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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 7-9, 2022.

  • Registration is FREE, but required.
  • Registration begins Thursday, August 25 at 12:00 pm ET.
  • Your FREE registration includes access to most events. Some events require an advanced ticket purchase or reservation. Space is limited for these events and many fill up/sell out VERY quickly. After completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the details on how to purchase or request tickets to these events. 
  • The Beaver Stadium Tours, Lion Chariot Pedicab Tours, and Family Pride Packs sell out VERY quickly. If you are interested in these, please make your plans to register early. 
  • Family Pride Packs are available for purchase during the registration process. Each pack includes unique Penn State family items. We expect these to sell out quickly and encourage you to register early in order to purchase one. Limit one Pride Pack per family. 
  • Explore the schedule of events. Events will be posted in early August. 
  • For more information visit our FAQ page

We are excited to welcome you and your family to the University Park campus for Parents and Families Weekend!

Fill the Pantry
Please consider bringing a non-perishable and unexpired food item or personal toiletry item to support The Lion's Pantry. The Lion’s Pantry lends a helping paw to Penn State students through community members’ year-round donations of food and household items as well as monetary contributions. To view the items currently in high demand by students, visit The Lion’s Pantry website and follow them on Instagram.
Learn about The Lion's Pantry
Download Penn State Go
The Penn State Go mobile app is a great way to keep the event schedule close by and learn about any schedule changes. Families of Penn State University Park students can download the app in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store and customize their experience by selecting "Change App Experience" and "Parents and Families."
Learn more about Penn State's official mobile app

Parking During Parents & Families Weekend

There are two options for parking - discounted parking at Stadium West and Jordan East Lots or campus parking decks for $1.00/hour (first-come, first-served). The discounted parking lots are available for reservation via the ParkMobile website using the link below. Trolley service and buses are available from all parking areas to get you and your family around campus. 

STADIUM WEST & JORDAN EAST LOTS (via ParkMobile)*
There is plenty of parking available in these lots for the event. ParkMobile reservations are required for these lots. Reservations can be made at any time prior to parking. There is NO code needed to receive discounted parking. Please note that ParkMobile adds a small service fee.

To make a reservation in a ParkMobile lot:

  • Go to the Penn State ParkMobile event page on the website. It is not necessary to download the ParkMobile app. 
  • Locate the event and select Daily Event passes or a 3-Day Event Pass.
  • There is no code needed.
  • Sign in to your account or continue as a guest. 
  • You will receive an email confirmation from ParkMobile. 
  • DISCOUNTED RESERVED PARKING VIA PARKMOBILE   
    • 3-DAY EVENT PASS    
      • Families may purchase a pass valid for all three days for $12 (plus a service charge).    
    • DAILY PASS     
      • Families may purchase a daily parking pass for $4 (plus a service charge).

*Please use the correct license plate information and email address, as lots are enforced by plate and those who prepay for parking will also receive a confirmation email and permit by email. All campus parking areas require head-in-parking or for the license plate to face the drive aisle, as noted at the entrance to each lot. If you need to update your plate information before your visit, contact ParkMobile at 877-727-5281. During the Ice Hockey games Friday and Saturday evenings, show the attendant your digital permit to enter the lot.  

HOURLY PARKING DECKS** 

  • HUB, East, Eisenhower, or Nittany Parking Decks
  • $1.00 per hour
  • ParkMobile discount codes will not work in the parking decks. Decks are NOT reservable. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. The HUB Deck typically fills up early each day.    
  • Eisenhower Deck is NOT available until after 4:00pm on Friday.
  • ADA parking is available in all parking decks. 

**Pull a ticket and pay at one of the in-deck pay stations before returning to your car. Credit cards and cash are accepted. 

Student Parking Lots are reserved seven days a week, 24 hours a day for the exclusive use by students displaying the appropriate permit. 

Vehicles parked outside of the above options may be ticketed. 
 

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