Move-In 2023: By the Numbers

With students arriving on Penn’s campus this week to move into the College Houses, Penn Today has compiled links to resources and statistics about the campus Move-In experience.

A parent takes a photo of a student moving into a dorm.

Students are arriving on Penn’s campus this week to get ready to start the 2023-24 academic year. Move-In officially begins Monday with international, transfer, exchange, and first-generation students. Tuesday and Wednesday will be busy days, with the Class of 2027 first-years moving in across campus. Returning students will arrive Friday through Sunday. Staff at the University’s undergraduate College Houses and Residential Services have been working for months to prepare for these arrivals.

    • 2,416

      First-year students expected at Move-In

    • 3,301

      Returning undergraduates moving into College Houses

    • 13

      Number of undergraduate College Houses

    • 5

      Number of first-year College Houses

    • 96

      Countries that are represented in the Class of 2027

    • 234

      New Student Orientation and Second-Year Orientation student leaders and volunteers

    • 265

      Events listed on New Student Orientation calendar

    • 1,200

      Move-In carts

    • 5,376

      Bottles of water ordered

    • 44

      Student Move-In Coordinators

    • 3

      Student Move-In interns

    • 4

      Days of street closures

Information and assistance:
Drop by the Campus Express Center and the New Student Resources Fair  in Houston Hall at 3417 Spruce St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

There is a guide for that!
Penn Residential Services has curated a Family Resource Linktree.

Join in the fun with photos:
Post your photos from Move-In using #LivePenn and #upennmovein2023, and #Penn2027 or tag @PennRes on Instagram.
Find photos of Penn Move-In 2023 on Penn’s Flickr page.

Some helpful Move-In links:
Campus Express Online
Move-In tips
New Student Orientation
Wellness At Penn

Student figures and data are preliminary; final admissions census figures will be available mid-September.