Graduate Student Center

The Graduate Student Center was established in 2001 to meet the unique needs of graduate and professional students at Penn. The Grad Center empowers graduate and professional students to participate in a graduate community at Penn, and creates academic, social, intercultural and professional development programs.

The Center provides graduate and professional students with a centrally-located home that includes a lounge, free coffee and tea, a cafe, and meeting/study space. We encourage you to learn more about our activities, facilities, and resources; from New Student Orientation to graduation, the Graduate Center is a supportive, fun space that brings together the wide range of graduate and professional students at Penn.

Grants to help defray the cost of insurance for PhD Students

The University created two grant programs for PhD students to help offset the cost of health insurance and dental insurance. These grants are funded by the Office of the Provost and administered by the Graduate Student Center and the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services.

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