Academic Calendar

Penn offers the three-year academic calendar in PDF, Mobile, and Export versions so you can always be reassured of important dates for your Penn student.

Penn Parents Magazine

The Penn Parents Magazine is published bi-annually and is sent to current undergraduate parents in the Fall and Spring semesters. The magazine provides parents with information on campus news, faculty, parent volunteers, current students, and alumni. The magazine also provides information on opportunities for parents to engage on campus.

Student Registration and Financial Services Parent Corner

How to Support Your Child at Penn: A Guide for Penn Families
Presented by Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

2016-2017 University Parent Guide

Penn Parents is proud to provide the University Parent Guide, a guide for Penn Parents that provides a summary of University departments and functions as well as campus maps, contact numbers, and local Philadelphia information.

Resources for Low-Income/First-Generation Students

Penn Compact 2020 illustrates the University's commitment to increasing access and diversity. Penn is dedicated to meeting the full financial need of undergraduates with an all-grant, no-loan aid policy, and to strengthen financial aid for graduate and professional students.

DACA and Undocumented Student Resources

The University of Pennsylvania benefits greatly from the rich diversity of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. As part of that commitment to inclusion, Penn provides access and support to undocumented students, including those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status. Click here to download the Penn DACA Informational kit.

Penn Parents E-News
Throughout the year, undergraduate parents will receive emails from Penn Parents regarding happenings on campus, upcoming events, and information on how to best support your Penn child.

Please click here to view the latest E-News.

Penn Parents Webinars/Recordings

Fueling the Lives of Penn Students – February 6, 2018 Webinar 

Presented by Penn Dining
Click here to listen to the recording

Click here to view the Qs-As

"Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Supporting Your Student’s Well-Being in College" Webinar 

Presented by Dr. Bill Alexander, Director of CAPS and Dr. Meeta Kumar, Director of Outreach and Prevention Services, CAPS
Click here to listen to the recording

"Helping Undergraduates Navigate the Digital Information Landscape" Webinar 

Presented by Dr. Kimberley Eke, Director of Teaching, Research & Learning Services; Dr. Catrice Barrett, Bass Family Teaching & Learning Fellow; and Sam Kirk, MSLIS, Reference & Information Literacy Librarian
Click here to listen to the recording

Taking Care Of Your Student" Webinar Recording And Faqs

Click here to listen to the recording 
Read answers to the excellent questions asked

New Parent and Family Orientation Transitions Session: Helping Your Child Thrive at Penn

Click here to listen to the recording

New Parent and Family Orientation Info to Know Before You Go: Penn Parent Orientation Panel
Click here to listen to the recording

Study Abroad
Presented by Dr. Barbara Gorka, Director, Penn Abroad
Click here to listen to the recording

Mastering the Ivy League: Studying and Learning at Penn
Presented by Dr. Myrna L. Cohen, Executive Director, Weingarten Learning Resources Center and Director of Learning Resources, College of Arts and Sciences
Click here to listen to the recording.

Lost In Translation: Communicating with Your Penn Student
Presented by Meeta Kumar, Ph.D., Psychologist and Director of Outreach and Prevention, Counseling and Psychological Services.
Click here to listen to the recording

Penn Students and Careers: How Career Services Can Help Students Prepare for a Meaningful Career

Presented by Patricia Rose, Director, Career Services
Click here to listen to the recording

Penn Hillel's Challah from Home 

Challah from Home is a Penn Hillel initiative designed to bring some extra Shabbat sweetness to your child. Enroll in this program and your Penn student will receive fresh baked challah throughout the year. Challah will be distributed one Friday each month, October through April. Along with the challah will be a thought-provoking question to spark conversation around the Penn Hillel mission of Jewish Self-Authorship.To enroll in Challah from Home go to or contact or 215-898-7391.

Penn Student Agencies
Penn Student Agencies is a group of student-run small businesses that provide useful products and services to the entire university community. PSA has served the Penn campus since 1929, providing students with a wide range of necessities for campus living including bicycle rentals and a laundry and drink delivery service. Throughout its history, PSA's unique experiential learning model has provided a chance for students to live and learn entrepreneurship and business management. Regardless of major or career interest, student participants develop entrepreneurial and business skills and receive an invaluable experience from working at PSA while the entire campus benefits from their great services.

Penn Campus Media
The University of Pennsylvania informs its community through various outlets including publications, radio stations, and web-based publications.

Penn News for Parents
Penn News for Parents is a weekly look at campus highlights produced by the University Communications Office. To receive Penn News for Parents in your inbox each Wednesday, please sign up by clicking here.

Penn Campus Maps
Penn offers interactive, user-friendly maps to help you navigate our historic campus.

Proper Mailing Format

This link provides the proper mailing format for packages and letters sent to Penn's College Houses

Off-Campus Package Holding
Penn offers off-campus package holding for students living off-campus during the academic year for any current student with a valid PennCard. Click the link above for more information.

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