Your SP2 experience starts here

Welcome to SP2! As a newly admitted student, you’re about to embark on a journey that equips you with the deep knowledge, actionable skills, and real-world experience you need to pursue your passion and make a difference in the world. These resources are intended to help you prepare for that journey, and to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Academic Information and Resources

Familiarize yourself with requirements and expectations for your specific program and learn what you need to do to ensure you’re ready to hit the ground running.

MSW Resources

MSSP Resources

NPL Resources

PhD Resources

DSW Resources

Master’s Student Handbook

PhD Student Handbook

DSW Student Handbook

Other Important Resources for Accepted Students

Career Services

Your first stop for information and tools around every aspect of the career development process, from networking and mentoring to applying for jobs and accepting offers.

Academic and Writing Support

Our tutors and staff support students in academic writing and editing, and we provide a range of services for students with disabilities.

Academic Integrity

Every member of our community is expected to uphold the highest standards of honesty and integrity as outlined in our Code of Academic Integrity

Student Organizations

Learn more about opportunities to engage with SP2’s student government, clubs, and other extracurricular organizations and activities.


SP2 offers a range of different library resources, and students have access to Penn’s entire library network.

Information Technology

Information about PennKey, email, Microsoft 365, Zoom, and other platforms used by SP2 students.

On-campus Housing

Penn Residential Services provides information and guidelines for graduate students interested in taking advantage of the University’s on-campus housing.

Off-campus Housing

Best practices, guidelines, and tools for researching and applying for off-campus housing in and around Philadelphia.

Living in Philadelphia

Philly is a diverse, dynamic city. Learn how to make the most of your time living and learning in the community that we’re proud to call home.

Health and Wellness

At SP2, we are committed to ensuring the physical, mental, and social well-being of every student.

Information for International Students

SP2 is proud to welcome students from around the world to our community, and we’re here to help prepare you for life at Penn.

Contact Us

Student Resources & Support

Bryanna Bonner, MA

Associate Director of Student Affairs

215 898 5503

Course Registration

Andrea Porter

Director of Student Information & Registrar

215 898 5548