All freshmen belong to one of nine cohorts of students who share academic and social experiences.
You will take Wharton 101 with your cohort in the fall semester. Throughout your freshman year, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun cohort events, including the Amazing Cohort Race (a campus-wide scavenger hunt), the Winter Whartonland gingerbread house competition, and much more. Learn more about cohort events and initiatives here.
Cohort Directors and Mentors
Cohort directors and mentors provide support and help you get acclimated to life at Wharton. Each freshman cohort has two directors, who are sophomores in the same cohort. You also have the option of being assigned a cohort mentor. Please contact your cohort directors if you wish to be assigned a mentor.
Below is the list of cohorts and your cohort directors’ names. You will be assigned to a cohort in mid-June and your cohort director will contact you over the summer to welcome you to Penn and Wharton and answer any questions you might have. Be sure to also get to know your fellow cohort members on your cohort Facebook group.
|Dinar||Cameron Vaziri & Emily Ma|
|Dollar||Melissa Cui & Meg Frantz|
|Euro||Gowtham Balaji & Stephanie Xie|
|Peso||Miranda Gieg & Sima Parekh|
|Rand||Jacob Madden & Will Castner|
|Rupee||Ethan Wu & John Gamba|
|Shekel||Timothy Chung & Clio Sun|
|Yen||Saif Khawaja & Noreen Mohsin|
|Yuan||Kirti Nath & Daniel Leva|
Advice for Freshmen
“Every day, aim to make a new friend, and follow up with them – I might have learned this too late, but sometimes a second conversation is all you need to begin an incredible friendship. In your last days at Penn, and as you move beyond, you come to find that these friendships are what you value above all else.”
Karen Sun, W’15, Alpharetta, GA