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Frequently Asked Questions: Alumni Weekend 2017

Find answers to common questions as you make your plans to attend Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Weekend 2017, May 12-13. For quick reference to question topic categories, select from the following:


Programming

Where can I find the Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Weekend schedule?
A general outline of events/programming is available on the About the Weekend web page to help you plan your trip. Please note, the final schedule along with online registration will not be available until after the New Year.

What programming is taking place elsewhere on campus during alumni weekend?
A complete list of programs being offered throughout the University will be available March 2017 at www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend. Please note there may be separate registration or additional fees for events not sponsored by Penn Dental Medicine.

Where can I find information about visiting Philadelphia?
To help plan your visit to Philadelphia, we have included information in the Hotel & Travel Plan section.

What is the dress code for the weekend?
There are no dress requirements for Friday and Saturday events. If you are participating in the parade or picnic on Saturday, please dress comfortably for the parade down Locust Walk and for the outdoor picnic on College Green.

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Registration

Do I have to register in advance?
Yes, advanced registration is required. Registration will be open beginning February 2017. You will have the option to register online or by mail to:

Development and Alumni Relations
Robert Schattner Center
School of Dental Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Where can I pick up my registration materials?
Registration materials will be available in the atrium of the Robert Schattner Center from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

How do I change or cancel my registration?
To change or cancel your registration, please call the Penn Dental Medicine’s Office of Development & Alumni Relations at 215-898-8951. There will be no refunds for cancellations after Friday, May 5.
**Please note: cancellations for accommodations must be made directly with the hotel.

Who do I contact if I am having trouble registering online?
If you are having trouble registering online, please contact our office at 215-898-8951.

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Transportation

What’s the best way to get to and from campus?
Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from campus to center city during peak times throughout the weekend with proper Alumni Weekend identification. Final shuttle schedules will be available the week of May 8 and available at registration or by calling 215-898-3542.

Is there parking on campus?
Parking is available in lots throughout campus. The nearest lot to the School is Garage 40 at 40th and Walnut Streets (entrance on Walnut). In and out privileges are not available.

For more information, call the Parking Office directly at 215.898.8667 or visit their website at www.upenn.edu/parking. Additional lots include:

  • Penn Museum Garage: 3220 South Street (entrance on Convention Avenue)
  • Garage 34: 34th & Chestnut Streets (entrance on 34th Street)
  • Garage 38: 38th & Walnut Streets (entrance on 38th Street)

Where can I find a map of campus?
All maps of campus are available here. You can click on an area of the campus map to narrow your search and find more detail about directions and building information.

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Child Care

Are there child-friendly activities during Alumni Weekend?
Yes, there are a variety of fun activities for children throughout the weekend as well as arts, crafts, and entertainment specifically at Penn’s Fun Zone locations on Saturday from 12:30 to 3:30 PM.

Will child care be available?
A variety of fun activities for children will be offered at the Penn Children’s Center, a licensed childcare facility at 3160 Chestnut Street, Suite 100, at the Left Bank. Childcare hours are Friday and Saturday 6 PM – Midnight. The cost for childcare is $15 per hour for the first child; $5 per hour per child for additional children. A $15 nonrefundable deposit is required by May 5, 2017, and must be paid online via the general Alumni Weekend registration site at www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend. The remainder of the fee is due at the time you drop off your child.Reservations are only available until May 5. Your reservation will not be finalized until you have submitted the deposit online and returned the forms. Click here to download all required forms. For questions, please email cvlydon@upenn.edu or call 215.898.5268.

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Dietary Requests

I have specific dietary restrictions. Will you be able to accommodate me?
We can accommodate almost any dietary need or restriction. Kosher meals or vegetarian options can be accommodated by notifying us at least one week prior to Alumni Weekend. Please include your specific restrictions or requests when registering or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 215-898-8951 or megcon@upenn.edu.

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Class Specific Information

How can I find out if any of my classmates are attending?
Beginning February 2017, you can view the “See Who’s Coming” link for a cumulative list of alumni registered for the weekend.

How can I find or reconnect with classmates before Alumni Weekend?
Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 215-898-8951 or megcon@upenn.edu – we would love to help and can provide you with a class list!

You can also use QuakerNet, the Penn alumni online community, to find fellow Penn Dental graduates. As a registered member, the directory is a great resource for personal and professional networking. Many alumni are also following Penn Dental Medicine on Facebook and LinkedIn!

**Please note: If you registered for Find a Penn Dentist the username and password you created is also your QuakerNet username and password.
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Reunion Giving

Why should I support Penn Dental Medicine?
The Penn Dental Medicine Annual Giving Fund provides essential support for the School’s highest priorities, funds critical to the School’s success in adapting programs to stay at the forefront of dental medicine.

Where can I find information about giving to Penn Dental Medicine?
Information about giving to Penn Dental Medicine including Annual Giving, Planned Giving, and the Evans Building Centennial can be found at www.dental.upenn.edu/giving

How do I make a gift today?
You can make a gift online using the School’s secure online giving page or by calling the School’s Development and Alumni Relations Office at 215-898-8951.

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For More Information

Please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations:
215-898-8951
megcon@upenn.edu

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Alumni Weekend 2017, May 12-13

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The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030