Undergraduate Students

Class of 2023 is ready for liftoff

At Monday’s Convocation, Penn’s newest students were welcomed to the University family. “The very first step in expanding your orbit is reaching out to somebody new,” President Amy Gutmann said.

Lauren Hertzler

The Class of 2023 moves in

On Aug. 21, the newest cohort of Quakers arrived on campus. Of all 2,400 incoming first-year students, nearly one-third arrived for Penn’s official Move-In day.

Tina Rodia

Justice served: A summer at the Department of Justice

Senior political science major Jordan Andrews from Detroit is a summer intern at the U.S. Department of Justice Consumer Protection Branch. She is working on cases involving identity theft, opioid abuse, and many types of fraud, while learning about the law and exploring Washington, D.C

Louisa Shepard

Art and activism

Combining her interests in art and activism in her summer internship, rising sophomore Srinidhi Ramakrishna is working at ArtWell, a Philadelphia nonprofit that uses art, poetry, and music to reach young people in underserved communities.

Louisa Shepard

Marketing music at a Philadelphia nonprofit

Although an accomplished concert pianist, rising sophomore Teresa Xie of Chicago is not playing the ivories at the Settlement Music School during her RealArts@Penn summer internship. Instead, she is using her photography skills while learning about marketing music for the Philadelphia nonprofit.

Louisa Shepard

In the News

CBS Philadelphia

UPenn Students Preparing for ‘Super Bowl of the Mind’

Penn A, a group of students on Penn’s Academic Demolition team, is gearing up to compete against 36 other teams in the 2018 Intercollegiate Quiz Bowl on Saturday in Chicago. (Video)


CBS News

Grave Gardening

Volunteers regularly gather at The Woodlands Cemetery in West Philadelphia to practice Victorian-era horticulture. Senior Maya Arthur derives great satisfaction from the time she dedicates to a grave garden. (Video)