Family Weekend 2017 - October 27-29

General Registration for Family Weekend is now OPEN!

General registration helps the Office of Student Affairs estimate how many families will attend Penn's Family Weekend (FW) but it is not required. You will NOT receive a confirmation after registration is complete and only have to register once per family. Please continue to check back to this page for updates on the schedule, and come to the FW info desk upon arrival for more information!

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to campus! Click here for general registration.

*SPECIAL NOTE FOR THE COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES*

College of Arts and Sciences Families: After registering through this site, registration is still required for most events organized by the College of Arts and Sciences, this can be done by visiting the College's page here (NOTE: The link may not be available until August 2016). Please contact The College of Arts and Sciences Office with any registration questions at 215-898-6341.

Schedule of Events:

(The schedule is tentative and is subject to change until the week of Family Weekend)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th


GENERAL

INFORMATION BOOTH 10am - 6pm
Houston Hall Lobby, 3417 Spruce Street
Visit the Information Booth to find answers to questions you might have about the weekend, pick up "Proud Penn Parent" buttons and a Family Weekend Brochure that will provide supplemental information about activities for Penn Families; the Brochure is not necessary as this website and the Family Weekend app include the same details.

CLASSES WITH YOUR STUDENTS 10am - 4pm
Join your student in class on Friday or visit a class of your choice, however please note that you should arrive at the class well in advance of the start of class to ask the professor if it is appropriate and if there is room in the classroom. Please be aware that if you wish to join your students in class, you must ask them to provide you with their schedules in advance and ask your student to get an approval from the professor. Students and staff at the Information Booth will be happy to assist you in locating classrooms.

LOCUST WALK ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR 10am - 6pm
Between 36th & 37th on Locust Walk
Allow some time to stroll down Locust Walk and browse the beautiful hand-made crafts sold by local artisans and entrepreneurs. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

CAMPUS TOUR 1pm
Students from the Kite & Key Society will lead tours departing from the Information Booth, located inside Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street.

WHARTON SCHOOL FACULTY PRESENTATIONS 1pm-3pm
G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street
Presentation 1: 1:00 â€" 2:00 pm, Intermission: 2:00 â€" 2:10 pm, Presentation 2: 2:10 â€" 3:10 pm

ENTERTAINMENT & ATHLETIC EVENTS

WXPN Free @ Noon: GUEST TBA - 12pm
WXPN, 3025 Walnut Street
Every Friday at noon, WXPN brings live music to the air with Free at Noon Concert Series at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia (3025 Walnut Street). Shows are free and open to the public, through registration is required at http://www.xpn.org/events/free-at-noon . Registration begins one week in advance of each show (Friday at 1pm) while XPN members can sign up 1 day early.

WOMENS VOLLEYBALL 7:00pm
The Palestra
Penn vs. Brown. Admission is free.

COMEDY SPORTZ 8 pm
Hall of Flags, Lower Level, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
The whole family will enjoy this fast-paced comedy competition in which two teams of comedians perform a series of improvisational comedy sketches based on audience suggestions. Good, clean, FREE fun for everyone!


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th


GENERAL

INFORMATION BOOTH 10am - 6pm
Houston Hall Lobby, 3417 Spruce Street
Visit the Information Booth to find answers to questions you might have about the weekend, pick up "Proud Penn Parent" buttons and a Family Weekend Brochure that will provide supplemental information about activities for Penn Families; the Brochure is not necessary as this website and the Family Weekend app include the same details.

LOCUST WALK ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR 10am - 6pm
Between 36th & 37th on Locust Walk
Allow some time to stroll down Locust Walk and browse the beautiful hand-made crafts sold by local artisans and entrepreneurs. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

CAMPUS TOURS 1 pm
Students from the Kite & Key Society will lead tours departing from the Information Booth, located inside Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street.

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTER EXHIBIT 10:00 â€" 11:00 am
Reading Room, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Join the Dean and staff of the College of Arts & Sciences for an opportunity to chat with students about their research. Light breakfast will be served.

THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE 11:00 am â€" 12:00 pm
Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Capacity: 500
Dr. Paul Sniegowski, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Janet Tighe, Dean of Freshmen and Director of Academic Advising, faculty and students will participate in a discussion about college life.

