Welcome Events

We want to celebrate your accomplishment and encourage you to take advantage of in-person and virtual events just for admitted students!  We invite you to attend as many events as you like.

In-Person Welcome Events


WG25 Welcome to Wharton

April 14-15, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA

You’re one step closer to joining the Wharton community! Join us in Philadelphia to engage with current students and staff through in-depth dialogue to help you get the best impression of life at Wharton. In addition, you will be able to meet other admitted students so you can start building relationships with your future classmates. This event provides a wide array of sessions to understand what two years at Wharton will provide.

Arriving Early?

If you are local to the Philadelphia area or will be arriving early for Welcome to Wharton, we invite you to join current MBA students at PUB. PUB is a Wharton tradition that brings the entire MBA community together every Thursday afternoon to connect and start the weekend. There is an open bar with beer & wine and PUB-fare food.

Thursday, April 13 2023
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Upcoming Virtual Welcome Events

Semester in San Francisco

Monday April 3, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join the Directors of our Semester in San Francisco Program to learn more about this unique opportunity, and the academic and career-related support provided to our SSF cohort.

Meet and Greet: Industry Clubs

Monday April 3, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Join student leaders from several MBA Industry Clubs to learn more about the role clubs play in recruitment, interview prep, and industry exploration.

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) Overview

Tuesday April 4, 2023
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Join Donna Steinfeldt, Senior Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services for a Q&A for international admitted students.

Living in Philadelphia – Student Perspectives

Tuesday April 4, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join our Student Life Fellows to learn about life in the City of Brotherly Love! They will discuss navigating the city, making friends, and creating your social life in Philadelphia.

Meet International Students

Wednesday April 5, 2023
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EDT

Join a panel of current international students to learn about their experience attending school in the U.S. and the steps they took before Pre-Term, followed by Q&A.

Living in Philadelphia - Your Housing Search

Thursday April 6, 2023
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Join VeryApt to learn about the local housing scene, tips for moving to a new city and trying to find the ideal living situation.

JD/MBA Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, April 13, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Join current JD/MBA students to learn more about the program and get all your questions answered. This event is for JD/MBA admits only.

Penn’s Off-Campus Housing Fair

Thursday April 13, 2023
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

We know taking time to visit local landlords and Penn departments might not be possible. Join Penn Off-Campus Services for a virtual housing fair to live chat with both Penn departments and local landlords.

Meet & Greet with Lauder Institute Director

Monday April 17, 2023
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Join The Lauder Institute’s Director, Martine Haas, for an info session on the Lauder program and our summer programming plans for the Class of 2025. This event is for Lauder admits only. Please use the Lauder Admit Portal to register.

Welcome Event Recordings

Meet Venture Lab

Recorded on March 30, 2023

Meet MBA Alumni

Recorded on March 30, 2023

Meet your Academic Advisors

Recorded on March 28, 2023

Meet McNulty Leadership Program

Recorded on March 27, 2023

Welcome from MBA Admissions

Recorded on March 24, 2023

Recent Alumni Panel

Recorded on January 11, 2023

International Student Panel

Recorded on January 10, 2023

Financial Planning for your MBA

Recorded on January 9, 2023

Living in Philadelphia

Recorded on January 9, 2023

Master Class with Professor Corrine Low

Recorded on January 5, 2023

International Student Services (ISSS) Overview

Recorded on December 21, 2022

MBA Career Management Overview

Recorded on December 19, 2022

Semester in San Francisco Overview

Recorded on April 18, 2022

View a Student Apartment with Alexander Robinson

Recorded on April 12, 2022

View a Student Apartment with Dempsey Simonis

Recorded on April 12, 2022