Dean Furda

October 11, 2019
Top of the Townes Building

Exploring Academic Interests

One of the supplemental essay prompts for Penn’s application asks about a student’s interest in ideas organized around the curricular opportunities available at the university: How […]
August 28, 2019
Glass inside Fisher Fine Arts Library

Convocation 2019

In front of College Hall on a beautiful late summer evening, the class of 2023 convened before their first day of classes at Convocation. I offered […]
July 25, 2019
Skyline of Center City Philadelphia from campus

Penn-Specific Essays 2019-2020

“When you are finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin In some ways, summer shouldn’t be a time for change.  In fact, it could be argued, […]
July 25, 2019
Glass inside of Fisher Fine Arts Library

Important Updates for Application Cycle Year 2019-20

If you guide students through their Penn application process, the below updates will be important for the upcoming 2019-20 application cycle.  Though they relate to different […]