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 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)

June 2023

June 19: Juneteenth observed (no classes)

June 28: Summer Session I classes end

June 29: Summer Session II classes begin

July 2023

July 4: Independence Day observed (no classes)

August 2023

August 4: Session II & 11-Week Session classes end

August 25-28: Move-in for returning students

August 27-September 1: Second-Year Orientation

August 29: First Day of Fall Classes

September 2023

September 1: Wharton Club Fair

September 4: Labor Day (no classes)

September 12: Course Selection Period Ends

October 2023

October 9: Drop Period Ends

October 12-15: Fall Break

October 27: Last Day to Change a Grade Mode

October 27-29: Family Weekend

October 30: Advance Registration for Spring Begins

November 2023

November 4: Homecoming

November 6: Last Day to Withdraw from a Course¹

November 13: Advance Registration Ends

November 21: Follow Thursday Class Schedule

November 22: Follow Friday Class Schedule

November 23-26: Thanksgiving Break

December 2023

December 11: Last Day of Classes

December 12-13: Reading Days

December 14-21: Final Examinations

December 21: Fall Term Ends

January 2024

January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed

January 18: First Day of Spring Classes

January 31: Course Selection (Add) Period Ends

February 2024

February 27: Drop Period Ends

March 2024

March 2-10: Spring Break

March 22: Last Day to Change a Grade Mode

March 25: Advance Registration for Fall and Summer Begins

April 2024

April 2: Last Day to Withdraw from a Course ¹

April 8: Advance Registration for Fall Ends

May 2024

May 1: Last day of classes

May 2-5: Final Examinations

May 6-14: Final Examinations

May 14: Spring Term Ends

May 19: Wharton Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony

May 20Penn Commencement

May 27: Memorial Day observed (no classes)

May 28: Summer Session I and 11-Week Session classes begin

June 2024

June 19: Juneteenth observed (no classes)

July 2024

July 3: Summer Session I classes end

July 4: Independence Day observed (no classes)

June 5: Summer Session II classes begin

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