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Parents and Families Weekend

September 29-October 1, 2023

Celebrating Penn State traditions is sweeter when shared with family. Parents and families of University Park students are invited to enjoy Penn State traditions during Parents and Families Weekend.

While seeing your student is always the best part of the weekend, some events to look forward to include student performances, athletic competitions, special events hosted by academic colleges, and so much more.

  • Events begin midday Friday and end on Sunday afternoon.
  • Lodging fills quickly in the State College area, go to Visit Penn State or Happy Valley Adventure Bureau to explore options.
  • Registration for the weekend begins August 23 at 12:00 p.m. ET.
  • Some events require ticket purchase and/or additional registration. These events may sell out quickly.   
  • The event schedule will be posted prior to the registration date and will include details about events requiring ticket purchases.
  • We will communicate event details in the Parent & Family Experience emails. If you are not receiving these emails, please sign up here: 

More information will be shared in the summer. 


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