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 programs. We encourage you to explore!

2020-2021 Events

  • New Student Orientation: August 24-31
  • First Day of Fall Classes: September 1
  • Family Weekend: October 24-25
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 26-29
  • Last Day of Classes: December 10
  • Final Examinations: December 15-22
  • Fall Term Ends: December 22
  • First Day of Spring Classes: January 20
  • Spring Break: March 10-11
  • Last Day of Classes: April 28
  • Final Examinations: May 3-11
  • Spring Term Ends: May 11
  • Wharton Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony: May 16
  • Baccalaureate: May 16
  • Penn Commencement: May 17

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

For important academic deadlines, University events, and holidays, please check the Penn 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, due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (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.”