Information for the Class of 2025

An integral part of your second year is the Wharton Sophomore Experience. Opportunities are planned throughout the year that will help you prepare academically, explore career options; build diversity, equity, and inclusion competencies; develop leadership skills; and make connections while maintaining your health and well-being. And when you participate, you earn incentives.

Each Wharton sophomore has a Guide to Personal Success (GPS) checklist in CampusGroups that tracks their individual activities and accomplishments. All students have to do is take part in the activities listed in the categories shown on this page and check that their attendance/participation is registered. The Undergraduate Division will process the attendance information, and the student will earn incentive items.

Incentive levels for this year are as follows:

  • 3 points: Water bottle
  • 6 points: Hat
  • 10 points: Quarter-zip sweater (first 100 to achieve, next 150 get a duffel bag)
  • Top 5%: reception with alumni

Specific information about qualifying events will be emailed to sophomores on a regular basis.

GPS Categories

Academic Preparation

  • Wharton Undergraduate Division academic advising appointment
  • Global Opportunities Panel
  • Penn Abroad information session and/or meeting with a Penn Abroad staff member
  • Wharton International Program (WIP) Information Session
  • Weingarten Learning Resource Center, Learning Resources Center (WLRC) appointment
  • Wharton Undergraduate Research Information Session
  • Lippincott librarian appointment

Making Connections

Leadership Development

1 Wharton Undergraduate Division staff will work with Wharton-specific clubs to determine this list.  While we recognize there are many leadership positions beyond Wharton, we are currently only able to track those in Wharton-specific clubs.


Career Exploration

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

  • WEDIG Student Forums
  • Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series
  • WEDIG Events/FGLI Programming

Important Dates and Events

Please note that 0.5 CU Wharton courses have different deadlines. More information can be found here.

May 2022

May 2-10: Final Examinations

May 10: Spring Term Ends

May 15: Wharton Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony

May 16Penn Commencement

May 23: Summer Session I and 11-Week Session classes begin

May 30: Memorial Day observed (no classes)

June 2022

June 20: Juneteenth observed (no classes)

June 27: Advance Registration begins for incoming first-year and transfer students

June 29: Summer Session I classes end

June 30: Summer Session II classes begin

July 2022

July 4: Independence Day observed (no classes)

July 15: Advance Registration ends for incoming first-year and transfer students

July 26: Fall 2022 Course Selection reopens @ 7am for all students

August 2022

August 5: Session II & 11-Week Session classes end

August 22: Move-in for Transfer Students

August 26-28: Move-in for Returning Students

August 28-September 2: Second-Year Orientation events

August 30: First Day of Fall Classes

September 2022

September 5: Labor Day (no classes)

September 13: Course Selection Period Ends

October 2022

October 6-9: Fall Break

October 10: Drop Period Ends

October 22: Homecoming

October 28: Last Day to Change Grade Type

October 31: Advance Registration for Spring Begins

November 2022

November 7: Last Day to Withdraw from a Course¹

November 11-13: Family Weekend

November 13: Advance Registration Ends

November 22: Follow Thursday Class Schedule

November 23: Follow Friday Class Schedule

November 24-27: Thanksgiving Break

December 2022

December 12: Last Day of Classes

December 13-14: Reading Days

December 15-22: Final Examinations

December 22: Fall Term Ends

January 2023

January 11, 2023: First Day of Spring Classes (Monday Classes on a Wednesday)

January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (no classes)

January 24: Course Selection (Add) Period Ends

February 2023

February 20: Drop Period Ends

March 2023

March 4-12: Spring Break

March 17: Last Day to Change a Grade Type

March 20: Advance Registration for Fall and Summer Begins

March 27: Last Day to Withdraw from a Course ¹

April 2023

April 2: Advance Registration for Fall Ends

April 26: Last Day of Classes

April 27-30: Reading Days

May 2023

May 1-9: Final Examinations

May 9: Spring Term Ends

May 14: Wharton Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony

May 15Penn Commencement

May 22: Summer Session I and 11-Week Session classes begin

May 29: Memorial Day observed (no classes)

¹ Please note that some courses have earlier withdrawal deadlines.  Students must abide by deadlines and policies published by faculty.