Planning a Visit to the Wharton Campus
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MBA Campus Visit Program
Come see for yourself. Our students, classes, and activities are the heart of the MBA experience. Schedule a Wharton visit to learn about the admissions process, attend classes, meet current students, and get a firsthand look at our diverse and collaborative culture.
The 2019-2020 Wharton MBA Campus Visit Program will take place every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and one Friday per month, from September 16, 2019 – April 23, 2020. MBA Campus Visits will not take place during university breaks, national holidays, and MBA interviews. If a visit is canceled due to inclement weather, you will be notified via email.
Advance registration is recommended, although not required. Find more detailed information on visiting and insider campus visit tips below.
Please note: Participating in a Wharton campus visit has no bearing on an applicant’s admissions decision.
Campus Visit Schedules
|Sample Visit Day Schedule:|
|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|
|We offer one Friday visit per month, with limited activities:|
|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 each Wharton 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 might best suit your interests. Meet and Greets will take place in the admissions lobby.
Wharton Class Visits
Observe Wharton’s collaborative learning environment first-hand. Available classes will be posted when you arrive on campus, and classes are offered on a first come, first serve basis. For fairness we do not allow prospective students to choose which class they will attend prior to coming to campus. Some classes may not be available during your Wharton visit due to exams or group presentations. Before attending a class, 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.
The Lauder MBA/MA Joint Degree – Class Visits and Information Sessions
Experience the international environment of the Lauder Program in person by sitting in on a class, chatting with Lauder students, and meeting faculty. Join a Lauder Information Session where staff will present highlights of the MBA/MA Joint Degree program and answer questions about the Lauder application process. The Lauder Program offers these activities on the following dates:
- Thursday, January 23
- Thursday, January 30
- Thursday, February 6 (Information Session only)
- Thursday, February 13
- Tuesday, March 17
- Thursday, March 26th (Information Session only)
- Tuesday, April 7
- Thursday, April 16
To visit Lauder on another date, or to sit in on a language classes, please 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. Following the tour will be a Q&A lunch session, with a lunch voucher provided. This walking 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. Maximize your MBA campus visit with tips and guidance direct from those who understand the application process inside and out.
JD/MBA Information Session
Join a Carey JD/MBA Program Information session to learn more about the three-year joint degree program and JD/MBA application process.
- Wednesday, February 5
- Wednesday, February 19
- Wednesday, March 25
- Wednesday, April 1
- Wednesday, April 22
Join current MBA students from underrepresented backgrounds for a group chat, where they will discuss their Wharton experience and share the value of an MBA as members of historically and traditionally underrepresented communities.
- Monday, February 3: Women
- Monday, February 10: Military
- Monday, February 17: Underrepresented backgrounds (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/a, Native American, and Asian Pacific Islander)
- Monday, March 23: International prospective students
- Monday, March 30: Underrepresented backgrounds (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/a, Native American, and Asian Pacific Islander)
- Monday, April 6: Women
- Monday, April 13: LGBTQ+ prospective students
- Monday, April 20: Underrepresented backgrounds (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/a, Native American, and Asian Pacific Islander)
Learn more about the Wharton commitment to diversity & inclusion on the MBA Diversity page.
Campus Visit Day FAQ
I would like to visit the Wharton campus on a day when there is no formal campus visit scheduled. What is there for me to do?
While we do not offer activities on days when there is not a formal visit day scheduled, we can provide a self-guided tour pamphlet. A representative at the front desk can answer questions you may have about the program and 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.
Can I schedule a meeting with one of the Admissions committee members?
As the demand for meetings with admissions committee members far outnumbers 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?
No, MBA classes are only in session Monday through Thursday.
I plan to drive to the Wharton MBA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.