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Upcoming Undergraduate Events

March 1, 2024 (Friday)
12:00 PM


The Department of English recognizes superlative student work with annual essay prizes and special contests, including:

  1. College Alumni Society Henry Reed Prize...
March 14, 2024 (Thursday)
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Fisher-Bennett Hall Faculty Lounge (room 135)

Dinner will be provided!

March 19, 2024 (Tuesday)
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Fisher-Bennett Hall Faculty Lounge (room 135)

JOIN US for a panel discussion featuring distinguished Penn English alumni! This event will showcase the diverse career paths open to English majors and others studying the Humanities, and is open to all students at Penn. 

Panelists will be...

March 20, 2024 (Wednesday)
12:00 PM


More details and submission guidelines:

March 21, 2024 (Thursday)
(All day)


March 26, 2024 (Tuesday)
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Fisher-Bennett Hall Faculty Lounge, room 135

You are warmly invited to our Spring semester "Tea with new Faculty." A tradition here at Penn English, these gatherings bring together one of our newest faculty members with English majors and minors to discuss research, teaching, and more. 


April 12, 2024 (Friday)
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

HYBRID: Fisher-Bennett Hall Faculty Lounge (room 135) and Zoom

English Honors Thesis Symposium

  • Margaret Arfaa
  • Lyn Donnell
  • Janay Draughn
  • Emma Herndon
  • Sunny Xiaoyang Hua
  • Cagney Kelshaw
  • Allyson Nelson
  • Jean Paik
  • Liwa Sun
April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk

More details to be announced!

May 2, 2024 (Thursday)
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Judith Rodin Undergraduate English Lounge (room 223), Fisher-Bennett Hall

You're invited! Faculty, majors, and minors will gather in Fisher-Bennett Hall on May 2, 2024 for an end-of-year celebration. Winners of the annual Department of English essay prizes will be announced as we celebrate a fabulous year at Penn!

May 20, 2024 (Monday)
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Judith Rodin Undergraduate English Lounge
Fisher-Bennett Hall, Second Floor
3340 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please join us for a special reception to toast the graduating English Majors and Minors of the University of Pennsylvania Class of 2024!

~ champagne and light refreshments to be served ~