Your BE Contact:

Ms. Kathleen Venit
BE Graduate Coordinator
240 Skirkanich Hall
P) 215-746-8604

Available for Download:

The BE PhD Student Handbook BE Master's Student Handbook
(140 KB PDF)

PhD: New Student Guide

New PhD student orientation events

The Bioengineering Departmental Orientation for new PhD students will be held on August 26th at 11am in room 508 Skirkanich Halll.

Students should also attend the events conducted by Penn Engineering for new PhD students. All SEAS New Student Orientation Events will begin on August 26th and end on August 28th. You will receive a detailed itinerary from the Office of Academic Programs soon with more details about those events.

Before New Student Orientation begins, new PhD students are encouraged to:

Special note for PhD students: Please stop by the Towne Business Office (297 Towne Building) upon your arrival to complete important payroll paperwork! Questions about payroll can be sent via email to

Helpful links For Registration:

Getting Started at Penn: