Coronavirus Updates: Changes to Scheduled WSII Spring Semester Events and Programs

We will continue to update this page with any further changes in programming.

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus and acting in accordance with the recommendations of the CDC and the University – and we strongly recommend you do the same.

Your safety – and the safety of our entire community – should be your top priority.
We are here to support you, and we are making adjustments to all programs for your well-being.

You will never be penalized on a WSII program or team for any necessary change in schedule, behavior, or location because of this unprecedented situation. We will be honoring student stipends and payments for the spring, however things evolve. Where possible, we’ll be taking our programs remote and still delivering the experiential learning opportunities we are proud to offer students. However, we do not want WSII programming to be an additional source of stress during an already uncertain time. Our team is here to speak with you, problem solve, and help however we can. Be well. Safety is the most important thing.

-Sandi M. Hunt, Managing Director

 

PROGRAM & EVENT UPDATES

WISE Fellowship

WISE projects will continue as planned, but students and clients should be prepared to conduct check-ins over the phone. Your program manager will be in touch with more details.

Turner Social Impact Society

The Philadelphia trek planned for 3/20/20 has been canceled. Staff will connect with members in the coming weeks about the status of April events.

WAG (Wharton Africa Growth Partners)

On 3/3/20, participants on the WAG trip to East Africa were notified that the trip had been canceled. WAG projects will continue as planned, but students and clients should be prepared to conduct check-ins over the phone. Your WAG presidents will be in touch with more details.

WIVA (Wharton Impact Venture Associates)

The pitch event planned in New York on 3/27/20 has been canceled. Staff will be in touch with students by 3/16/20 with more details about future WIVA meetings.

MIINT and MIINT@Wharton

Please check the most recent announcement posted to the MIINT Canvas course for an update on the newly remote MIIINT Finals.

MIINT@Wharton finalists should review further email instructions from hoffs@wharton.upenn.edu on 3/9/20.

WSII Student Photoshoot

The photoshoot planned for 4/15/20 has been canceled. Staff will contact students affected by this cancelation.

Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence

Events planned for 3/25/20 have been canceled. Staff will contact students affected by this cancelation with alternative options for engagement.

We will continue to update this page with any further changes in programming.