Wharton MBA COVID-19 Protocols & Recommendations

Last Update: January 13, 2022

The information stated here is a compilation of protocols and recommendations from the University and the School.  For the most up to date details on the University’s response to COVID-19, see Penn’s COVID-19 Response website.



See complete guidance from the University here.

  • Be fully vaccinated and receive a booster by January 31
  • Upload proof of vaccination to the Student Health Portal – Existing students  | New students
  • Comply with Pre-Arrival and Gateway testing requirements
  • Complete a daily symptom check via PennOpen Pass
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell and be aware of updated isolation and quarantine guidelines
  • Report positive tests from winter break in PennOpen Pass and follow the instructions provided
  • Participate in Penn Cares screening testing. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated or who have an approved religious or medical exemption from vaccination are required to test twice a week.
  • Double mask (layering a cloth mask on top of a disposable mask) or to wear a KN95 or N95 mask in all campus buildings
  • Utilize Designated Eating Zones.  Students are prohibited from consuming food outside of these areas – this includes GSRs
  • Once in-person events are allowed to resume, all students and organizations must adhere to the University’s Public Health Guidance
  • For informal gatherings, utilize outdoor spaces, heated tents, and indoor lounge spaces for daily activities. Gatherings should be limited, small in size, take place outdoors, and participants should remain masked.  Food and drink should not be provided
  • For Guests (including partners) – Guest must adhere to all University and School health guidelines.  Individuals must complete PennOpen Campus and show a Green Pass upon request on campus and at University and School-sponsored events.