Visit the Lauder Institute

Lauder Visit Program

Ordinarily, we’d love to invite you to visit Lauder to learn about the admissions process, attend classes, meet current students, and get a firsthand look at our diverse and collaborative culture. However, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020-2021 Campus Visit Program has been suspended at this time.

We are currently offering virtual events and opportunities to connect with students, alums and our Lauder Admissions team. Check out our virtual events and register online here.

For more information on how the University of Pennsylvania is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, visit the Penn Coronavirus website.

Experience the Community

If you’re thinking about applying to the Lauder Institute, we encourage you to visit us on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Attend a class, meet with faculty or the admissions team face to face, and ask questions of current students in person. There is no better introduction to the Lauder community.

Attend an Information Session

On select Tuesdays and Thursdays from September through April, Lauder hosts an information session at 2pm. Join us to learn more about the program, meet with admissions staff and students, and attend a class. To sign up, please RSVP via the Wharton MBA admissions events page here.

Meet with Lauder Admissions Staff

Schedule a time to sit down one-on-one with a member of the Lauder Admissions Team. To schedule a time, contact us directly.

Attend Lauder Classes

The Lauder Institute’s International Studies courses are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m to 4:30 p.m. Lauder language courses are offered Mondays–Thursdays. Please contact the Lauder office at to reserve a seat.

Get to Know Wharton or Penn Law

For those interested in the MBA/MA program, the Visit Wharton section of the MBA Admissions and Financial Aid website outlines various programs that are offered to introduce you to the Wharton School.

For those interested in the JD/MA program, Penn Law information sessions are geared toward the interests and questions of prospective law students.

Explore the University of Pennsylvania Campus and Philadelphia

Campus visits allow you to get to know the Lauder Institute as well as the University of Pennsylvania campus, the Wharton School, Penn Law, and the city of Philadelphia. Before you visit, you can get to know Penn’s place in Philadelphia with these online resources.

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330