Visiting Wharton Philadelphia

If you’re thinking about applying to Wharton, we encourage you to visit the Philadelphia Campus. During a visit, you can learn about the admissions process, attend classes, meet the current students, and experience our diverse and collaborative culture. Please note that campus visits have no bearing on an applicant’s admissions decision. Advance registration is recommended, although not required. Formal visit activities take place during the academic year from late-September through mid-April.
For maps, directions to Wharton, and information about campus please see The Philadelphia Campus.

Wharton Visit Programs

Visiting Classes

Observe Wharton’s collaborative learning environment. We offer classes in various departments at both 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. You are welcome to attend either class at either time (or both if there is availability). A class list will be available upon check-in with the admissions office.

Please check-in at MBA Admissions (Vance Hall 111) at least 15 minutes prior to your chosen class time.

  • When: Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m
  • Where: Various classrooms. Check-in with the MBA Admissions Office in Vance Hall to view class list and exact locations.

Campus Tour and Q&A Session with Current Students

Take a brief tour of Wharton’s campus before sitting down with current MBA students. Lunch will be provided during Q&A session on Mondays and Thursdays. MBA student hosts will point out relevant sights and locations as they escort you to lunch and classes.

  • When: Mondays and Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    Fridays, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Campus Tour only)
  • Where: Departs from Admissions Office reception area.

Information Sessions

Talk with an Admissions Fellow, who will share highlights of the Wharton program and answer questions about the school and the application process.

  • When: Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Fridays, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Room number will be provided upon check-in with MBA Admissions office.

JD/MBA Program Information Sessions

Talk with the Associate Director, who will share highlights of the three-year joint degree program and answer questions about Wharton, Penn Law, and the application process.

  • When: Mondays, 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Room number will be provided upon check-in with MBA Admissions office.

MBA/MA Lauder Program Information Sessions

Talk with a member of the Lauder staff, who will share highlights of the joint degree program and answer questions about Wharton, Lauder, and the application process.

  • When: Thursdays, 2:00 p.m.
    After the information session, visitors are invited to observe a Lauder class from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Room number will be provided upon check-in with MBA Admissions office.

If you’re thinking about applying to Lauder, we encourage you to visit to give yourself a feel for the Lauder community. You can then learn more about the admissions process, attend language and core classes (International Political Economy in the fall and Global Economic History in the spring), meet with current students, and experience the Lauder advantage. Please visit Lauder’s website to schedule a visit.

MBA Pub

Attend Wharton’s weekly happy hour. Get a feel for Wharton student life while meeting current MBAs

  • When: Thursdays, 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Center City, Philadelphia

Exact location and wrist band will be provided upon check-in with the MBA Admissions office.

Visiting Philadelphia

Prospective students are also encouraged to explore the University and the city of Philadelphia on their own. To learn more about Philadelphia, visit: