Family Weekend 2016 - October 14th-16th

General Registration for Family Weekend is now OPEN!

General registration helps the Office of Student Affairs estimate how many families will be in attendance at Family Weekend but is not required. You will not receive a confirmation after registration is complete and only have to register once per family. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to campus!

Click here for general registration

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.

Calendar of Events -

(Note: This calendar is tentative and is subject to change until the week of Family Weekend.)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016


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

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES

STAYING HEALTHY AT PENN 11:00am-12:00pm
Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
An overview of all the efforts in place to create and maintain a Healthy Penn, including healthy policy initiatives, health education and promotion, disease surveillance and prevention, and all the services available from Campus Health and Student Health Service.

CARING FROM AFAR: HELPING YOUR CHILD SUCCEED AT PENN 12:30pm-1:30pm
Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Staff members from Counseling & Psychological Services will lead a discussion of the many issues and emotional stresses arising from the changing relationship between a college student and his or her family. This program is intended to help parents and significant others understand and facilitate the transition that both experience when beginning college.

THE WEINGARTEN LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER OPEN HOUSE 1:30-3:15pm
Stouffer Commons, Suite 300
Gather new ideas for academic learning as you tour the Weingarten Learning Resources Center.  Staff will demonstrate new technologies for learning, share materials on specific learning strategies, and answer questions about the array of services and programs offered by this department. Join the staff for one or more of the following workshops at the Weingarten Center.

  •      1:30-2:00 pm  Our Ten Best Study Strategies

The Weingarten Center will present this workshop from its popular Mastering the Ivy League workshop series.  Take away bright ideas for academic reading, time band course management, and note taking from texts and lectures.  The college-level learning and study strategies addressed in this session are life skills applicable to your college student as well as other family members.

  •      2:15-2:45 pm Apps for Academic Success

Are you or your Penn student still looking for that perfect app to help you manage your time, annotate course readings, or map big ideas? Or do you find that apps and other technology distract you from getting anything done? This session will present strategies for effective technology use in academic settings and review a handful of useful and engaging apps recommended by Penn Students.

  •      2:45 -3:15 pm  The Office of Student Disabilities Services Welcomes You

Parents and family members often play an integral role in managing accommodations and services for their students with disabilities throughout their education.    As students transition to college, they become responsible for managing their disabilities and accommodations.  Student Disabilities Services Staff will be available to meet with families to answer questions and provide information about our services and how to assist your student in making a successful transition to Penn.

STUDENT FINANCES AT PENN: WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW 2:00-3:00pm
Ben Franklin Room, 2nd Floor Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Student Financial Services will present information on topics such as billing, study abroad, summer waiver, PennCard, etc. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. In addition, you may schedule an appointment in advance with an Assistant Director by calling 215-898-1988. Staff are also available in the Student Financial Center, 100 Franklin Building, on a walk-in basis on Friday from 9:00 am - noon and 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

CENTER FOR HISPANIC EXCELLENCE: LA CASA LATINA, MAKUU: BLACK CULTURAL RESOURCE CENTER AND PAN-ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY HOUSE OPEN HOUSE 2:00-4:00 pm
ARCH Building-Ground Floor, 3601 Locust Walk,
Join the staff and students at: The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina, MAKUU: Black Cultural Resource Center and the Pan-Asian American Community House and see all that these three cultural centers have to offer. You will be greeted by students and staff in a welcoming environment and have an opportunity to learn about the work we do. Desserts and refreshments will be served. All families are encouraged to drop in for a visit!

PENN WOMEN'S CENTER, OPEN HOUSE 2-4 pm
Locust House, 3643 Locust Walk
The Penn Women's Center is delighted to invite you into our space to celebrate Family Weekend 2016!  Join us for drinks, desserts and good conversation. Staff and student leaders will be on hand to give tours of our warm and versatile space.

LGBT CENTER WELCOME EVENT 3-5 pm
3907 Spruce St.
Founded more than 30 years ago, Penn's LGBT Center among the first in the nation and remains one of the largest and best on any college campus. Families are invited to visit from 3 to 5pm to meet our staff and current students to learn about the amazing initiatives of the Center and our 20+ affiliated student organizations. Refreshments will be served.

