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 Events:

Careers in Biology: On Tuesday, November 28th at 6:30 p.m. in Goddard 200, Biology will be hosting researchers from Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) to discuss their work in industry. The BMS representatives will also provide information about a summer research internship opportunity for undergraduates and past participants will be present to discuss their experience in the program. Interested students must register by emailing the Undergraduate Coordinator at arjunap@sas.upenn.edu

Biology Majors and More Dinner: Freshmen and sophomore students interested in the Biology major are encouraged to attent the Biology Majors and More Dinner on Thursday, October 19th from 6PM to 7PM in the Rooftop Lounge of Harnwell College House. The Undergraduate Coordinator, Arjuna (AJ) Pettit, will be in attendance to discuss the major with students and to answer questions. 

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.