• Words of Wisdom

    Words of Wisdom

    The newest members of the Penn community have arrived on campus—and sophomores, juniors, and seniors have some sage advice for the freshmen: Find your passion and leave room to explore.

  • Move-In Day for Class of 2017

    Move-In Day for Class of 2017

    On Aug. 22, under threat of rain, more than 2,400 freshmen and their families began arriving on campus, unloading cars, pushing their wheeled cardboard boxes filled with bedding, clothes and other necessities.

  • A Sweet Partnership with Local Chefs

    A Sweet Partnership with Local Chefs

    Some aspiring chefs in West Philadelphia jokingly refer to a partnership between Penn, its food service vendor Bon Appétit, and the Enterprise Center’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises as the “cookie contract.” It’s also a serious ticket to their future.

  • The Philly Accent is Steadily Changing

    The Philly Accent is Steadily Changing

    If you say, “wooder ice,” when you order a water ice treat, or scream, “Go Iggles!” when the Eagles are playing, chances are, you’re from Philadelphia—or as some residents call it, “Fluffya.”

  • Soil Testing to Ensure Safe Gardening

    Soil Testing to Ensure Safe Gardening

    Before sowing carrot and kale seeds, many city-dwelling green thumbs may wonder whether the food they will harvest from their urban plots is truly safe to eat.