Information for Admitted Students

Essential Information By Department
Still Deciding?
Attend Spring Open House

Our Open House for accepted and wait-listed candidates will be held on Monday, March 27. Check-in for the Open House will take place in Meyerson Hall from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. and a continental breakfast will be provided. The program begins at 9:00 and will include:

  • Welcoming Remarks from the Dean
  • Program and Curriculum Overviews
  • Lunch with Faculty and Current Students
  • Various Afternoon Panels and Information Sessions
  • Studio and Facility Tours
Attend An Online Information Session

The Office of Admissions will hold an on-line financial aid information session on Wednesday, March 29. Register online. In addition, Admissions is hosting two webchats, April 4 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT and April 5 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm EDT. PennDesign students will be available to answer questions about our programs, the School, and Philadelphia. View the complete schedule

Previous webchat transcripts and recorded information sessions are archived online.

Once You've Made Your Decision
Thrive at Penn

Thrive at Penn (TAP) is an online program specifically for incoming graduate and professional students to enhance their Penn experience. TAP supports student success with information and resources on academic integrity; wellness and health; and healthy relationships and sexual violence prevention.

Once You Arrive
Attend Orientation

Join your fellow students on August 25th for New Student Orientation

Post-Arrival Checklist

6 essential stops at Penn before the start of classes.

Helpful Things to Know

From bike sharing and tech support to on-campus parking and dining, a guide to getting around and finding help at Penn.