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We hope that you are enjoying your summer and are eagerly anticipating your arrival to Philadelphia University. The academic year officially begins with the Academic Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, August 17th. Convocation is a ceremony rich in tradition celebrating the introduction of new students to the University. Following Convocation there will be a reception; family members are invited to attend both events. In the event of inclement weather, dinner will be served at the Ravenhill Dining Hall to students only. After the reception, parents and other family members will depart campus and Welcome Week will continue. Classes begin at 8am on Monday, August 21st.

Resident students receive a detailed schedule of Welcome Week during the resident move-in process.

Commuter students receive a detailed schedule of Welcome Week at the commuter student check-in. Special note for commuter students: Meal tickets will be provided at no cost during all Welcome Week events.

The University community has been hard at work planning a series of engaging events that will provide you with essential information about academic and campus life at Philadelphia University. We look forward to seeing you at Convocation and Welcome Week.

Contact Information:

First Year Experience
Kanbar Campus Center, Suite 317
phone: (215) 951-2634
fax: (215) 951-2644

email: FYE@PhilaU.edu

Mailing address:
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497