STEP Pre-Orientation: Frequently Asked Questions

Please note that this FAQ may be updated as the summer progresses.

Eligibility

Who can participate in STEP?

STEP is by invitation. The program is intended for incoming Wharton students who are from historically underrepresented groups, and select incoming first-year students are invited to apply.

PennCard

How do I get my PennCard?

Visit Campus Express to apply for your PennCard. Additional information can be found here.

Program Participation

Do I have to participate in all STEP pre-orientation programming?

Full attendance and participation is mandatory.

Will I have free time that I can spend with my family or friends?

STEP pre-orientation is exclusively for you, and there will not be a lot of free time during the program.

Program Costs

Are there any cost to participate?

There is no charge to participate. Housing and all meals and activities during STEP pre-orientation are included. However, you will be responsible for getting yourself to campus before the start of the program.