Students will need to be masked and vaccinated in order to enter their dorms.
Students can join various FGLI-oriented clubs and take advantage of academic resources.
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The Daily Pennsylvanian reached out to Penn students and faculty for advice on how incoming first years, transfer students, and sophomores can succeed in their first in-person semester.
Members of the Class of 2024 will be able to participate in specialized programming overseen by the office of New Student Orientation & Academic Initiatives.
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Some students welcomed the reinstatement of the mask mandate, saying that it is important to protect students, faculty, and staff and the surrounding Philadelphia area from the rapidly-spreading Delta variant.
Plans include creating a 450-seat theater and stage, and the center will support performing arts instructors and provide rehearsal and practice spaces.
A total of 80% of students enrolled in on-campus programs and 84% of faculty and staff have reported being fully vaccinated. The University expects the community vaccination rate to reach 90% by September.
Individuals no longer need to schedule an appointment or make a reservation to browse the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center's stacks or to use self-serve study areas.
In spring 2021, WUAC hosted a case competition where teams designed a proposal to present to a panel of industry experts, including Harry Partridge, NASA’s Ames Center Chief Technologist.
The move comes as COVID-19 cases across the country continue to rise, largely due to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. Penn will continue to monitor the situation and the decision may change in the future.
The researchers found that no particular demographic was more impacted by the effects of online learning and that certain learning techniques were more effective.
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Students said that they were looking forward to socializing on campus after two semesters of online learning. For some, it would be their first time stepping on campus.
Visitors can purchase discounted tickets until Labor Day on Sept. 6 and will be provided with a one-use voucher that can be utilized until Sept. 20.
Penn Law Students for Justice in Palestine released a statement on July 2 discouraging students from participating in itrek, an annual academic trip to Israel for business, law, policy, and STEM students.
In an email sent to the Penn community, Gutmann said she intends to serve as Penn president until June 30, 2022, as originally intended, or until the Senate confirms her ambassadorship.
The five University Life pre-orientation programs were previously held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many rising sophomores expressed excitement and said that they hope to meet people through the programming and, for some, to take their first steps on campus.