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Frequently Asked Questions: Alumni Weekend 2014

Find the answer to all your questions as you make your plans to attend Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Weekend 2014, May 16-18, 2014. We look forward to seeing you there! For quick reference to question topic categories, select from the following:


Where can I learn about the topics being presented during the Penn Dental Alumni Weekend?
All information about topics and speakers can be found on the “Schedule and Registration“ page of the Penn Dental Medicine website.

What programming is taking place elsewhere on campus during alumni weekend?
A complete list of programs being offered throughout the University is available at Penn Alumni Weekend 2014. note there may be separate registration or additional fees for events not sponsored by the Penn Dental Medicine.

Where can I find information about visiting Philadelphia?
To help plan your visit to Philadelphia, visit the Official Visitors Site for Greater Philadelphia or the Philadelphia Visitors Bureau.

What is the dress code for the weekend?
The dress for all daytime events is casual. The Saturday night dinner at the Ritz Carlton is business/cocktail attire.

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Do I have to register in advance?
Yes, advanced registration is required. Registration closes Wednesday, May 7, Register online, by fax at 215-573-1791, or by mail:
Robert Schattner Center
School of Dental Medicine
Development and Alumni Relations
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 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. If you will only be attending the Reunion Dinner at the Ritz Carlton, your registration materials will be available for you there.

How do I change or cancel my registration?
To change your registration, please call our office at 215-898-8951 and have the credit card you used to make your initial reservation available. Should you wish to cancel your registration, please contact our offices by phone at 215-898-8951 or by email to There will be no refunds for cancellations after Wednesday, May 12. 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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What’s the best way to get to and from campus?
If you are from the Philadelphia area and will not be staying in a hotel, we strongly encourage you to take public transportation to and from campus — view SEPTA schedules for its regional rail and high-speed lines.

Is there parking on campus?
Parking is available in lots throughout campus. For more information, call the Parking Office directly at 215.898.8667 or visit their website at In and out privileges are not available. Phone numbers are posted on the entrance to each garage in case the lot is closed after a late-night event:
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)
Garage 40: 40th & Walnut Streets (entrance on Walnut 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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Special Needs and Requests

Are there child-friendly activities during Alumni Weekend? 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, on the Left Bank. You can drop your child off any time Friday and Saturday between 6 PM and 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 9, 2014, which can be paid online via credit card at The remainder of the fee should be paid at the time you drop off your child.

Reservations are only available until May 9. Please click here for a PDF of required forms to be completed and returned to Connie Lydon at the Penn Children’s Center, 3160 Chestnut Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19104, or FAX: (215) 573-2111, E-mail or Phone (215) 898-5268. Your reservation will not be finalized until you have submitted the deposit online and returned the forms above.

I have specific dietary restrictions. Will you be able to accommodate me?
We can accommodate almost any dietary needs or restrictions. Kosher meals or vegetarian options can be accommodated by notifying us at least one week prior to alumni weekend.

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Class Specific Information

How can I find out if any of my classmates are attending?
You can view the attendance list for a cumulative list of alumni registered for the Weekend. Sort to find your classmates by clicking “Class Year” at the top of the column

How can I find or reconnect with classmates before Alumni Weekend?
Join QuakerNet the Penn alumni online community, to find fellow alumni. 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 and Planned Giving can be found here.

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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Plan to Attend

Alumni Weekend 2014, May 16-18

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