MBA Pre-Term App

On or about Tuesday, August 1, you should receive an email sent to your Wharton address from support@crowdcompassmail.com with the subject line: There’s an app for Wharton MBA Pre-Term 2017!  If you cannot find this email, please check your spam/junk folder.  (If you still can’t find the email, just scroll down to Frequently Asked Questions for another method.)

Pre-term app invitation email

The first part of the email will ask you to download an app.  This app is called Wharton Events and can be found in the Apple Store (iPhone/iPad) or Google Play (Android).  It is a free app.  Please do not open the app just yet.

After you install the app, return to the email from your device and tap the Verify Account button.  This will launch the app and log you in to the MBA Pre-Term event.

Wharton Events app in Apple Store

When the Wharton Events app opens, you may be prompted to allow notification.  Please allow notifications.  (If you miss this step, see below how to re-enable notifications.)

iPhone app - allow notifications

The main screen for the MBA Pre-Term app will show several icons, including a customized schedule for your assigned cohort, an archive of notifications, maps and links to other useful information.

Pre-term app main screen

Frequently Asked Questions

I can’t find my invitation email! What do I do?

Don’t worry, there’s another way to get an invitation email sent to you.  Visit crowd.cc/mbapreterm and click the “log in” link.  Fill in your name.  If your name exactly matches your record, you will be prompted for a confirmation code; otherwise, you will be asked to fill in your Wharton e-mail address.  (This must be your Wharton e-mail address, not any personal e-mail address you may have.)  There is a link under the confirmation code form that says Resend Code.  Click this, and the system will immediately send you an email.  (Be sure to check your junk/spam folder if you don’t receive it.)

Pre-term app web process

Can I get to my schedule from a Web browser?

Yes.  Visit crowd.cc/mbapreterm and follow the instructions above to get your confirmation code emailed to you.

Can I subscribe to my schedule from my personal calendar?

Yes!  There are a couple steps to follow, but you will only need to do this once.  And if there are any changes to your schedule, those changes will automatically sync to your calendar.  First, tap the menu icon (a.k.a. the “hamburger”) from the main event page:

Pre-term app main menu icon

In the main menu, tap the My Schedule item under “My Items.”  (Note: you want “My Schedule,” not the “Schedule” item further down the list.)

Pre-term app main menu

You will see another version of your personalized schedule.  Tap the download icon to the right of the “My Schedule” header.  You will be prompted to export your schedule.

Pre-term app - My schedule

I’m not getting push notifications. How can I turn these on?

If you are not getting push notifications, be sure to check the notification settings for the app. The app’s official name is simply “Events.”  For the iPhone, go to Settings and select Notifications.  From there, look for the Events app and edit the settings accordingly:

iPhone notifications

I still need help. Who can I contact?

Please contact Wharton Computing Student Support via their site, by emailing support@wharton.upenn.edu or by calling 215.898.8600.