Visiting Wharton

Registration for the 2018-2019 Campus Visit Program will open in August 2018.

Campus Visit Program

Come see for yourself. Our students, classes, and activities are the heart of the MBA experience. Schedule a visit to learn about the admissions process, attend classes, meet current students, and get a firsthand look at our diverse and collaborative culture. For maps, directions to Wharton, and more information about campus, please see The Philadelphia Campus.

Advance registration is recommended, although not required.

Please note: Participating in a campus visit has no bearing on an applicant’s admissions decision.

Available Dates

The 2017-2018 Wharton MBA Campus Visit Program will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from late September 2017 – late April 2018.  Friday visits will be offered once per month, check our events calendar for exact dates.

Due to university breaks and national holidays, the Campus Visit Program will not take place on the following dates:

  • November 6-24
  • December 1 – January 21
  • February 1-2
  • February 14 – March 11

The final visit day for the 2017-18 academic year will take place on April 16, 2018.

Campus Visit Schedules

Please Note: You are not required to select every activity available on your Visit Day. Please choose only those that are of interest to you.

Monday:

Time Event
9:30AM – 10:15AM Meet and Greet with Current Students
10:30AM – 11:50AM Class Visit
12:00PM – 1:15PM Campus Tour and Lunch with Current Students
1:30PM – 2:50PM Class Visit
3:00PM – 4:00PM MBA Program Information Session
4:00PM – 5:00PM JD/MBA Information Session
4:00PM – 5:00PM Diversity Chat (once per month)


Wednesday:

Time Event
9:30AM – 10:15AM Meet and Greet with Current Students
10:30AM – 11:50AM Class Visit
12:00PM – 1:15PM Campus Tour and Lunch with Current Students
1:30PM – 2:50PM Class Visit
3:00PM – 4:00PM MBA Program Information Session


Thursday:

Time Event
9:30AM – 10:15AM Meet and Greet with Current Students
10:30AM – 11:50AM Class Visit
12:00PM – 1:15PM Campus Tour and Lunch with Current Students
1:30PM – 2:50PM Class Visit
2:00PM – 3:00PM Lauder Information Session
3:00PM – 4:30PM Lauder Class Visit
3:00PM – 4:00PM MBA Program Information Session


Friday:  
(Offered once per month)

Time Event
1:00PM – 2:00PM Campus Tour with Current Students
2:00PM – 3:00PM MBA Program Information Session

Campus Visit Activities

Please Note: Not every activity is offered during a Campus Visit .  Please see the schedules above to make sure your preferred activities are available during your Campus Visit .

Meet and Greet with Current Students

Meet and Greets are an informal opportunity to meet with current students and ask questions about their Wharton experience. This is a good opportunity to get some feedback about which class visit might best suit your interests. Meet and Greets will take place in the admissions lobby.

Class Visits

Observe Wharton’s collaborative learning environment first-hand. The class list will be posted when you arrive on campus, and classes are on a first come first serve basis. For fairness we do not let prospective students choose which class they will attend prior to coming to campus. This allows us to make sure that you will make it to class on time. We also do our best to understand when exams are taking place or when a class is not meeting. Before attending your class visit, please read over Wharton’s Class Etiquette Policies.

Please Note: You must check-in with the MBA Admissions Office at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class to be able to attend a class visit.

Lauder Class Visit

Experience the international environment of the Lauder program in person by sitting in on a class, chatting with our students, and meeting our faculty. Class visits take place every Thursday at 3:00PM after the Lauder information session. To visit Lauder on another date, or to sit in on a language classes, feel free to reach out to the Lauder office directly.

Campus Tour and Lunch with Current Students

Take a brief tour of Wharton’s campus, led by current students. The tour will be followed by a Q&A session with lunch voucher provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only.  The tour departs from the MBA Admissions Office.

MBA Program Information Session

Join current Admissions Fellows for a presentation that will highlight the Wharton MBA Program and application process.

JD/MBA Information Session

Join Kelly McLaughlin, Director of the Carey JD/MBA Program, who will share highlights of the three-year joint degree program and answer questions about Wharton, Penn Law, and the JD/MBA application process.

MBA/MA Lauder Program Information Session

Join staff members from the Lauder Program, who will present highlights of the MBA/MA Joint Degree program and answer questions about Wharton, Lauder and the Lauder application process. If you are interested in visiting a Lauder class, please contact Lauder admissions at lauderinfo@wharton.upenn.edu.

Diversity Chat

Join Jessica Guerrero, Senior Associate Director for Diversity, and current MBA students from underrepresented backgrounds for a group chat to discuss personal perspectives of the Wharton experience and speak to the value of an MBA as members of historically and traditionally underrepresented communities.

  • February 5: Chat for prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/a, Native American, and Asian Pacific Islander)
  • February 12: Chat for women
  • March 19: Chat for prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/a, Native American, and Asian Pacific Islander)
  • March 26: Chat for LGBT prospective students
  • April 16: Chat for women

Campus Visit Day FAQ

I would like to visit the campus on a day when there is no campus visit program. What is there for me to do?
There are no formal activities that we can offer on non-visit program days. However, you are welcome to pick up a self-guided tour and there will be a representative at the front desk who can answer questions you may have about the program and/or application process.

Am I able to connect with a current student prior to my visit day?
Prospective students are welcome to connect with an Admissions Fellow by emailing admissionsfellows@wharton.upenn.edu.

Can I schedule a meeting with one of the Admissions committee members?
As the demand for meetings with admissions committee members far outstrips our ability to provide them for all interested applicants, we are unable to schedule meetings with our admissions team.

Am I able to attend a class if I visit on a Friday?
Wharton MBA classes are only in session Monday-Thursday.

I plan to drive to campus, where is the best place to park?
The closest parking lot to our building is located at 38th and Walnut Streets. Directions and prices for all on-campus parking lots can be found here.  We are unable to validate parking.

I will be coming to campus from the train station/airport; will there be somewhere to put my luggage while I am visiting campus?
Yes, we have a secure room to store your luggage in the Admissions Office on the first floor of Vance Hall, Suite 111.

For any other questions, please contact us at 215.898.6183 or mba-admiss@wharton.upenn.edu.

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Visiting Philadelphia

Prospective students are also encouraged to explore the University and the city of Philadelphia on their own. Learn more about what Philadelphia has to offer.