Cohorts: Information for Freshmen

2012-DirectorsAll 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.

Cohort Cohort Directors
Dinar Cameron VaziriEmily Ma
Dollar Melissa CuiMeg Frantz
Euro Gowtham BalajiStephanie Xie
Peso Miranda GiegSima Parekh
Rand Jacob MaddenWill Castner
Rupee Ethan WuJohn Gamba
Shekel Timothy ChungClio Sun
Yen Saif KhawajaNoreen Mohsin
Yuan Kirti NathDaniel Leva

Advice for Freshmen

karen-sun“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