University Life News

1927 architectural drawing of the ARCH building

Reimagining Space, Place, & Belonging

In all of our spaces, we are making sure we consider the needs of our undergraduate and graduate students, both in terms of formal programmatic use and their needs for interaction and building relationships across identities.

Sean Massa outdoors with a lake behind him dressed in a suit

Embracing Intersectionality: Sean Massa

Before Sean Massa (C’15) could apprehend the intercultural understanding needed to launch a career in foreign diplomacy, he first had to discover his own individual identity.

NROTC graduates from left to right: Allan Cate, Madeline McAvoy, and Robert Blend. All three are commissioned officers, as of a May 14 ceremony.

‘Selflessness and service’

Most 17-year-olds don’t know what they want to do for the next 10 years of their lives. However, May graduates Robert Blend, Allan Cate, and

Sam Strickberger stands outside on College Green on Penn's campus

Projection and Pursuit: A Two-Fold Meaning of Longing

University Life shares the wisdom of Sam Strickberger, ’22 Class Board President and speaker at this year’s Commencement Baccalaureate Ceremony. Sam’s speech, Projection and Pursuit: A Two-Fold Meaning of Longing, is an inspiring reflection on pursuing your passion.

Zaria Fanklin, Chairperson of the Triple S Show

Triple S Show Student Spotlight

Today’s spotlight features Zaria Franklin, a senior in the College who has been actively involved with Greek Life at Penn. Zaria has been part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority since 2019, surrounded by like-minded women with a purpose to serve their communities and build lifelong bonds along the way.