Family Weekend

2021 Fully Virtual

Inside View: A Campus Update with President Amy Gutmann 2021
Friday October 29, 2021 @ 3pm

Kick-off Penn’s virtual Family Weekend with a campus update from President Amy Gutmann.

Residential & Hospitality Services

Weingarten Center

Wharton

Career Services

Penn Abroad

The College / SAS

School of Nursing

Penn Library

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Platt Student Performing Arts House

Friday October 29, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm

Eat Sleep Penn

Residential & Hospitality Services

Review of housing and dining for this year, and what families can keep in mind for next year.

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Supporting Your Student’s Learning

Weingarten Center

Weingarten Center staff share essential strategies and resources for engaging in Penn coursework. The team of learning specialists, disability specialists, and tutoring staff will address the ways that they are supporting students’ success this semester with the return to in-class learning..

1:00pm - 1:50pm

Forensic Analytics: Using Data Science to Detect White-Collar Crime

Wharton

Featuring Daniel Taylor. A discussion of how Big Data and analytics can be used to detect and prevent fraud and insider trading.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Delusions of Advocacy

Wharton

Featuring Nina Strohminger. Learn about how arguing for one side hobbles our ability to interpret evidence objectively.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Introduction to Penn Career Services

Career Services

Want to learn more about the career resources available to Penn students? Curious about career outcomes for Penn undergraduates? Interested in finding out how to recruit Penn students for your organization? Join Penn Career Services to learn about these topics and more!

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Global Opportunities at Penn

Penn Abroad

Hear directly from a panel of students who have taken advantage of Penn’s global opportunities, and learn about the ways in which Penn supports students before, during, and after their global experiences as Penn Abroad showcases programming options available to Penn undergraduate students. Following the panel conversation, we welcome a lively Q & A session.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

9:15 AM - 9:25 AM

Wharton Vice Dean’s Welcome

Wharton

Vice Dean Diana Robertson welcomes the Wharton undergraduate families.

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Academic Advising Overview with Jenna Tesauro

Wharton

The academic advisor for the Dinar cohort and the Yuan (last names A-L) cohort will discuss Wharton’s approach to advising, the curriculum and how students can tailor certain aspects of the curriculum to meet their individual goals.

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Academic Advising Overview with Hillary Wiesel

Wharton

The academic advisor for the Dollar cohort and Yuan (last names M-Z) cohort will discuss Wharton’s approach to advising, the curriculum and how students can tailor certain aspects of the curriculum to meet their individual goals.

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Academic Advising Overview with Lisa Parladé

Wharton

The academic advisor for the Euro (last names A-L) cohort, Rand (last names A-L) cohort, and Rupee (last names A-L) cohort, will discuss Wharton’s approach to advising, the curriculum, and how students can tailor certain aspects of the curriculum to meet their individual goals.

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Academic Advising Overview with Teran Tadal

Wharton

The academic advisor for the Euro (last names M-Z) cohort will discuss Wharton’s approach to advising, the curriculum and how students can tailor certain aspects of the curriculum to meet their individual goals.

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Academic Advising Overview with Celina Gray

Wharton

The academic advisor for the Peso cohort will discuss Wharton’s approach to advising, the curriculum, and how students can tailor certain aspects of the curriculum to meet their individual goals.

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Academic Advising Overview with Lisa Burton-Grika

Wharton

The academic advisor for the Rand (last names M-Z) cohort will discuss Wharton’s approach to advising, the curriculum and how students can tailor certain aspects of the curriculum to meet their individual goals.

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Academic Advising Overview with Liz Sutton

Wharton

The academic advisor for the Shekel cohort will discuss Wharton’s approach to advising, the curriculum and how students can tailor certain aspects of the curriculum to meet their individual goals.

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Academic Advising Overview with Xiumei (Mei) Long

Wharton

The academic advisor for the Yen cohort and Rupee (last names M-Z) cohort will discuss Wharton’s approach to advising, the curriculum and how students can tailor certain aspects of the curriculum to meet their individual goals.

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Academic Advising Overview with Utsav Schurmans

Wharton

The academic advisor for the Joseph Wharton Scholars (JWS) will discuss Wharton’s approach to advising, the curriculum and how students can tailor certain aspects of the curriculum to meet their individual goals.

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

9:30AM - 10:30AM

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTER EXHIBIT

The College/SAS

Join the Dean and staff of the College of Arts & Sciences for an opportunity to chat with students about their research.

10:25 AM - 11:10 AM

Student Life: Life Outside the Classroom

Wharton

Learn about the Wharton co-curricular initiatives and programs available to your students. Student life at Wharton encompasses the following areas: community development, career exploration/professional development, diversity/equity/inclusion, wellness, and civic engagement. In addition, student leaders will discuss their co-curricular experiences and ways students can get involved.”

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

10:25 AM - 11:10 AM

Experience Wharton 101

Wharton

Join us for an interactive workshop that will give you a glimpse of Wharton 101, the gateway course taken by first-year Wharton students as part of the four-module Leadership Journey.”

