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  • 2020 NSO 
    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 […]
  • Spread Information, Not Germs
    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
  • Have fun (safely) in person
    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
  • Houston Hall Covid-19 Testing
    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,
  • Student Intervention Services Staff
    Lauren Rudick, M.S.Ed., Director Lauren Rudick is a native of the Philadelphia area. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English writing at the University of Pittsburgh and her master’s degree in higher education at Penn’s Graduate School of Education. She started doing crisis intervention work as a volunteer at a community crisis agency serving victims […]