Thank you for your interest in joining the Kite and Key Society! The Kite and Key Tour Guiding and Chat & Chew programs are run out of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, located on the ground floor of Claudia Cohen Hall. The office cannot fully operate without the amazing time and effort our tour guides and day hosts put in assisting visiting guests. Prior to completing the application, all prospective applicants should take a moment to become familiar with the following requirements and responsibilities that are expected of each member of the Kite and Key Society.

Once the application is submitted, you may be prompted to sign up for a first-round interview time. Applicants will know if they have qualified for a first-round interview by Sunday, September 8th. First round interviews will take place the week of Monday, September 9th. Should you impress us in your first-round interview, you will move on to the final round of interviews the following week. 

University of Pennsylvania Admissions Volunteer Requirements :

  • Currently a full-time undergraduate student. First-semester freshmen are allowed to apply. Seniors, unfortunately, are not allowed to apply.

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and in good standing with the university.

  • Must have excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to represent Penn effectively to prospective students, parents, current students, alumni, faculty and staff.

  • Have a positive, enthusiastic attitude

  • Availability to give at least one tour a week during one of these time slots: 10:30-12:00pm or 3:00-4:30pm.

  • Availability to attend the mandatory Training Sessions throughout the semester. Please see below.

Kite & Key Society Training Requirements :

All new members are expected to complete formal training in the same semester as applying. Only upon completion of training will you be initiated into the Kite & Key society as a member.

  • Attend Training Retreat: Saturday, September 21st from 10am-4pm

  • Attend Keys Workshops, Wednesday nights from 7:30-9pm on the following dates: 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30

  • Complete weekly training steps by the pre-determined deadlines. All trainees will be expected to have completed training by November 1, 2019.

If you have any questions about the application or information above, please contact the Kite & Key Board at