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.

WG26 Welcome to Wharton

Friday, January 26th – Saturday, January 27th
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.

Tentative Agenda:

Thursday, January 25 (OPTIONAL EVENT)

If you’re a Philadelphia local or arriving a day early for Welcome to Wharton, please join us for Pub!  Pub is a Wharton tradition where the Wharton community gathers every Thursday for Happy Hour with an open beer & wine bar, and pub-fare food.

The theme for the week is Rainbow Pub!  This is one of the most anticipated Pub’s of the year, with drag performances by some of Wharton’s favorite professors and administrators. Rainbow Pub brings together the entire student body to show that Wharton is a welcoming and accepting place of all people, including the LGBTQ+ community.

Rainbow Pub
5:00PM – 9:00PM
The Armory: 22 South 23rd Street

Register Here

Friday, January 26 (OPTIONAL EVENTS)

4:30PM Affinity Happy Hour (Optional) The Post at Cira Garage
7:00PM Small Group Dinners (Optional) Various Restaurants

Note: Please use the main Welcome to Wharton registration (red button) to opt-in to these events.

Saturday, January 27 (FULL DAY OF PROGRAMMING)

8:30AM Registration & Breakfast Huntsman Hall
10:00AM Welcome Ceremony Annenberg Auditorium
11:30AM Student Panels Huntsman Hall
12:30PM Lunch & Student Life Overview Huntsman Hall
1:30PM Financial Aid Overview Huntsman Hall
3:30PM Student Perspectives on Recruitment Huntsman Hall
4:30PM Closing Reception & Club Fair 23rd Street Armory

Upcoming Virtual Events

Join us for a virtual welcome event during December and January.  These events are open to all admits, but especially those who are unable to travel to join us in person. You’ll have the opportunity to meet leaders from several Wharton departments and get your questions answered. All sessions are hosted in Zoom, and recordings will be posted shortly after each event.

DateEventTimeRegistration Link
Friday, December 15, 2023Meet Executive Director of Graduate MBA Admissions, Blair Mannix10:00AM - 11:00AM ETRegister Here
Friday, December 15, 2023Overview: Venture Lab1:00PM - 2:00PM ETRegister Here
Monday, December 18, 2023Overview: MBA Career Management12:00PM - 1:00PM ETRegister Here
Tuesday, December 19, 2023Overview: Financial Aid2:00PM - 3:00PM ETRegister Here
Tuesday, December 19, 2023View a Student Apartment with Jenn Walker-Crawford4:00PM - 5:00PM ETRegister Here
Wednesday, December 20, 2023Overview: International Student Scholar Services (ISSS)11:00AM - 12:00PM ETRegister Here
Wednesday, December 20, 2023View a Student Apartment with Kendall Rankin12:00PM - 1:00PM ETRegister Here
Thursday, January 4, 2024Intro to Housing (Hosted by VeryApt.com)12:00PM - 1:00PM ETRegister Here
Wednesday, January 10, 2024Overview: MBA Academics12:00PM - 1:00PM ETRegister Here
Friday, January 12, 2024Overview: Semester in San Francisco1:00PM - 2:00PM ETRegister Here
Monday, January 15, 2024International Student Panel10:00AM - 11:00AM ETRegister Here
Tuesday, January 16, 2024Alumni Panel12:00PM - 1:00PM ETRegister Here
Tuesday, January 16, 2024Living in Philadelphia - Student Perspectives4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ETRegister Here
Thursday, January 18, 2024Overview: McNulty Leadership Program12:30PM - 1:30PM ETRegister Here