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Parents & Families Weekend 

Celebrating Penn State traditions are sweeter when shared with family. Parents and families of University Park students are invited to share in Penn State traditions during Parents and Families Weekend held October 8-10, 2021.

Health and safety will guide the decision to host an in-person event. Please confirm cancellation policies before making travel plans.

The event schedule will be shared in late summer. In the meantime, enjoy the recordings from our 2020 Signature Events.

2020 Live-Streamed Signature Events

Welcome Event

Welcome Event

Friday, October 2
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Are you ready for fun and games? Join us for the official welcome to the 2020 Parents and Families Weekend. Get ready to begin the Family Trivia Challenge. Learn about how to get involved as a parent. And, watch for your photos on the Then and Now video.

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Creating Community: The Penn State Family

Creating Community: The Penn State Family

Saturday, October 3
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

How do universities create community? Engage students? What makes Penn State unique? Meet four incredible Penn Staters as they share their experiences in this “Ted-talk style” event.

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Penn State Traditions

Penn State Traditions

Saturday, October 3
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For the Glory. Raise the Song. White Out. The Creamery. We invite you to join us in learning about Penn State traditions, get a glimpse at the All Sports Museum located in Beaver Stadium, and hear from a few special guests.

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Coffee Chat with Students

Coffee Chat with Students

Sunday, October 4
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

We’ve invited four students to talk about issues that are important to students. Time for Q&A at the end.

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