MyWharton Project Overview (All Staff and All Students)

MyWharton (https://mywharton.wharton.upenn.edu/s/) provides a central location for all of the information students need and makes it available on any device. It has been designed from the ground up with student input and in partnership with staff members who interact with students daily. 

MyWharton Dashboard

MyWharton leverages the Salesforce platform being adopted School-wide and will help better utilize data about Wharton's constituents (students, staff, faculty, alumni) to provide a more personalized portal experience. It has replaced SPIKE, Wharton’s homegrown student portal, which was an integral part of Wharton students' academic lives for well over a decade.  

Goals of the MyWharton Project

  • Communicate more effectively, reduce email overload, and provide easier access to information
  • Enable students to self-serve and easily access support 
  • Improve student satisfaction, feedback, and insights 
  • Put a foundation in place to enable a more personalized student experience 
  • Support students in maximizing learning across the MBA program lifecycle
  • Replace SPIKE, which wasn’t meeting the needs of students or staff 
Quick Link -- MBA Students 
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Quick Link -- Undergrad Students  
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MyWharton Features

MyWharton builds upon many of the most-loved features of SPIKE with modern enhancements. Some highlights include: 

  • Dashboard -  everything you need to know to manage your schedule.
    • Review your calendar
    • See important school-wide dates
    • View course assignments and announcements
    • Manage to-do lists and groups 
    • Catch up on school-wide announcements, group memberships, and activity feed
  • Calendar  - explore what is happening around Wharton, add events directly to your calendar, and reserve on-campus space.
    • Search across all school-wide events
    • Submit events to the school-wide calendar 
    • Book study rooms and request event space
    • View your personalized My Calendar which features data integrations from multiple systems such as courses, appointments, bookmarked events, and GSR reservations
  • My Links - build a personalized menu based off favorite or most-visited links.
    • Use All Links to connect to all of the resources available across Wharton and the University of Pennsylvania
    • Configure My Links for quick access to your frequently visited sites 
  • My Academics - navigate straight to key academic resources, including a link to set up appointments with an academic advisor.
  • Support -  view FAQs and program resources from across your program division available in a single location; follow topics and receive updates in your activity feed when new content is posted.  

Launch Timeline

The new portal became available during the month of August 2018 for the different student groups:

  • MBA Students: Early August
  • Undergraduate Students:  Mid August
  • Executive Student Programs: Late August

Rollout Process

  • At the initial launch, core functionality of SPIKE was replaced by MyWharton 
  • In an iterative process, MyWharton features will be developed and improved over time based on feedback

Retiring SPIKE

  • SPIKE existed for a few months after launch
  • Specific features on SPIKE were turned off over the course of the term, starting with the calendar (no new events were added to the SPIKE calendar as of 8/3/18)
  • Messages were displayed on SPIKE highlighting the sections that were going offline and directing users to MyWharton

Questions?

If you have questions about MyWharton, check with your Wharton Computing IT Representative