Family Weekend

October 27th - 29th


Residential & Hospitality Services

Weingarten Center

Helpful Links for the Weekend

This year's Schedule of Events and Workshops:

Click the drop down next to each event to see locations, individual event registration information, and more information about each event! Check back often as this page will continue to be populated as more information is shared from our campus partners.

Use the registration above for general registration for the weekend. Please note, some sessions or schools may require additional registrations. Any session requiring additional registration or tickets will be noted in the event description.

Thursday, October 26th, 2023

Join us Thursday evening for a Halloween movie viewing with snacks and drinks.

Location: Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Contact: Amber Decker –

Friday, October 27th, 2023

Directors Pamela Lampitt and Patrick 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. Presentations will be held at 11am and again at 1pm.

Location: Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street

Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm


Learn how Penn students enhance their career potential, earn academic credit, and deepen their understanding of the world on short- and long-term programs abroad. Penn Abroad will be joined by past program participants to share information and answer questions regarding semester and academic year programs, the Global Research & Internship Program, and Penn Global Seminars. Presentations will be at 1:00pm and again at 2:00pm.

Location: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

Time: 1:00pm – 2:45pm


Stop by to meet the career and pre-graduate/professional school advisors from Career Services. A presentation beginning at 2:15 will help you learn about the services the office provides, the “First Destinations” for our most recent graduating class, and how you can connect with Penn students if you have internship or post-graduate opportunities available with your employer. There will be plenty of time afterwards to chat with the individual advisors and get your questions answered, as well as light refreshments

Location: Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street, Bodek Lounge

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Contact: Barb Hewitt –

Join Penn Athletics for a Pre-game reception for parents and students on Shoemaker Green with music, food & drinks (to purchase), and games. 

Please note, registration and ticket are required.

Location: Shoemaker Green, South 33rd Street

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Contact: 215-898-6151

Registration link coming soon!

Join Penn Hillel at 5:45 for Orthodox Services (OCP), Shira Chadasha (Egalitarian with separate seating); Reform Services. More information on Hillel’s Family Weekend events can be found on the Hillel Website

Please note, reservation and ticket are required.

Location: Penn Hillel, 215 South 39th Street

Time: 5:45pm – 9:00pm

Contact: 215-898-7391

Register HERE

Saturday, October 28th, 2023

Join us for Shabbat Services at 9am with our Orthodox Jewish Community. Also at 11am there will be Kiddush, snacks in the entrance area

Location: Penn Hillel, 215 S. 39th Street

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Contact: 215-898-7391

Sunday, October 29th, 2023

Get to know other Penn families, while hearing from student leaders and Rabbi Gabe Greenberg about Jewish life on campus.

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

This event is for current College of Arts & Sciences families. Reservation and Tickets are required. 

The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences invites all Penn students and families to join College faculty and staff for brunch.

Location: The Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom Street

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm


Register HERE