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Credit: Jintong Wu , Hannah Shumsky, Abhiram Juvvadi, Chase Sutton, Kylie Cooper, Jesse Zhang

The Class of 2024 began their first year at Penn on Zoom. That fall, they navigated the implications of a divisive presidential election. Not until their spring semester did they set foot on campus — moving into single dorm rooms with masks on their faces and PennOpen Pass on their phones.

Four years later, they are closing out their time at a University battered by months of national controversy and ongoing reverberations from international conflict. 

In the semesters in between, these students have weathered the Penn college experience in every climate: the 16-foot crest of a flooded Schuylkill River, eight semesters of final exams, four Spring Flings, three College Green protest encampments, two different course registration platforms, and one unprecedented presidential resignation.

Since logging onto their first class during a global pandemic, graduating seniors have broken school-wide sports records, achieved new feats in scholarship, innovation, and research, dissented against University leadership, and demonstrated about issues that matter to them, their peers, the West Philadelphia community, and the world.

Click below to take a look at the Class of 2024's four years at Penn.