Welcome to Doctoral Inside

This website is to provide you with all the resources you need as a PhD student, from policies and required forms, to student life and funding opportunities. We hope it serves as your one-stop shop for all things Wharton PhD!
Make sure to check back here often as we update announcements and upcoming events.  As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


To be consistent with the University’s plans for the start of the Spring 2022 semester, Wharton PhD courses will begin as scheduled on January 12th in virtual formats online and transition to in-person classes on January 24th.  These measures are designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on campus during the peak weeks of January when the spread will potentially be most active. Please see additional details from the University below:


“Pre-Return to Campus Testing Requirements
All students will be required to complete a negative PCR test 48 hours before returning to campus. We will send more information in January about this requirement. Free testing will continue to be available to all students, faculty, staff and post-docs on campus throughout winter break; you can find the testing schedule here.


Ongoing Mitigation Measures
We will continue to enforce our testing, masking, OpenPass, and vaccination guidelines, along with our new booster requirement. Upon initial return to campus, we will require a new gateway test for all faculty, staff, students, and post-docs. We also will continue our suspension of indoor social events. Dining will be grab-and-go pending further evaluation of the case trends. We will follow up in the new year with more details concerning these policies and action.


In the weeks ahead, we will continue to assess the evolving context and communicate to you about it. We will not hesitate to change our guidance based upon input from our medical and health experts. We are grateful for the patience, resilience, and flexibility of every member of our community as we face unpredictable circumstances together.”

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