New Students (2021)

BGS Orientation Schedule

We are excited to welcome you to the BGS community at UPenn! Please note that Fall 2021 term begins with orientation on August 16th and classes on August 31st. The BGS orientation schedule link is below. In addition to these activities, each graduate group has its own set of activities, which will be provided directly by the graduate groups and added to this page in early August.

Incoming students should see important dates and deadlines in the timeline to the right and make sure to review the checklist for more information on what to do before and after arriving at Penn. 

                                                          Click here to see the BGS orientation schedule 
                                                          Click here to see Graduate Group Specific Activities

Other Fall Semester Information and Resources

2021-22 BGS Faculty Research Mini Talks

Coronavirus-Wellness Services, including Testing

Biomedical Library Resources

Graduate Student Center - Thrive at Penn

2020 Orientation

For reference, information about 2020 Orientation is provided below.

Penn Graduate Student Center

 Important Links: