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.
Other Fall Semester Information and Resources
For reference, information about 2020 Orientation is provided below.
- BGS 2020 Orientation Agenda
- Letter to Incoming BGS Students Regarding Orientation Details
- New Student Checklist
- Surviving Grad School 101
Penn Graduate Student Center
- Thrive at Penn (Videos for incoming graduate students):