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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 8-10, 2021.

  • Registration is FREE, but required. Registration begins August 24 at 12:00 pm EST.
  • Explore the schedule of events.
  • 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!

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.
Health & Safety
We are pleased to offer an in-person Parents and Families Weekend, and we do so as we navigate the continued impact of COVID-19.

Taking steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is a shared responsibility. Please review the following guidelines:

All individuals, regardless of their vaccination status, are required to wear face masks while inside buildings on Penn State campuses.

To ensure the health and safety of you and others, please follow signage and directions provided when attending specific events.

*The University reserves the right to amend the above requirements based on conditions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
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