Undergraduate New Student Orientation (NSO) will take place virtually between August 24-31. Be sure to check out the customizable events schedule! In celebration of the Year of Civic Engagement, this year’s Penn Reading Project (PRP) selections include four short readings and a 30-minute documentary, all available online through Canvas.

  • James Baldwin: “My Dungeon Shook (A Letter to My Nephew)”

  • Benjamin Franklin: “Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania”

  • Martin Luther King: “The Purpose of Education”

  • Toni Morrison: “Home” (from The Source of Self-Regard)Song of Parkland (directed by Amy Schatz)

Information about graduate and professional orientation can be found here.

Every student can help Penn, and the world, fight this pandemic. Use these Insta-friendly graphics for Zoom backgrounds, mobile, and desktop wallpaper, or your Insta campaign. Print your favorite to hang in your front window. Share with friends and tag #MaskUpenn

The Campus Compact is clear: No parties, no risky gatherings. So what can you do to have fun and see friends? Read about socially distance socializing in the Philadelphia Inquirer

All students who are in Philadelphia must be tested for Covid-19 on campus AND complete the PennOpen Pass symptom screenings daily. Schedule your Covid-19 test ASAP using the link for your last name. Read more about our testing and wellness plans here: Questions? Email, covidtesting@upenn.edu.