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.

Tentative 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

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

More coming soon.

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT & ATHLETIC EVENTS

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!

More coming soon.


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.

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. 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 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

Coming soon.

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 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 ALL DAY

Coming soon.


EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

Coming soon.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016


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.

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.

MORE COMING SOON.


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: 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. The passes will also be available from the Information Center of their on-campus residence in the week prior to and on the weekend of Family Weekend. The passes are good from 9:00 am Friday until 5:00 pm Sunday.

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, October 14.

SAVE THE DATE:

Family Weekend 2017 will be October 27-29, 2017

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