The Dean’s Desk

October 8, 2020
Read, A Message For The Counselor Community

A Message For The Counselor Community

Dear Colleagues, Since March, the days, weeks and months have all seemed to roll into each other. Most certainly, we have all experienced disruptions to our […]
October 1, 2020
Read, Life at Penn, Beyond the Plan

Life at Penn, Beyond the Plan

This guest post was written by Julia Klayman ’21, a student majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is […]
September 17, 2020
Read, College applicants will make the pandemic a focus of their admissions essays. Should they?

College applicants will make the pandemic a focus of their admissions essays. Should they?

The following essay was originally published in a piece in The Washington Post (“College applicants will make the pandemic a focus of their admissions essays. Should […]
September 10, 2020
Read, Making the Most of Your Virtual College Visit

Making the Most of Your Virtual College Visit

Visiting colleges virtually is new for a lot of us. While there are some things that are impossible to recreate from an in-person campus visit, there are many other ways to […]
September 1, 2020
Read, (Virtual) Convocation 2020

(Virtual) Convocation 2020

Last night, President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett officially opened the 2020-2021 academic year by hosting an online convocation ceremony. You can watch the video […]
August 6, 2020
Read, Looking for Something To Do? 10 Pandemic-Friendly Ways to Spend Your Time

Looking for Something To Do? 10 Pandemic-Friendly Ways to Spend Your Time 

This summer looks different than we all imagined it would. The coronavirus pandemic continues to upend many aspects of daily life, and a nationwide movement protesting systemic racism has coalesced across the […]