A Welcome from the Penn Parents Team

Dear Parents and Families of the Class of 2021:

Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania! As new or returning Penn parents, you are important members of the Penn community and we want to provide you with connections and opportunities that will enable you to be involved in supporting your child’s success as a Penn student. Given that your child is embarking upon his or her academic career and student life as an independent adult, we recognize that this may be a time of transition for you and your family. Therefore, we want to provide you with information that will enable you to develop your own unique relationship with Penn as the parent of a Penn student. We know that the college years are a special time for your child, and while there may be moments of challenge, please know that you are joining a community filled with experienced faculty, staff, students and other parents who are eager to support you in this journey. We are committed to partnering with you as you assist your child in having a rich and rewarding experience at Penn.

We encourage you to get involved and attend Penn events on campus and in your home region; involvement will strengthen your relationship with the University and enrich your experience as a Penn parent. Please do not hesitate to contact the Penn Parents team if you have a questions or concerns and know that we look forward to hearing from you and meeting you at Penn events.

We are honored to welcome you and happy to have you as a member of the Penn community!

With Penn Pride,

The Penn Parents Team

Penn Parents Welcome Packet

Our office mails a Welcome Packet to all incoming Penn families. The packet includes the following items: a list of Important Dates (updated on July 5, 2017), the New Parent Checklist, a Welcome Letter, and the 2017-2018 Parents Guide

Penn Parents Welcome Receptions

Every summer the incoming class of freshmen, their parents and families are welcomed at receptions hosted by Proud Penn Parents throughout the country and around the world.

New Parent and Family Orientation (NPFO)

NPFO was held on August 22-23. 

New Parent and Family Orientation Mobile App

Download the NPFO App to help organize your time on campus. Search "UPenn Parents" in either the Apple Store or Google Play Store to download the app!

New Student Orientation (NSO)

NSO is mandatory for members of the class of 2021 and will take place on August 23-28, 2017. Please see the 2016 NSO website for a preview of what to expect. 

New Student Move-In 2017

Students will be given their assigned move-in date and time by logging onto Campus Express during the summer. For more information, please visit Residential Services .

2017-2017 University Parent Guide

The University Parent Guide is a handbook that new parents can utilize to learn more about the services and resources available at Penn. Click here to view the 2017-2018 Parent Guide.

Undergraduate Admissions

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