Student Life

By Nora Laberee (SAS '18) The recently implemented Public Leadership and Service (PLAS) Fellowship Program created by the Fels Institute of Government has allowed students to pursue their passions over the summer while gaining valuable experience in meaningful areas of work. The Fellowship, which provides a $5,000 stipend to students for 10-weeks of work, at home or abroad, has placed students...
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
The Fels Student Association is excited to host the 3rd Annual Fels Tailgate! The event will take place October 18th from 10:00am to 1:00pm in preparation for the Penn v. Columbia football game in the historic Franklin Stadium. During this event, students will have an opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. For those interested, admission to the game is free with your Penn ID....
Fall 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Fels Class of 2014 is issuing a Quizzo challenge to Fels alumni, students, and staff: You are invited to show off your smarts and spirit in the ultimate Fels Quizzo emceed by our own Executive Director, David Thornburgh.  The Class of 2014 encourages attendees to donate to the class gift for 2014 graduates--a designated Student Engagement Fund for innovative, student-initiated groups....
Spring 2014
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Fels alumni, students, and staff are invited to show off your smarts and spirit in the ultimate Fels Quizzo emceed by our own Executive Director, David Thornburgh! Prizes will be awarded to the team with the most points, and the team with the best name. Felsians are clever and competitive, and this will be the perfect opportunity to put both on display. Be sure to sign up below! To learn more...
Fall 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013 (All day)
Calling all members of the Fels community! Thursday, December 5th, celebrate Fels Spirit Week by showing off your Fels gear - whether it's your Fels pin, favorite Fels shirt, or your Fels mug! Need more Fels gear? Browse our selection of apparell, drinkware, and office supplies at our online shop! Send pictures of you or a friend in your favorite Fels gear to Lauren Cristella at lcris@sas.upenn....
Fall 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 (All day)
Fels Spirit Week continues as students dress to impress on Wednesday, December 4th! Students are encouranged to dress like their favorite political/civic figure, past or present, real or fictional. We'll post pictures of the students on our Facebook page and the photo with the most likes will win lunch at a University City restaurant. (The Power Rangers were civic heroes, right?) Be sure to cast...
Fall 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 (All day)
You've heard of Black Friday, you've participated in Small Business Saturday, and even Cyber Monday. Now it's time to celebrate Giving Tuesday! On Tuesday, December 3rd, we ask your help in reaching our goal to raise $5,000 before midnight! Whether you're interested in supporting current students, giving back to the institution that has served you well in your career, or honoring a past mentor,...
Fall 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013 (All day)
Show your Fels pride during the first-ever Fels Spirit Week! Each day this week, you'll have different opportunities to demonstrate the strength of our thriving community. Canned Food Drive for PhilAbundance We're collecting canned foods until the Holiday Party on Saturday, December 7th. But this is no ordinary canned food drive - we're pitting alumni versus students to see who can donate the...
Fall 2013
By Casandra Dominguez, MPA ‘13 Politics of Housing and Urban Development students publish results of a study of Philadelphia homes in Southwest Center City repaired by grants provided through the Basic Systems Repair Program (BSRP)  Around the time I was applying to grad school, I came across an article in the Penn Gazette about Professor John Kromer and his book "Fixing Broken Cities." Even...
Information Sessions (offered multiple times; choose the one most convenient for you) Understanding Student Health InsuranceWednesday, August 3 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM OR Thursday, August 18, from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk Attend this seminar with Dr. Evelyn Wiener, Director of Student Health Services, to learn more about student health insurance at Penn. Living...
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