Welcome Back to Penn

With classes resuming on Wednesday, January 12, Penn welcomes its students back to campus this week following the winter break.

The semester begins with good news: the number of applications to Penn has increased by 14 percent, up to about 30,800, from about 27,000 a year ago. Dean of Admissions Eric Furda has attributed the increase, in part, to Penn’s no-loan financial aid policy for undergraduate students. (Read more about it here)

Next month, Penn will break ground on the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, on Walnut Street near 33rd Street. Once completed, the Center will stand as a beautiful eastern gateway to Penn’s campus, and will provide transformative nanotechnology labs and resources to the scientific community throughout the region. Nanotechnology is one of Penn’s fastest-growing interdisciplinary programs.

In a 60-second video, President Amy Gutmann welcomes potential and current students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University to campus, showcasing the people, programs, and spirit of Penn.

To read President Gutmann’s welcome back message in the January 11 issue of the Almanac, click here.