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

10:25 AM - 11:10 AM

Wharton 201: Business Communication for Impact

Wharton

Job content knowledge is certainly essential. The ability to communicate what you know to achieve results in the workplace is just as important. In this session, our students will:
• Take you through an exercise designed to illustrate the challenges of effective communication.
• Explain a few strategies anyone can use to communicate more clearly.
• Share their experience in our business communication course.”

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

10:25 AM - 11:10 AM

Building the Leaders of Tomorrow

Wharton

Join the McNulty Leadership Program team to learn how we build leaders through co-curricular programs, such as Wharton Leadership Ventures.”

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

11:00AM-12:00PM

THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

The College/SAS

Dr. Paul Sniegowski, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Janet Tighe, Dean of First Year Students and Director of Academic Advising, and students will participate in a discussion about college life.

11:00AM-12:00PM

Brunch with the Dean and Back 2 Life: A student Panel Discussion on Transitioning to in person learning and socializing

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will be host 2 webinars: Brunch with the Dean and Back 2 Life: A student Panel Discussion on Transitioning to in person learning and socializing. Parents, alumni and friends of Penn will hear what new projects and the progression of SEAS, as well as students’ perspective of learning and life on campus Dr. Paul Sniegowski, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Janet Tighe, Dean of First-Year Students and Director of Academic Advising, and students will take part in a discussion about college life.

11:20 AM - 12:05 PM

Career Services: Helping Students Define and Pursue Career Goals

Wharton

This session will provide an overview of the career services provided to Wharton students, discuss the career pursuits of the most recent graduating class, and offer tips on how families can support their students in the career-exploration process.

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

11:20 AM - 12:05 PM

Understand Your International Student's U.S. Education

Wharton

This session is designed to help international parents/families who might not be familiar with U.S. education better understand the structure, services, and expectations of Wharton and Penn. The presenter will also discuss primary resources and key decision points specifically for international students, and answer any questions international parents might have.

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

11:20 AM - 12:05 PM

Undergraduate Research at Wharton

Wharton

Current students will share their research experiences, and a brief overview of the research opportunities for Wharton undergraduates will be presented.

** This session is for families of Wharton students only

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Penn Nursing Family Weekend

School of Nursing

Combating Covid: Penn Nursing on the Frontlines Hear from faculty and students about the impact of Penn Nursing’s advocacy, research, and patient care.

12:30PM-1:30PM

Back 2 Life: A Student Panel Discussion on Transitioning back to In Person Learning and Socializing

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Parents, Alumni and the Penn Community will have the opportunity to participate in student led panel about transitioning back to campus life

1:00PM-2:00PM

YOU'RE MAJORING IN WHAT?!

The College/SAS

A broad foundation in the arts and sciences prepares students best for the wide-ranging career challenges they’ll face after Penn. Come hear successful College alumni discuss the impact of their choice of majors on their diverse career paths.

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Onda Latina Presents: Alicia in Ondaland

Platt Student Performing Arts House

When Alicia falls down a rabbit hole, she finds herself in the magical and mysterious Ondaland. Here, she encounters a cast of odd, dancing characters. Trying to find her way back home, she weaves through the Tweedles’ mambo, grooves with the Mad Hatter during his tea party, meets a grinning Cheshire cat who loves bachata, gets trapped in an extravagant March of Cards, and more. Join Onda for a night of adventures and dancing in the unforgettable Ondaland.

3:00pm - 4:00pm

COMMUNICATING WITH CONFIDENCE

The College/SAS

The ability to express oneself clearly and effectively is essential to success in any field and is a hallmark of civic engagement. The College provides CWiC undergraduate advisors who conduct one-on-one coaching sessions with students and facilitate workshops. During this session, advisors will provide a sample of a CWiC workshop. CWiC is a Weigle Information Commons Program Partner.

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Bloomers Presents: Off the Rails [Livestream]

Platt Student Performing Arts House

The B Line is leaving the station! The next stop is .. love, mystery, maybe a dance break?, and certainly lots of LAUGHS! Just about anything can happen on the subway. What are you waiting for? Hop on, and stand clear of the closing doors, please!

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Winning Customers in an Era of Endless Disruption

Penn Libraries

Join Wharton professor Barbara E. Kahn, a leading retail expert and author of The Shopping Revolution: How Retailers Succeed in an Era of Endless Disruption Accelerated by COVID-19, as she describes her research in e-commerce and digital marketing and the trends that have been affected by the pandemic. Kahn will discuss the companies that have proven to be most successful during a rollercoaster of unpredictability in the industry. She will also explain her findings as to what any business person can learn from these companies’ ascendance and continued transformation in the face of unprecedented challenges. Kahn will be joined by the Penn Libraries’ Mia Wells, Assistant Director of the Lippincott Library of the Wharton School

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Building Your Intercultural Community at Penn

Greenfield Intercultural Center

The mission of the Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC) is to serve as Penn’s resource for enhancing student’s intercultural knowledge, competency, and leadership. We do this by offering experiential courses for credit, signature intercultural programs, and other services related to diversity and intercultural education. Learn more by watching our Family Weekend video.