WHARTON SCHOOL FACULTY PRESENTATIONS
G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street
Presentation 1 (Title TBD): 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Intermission: 2:00 - 2:10 pm
Presentation 2 (Title TBD): 2:10 - 3:10 pm

CAREER SERVICES OPEN HOUSE AND TALK 2:00pm-4:00pm
Leonard Lauder Career Center
In our 90th year, Career Services cordially invites you to tour and explore our offices in the Leonard Lauder Career Center. This is a good opportunity to learn about the many resources available to help Penn students achieve their career goals. Please join us for the following events:

  • Open House: Ground floor (Suite 20) of the McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk, 2:30-4:00 pm

Staff members will be on hand to answer questions regarding summer and permanent employment, graduate and professional school admission, and today's job market.

  • Talk: Conference Room 97, Ground Floor, McNeil, 2:00pm and 3:00 pm

At 2:00 pm and again at 3:00 pm, staff will speak briefly on how you can help your student with career issues.

A CONVERSATION WITH PRESIDENT GUTMANN 4-5 pm
Irvine Auditorium, Main Hall, 3401 Spruce Street
Come hear Amy Gutmann speak about her vision for the future of Penn and what it means to be part of the Penn family today, and tomorrow. All parents and families are invited to attend.

UNIVERSITY LIFE RECEPTION 5-6:30 pm
Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
All families are welcome to join staff from the Vice Provost for University Life Division as we welcome you to Family Weekend. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

FIELD HOCKEY 4:00pm
Ellen Vagelos Field
Penn vs. Columbia. Admission is free.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL 7:00pm
The Palestra
Penn vs. Yale. Admission is free.

COMEDY SPORTZ 8 pm
Hall of Flags, Lowever 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!

ANNENBERG CENTER LIVE PRESENTS:The Plough and the Stars - Abbey Theatre - 8pm
Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St
Dublin, Ireland, 1915. Revolution is imminent as violence sweeps through the streets. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the historic Easter Rising and the birth of the Irish Republic, The Plough and the Stars tells the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time. Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings a new and challenging perspective to Sean O'Casey's provocative play. A limited U.S. tour by Ireland's Abbey Theatre!
Learn More and Buy Tickets: http://www.annenbergcenter.org/event/the-plough-and-the-stars
Family Weekend attendees save 30% on tickets! Use code FAMILYWKD.

THE PENN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 8pm
Irvine Auditorium - 34th & Spruce Streets
The Penn Symphony Orchestra invites you and your family to enjoy an evening of symphonic music with conductor Thomas Hong. Free for Penn ID holders, $5 for general admission.  Tickets can be purchased at the door prior to the show at 7:30pm.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016


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.

SAFETY AND COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITY 10:30am-11:30am
Class of 1949, 2nd floor Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Learn how the Division of Public Safety ensures the safety and enhances the quality of life of the Penn Community. This session will consist of a panel of members from the Leadership Team of the Vice President for Public Safety. Panelists will represent the Penn Police Department, Fire and Emergency Services, and Special Services and they will present an overview of the Public Safety program at Penn.

HOW TO #LivePenn AFTER FRESHMAN YEAR 12-1 pm
Class of 1949, 2nd floor Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Staff from the Residential Services Housing Assignments Office, Off-Campus Services, and Penn Dining will provide a brief overview of where upperclassmen students live, the on-campus room selection process, the upperclassmen dining program, and the resources available when searching for off campus housing.

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.

FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE: What you should know about the experience at Penn! 1:30-2:30pm
Class of 1949, 2nd floor Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Come to an informal presentation with representatives of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Intercultural Greek Council (IGC), the Panhellenic Association and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL). Find out the unique benefits of membership in Penn's Fraternity and Sorority community, the major impact that fraternities and sororities have on Penn and in West Philadelphia, and how Penn Greeks maintain a higher average GPAs than the campus average. Fraternity and Sorority Life at Penn is the perfect complement to student's academic experience and produces outstanding campus leaders- find out how you can help your student get involved.

