Orientation Program Highlights

Below are some highlights of our summer orientation program. Click here for a schedule of all events.

Small Group Meetings

A series of fun ice breakers and activities designed to help you meet other students.  These activities will be led by your orientation leader. Your orientation leader, a current upperclass student will lead you in a series of activities, designed to help you get to know your fellow students.

Academic Advising

To help you make your transition into university life a bit easier, you’ll get the guidance you need to understand your class schedule, how to adjust your class schedule, and other important information.

This session is run by the Department of Academic Advising and the Registrar’s Office. If you have AP or IB credit, discuss this with your academic advisor.

University Network Accounts

The Department of Information Technology will guide you through the process of setting up your University network account, e-mail, Blackboard, alert system, and password recovery. Once you leave campus, you will be able to use all of the University’s program such as Web Advisor and Live E-mail, as well as library resources such as Ovid and Medline.


Alexis Heppler, Associate Director of Student Life


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495