Family Weekend 2018 - October 19-21

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. 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 19th


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.

CAREER SERVICES OPEN HOUSE & PRESENTATION 2-4pm
Career Services Office, Suite 20, McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk
Stop by the Career Services office to meet the career and pre-graduate/professional school advisors.  Short presentations will be held at 2:00 and 3:00 to help you learn about the services the office provides and the "First Destinations" for our most recent graduating class.

A CONVERSATION WITH PRESIDENT GUTMANN 4-5pm
Irvine Auditorium, Main Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Though spread out over the globe, the Penn family is linked by Penn's distinct character.  Come hear Amy Gutmann speak about her vision for the future of Penn and what it means to be a part of the Penn family today and tomorrow.  All parents and families are invited to attend.

ENTERTAINMENT & ATHLETIC EVENTS

COMEDY SPORTZ 8pm
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!

PENN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 8pm
Irvine Auditorium
Thomas Hong, music director
The Penn Symphony Orchestra will perform works by J.S. Bach, Massenet, and Rossini, in addition to Tchaikovsky's majestic Fourth Symphony.  The concert will also feature two recent alumni, Hannah Park ('17) and Jessie Lu ('17) as featured violin soloists for J.S. Bach's "Concerto for Two Violins". Tickets:  FREE with a PennCard; $5 general admission

FOOTBALL 7pm
Franklin Field
Penn vs. Yale 

PENN ATHLETICS EVENTS

MEN'S BASKETBALL TBA
The Palestra
Red & Blue Scrimmage

SPRINT FOOTBALL 1pm
Franklin Field
Penn vs. Caldwell

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th


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.

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

As Penn's largest undergraduate school, The College is limited in its ability to accommodate families with students enrolled in other undergraduate schools.  As such, many events are restricted to College of Arts & Sciences families and require registration.  Those programs are noted below.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTER EXHIBIT 10 - 11am
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 11am - 12pm
Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Capacity: 500 (College of Arts & Sciences families only, registration required).
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 - 1:30pm
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Capacity: 350 (College of Arts & Sciences students and families only, registration and ticket required.)
An informal buffet with the Dean, faculty and staff of the College

YOU'RE MAJORING IN WHAT?! 1:30 - 2:30pm
Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Capacity: 500 (College of Arts & Sciences students and families only, registration required)
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 - 3:45pm
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 - 10am
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 10am
Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall, 3330 Walnut Street
Dean Vijay Kumar will give an overview of current events in Penn Engineering.

STUDENT PANEL 10:45am 
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 11:15am
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 10am 
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 10:15am
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 10:30am
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 11:45am 
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 -1pm 
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 9-9:20am
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 9:20-9:30am
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 9:35-10:25am
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 10:30am-12pm
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.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21st


COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES BRUNCH 10:30am -12pm
The Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom Street
Capacity: 500 (College of Arts and Sciences students and families only, registration 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.

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 8:30am - 10:30pm
Saturday 10am - 10:30pm
Sunday 11am - 8pm

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

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

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
36th and Sansom Streets
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 6pm
Free Admission.
Special tours of ICA's fall exhibitions will be given Friday at 3pm.
Nathalie Du Pasquier, BIG OBJECTS NOT ALWAYS SILENT is a retrospective exploring the prolific creative practice of artist and designer Nathalie Du Pasquier, who works across painting sculpting, drawing, installation, and design.  Speech/Acts is a group exhibition bringing together the work of a new generation of artists exploring how the social and cultural constructs of language have shaped black America experiences. 

ARTHUR ROSS GALLERY
In the Fisher Fine Arts Library, 220 South 34th Street
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5pm
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 Residential Services starting October 17. Your student can easily log into https://mimo.business-services.upenn.edu.

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. Please encourage your student to get your passes in advance via Residential Services as this will eliminate having to fill out forms at the Information Center of your student's College House during Family Weekend.

PARKING INFORMATION

Visitor parking locations and rates can be found at here. Availability during business hours will be limited on Friday.

SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR:

Family Weekend 2019 will be November 1-3, 2019.


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