THE COLLEGE LUNCHEON 12:00 â€" 1:30 pm
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Capacity: 350 (College of Arts and Sciences students and families only â€" reservation and ticket required).
An informal buffet with the Dean, faculty and staff of the College

YOU'RE MAJORING IN WHAT?! 1:30 â€" 2:30 pm
Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Capacity: 500
A broad foundation in the arts and sciences prepares students best for the wide-ranging career challenges they'll face after Penn. Come hear successful College alumni discuss the impact of their choice of majors on their diverse career paths. College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advisors and Career Counselors will join in the discussion.

COMMUNICATING WITH CONFIDENCE 2:45 â€" 3:45 pm
402 Claudia Cohen Hall
Capacity: 140 (College of Arts & Sciences students and families only â€" registration required)
The ability to express oneself clearly and effectively is essential to success in any field and is a hallmark of civic engagement. The College provides CWiC undergraduate advisors who conduct one-on-one coaching sessions with students and facilitate workshops. During this session, advisors will provide a sample of a CWiC workshop. CWiC is a Weigle Information Commons Program Partner.

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 9 - 10 am
First Floor Lobby, Levine Hall, 3330 Walnut Street
Faculty and students from each department will be available for questions and conversation in the Levine Hall Lobby.

A DISCUSSION WITH THE DEAN 10 am
Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall, 3330 Walnut Street
Dean Vijay Kumar will give an overview of current events in Penn Engineering.

STUDENT PANEL 10:45 am 
Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall, 3330 Walnut Street
Hear about the lives of engineering students including their post-graduation aspirations and the multitude of activities they are involved in on campus. The floor will then be opened to an audience Q&A period.

TOUR OF FACILITIES 11:15 am
First Floor Lobby, Levine, Hall, 3330 Walnut Street
Penn Engineering student-hosted tours of the Penn Engineering's teaching and research facilities.

PENN ENGINEERING GEAR 10am-12pm
Penn Engineering logo items will be available for sale in the Cyber Cafe in Levine Hall.

SCHOOL OF NURSING

SCHOOL OF NURSING DEAN'S WELCOME 10 am 
Claire M. Fagin Hall, Ann L. Roy Auditorium
Dean Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing welcomes Penn Nursing families to Family Weekend!

 A PENN NURSING EDUCATION 10:15 am
Claire M. Fagin Hall, Ann L. Roy Auditorium
Learn about the various ways students are able to individualize the Penn Nursing experience in this overview from the Office of Academic Affairs.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 10:30 am
Claire M. Fagin Hall, First and Second Floor Classrooms
Interested in working alongside top nursing research faculty? Hoping to learn about healthcare systems in other parts of the world by traveling abroad? Hear from faculty, staff and students about these opportunities - and more! - during our interactive breakout sessions.  A detailed schedule and registration information will be shared in the fall.
 
NURSING STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS SHOWCASE/SNAP CLOTHING SALE 11:45 am 
Claire M. Fagin Hall, Carol Elizabeth Ware Lobby
Meet the pride of Penn Nursing â€" our student leaders! The School of Nursing boasts a thriving network of student organizations that help build community in the school and lead student-driven initiatives. Student Nurses at Penn (SNAP) will also be selling Penn Nursing clothing, so make sure to stop by!
 
PENN NURSING FAMILY WEEKEND LUNCH 12 pm -1 pm 
Claire M. Fagin Hall, Carol Elizabeth Ware Lobby
Join members of the School of Nursing faculty and staff for a light lunch.

WHARTON SCHOOL

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 9:00-9:20am
Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street
Share a cup of coffee and conversation with Undergraduate Division academic advisors, Student Life and Career Services staff.

    VICE DEAN'S WELCOME 9:20-9:30 a.m.
    Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Patty and Jay H. Baker Forum
    Join Vice Dean Lori Rosenkopf as she welcomes Wharton families to campus and help families get into the Wharton spirit.

    HOMEROOM SESSIONS 9:35-10:25 a.m.
    Jon M. Huntsman Hall, F- and G-Level Classrooms
    Meet your student's academic advisor and hear about the support provided by the Undergraduate Division.

    BREAKOUT SESSIONS 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Jon M. Huntsman Hall, F- and G-Level Classrooms
    Take a walk through a typical freshman year, learn about research and experiential learning opportunities, and more during breakout sessions presented by Undergraduate Division staff members. A more detailed schedule will be posted in the fall.

