New Students (2022)

BGS Orientation Schedule

We are excited to welcome you to the BGS community at UPenn! Please note that Fall 2022 term begins with orientation on August 15th and classes on August 30th. 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.

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. 

BGS Orientation Schedule
BGS-Wide Orientation Summary
Graduate Group Specific Activities


Other Fall Semester Information and Resources

2022-23 BGS Faculty Research Mini Talks 

Graduate Student Center New Student Events Calendar

Campus and City Tours

Coronavirus-Wellness Services, including Testing

Biotech Commons Resources


2021 Orientation

For reference, information about 2021 Orientation is provided below.

Penn Graduate Student Center

 Important Links: