Welcome New Students

CAMB is very happy to welcome the incoming class of 2021-22!

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 2021 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 16th, with some occurring the following week as well. CAMB orientation activities will mostly occur starting August 23rd, with a few being planned for the week prior.

Events will include: program-specific meetings and events, weekly CAMB faculty mini talks, 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

  • Thursday, July 1st: Deadline for Immunization Documents, and Health Insurance Enrollment opens for 2021-2022
  • Wednesday, July 7th: Deadline for Financial Documents for incoming 1st year MD/PhD students
    (See BGS Financial Information for forms)
  • Friday, July 16th: Deadline for Financial Documents for incoming Fall PhD students
    (See BGS Financial Information for forms)
  • Mid-Summer: The BGS Office will contact incoming PhD students with instructions on setting up their Penn email
  • Monday, August 2nd: BIOM 600 Workshop starts
  • Monday, August 16th: Orientation Activities begin (BGS and CAMB)
  • Friday, August 20th: 1st Year MD/PhD Orientation Presentation
  • Tuesday, August 31st: University Courses begin / CAMB Orientation Presentation

Resources for New Students