comfort and assistance in related campus offices or organizations including:
Online Learning Initiatives Hub@Penn provides comprehensive resources for the Class of ’24.
Clubs & Activities
Penn is home to more than 700 registered student organizations – featured and searchable at the Penn Clubs website. Student groups continue to operate and grow remotely, following the Campus Compact and related guidelines for organizations.
Office of Student Affairs staff is available via email, and an FAQ may answer many student questions about club activity this semester.
DACA & Undocumented Student Resources
The University of Pennsylvania benefits greatly from the rich diversity of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. As part of that commitment to inclusion, Penn provides access and support to undocumented students, including those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status.
We have established a phone number and email address for questions and referrals to DACA resources and support: 215-573-3222 (3-DACA) and DACAinfo@upenn.edu. If you require immediate assistance – e.g., if you or someone you know has been taken into custody by immigration or law enforcement – contact 215-898-4357 (215-898-HELP) for 24-hour assistance to be connected to necessary services.
Office of the Chaplain: 215-898-8456
Office of the Vice Provost for University Life: 215-898-6081
Student Health Service: 215-746-3535
University HELP Line: 215-898-HELP (215-898-4357)
Counseling and Psychological Services: 215-898-7021
Calendar of Events
An updated calendar of student-focused events on campus and virtually
Career Services staff is fully remote and best reached by email or phone (215-898-7531). Career Services offers expansive 1:1 and group programming for all students, including plentiful same-day virtual appointments with staff or peer advisors.
Career Services offers a comprehensive suite of services for every student of every year, including industry exploration, resumés and cover letter review, and virtual interview prep. Thousands of jobs and internships are posted daily on Handshake.
Events like virtual job fairs, employer introductions, and graduate school information sessions are held weekly on Zoom.
International Students and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides comprehensive support to all international students at Penn, whether on campus, off campus, or studying remotely abroad.
Spring Activities Fair – Jan. 26
Research & Fellowships
The Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships offers comprehensive support for students on campus, off-campus, or at home in remote learning.
The Platt Student Performing Arts House assists student performing groups meeting, learning, rehearsing, and making art during this virtual academic year.
Students also can interact directly with leaders of the Performing Arts Council and member groups, as well as independent arts organizations unaffiliated with PAC.
Fraternity & Sorority Life; Greek Chapter Housing
Penn’s 47 recognized fraternity and sorority chapters will conduct virtual recruitment and activities for the Spring 2021 semester.
There are 32 official Greek chapter houses at Penn.
Information for Spring 2021 residents can be found here.
Learn more about virtual recruitment here.