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Family Weekend

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November 7 - 9, 2014

Parents and family members of all ages are invited to campus to reconnect with their student. Family Weekend includes a variety of casual events, activities, and receptions that will allow families to experience student life on campus while enjoying the beautiful fall weather in Philadelphia.  

Family Weekend Tickets & RSVP

The Ticketing & RSVP website will be open in early October

Registration is not required to attend Family Weekend. However, several events do require that you purchase tickets to attend. We also ask that you RSVP to free events, so we have a good idea of how many people to expect. 

Parking: Parking Garage (34th & Ludlow Streets)

Families are limited to one parking permit. Please request a parking permit on the ticketing & RSVP website. Permits will be emailed one week prior to Family Weekend. Please print the permit and display on the dash of your vehicle. 

Parking for additional vehicles may be purchased on-campus for $8 to $13/day.

Ticket Will Call & Concierge Service: Recreation Center (33rd & Market Streets)

Paid tickets, schedules, and Family Weekend merchandise will be available throughout the weekend. Specific times will be posted on the Schedule of Events below. 

Meals are not included as part of the Family Weekend schedule so families can spend quality time together during those times. Please utilize Open Table to make reservations at restaurants throughout the city. We will also host a Concierge Service to assist with travel and reservation information.

Schedule of Events

  • Download the 2013 Family Weekend Schedule
  • Most events occur on Saturday, November 8, 2014 on the University City Campus.
  • Events marked with an asterisk (*) are ticketed events. 
  • Most tickets cost $25.00 per person - including students.
  • Do not purchase tickets directly from the tour companies unless you would like to take part in a sold out tour on your own. Most Family Weekend tours are private tours and tickets must be purchased from us.

Saturday, November 8th

  • 9:30 - 11 AM Brunch with Mario the Dragon: Arts & crafts for young children
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Fall Fest: Carnival games & food
  • 3 - 4:30 PM DFA Annual Meeting
  • 4:30 - 6 PM President's Wine & Cheese Reception

Travel & Hotels

Visit the Travel & Hotels page for hotel discounts and other travel information. Please make travel plans as soon as possible. We are working with a variety of local hotels to provide parents and family members with special discounts. 

Most events occur on Saturday, November 8, 2014, so please make travel plans on Friday & Sunday.