Grad Center Advising and Support

Current graduate and professional students at Penn can connect with the Graduate Student Center to get the information, resources, and guidance they need to be successful throughout their time at Penn. See the information below about ways to connect with us.

Drop-In Hours

Members of the Grad Center team are available in a drop-in format to answer questions related to available resources, policies, and other aspects of your graduate experience at Penn. Drop-in sessions are available on the dates noted below.

No appointment is necessary. During drop-in hours, attendees will be helped in the order they arrive.

Check our Events Calendar for scheduled drop-in advising hours. 

Individual Advising Appointments

The Grad Center team advises individual students and graduate student groups on all aspects of graduate life at Penn. Students are welcome to email us with questions related to our areas of responsibility and expertise. We are also available to meet with students in-person, online, or via phone.

Students with more complex questions or concerns are encouraged to schedule an individual advising appointment.  Please use the links below to request an appointment with a member of our team: 

Grad Center Director
Request an appointment with the Director to discuss University policies and procedures, graduate mentoring or advising, funding and grants, or other topics relevant to her areas of responsibility and expertise.

Grad Center Associate Director
Request an appointment with our Associate Director to discuss questions and issues related to Grad Center programming, research communication, or other topics relevant to her areas of responsibility and expertise.

Call or Email Us

Have a quick question or aren't sure if we are the right office to address your issue? You can send questions to the Grad Center team at or call us M-F, 9-5 at 215-746-6868 for a response.