Campus Life

Parents & Families Weekend registration opens Aug. 15

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Parents and families are invited to share in Penn State traditions during Parents and Families Weekend held Oct. 19-21 on the University Park campus. From touring Old Main to snapping photos at the Lion Shrine, the best Penn State traditions are even sweeter when shared with family.

While seeing your student is always the best part of the weekend, some events to look forward to include: Old Main Open House and Bell Tower Tours, Off-Campus Housing Fair, United in Song: A Student a Capella Concert, the Pumpkin Festival at The Arboretum, Astronight, guided tours of facilities across campus including Beaver Stadium and the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor and open houses hosted by academic colleges.

Make your plans now:

  • The weekend’s events begin midday Friday and come to a close on Sunday afternoon.
  • Lodging fills quickly in the State College area, visit the Parents Program website to explore options.
  • Registration begins Aug. 15. Most events are free, however, some events require a ticket purchase or additional registration.
  • The event schedule will be posted in August and will include details about events requiring ticket purchases.
  • For more information visit our Parents & Families Weekend FAQ page.

Those with questions regarding Parents & Families Weekend are invited to contact the Parents Program, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, at or 814-863-1313. To view the schedule of events for the weekend, visit the Parents Program website.

Last Updated August 09, 2018