Hello Class of 2017!

October 22, 2015

Q2 and Fall Semester Registration

Please note the following dates as they pertain to Q2 and full semester courses for the remainder of the fall semester:

Thursday, October 22

  • Final day to drop full semester courses: Any student who drops a full semester course after this date will receive a W on his/her transcript and the credit will count against his/her 21CU maximum allotment. Students who exceed their maximum CU allotment are subject to additional tuition.
  • Last day to add Q2 courses
  • Last day to drop, without penalty, Q2 courses at capacity: Any student who drops a Q2 course at capacity after this date will receive a W on his/her transcript.

Thursday, November 5

  • Last day to change the grading status of a Q2 elective

Click here to view the annual academic calendar in its entirety. 

Spring 2016 Registration

With the opening of Spring 2016 Course Match fast approaching, we want to inform you that a tentative list of course offerings is available on the Course Match page on SPIKE.

Below is the Course Match calendar for Spring 2016 registration:

Monday, November 2

Course Match Opens

Students may begin to report and modify their preferences for Spring 2016 courses

Monday, December 7 - 12:00pm (noon)

Last day for students to report and modify preferences

Course Match closes at 12:00pm (noon)

Friday, December 11

Course Schedules are released

Drop/Add "buffer period" begins

Monday, December 14 - 12:00pm (noon)

Drop/Add "buffer period" ends

"Buffer period" results will be released later that day

Monday, January 11

First day of Q3 and spring semester core courses

Wharton MBA Program operates on a Wednesday schedule

Monday only Core classes do not meet

Wednesday only Core classes meet

Wednesday, January 13

First day of Q3 and spring semester elective courses

University operates on a Monday schedule

Wednesday only classes do not meet

Monday only classes (Core and Elective) meet

Penn Advance Registration: October 26-November 6

Penn’s Advanced Registration runs from October 26th to November 6th at 5 PM.  To see the Spring 2016 course offerings at Penn, log into PennInTouch where your transcript is located. Under Registration and Planning, the Course Search option allows you to search for courses via subject code, instructor, day & time, etc. If you would like to request registration in a Penn course, please email mbaprogram@wharton.upenn.edu with the full course ID (ex. ARTH-500-001) and our office will place the request for you. Only university courses numbered 500 and above (ex. ARTH-500-001) and/or with the words “professional, business level, advanced and beyond”  will be counted towards an MBA degree. Please note that if you choose the “Add to Cart” option in PennInTouch, the request will not be processed. 

Requests placed during Advanced Registration do not guarantee you a spot in the class thought they may increase the likelihood of enrollment. The results of Advanced Registration will be released at 10:00 am on November 17th. You can check the status of your registration then by logging into Penn InTouch; if successful, the course will appear on your transcript. From then on, the Penn classes are open on a first-come, first-serve basis so requests can be directed to mbaprogram@wharton.upenn.edu at any time. Up to 4 credits of non-Wharton graduate level classes can be counted towards your 19 cu required for graduation.

Operations Strategy Practicum Course (Spring 2016)

The Spring 2016 section of the Operations Strategy Practicum Course (OIDD 680) will include a week in Germany during Spring Break 2016. Please review the syllabus (linked) if you are interested in participating in the course. Note that this course has an admission process, additional expenses and requires early financial commitment. Please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Morris Cohen in the Operations, Information and Decisions Department if you have any questions. Information regarding the registration process for this course will be released in future correspondence.


Tutor@Wharton is a platform that connects Wharton students with tutors for fixed and flexible core subject material. Tutors are usually second year students who have proven their mastery of the subject material. To find a tutor in a core subject, visit the Tutor@Wharton site and click “I am looking for a tutor.” 

Financial and Immunization Holds

SFS has placed registration and transcript holds on all accounts over $1000. Please go to Student Financial Services located in Room 100 in the Franklin Building to take care of this matter.

SFS has placed immunization holds on all students who have not shown proof of immunization.  If you have not taken care of this matter, there are three ways to contact Student Health:

  • ASAP at 215-746-3535 and press option 5!  
  • Visit the SHS at 3535 Market Street 
  • Email them

All holds must be removed by November 2 or you will not have Course Match access.

Wharton Doctoral Programs Info Session

Join Eric Bradlow, Vice Dean of the Wharton Doctoral Programs, along with Wharton faculty who have earned both MBA and PhD degrees and current Wharton PhD students who have earned MBA degrees.

  • Learn about a career as an academic
  • Discover a career that offers flexibility & creativity 
  • Find out why teaching in the classroom is so  rewarding

When: Thursday, November 12, 5:00-6:00PM
Where: Room 107 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall 
Snacks will be provided.

Register here! Please e-mail Maggie Saia, or call 215.898.4878 with any inquiries.

The Lauren & Bobby Turner Social Impact Series – A Dialogue with William Ackman

William Ackman is the CEO and Portfolio Manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., an SEC registered investment adviser founded in 2003.

