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Student Life

10/05/21 9:08pm
Class Board 2022 announced on Sept. 29 that Hey Day for the Class of 2022 would take place on Wednesday, Oct. 13 during class hours.
10/04/21 11:21pm
This year, the Penn fellows will work towards campus-wide initiatives pertaining to sustainability, educational access, food insecurity, equitable vaccine distribution, and immigrant rights, among others.
10/01/21 8:58pm
The group of demonstrators, part of the Key of David Christian Center, a non-denominational Christian Church, held signs and yelled homophobic slurs at passersby.
10/01/21 12:42am
The decision to eliminate gender as a qualification for membership comes after an “extensive strategic review” involving over 50 undergraduates and alumni of the 400-member Club.
09/29/21 11:20pm
2022 Class Board President and College senior Sam Strickberger said that this year’s Hey Day will be like a typical one in all respects, including shirts, skimmers, and canes.
09/28/21 1:14am
The flu clinic — which provides vaccines to students, faculty, and staff for free — will open Oct. 4 and close Oct. 8.
09/27/21 12:12am
We Succeed is a tutoring platform that connects college student tutors with K-12 students in need of flexible tutoring to shrink the educational opportunity gap. 
09/21/21 12:48am
Some FGLI first years reported feeling pleasantly surprised by Penn's existing FGLI community and resources, though some added that they felt culture shock upon arriving on campus.
09/20/21 2:01am
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to five students — from Hong Kong, Sudan, China, and Australia — who are excited for in-person learning, but concerned about cases in the United States compared to the more limited spread in their home countries. 
09/17/21 11:52am
Penn’s campus is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but students with disabilities are struggling to find accessible entrances, navigate buildings without elevators, and secure accessible on-campus housing.
09/15/21 11:38pm
The fall 2021 semester marks the beginning of the University's new block schedule format, which created standardized class start times and eliminated the possibility of back-to-back classes.
09/12/21 10:50pm
The service will be offered for a full semester for the first time following its pilot launch last spring.
09/10/21 12:27am
The 2021 Disorientation Guide, which was compiled by a coalition of student activist groups called the "People's Board," consists of articles about Penn's impact on students, staff, Philadelphia, and the world. 
09/09/21 1:05am
Travel to seven countries resumed after Penn suspended study abroad programs in spring 2020 due to global travel restrictions and health risks. 
09/08/21 11:31pm
While students have eagerly awaited a return to in-person campus life, some are also feeling a sense of anxiety associated with in-person interactions.
09/07/21 12:17am
After missing in-person New Student Orientation last fall, the Class of 2024 became the first sophomore class to attend a specialized second-year orientation program.
09/02/21 1:30am
While some believe that contracting COVID-19 is inevitable on a full campus, students said they are not worried due to Penn's vaccination requirement. 
09/01/21 11:07pm
Campus organizations are using streaming, and video-conferencing platforms to make sure events are accessible to all members of the Penn community.
09/01/21 12:27am
Clubs have the option to recruit new members in person, virtually, or both from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.
08/31/21 12:59am
This year’s Convocation was markedly different from last year’s virtual ceremony, with students seated close together in front of College Hall — some without masks.