To ensure less density during move-in, student arrival will be staggered. Exact move-in dates for the College Houses and other University residences will be sent to students in the coming weeks. New Student Orientation will be predominantly delivered online and program content will become available Monday, August 24, with activities continuing until Monday, August 31st with Convocation held later that day.
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The NSO 2020 calendar of events will be updated throughout the summer as we continue to monitor the University's Covid-19 response.

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a series of activities for undergraduate students and families designed to help with a successful transition to the University. Through this website, you'll learn about all the exciting academic, cultural, and social events that will be taking place once you arrive on campus.

NSO 2020 will begin on Monday, August 24 and conclude on Monday, August 31. Classes will start on Tuesday, September 1. Feel free to contact our office with any questions that you might have at  Enjoy your summer and get excited for your next four years at Penn!

If you're concerned you missed information sent out by one of Penn's many offices and departments, check out our archive of University Communications here.

Information about graduate and professional orientation can be found here.

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