Resources for Wharton Families

The Undergraduate Division welcomes you and your family to Wharton and the University of Pennsylvania. You are important members of the Wharton community, and we want to provide you with information and resources that will enable you to help your student get the most out of his or her college experience.

In addition to the information and links on this page, Undergrad Inside contains in-depth information on the curriculum, concentration options, research programs, study abroad opportunities, and extracurriculars such as student clubs and cohorts and Leadership Ventures. We encourage you to explore!

2018-2019 Events

  • Move in for first-year students: August 22
  • First Day of Fall Classes: August 28
  • Fall Break: October 4-7
  • Family Weekend: October 19-21
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 22-25
  • Last Day of Classes: December 10
  • Final Examinations: December 13-20
  • Fall Term Ends: December 20
  • First Day of Spring Classes: January 16
  • Spring Break: March 2-10
  • Last Day of Classes: May 1
  • Spring Term Ends: May 15
  • Wharton Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony: May 19
  • Penn Commencement: May 20

For full list of events and happenings, please check the University Calendar.

For important academic deadlines, University events, and holidays, please check the 3-Year Academic Calendar.

For news from the Undergraduate Division, follow us on Twitter @WhartonUGR.

Academic Advising Services

In addition to faculty concentration advisors in each of Wharton’s academic departments, the Wharton Undergraduate Division provides a team of dedicated, professional academic advisors to help students navigate their way through the curriculum and requirements. Our advisors help students make informed decisions about their educational plans and professional/life goals that are consistent with their interests, abilities, and values.

To learn more about our advisors, visit our Meet Your Advisors page.

Please note that because coordinated dual-degree curricular requirements differ from single-degree requirements, students in those programs should consult with their respective program advisors.

Student Records and Confidentiality

Even though you may be involved in paying for your child’s college education, it’s important to know that the University generally cannot, by federal law (FERPA), discuss a student’s academic or other records with a third party, including parents, without the student’s consent.

To authorize Penn to share academic/financial data with a parent or other third party, the student must go to Penn InTouch (an online student tool) select Profile, Privacy & Emergency, then “Share Academic/Financial Information.”