Undergraduate Events

The Biology Department hosts a number of events throughout the academic year for current and prospective majors. 

Biology Study Breaks: 

At the conclusion of each academic semester (Fall and Spring), the Biology Department hosts a study break for Biology students preparing for finals. This break is held during the reading period and is designed to provide students with a small breather during a relatively busy time in the semester. Coffee, tea, and snacks are provided. The exact date, time, and location of the study break will be posted here closer towards the end of the semester. 

Fall Event:

Majors and More Dinner: Details for this event will be posted closer to the start of the Fall 2017 semester. 

Prospective Majors Gathering:

The Prospective Majors Gathering is a Spring event that is geared towards students with an interest in declaring the Biology major (although current majors are also welcome to attend). Typically held just after the end of Spring Break, this gathering provides students with an opportunity to meet and speak with faculty representatives from each of our 6 concentrations. In addition to being able to meet other students interested in the sciences, attendees will leave the gathering with a clearer understanding of what to expect as Biology majors at Penn. 

Quaker Days:

Each Spring the College hosts Quaker Days, which provides an opportunity for newly admitted students and their families to explore campus and learn more about the University. The Biology Department participates in Quaker Days by hosting a table at College Palooza in addition to holding a Department Open House. The date, time, and location for both events is included in the information provided by Admissions to newly admitted students in the Spring.