Campus Events

  • The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies building entrance.
    Lecture Series: Jews and the University

    This free lecture series is an effort to share insights from history, sociology, education studies, and other fields that can help put the present moment into context.

  • Pancake Fridays

    Greenfield Intercultural Center presents Pancake Friday on a bi-weekly basis: 2/9, 2/23, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26. Attendees are welcome to enjoy free homemade pancakes after a week of hard work.

  • An installation at the ICA.
    ICA Spring 2024 Exhibitions

    “Dominique White and Alberta Whittle: Sargasso Sea” and “Tomashi Jackson: Across the Universe” are presented as the Institute of Contemporary Art’s spring 2024 exhibitions. The former is an installation that draws inspiration from the Sargasso Sea, the only body of water defined by oceanic currents. The latter, meanwhile, brings together paintings, video, prints, and sculpture by Jackson, who investigates histories related to cities, lands, and individuals in the U.S.

  • Person sitting on step clutching knee and thigh.
    ‘The Illuminated Body’

    “Barbara Earl Thomas: The Illuminated Body” features the latest series of portraits by the artist. It is her Philadelphia debut and includes nine large-scale cut paper pieces that celebrate Black cultural icons such as August Wilson, Seth Parker Woods, and Charles Johnson, alongside Thomas’ friends, family, and acquaintances.

  • An illustration of six faces with different skin tones, ranging from dark to light. Above the faces are connected lines that look like jacks, to indicate social networks.
    Black Hospitals and Nurse Training Schools

    In honor of Black History Month, Penn Libraries presents this special exhibition of the history of Mercy-Douglass Hospital and the Nurse Training school in Philadelphia in the context of the Black community's struggle against segregation and healthcare inequality.

  • PENNaach
    Legacy on Broad

    Penn Live Arts present Legacy on Broad, a nonprofit collegiate South Asian Fusion Dance competition that brings together South Asian Fusion Dance teams across the nations. General admission tickets are required.

  • 1 in 4 Americans develops insomnia each year, according to new research from Penn Medicine.
    ADHD Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Weingarten Center presents ADHD Brown Bag Lunch Series to welcome all undergraduate students to learn about ADHD and skills to create their ideal workspace and take effective notes. An ADHD diagnosis is not required.

  • Impact TV Talk
    'Is There Room for Me?'

    The Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS) joins with the Penn Center for Inclusive Innovation & Technology to offer the 2024 Speaker Series. Here, they welcome Ifeoma Ike, a social impact strategist and author of the book “The Equity Mindset: Designing human spaces through journeys, reflections, and practices,” to share her insights on social impact. 

  • Abstract scan of brain overlapping a computer chip network.
    AI Literacy Interest Group

    Penn Libraries presents sessions introducing the AI Literacy Interest Group, which focuses on the relationship between AI, gender, mutilingualism, and the environment. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a dynamic debate, participate in a round table discussion, and explore a showcase of the rare book manuscripts with these themes.

  • A wide variety of gender identity icons
    Transferable Skills

    Penn Career Services presents a workshop on transferable skills with advisers Michael DeAngelis and Natty Leach. Attendees will discover how to identify transferable skills from their extracurricular activities. Registration is recommendation as food is provided.

  • Philadelphia skyline with view of the Schuylkill River
    Philadelphia Stories

    This installment of the Global Discoveries Series features a presentation of the new book “Philadelphia Stories: People and Their Places in Early America.” Editor and Penn Professor Emeritus Daniel K. Richter will examine the rich lives of men and women, Black and white Americans, immigrants and people born in Philadelphia, who shaped the city's past.

  • 6ABC Anchor Nydia Han

    The James Joo-Jin Kim Center for Korean Studies invites special guest Nydia Han, a 6ABC anchor and Emmy Award-Winning journalist, to share the profound lessons and insights on racism and identity from her personal and professional experiences.

  • A person demonstrates the use of a letterpress machine while three others observe
    Letterpress Workshop

    Penn Libraries introduces this workshop focused on press training. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of setting type and letterpress printing on the Vandercook cylinder presses.

  • uCity Square Pop-Up Shop

    In Honor of Black History Month, uCity Square invites all to come out and support local Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. The event occurs on Feb. 26 and Feb. 29.

  • Icon of hand untangling lines in a shape of brain as a symbol to mental health concerns.
    Leap (Year) Frog

    Education Commons' Grab and Go Plushies event invite participants to pick up a kit and create their own frog plushie. It's advised to arrive early, as these kits tend to run out quickly.

  • an audience listening to a presentation in a lecture hall by a speaker at the front of the room
    GSWS/FQT/PWC 50th Anniversary Symposium

    Penn Women's center presents this three-day symposium articulating the past and present achievements of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program (GSWS) and the Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies (FQT).

  • West Philly Swingers
    Zumba with Penn Rec

    Penn Campus Recreation hosts this Zumba class. Graduate and professional students are welcomed to recharge and enjoy the dance workout. Space is limited and advance registration is required. A Penn graduate student ID is required to attend.

  • Mariana plays an instrument on stage.
    Mariana Sadovska

    Vocal artist and composer Mariana Sadovska performs the Philadelphia premiere of “The Night is Just Beginning,” inspired by her travels along the frontlines of the first invasion of Ukraine. 

  • 2024 Women of Color Day

    The Women of Color Awards honor those who have endeavored to increase respect for women of color at Penn.

  • Grace, Mercy, & Restorative Justice

    The Office of Social Equity & Community sponsors this panel discussion led by Equity in Action Visiting Scholar Shane Claiborne about capital punishment and mass incarceration. Panelists will be people who have been directly impacted by the death penalty and criminal justice system.