Dear Parents and Families:

Welcome 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 his or her 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.

We 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 questions or concerns, and know that we look forward to hearing from you and meeting you at Penn events. 

We are honored to welcome you and happy to have you as a member of the Penn community!

The Penn Parents Team