Online Sessions for New Students

We hold a series of online webinars for new students during the spring and summer. Check our new student events calendar for upcoming sessions or view recordings of previous sessions below. 

Welcome to Penn 

An Introduction to Graduate Student Life at Penn


Housing Information Session

Housing information sessions for accepted students take place throughout the spring and early summer. These sessions help students learn about their options for living on-campus or off-campus, housing for students with families, and the resources provided to help them make the right selection. 

See a recording of our Spring 2020 session below. 


Information for New International Students

Online information sessions for incoming international students are typically held in May. These sessions cover information on what students should bring with them, where to shop, transportation, banking information, and more! University staff and international students are available to answer students’ questions.

These sessions are held in advance of and addition to the Forerunner Global and International Student Orientation activities hosted by ISSS. 

Visit our New Student Events Calendar to see upcoming sessions. 
See a recording of our Spring 2022 session below.

International Student Webinar Intro Slide

Student Health Information Sessions

Student health information sessions are held in the summer. These sessions help students gain a better understanding of University health requirements and wellness resources available to you. Topics covered include: the University's Health Insurance and Immunization requirements, the process for fulfilling those requirements, how to select your health insurance and an overview of how to use your health insurance at Penn's Student Health Service.

Visit our New Student Events Calendar to see upcoming sessions. 
See a recording of our Summer 2020 health insurance session below. To view a recording of the 2019 session follow this link.