Monday, November 16, 2015 at 4:45 PM, Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center

Moderated by Bobby Turner W'84

RSVP here

Flu Clinics! SAVE THE DATE

It’s that time of year again! SHS will host 2 mass flu immunization clinics.

  • Thursday, October 22, 2015 11am-7:30pm Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015 11am-7:30pm Hall of Flags, Houston Hall

Flu clinics will operate as they have in the past with short wait times (5 minutes or less!), convenient onsite documentation, and extended evening hours to accommodate busy schedules.


  • For students, vaccines are covered by the Penn Student Insurance Plan or are eligible for reimbursement if they’re covered by a different insurance carrier. 
  • Penn spouses/partners are invited to our Flu Clinics as well, though they must pay $25 cash. 
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to vaccinate anyone under the age of 18.

Student Health Services encourages you to get your flu vaccines at these clinics. Influenza spreads quickly on college campuses, so the flu vaccine helps to protect us all. 

Semester in San Francisco Info Session

Are you considering Wharton’s Semester in San Francisco (SSF)?  At this info session, we will discuss the benefits of spending the first semester of your 2Y studying at Wharton’s downtown San Francisco campus on the Embarcadero.  Topics covered will include:  coursework, benefits to the job search, student life and leadership seminars.  You will hear stories from previous and current participants, as well as learn about the application process.  Speakers will include Wharton staff managing the program and current 2Ys participants who will speak virtually via Skype.  The info session is scheduled on Wednesday, November 11, at 4:30pm in F95.

Leadership Program Updates:

Nonprofit Board Fellow Coordinator applications are now open, and will close at 5pm on Friday, October 23Apply Now! NBF coordinators form the executive committee of the program, must be in the 1st year, and have prior experience with a nonprofit board. Please contact Dan Kaufman or Gizelle Clemens with any questions.

Our next Authors@Wharton program will be held on October 28:

Political Activist & Former World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov

Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


*Doors open: 4:20pm



Please refer to our website for the rest of the Fall lineup.

Information Session for the Executive Coaching and Feedback Program for 2017 MBA students will be held:

Monday, November 2, 2015 12:00 PM JMHH 355

Please see our website for more details.

Information Sessions for the Leadership Fellows Program will be held:

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 12:00 PM JMHH G65 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:00 PM JMHH G50

Please see our website for more details.


We are soliciting applications for LawWithoutWalls (Lwow), an international program aimed at pairing business school and law school students to embrace and meet the challenges of the economic pressures, technological advances, and globalization that have dramatically reshaped the legal market. Over a 3-month period, LawWithoutWalls teams up students from over 20 elite law and business schools around the world with academic, lawyer, and entrepreneur mentors to develop business plans that tackle the main problems facing legal education and practice today.  

More information about Lwow can be found here. The application deadline is October 30, 2015. Funding may be available to cover registration, and travel costs to Madrid and Miami and students can also receive 1 CU of course credit for their participation. Wharton has sent MBA students to participate for the last three years. To be put in touch with these students, or for other questions, please contact Amy Sepinwall, Assistant Professor in Legal Studies and Business Ethics.

Q1 Survey

Dear Class of 2017:

Thanks for joining us for the Quarter 1 Salute/Rainbow Pub last week. It was our biggest event ever with almost 1400 Whartonites in attendance!

We would be very appreciative if you could take the time to answer our 5 question Quarter 1 survey: Q1 Survey

Thanks, and know that we are here to support you!


Wharton Leadership Lecture Series

Please join us for a Wharton Leadership Lecture featuring:

Robert K. Steel

CEO, Perella Weinberg Partners


Tuesday, October 27th

4:30 PM (doors open at 4:00 PM)




Seating is general admission and done on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Larry Rappoport with any questions.

Conference Season!

 Conference season is underway! Just a few friendly reminder to the organizers:

  1. If your event features a speaker, please note that each speaker a group, club, department, or individual wishes to invite to a Wharton event, whether on campus or off-site, must be approved by Wharton Marketing and Communications (and in certain cases by the University) before any invitation is extended. Each speaker request must be submitted using the school-wide Speaker Request Management System, found here: https://web.wharton.upenn.edu/speaker/. Please expect at least 72 business hours for feedback on your request.  Failure to abide by this policy may result in loss of Wharton and University resources. 
  2. Please reference the Media Relations guidelines and the speaker release forms posted on SPIKE.  If you plan on inviting journalists to attend sessions, it is important to get your conference speakers’ approval first.

We appreciate all your hard work in coordinating these fantastic events on behalf of the Wharton community and wish the best of luck!

-WGA Conference Chairs & Student Life


The MBA Office of Student Life would like to invite you to schedule a 1-on-1 meeting with your Cluster Student Life Advisor at some point in the coming days, weeks, or months. Our aim is to get to know you better and discuss some of your goals and how we can best support you during your time at Wharton.

If you would like to set up a meeting, please use the link below to access the Wharton Appointment Scheduler.



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