Applications for 2020 pre-orientation programs will be live when the class of 2024 receives their pennkey login.

(Must have your PennKey to submit an application.  PennKeys are provided to you once you confirm your Penn attendance.  Learn more about PennKeys here.

Are you interested in environmentalism, sustainability, outdoor education, or learning about green student groups at Penn? Apply for Penn Green!

Penn has a profound and deep culture of environmental sustainability, with many student groups, leadership roles, research opportunities, and sustainability-related courses. And on top of that, Penn is situated in one of the greenest cities in the U.S. PennGreen is a pre-orientation program that introduces incoming freshmen to the vibrant environmental opportunities offered at Penn and in the Philadelphia region.

Through PennGreen, you’ll learn about campus sustainability initiatives, meet environmental leaders from the region, and learn from world-renown professors in the environmental field. This year, PennGreen will be a mix of virtual presentations and discussion sessions, active events like yoga and a scavenger hunt, and lots of time with your team playing games and getting to know each other!

PennGreen leaders are upperclassmen who participated in the PennGreen program during their freshman year and are passionate about environmental issues. Leaders are trained in group dynamics, campus resources, and Penn traditions, are experts on environmental issues, and are some of the friendliest Penn students you will ever meet!

Selection Process:

Participants will be selected based upon a careful review of the applications. Each application is reviewed and rated by the student leaders of the program and a consensus is reached. Students may apply to other pre-orientation programs as well but 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, feel free to write Elizabeth Main at the Penn Sustainability Office.

Are you interested in environmentalism, sustainability, outdoor education,or learning about “green” student groups and activities at Penn?Want to explore Philadelphia and discover some of the cities’ coolest parks andoutdoor hangouts? Do you want to kayak, hike, camp, roller skate andvolunteer on a farm – all in three days?!  Applyfor Penn Green!

Penn has a profound and deep culture of environmentalsustainability, with more student groups, leadership opportunities,scholarships, and courses that you can imagine. And Penn is situated inone of the greenest cities in America. PennGreen is a pre-orientationprogram that introduces incoming freshmen to the vibrant environmentalopportunities offered at Penn and in Philadelphia. 

Through PennGreen, you’ll learn about the campus sustainabilityinitiatives, meet environmental leaders from the region, and learn fromworld-renown professors in the environmental field. You’ll work on alocal urban farm, hike in Philadelphia’s huge park system, go camping atscenic state park, kayak on the Delaware River, roller skate alongPhilly’s waterfront, and spend a ton of quality time outdoors. Thedays are packed, but don’t worry, the PennGreen student leaders will make surethat you’re fueled with healthy, organic, and tasty offerings from localrestaurants and Philadelphia’s famous farmers markets.

PennGreen leaders are upperclassmen who participatedin the PennGreen program during their freshman year and are passionate aboutenvironmental issues. Leaders are trained in group dynamics, campus resources,Penn traditions, are experts on environmental issues, and are some of thefriendliest Penn students you will ever meet! Penn Green is sponsored bythe Office of the Provost, the Undergraduate Assembly, Green CampusPartnership, and the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women.