Campus-wide communications from University administration.
A statement on the Supreme Court affirmative action decision
President Liz Magill and Provost John L. Jackson Jr. said, ‘In these first hours following the release of these rulings, we have two messages. First, we are studying the Court’s opinion to ensure that we admit students in compliance with the law. Second, we remain firm in our belief that our academic community is at its best when it is diverse across many dimensions.’
Welcome, admitted Class of 2027
Penn’s 271st class will be comprised of 2,400 students across Penn’s four undergraduate schools: the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Wharton School, and the School of Nursing.
A Message to Penn Undergraduates
Dear Penn Community, With heavy hearts, we write to share that Maurice Campbell ’25, a student in the College, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.
Welcoming the first members of the Class of 2027
The largest Early Decision applicant pool in Penn’s history yielded the first cohort of the Class of 2027.
A message about Penn’s endowment and sustainability
The world gathering in Egypt for COP27 reminds us of the urgency of our collective fight against climate change. Faculty, student, and staff attendees from Penn represent the energy and talent that so many Penn community members contribute to this crucial effort. This is an opportune moment to share our thoughts on the role of Penn’s endowment in combatting climate change. The complexity of the issue and the urgency of the climate challenge merit a thoughtful consideration and explanation of Penn’s policies.
Notice of proposed class action settlement
PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY. If you were enrolled in any program at the University of Pennsylvania (“Penn” or “University”) after March 17, 2020, and were assessed fees by Penn for the Spring 2020 semester, you may be eligible to receive a payment as part of a proposed settlement of Asha Smith and Emma Nedley, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v. University of Pennsylvania, Civil Action No. 20-2086 (E.D. Pa.) (the “Action”).
A message about Penn’s upcoming COVID-19 booster clinic
I hope you are enjoying the fall semester! We have all been living, learning, and working on campus with many fewer restrictions than at this time last year, primarily due to our highly vaccinated community, our shared responsibility to stay home when not feeling well, and our evolving understanding of COVID-19. The following message contains important information about Penn’s upcoming COVID-19 booster clinic, in addition to guidance and reminders about campus protocols.
A message from President Magill: Announcing Tomorrow, Together
Penn’s future has never been brighter thanks to every member of our University community. We now have an historic opportunity to envision where Penn goes from here. I am writing to invite you to join as Penn plans for tomorrow, together. Led by a Red and Blue Advisory Committee, we are embarking on a University-wide effort to inform strategic next steps for Penn.
An invitation to celebrate Climate Week
We invite you to celebrate Climate Week at Penn, which starts today, October 10. Begun as an informal initiative by students and faculty, Climate Week is now organized by the Environmental Innovations Initiative to highlight and promote the wide range of research, education, and outreach across our Schools, centers, and departments.
A message to Penn undergraduates
With heavy hearts, we write to share that Sarah Katz ’24, a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Sarah was pursuing majors in International Relations and Health and Societies and a minor in East Asian Language and Civilization.