Welcome New Students

CAMB is very happy to welcome the incoming class of 2022-23!

The following information is provided as a platform for orientation, and to facilitate your transition to graduate studies and life in Philadelphia. Please check back occasionally, as updated information will be provided as we get closer to the start of the Fall 2022 semester.
If you have any questions along the way, feel free to contact the CAMB office.

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Orientation Information

The CAMB Orientation Schedule is currently in the works, so please check back again later, but we are planning all events to be in person! Most BGS orientation activities will happen the week of August 15th, with some occurring the following week as well. CAMB orientation activities will mostly occur starting August 22nd, with a few being planned for the week prior.

Events will include: program-specific meetings and events, workshops hosted by CAPS and PVP, a scavenger hunt, other social activities, a student life panel hosted by our current students, and a CAMB orientation presentation.  

CAMB activities will also be posted on our public calendar. Please visit and bookmark!

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Early Summer, you should receive an email from BGS with information on setting up your PennKey. If you need assistance, visit PennKey Support.
  • June 17: Deadline to sign up for BGS-provided laptop. Fill out this form.
  • Early to Mid-Summer: The BGS Office will create student emails. Once your email is active, you should begin checking it regularly.
  • Friday, July 1: Deadline for Immunization Documents, and Health Insurance Enrollment opens for 2022-2023
  • Friday, July 22: Deadline for Financial Documents for incoming 1st year MD/PhD students
    (BGS Financial Information site)
  • Friday, July 22: Deadline for Financial Documents for incoming Fall PhD students
    (BGS Financial Information site)
  • Wednesday, July 27: Deadline to sign up for BIOM 6000 Workshop (Info PDF)
  • Tuesday, August 2: BIOM 6000 Prep Workshop Activities Begin (Optional)
  • Monday, August 15th: Orientation Activities begin (BGS and CAMB)
  • Friday, August 19th: 1st Year MD/PhD Orientation Presentation
  • Tuesday, August 23rd: CAMB Orientation Presentation
  • Tuesday, August 30th: University Courses begin

Resources for New Students