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Parents & Families Weekend

Parents and Families Weekend is hosted in the fall semester. The weekend provides an opportunity for you to connect with your student and experience Penn State through their eyes. This is an especially good time to visit your first-year student who may be ready for a visit from home and a little extra TLC.

FAQs: Parents & Families Weekend

When is Parents & Families Weekend?

What happens during Parents & Families Weekend?

Is there a home football game?

Will my student have classes on Friday?

When does registration begin?

How much does it cost to register?

We registered, but our plans have changed. How do we cancel our registration?

When is the best time to arrive?

Do I have to check in?

Should we bring other family members?

I can’t find a hotel. What should I do?

Where can we eat during Parents & Families Weekend?

Where can we park?








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