Incoming Students: Apply for PennArts now through Sunday, August 2nd at  www.vpul.upenn.edu/osa/preprog/

PennArts is a pre-orientation program for incoming students sponsored by Platt Student Performing Arts House and the Undergraduate Assembly. During PennArts, students will have a variety of opportunities to learn more about the vast artistic offerings at Penn and throughout Philadelphia.

PennArts 2020 is going virtual! Participants will have the opportunities to do the following:

  • Learn about academic offerings in the arts
  • Discover Penn’s arts-focused centers
  • Check out Philadelphia art institutions
  • Get information about student clubs and leadership opportunities in the arts
  • Meet new incoming students with a shared interest in the arts
  • Learn about the Penn experience of upperclass student art leaders
  • And more!

PennArts is not designed to build any particular skill or craft, but to be a fun way to explore all that Penn and Philadelphia have to offer.

PennArts is facilitated by upperclass students who have participated in and/or are leaders of arts organizations on campus. PennArts also introduces incoming students to faculty and staff in arts departments and centers at Penn.

Selection Process:

Participants will be selected based upon a careful review of the applications. Each application is reviewed and rated by student leaders of the program, and a consensus is reached. Those invited to participate will need to promptly complete registration forms and submit payment. Students may apply to other pre-orientation programs as well. Students will only be able to participate in one Pre-Orientation Program.

Cost of Program:

Each participant is required to pay $25.00. A scholarship is available to eligible students who qualify for financial aid through Penn.

If you have questions, please contact Megan Edelman, Associate Director of Platt Student Performing Arts House, at edelmanm@upenn.edu.