Penn First Plus Events

Through office-generated programs and close collaboration with the undergraduate Schools and campus partners, Penn First Plus endeavors to offer timely events that address the questions and needs of first-generation and lower-income undergraduates. Below, please find a list of our upcoming programs, which is regularly updated.

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Spring Break Trip to NYC

Co-Sponsored by PennCAP

Wednesday, March 8, 2023; 8am-9pm; Depart from PennCAP

Join your peers for a fun-filled day trip to NYC. We will attend a showing of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway; visit RISE NYC; and explore midtown. All transportation, tickets, and meals are provided. RSVP required via sign-up form at PennCAP (Hamilton Village second floor).

Penn First Plus Etiquette Dinner

Co-Sponsored by Career Services & PennCAP

Tuesday, March 14, 2023; 5-6:30pm; ARCH 108

Join the P1P, PennCAP, and Career Services team for an informative event on how to engage during a dinner meeting while on an interview! RSVP required – link pending!


Funding Grad School 101

Co-Sponsored by PennCAP, Financial Aid, & Financial Wellness

Wednesday, March 15, 2023; 5-6pm; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall

Join the Graduate School Mentoring Initiative staff and participants to learn more about the process for applying to fund graduate school; scholarship opportunities; and personal budgeting strategies.


Penn FGLI Medical Student Panel

Co-Sponsored by PennCAP & First-Generation Med Students

Monday, March 20, 2023; 12-1pm; Shleifer Family Center

This pre-professional program focuses on educating FGLI undergraduate students about Medical School, the application process, funding, and the rigor of the program, and wellness being while going through the program. Lunch will be provided.


Credit 101

Co-Sponsored by PennCAP & Financial Wellness

Tuesday, March 21, 2023; 12-1pm; Shleifer Family Center

Join Financial Wellness at Penn for an introductory conversation about building credit and managing debt. Lunch will be provided.