Pre-Orientation

August 19 - August 22, 2014

Move in early and get to know your fellow Class of 2018 Women Engineers!

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Offered for the first time in 2008, the Advancing Women in Engineering Program (AWE) is again offering a pre-orientation program for incoming women engineers August 19 to August22, 2014. Last year we had an overwhelming response and we hope to repeat that this year! During the program new students will have a variety of opportunities to learn about Penn Engineering and the city of Philadelphia including:

  • Meeting your fellow Class of 2018 women engineers
  • Meeting current undergraduate and graduate women in Penn Engineering
  • Interacting with Penn Engineering Faculty
  • Taking trips around Philadelphia
  • Getting information about student clubs and leadership opportunities in the Engineering

This is a great time to get to know Penn and other women engineers in a relaxed setting before New Student Orientation begins! The AWE program will be facilitated by upper-class and graduate women who are part of the Advancing Women in Engineering Advisory Board and who are leaders in the Penn Engineering community. Participants will be allowed to move into their campus residence early as part of the program. The program begins the afternoon of Tuesday, August 19, 2014 and ends the afternoon of Friday, August 22, 2014.

The 2014 schedule has not yet been finalized but you can look at last year's schedule as a reference. The 2014 schedule will not be available until July.

2013 Pre Orientation Schedule

Please note that there is NOT a lot of free time in the schedule. Participants are expected to participate fully in the program. The cost of the program is $400 which covers you're early move-in fee, food, and all program activities. If you are receiving financial aid from Penn, you are eligible to receive aid for the program, just indicate that on your application.

Register here before June 25, 2014

"I can't tell you how much the Advancing Women in Engineering Pre-Orientation program helped me. First, it gave me a chance to get to know the campus, engineering buildings, and my dorm before the rush and stress of move-in day. But more importantly, I met girls and was able to make friends before the overwhelming days of NSO. Because I came in knowing absolutely no one, getting to meet people who would be in my classes for the next four years was a great comfort to me. Finally, the information sessions for different majors and the engineering school in general helped me narrow my major choices as a curriculum deferred student even before school had begun. It was a great experience that I'd recommend to any incoming women in engineers in a heartbeat." - Sarah Clark MEAM '12, Pre-orientation participant

See some of last year's fun here!

Have a question about Pre-Orientation? Check out our FAQ page here

Accepted into Pre-Orientation 2014 and looking to do your confirmation paperwork? Click HERE