Information for Parents
As members of our extended Penn family, you can get involved and stay connected to campus in a wide variety of ways.
The Office of Parent Outreach and Development/Penn Parents is the central resource for connecting undergraduate parents and families to the University. Through events, communications, volunteer opportunities and The Parents Fund, the Penn Parents team is committed to building relationships and creating avenues for parents to feel informed, connected, and be uniquely involved in the life of the University.
Life at Penn
Penn is home to a host of world-class museums and galleries, and offers a rich array of cultural events. The University also has an extensive offering of arts-related academic programs.
Campus Safety & Security
Penn provides a safe environment to live, work, and study, thanks to public safety programs and community partnerships.
Phone numbers for fire, police, medical, and weather emergencies, counseling help lines, and how to report phone and data trouble.
Health & Wellness
A core priority for Penn, Wellness at Penn emphasizes holistic health that considers safety, happiness, mental health, resilience, financial well-being.
New Student Orientation
A warm welcome and detailed information for incoming students and their families.
A central source for student organizations, fellowships, and religious communities at Penn, including on-campus religious service schedules.
Penn Compact: Increasing Access
Penn is committed to making a world-class education attainable to all talented and hardworking students, regardless of their economic circumstances. The University will meet the full financial needs of undergraduates with all-grant aid packages.
Penn Today for Parents
A weekly digest of relevant news stories from across the University’s 12 schools. Penn Today for Parents, emailed each Wednesday by the Office of University Communications, helps parents keep up-to-date on campus activities.
- Aug 26
- New Student Orientation
- Aug 26
- Move-In for First-Year & Transfer Students - TBD
- Aug 31
- Opening Exercises and Freshman Convocation
- Sep 1
- First Day of Classes