Family Weekend

Save The Date

Nov 11 - 13

2022

Residential & Hospitality Services

Weingarten Center

The Office of Student Affairs is excited for the return of an in-person Family Weekend experience! This year, Family Weekend events and activities will take place November 11-13, 2022. Family members, friends, and guests of a currently enrolled student at the University of Pennsylvania are welcome to attend.  

While general registration is NOT required, it is highly recommended. This helps the University get an estimate on how many families, friends, and guests to expect that weekend. More importantly, we will be sending pre-arrival communication starting Tuesday, November 1 which will contain important updates and information to consider as you make final preparations for the weekend’s events and activities. This will include any updates regarding COVID safety guidelines as we know these can evolve at a moment’s notice. Only one registration is needed per party. Therefore, when filling out the form below, it is recommended to provide an email that someone will be consistently checking on behalf of your party. (You will be able to include a secondary contact as well.)

As guests and visitors to campus, you can also stay informed on our COVID Guest Policy by visiting our COVID Dashboard which is current as of August 1, 2022.

Please also note that some events on the Family Weekend schedule may require you to register or purchase a ticket in advance due to limited space capacity. You can refer back to this main website which will be continuously updated with the schedule of events and include a note or link attached to any events that require pre-registration or tickets.

We look forward to having you on-campus! In the meantime, please feel free to reach out with any questions by phone at (215) 898-6533 or email at vpul-pennosa@pobox.upenn.edu

Tentative Schedule of Events and Workshops:

Friday, November 11th, 2022

The Weingarten Center and Wellness at Penn will co-present strategies and resources for managing academic stress, incorporating self-care into students’ busy schedules, and studying more efficiently and effectively to allow for more balanced and sustainable habits and routines. We invite students and their families to attend this interactive session in the beautiful new Gutmann College House.

Location: Gutmann College House, Multi-Purpose Room – 211 S. 40th Street

Virtual Location: https://vpul-upenn.zoom.us/s/91877469663

Times: 10:00am-11:30am

Contact: weingartenlrc@vpul.upenn.edu

Directors Pam Lampitt and Pat Killilee invite you to join them for an information session about how Residential Services and Penn Dining support your students during their time at Penn.

Location: TBD

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Contact: living@upenn.edu

Penn Women’s Center invites you to a special family weekend open house. Join us to meet the team, enjoy refreshments, and learn about how students and families of ALL genders and identities can take advantage of our resources.

Location: Penn Women’s Center, 3643 Locust Walk

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Contact: vpul-pwc@pobox.upenn.edu

Penn Hillel welcomes you for Shabbat Services and Dinner. 4:30pm Services, 5:45pm Dinner.

Please note, reservations and ticket are required.

Location: Penn Hillel, 215 South 39th Street

Time: 4:30pm – 8:45pm

Contact: 215-898-7391

Register HERE

Visit the largest university museum in the United States and explore its impressive collection of extraordinary artifacts and archaeological finds from around the globe.

Location: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Contact: 215-898-4000

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

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.

Please note, reservation and ticket are required.

Location: Reading Room, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Contact: college@sas.upenn.edu

Register HERE

A state of the union address on engineering with Professor and Nemirovsky Dean of Penn Engineering, Vijay Kumar, and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Russel Composto. There will be a questions and answer session after during the program

Location: Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Contact: rasadvi@seas.upenn.edu

Penn Hillel welcomes families and students after Shabbat morning services for Kiddush snacks in the tent.

Location: Penn Hillel Tent, 215 South 39th Street.

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Contact: 215-898-7391

Dr. Paul Sniegowski, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, faculty and students will participate in a discussion about college life.

Please note, reservation and ticket are required.

Location: Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Contact: college@sas.upenn.edu

Register HERE

A moderated student panel, providing insight on academics, student life and the new normal at the University of Pennsylvania. Attendees will be able to participate in a questions and answer session of the program

Location: Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Contact: rasadvi@seas.upenn.edu

An informal buffet with the Dean, faculty and staff of the College.

Please note,  this event is limited to 350 participants and is open to College of Arts and Sciences students and families only. Reservation and ticket are required.

Location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street

Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Contact: college@sas.upenn.edu

Register HERE

Penn Football takes on Harvard at historic Franklin Field on Saturday, November 12th at 1 PM for their final home game of 2022. Tickets start at just $15 dollars.

Please note, tickets are required.

Location: Franklin Field

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Contact: 215-898-6151

Get Tickets HERE

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.

Please note, reservation and ticket are required.

Location: Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street

Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Contact: college@sas.upenn.edu

Register HERE

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. See more about CWiC (link: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/cwic/faq.html).

Please note, this event is limited to 140 participants and is open only to College of Arts and Sciences students and families only. Reservation and ticket are required.

Location: 402 Claudia Cohen Hall

Time: 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Contact: college@sas.upenn.edu

Register HERE

Family Performing Arts Night features several of the talented campus student performing arts groups, ranging from a cappella to dance to theatre, and everything in between. Come watch your family and friends perform with their groups and join us for an amazing show!

Please note, reservation and ticket are required.

Location: Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street

Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Contact: platthouse@pobox.upenn.edu

Registration link coming soon!

Visit the largest university museum in the United States and explore its impressive collection of extraordinary artifacts and archaeological finds from around the globe.

Location: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Contact: 215-898-4000

Sunday, November 13th, 2022

Penn Hillel welcomes families and students for a delicious bagel brunch. Meet Hillel staff and discuss Jewish life at Penn.

Please note, reservation and ticket are required

Location: Penn Hillel, 215 South 39th Street

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Contact: 215-898-7391

Register HERE

Visit the largest university museum in the United States and explore its impressive collection of extraordinary artifacts and archaeological finds from around the globe.

Location: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Contact: 215-898-4000