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTER EXHIBIT 10:00 - 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 - 12:00 pm
Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Capacity: 500
Dr. Dennis DeTurck, 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 - 1:30 pm
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Capacity: 350 (College of Arts and Sciences students and families only (reservation and ticket required).
An informal buffet with the Dean, faculty and staff of the College

YOU'RE MAJORING IN WHAT?! 1:30 - 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 - 3:45 pm
402 Claudia Cohen Hall
Capacity: 140 (College of Arts & Sciences students and families only (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 �" 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 8:45-9:15 a.m.
Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street
Share a cup of coffee and conversation with the Undergraduate Division team academic advisors, Management 100 faculty, Career Services staff, and more.

VICE DEAN'S WELCOME 9:15-9:30 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 introduces key members of the Undergraduate Division staff. Student leaders will speak about their experiences 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
Hear from academic advisors about the support provided by the Undergraduate Division, tips for navigating difficult discussions, and "true stories" as they dispel common misconceptions.

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

PENN FOOTBALL 3pm
Franklin Field, 33rd and South Street
Penn vs. Columbia. Students admittance free with Penn Card. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Athletics Box Office on the day of the game.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL 6:00pm
The Palestra
Penn vs. Brown. Admission is free.


EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

ANNENBERG CENTER LIVE PRESENTS: The Plough and the Stars - Abbey Theatre 2pm & 8pm
Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St
Dublin, Ireland, 1915. Revolution is imminent as violence sweeps through the streets. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the historic Easter Rising and the birth of the Irish Republic, The Plough and the Stars tells the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time. Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings a new and challenging perspective to Sean O'Casey's provocative play. A limited U.S. tour by Ireland's Abbey Theatre! Learn More and Buy Tickets: http://www.annenbergcenter.org/event/the-plough-and-the-stars
Family Weekend attendees save 30% on tickets! Use code FAMILYWKD.

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). Click here for more details.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016


COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES BRUNCH 10:30 am �" 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 to Allison Chiacchiere at: aleib@upenn.edu, or call 215-898-2520.

ANNENBERG CENTER LIVE PRESENTS: The Plough and the Stars - Abbey Theatre - 3pm
Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St
Dublin, Ireland, 1915. Revolution is imminent as violence sweeps through the streets. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the historic Easter Rising and the birth of the Irish Republic, The Plough and the Stars tells the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time. Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings a new and challenging perspective to Sean O'Casey's provocative play. A limited U.S. tour by Ireland's Abbey Theatre! Learn More and Buy Tickets: http://www.annenbergcenter.org/event/the-plough-and-the-stars
Family Weekend attendees save 30% on tickets! Use code FAMILYWKD.

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


THE PENN BOOK STORE
36th and Walnut Streets
215-898-7595
www.upenn.edu/bookstore
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
215-898-3282
www.business-services.upenn.edu/computerstore/
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
Admission: Free

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: Available at the Residential Services student portal

To simplify access to your student's College House or Sansom Place, Residential Services offers special Family Weekend access passes.These are available online to residents through the student portal at https://mimo.business-services.upenn.edu. Your student can easily log into this url with their Pennkey and password. They should choose the link to create Family Weekend passes, continue to the next screen and fill in the fields with their guest information. They can hit the "print pass" button to print a pass for each family member. Your student may create as many as needed through the website. The passes are good from 9:00 am Friday October 14 until 5:00 pm Sunday October 16. Guest passes will also be available from the Information Center of their College House or Sansom Place during the week prior to and on the weekend of Family Weekend.

These access passes allow guests to enter the College Houses and Sansom Place without having to sign in at every visit.

Access Policies:
The resident host must accompany their guests upon entering the residence. Guests must display the printed pass at the guard station, along with photo identification for verification purposes. Residents are expected to accompany their guests during the time of their visit.

Please encourage your student to get your passes at the Residential Services portal to eliminate waiting in lines at the Information Center during Family Weekend.

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, October 14.

SAVE THE DATE:

Family Weekend 2017 will be October 27-29, 2017

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