    PENN ATHLETICS EVENTS

    HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL (Men's & Women's Rowing) - All Day Event
    On Historic Boathouse Row - 1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130

    WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL 5:00pm
    The Palestra
    Penn vs. Yale. Admission is free.

    EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

    STUDENT PERFORMING ARTS NIGHT 8pm
    Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
    An annual family favorite. Members of Penn's student theatrical, vocal, instrumental, dance and comedy groups will perform excerpts from their fall shows. Admission is $8 for students, $20 for adults. Tickets can be purchased through Annenberg Center Box Office, 215-898-3900. If tickets remain, they may be purchased at the door one hour prior to the performance (cash sales only).


    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th


    COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

    COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES BRUNCH 10:30 am â€" 12:00 pm
    The Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom Street
    Capacity: 500 (College of Arts and Sciences students and families only - reservation and ticket required).
    The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences invites all Penn students and families to join College faculty and staff for brunch.

    GENERAL

    LOCUST WALK ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR 10am - 6pm
    Between 36th & 37th on Locust Walk
    Allow some time to stroll down Locust Walk and browse the beautiful hand-made crafts sold by local artisans and entrepreneurs. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

    CAMPUS TOURS 11am
    Students from the Kite & Key Society will lead tours departing from the Information Booth, located inside Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street.

    RARE JUDAICA BOOK TOUR 10-11:30 AM
    Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies - 420 Walnut Street
    All Students, Families, and Alumni are invited for a special tour of the rare Judaica Collection, which includes the oldest Haggadah in the world, hundreds of medieval Hebrew manuscripts and beautifully illuminated scrolls, extraordinary selections of the first generation of printed Hebraica, and much more. Dr. Arthur Kiron, the Schottenstein-Jesselson Curator of Judaica, will lead the tour. Please RSVP by calling 215-898-2520.

    RELIGIOUS SERVICES

    Religious Services and Houses of Worship can be found here: http://www.upenn.edu/chaplain/worship/houses-of-worship/


    OTHER CAMPUS ATTRACTIONS & INFORMATION ALL WEEKEND:


    THE PENN BOOK STORE
    36th and Walnut Streets
    Monday -Friday 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
    Saturday 10 am - 10:30 pm
    Sunday 11 am - 8 pm

    PENN COMPUTER CONNECTION
    University Square, 3610 Sansom Street
    Friday - 9 am to 6:30 pm
    Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm
    Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm

    PENN MUSEUM: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY 
    3260 South Street (across from Franklin Field)
    Friday through Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm
    *Family Weekend Pins will grant free access to all families (pins available at Info Booth)

    INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
    36th and Sansom Streets
    Friday 12 - 8 pm 
    Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
    Free Admission.

    ARTHUR ROSS GALLERY
    In the Fisher Fine Arts Library, 220 South 34th Street
    Friday 10 am - 5 pm
    Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm
    Free admission.

    COLLEGE HOUSE & SANSOM PLACE ACCESS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS: Passes Available at Campus Express

    In order to simplify access to your student's College House or Sansom Place, Housing Services offers special Family Weekend passes. These are available online through Campus Express in Early-October, details will be emailed out soon. Your student can easily log into Campus Express at http://campusexpress.upenn.edu/, choose the link to "My Housing," and then the link to "Family Weekend Passes."

    Your student may create as many as needed through the website. These access passes allow relatives to enter the College Houses and Sansom Place without having to sign in at every visit. The resident host, however, must still accompany their guests upon entering the residence. Guests must display this pass at the guard station, along with photo identification for verification purposes. Please encourage your student to get your passes via Campus Express this will eliminate waiting in lines at the Campus Express Information Center during Family Weekend.

    **FYI: students living in the College Houses and Sansom Place can pre-make guest passes for family members coming for Family Weekend. Have your student go to http://campusexpress.upenn.edu and log in with their PennKey and password.  Click on "My Housing" at the top of the page.  Click on "Special Temporary Access Passes for Family Weekend" and simply follow the prompts.  In about a minute, your passes are ready.

    PARKING INFORMATION

    Visitor parking locations and rates can be found at www.upenn.edu/parking; under "Where to Park." Availability during business hours will be limited on Friday.


    SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR:

    Family Weekend 2018 will be October 19-21 2018.


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