START and New Student Orientation

Registration to attend Winter START will begin on November 1st, 2013 and conclude on January 10, 2014. >>

For a list of START dates, click here >>


Video designed by Dan Donaldson, Digital Animation, Class of '12


Summer START Links for:

All new day undergraduate students joining the Philadelphia university community take part in one of several START programs offered throughout the summer months. The Summer START (Student Transition, Advising, Registration & Testing) Program is designed to do exactly what it implies: get students off to a fresh start as they begin the next phase of their lives. Commuter and resident students attend a two-day program and spend one night on campus. START is designed to be a supportive and informative introduction to the university, its programs, and its community.


We provide an opportunity for students and families to participate in the Winter START program to help make the transition to Philadelphia University as seamless as possible.  Since spaces in the Winter orientation program are limited and filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, students and families should complete the online reservation process as soon as possible to help ensure the most convenient session.


Contact Information:

First Year Experience
Kanbar Campus Center, Suite 317
phone: (215) 951-2634
fax: (215) 951-2644


Campus address: 
The Kanbar Campus Center, Suite 317

Mailing address: 
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497