Welcome Class of 2017 Parents & Families!
A Welcome from the Director
Dear Parents and Families:
On behalf of the Office of Parent Outreach and Development/Penn Parents, I would like to welcome you and your family to the University of Pennsylvania! As new or returning Penn parents, you are important members of the Penn community and we want to provide you with connections and opportunities that will enable you to be involved in supporting your child’s success as a Penn student. Given that your child is embarking upon their academic career and student life as an independent adult, we recognize that this may be a time of transition for you and your family. Therefore, we want to provide you with information that will enable you to develop your own unique relationship with Penn as the parent of a Penn student. We know that the college years are a special time for your child and while there may be moments of challenge please know that you are joining a community filled with experienced faculty, staff, students and other parents who are eager to support you in this journey. We are committed to partnering with you as you assist your child in having a rich and rewarding experience at Penn.
I encourage you to get involved and attend Penn events on campus and in your home region because involvement will strengthen your relationship with the University and enrich your experience as a Penn parent. Please do not hesitate to contact the Penn Parents team if you have a question or concern and know that we look forward to hearing from you and meeting you at Penn events. I am honored to be able to welcome you and say how happy we are to have you as a member of the Penn community!
All the best,
Kenya LeNoir Messer, Ed.D.
New Parent Resources and Guides
Penn Parents along with our partners around the University have teamed up to provide new parents with the following resources:
Supporting Your Child at Penn: A Guide for Parents and Families
University Parent Guide
Important Dates 2013-2014
September E-News for Class of 2017 Parents
New Parent Media
During New Student Orientation, the Class of 2017 embarked upon a Penn Tradition and formed the “Class of 2017” on Franklin Field. Catch the action by clicking the link above. For more information about other Penn Traditions that your student will experience throughout their Penn career, please visit the Penn Traditions site.
Penn Parents held a session focusing on the transition to college for new parents and families on Friday, August 23 during New Parent and Family Orientation (NPFO). A video of the session can be viewed by clicking the link above.
Photos from this year’s Move-In can be viewed by clicking here.
Presented by Dr. Myrna L. Cohen, Executive Director, Weingarten Learning Resources Center and Director of Learning Resources, CAS, College of Arts and Sciences. Click here to view.
University Offices & Services