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Frequently Asked Questions: Alumni Weekend 2016

Find the answer to all your questions as you make your plans to attend Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Weekend 2016, May 13-14, 2016. We look forward to seeing you there! For quick reference to question topic categories, select from the following:


Programming

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 2016 at www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2016. Please note there may be separate registration or additional fees for events not sponsored by the School of 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 either Friday and Saturday events. If you are participating in the parade or picnic on Saturday, please dress comfortably for the parade down Locus 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 be open beginning Mat 9. Register online by fax at 215-573-1791, or by mail to :
Development and Alumni Relations
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 7:00 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 Alumni Relations Office at 215-898-8951 and have the credit card you used to make your initial reservation available. There will be no refunds for cancellations after Monday, May 9.
**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?
If you are staying in one of the hotels listed on the accommodations page, there will be a shuttle bus running between those hotels and campus on a regular schedule during the day on Friday and Saturday. If you are staying in another hotel in Center City Philadelphia, you are welcome to ride the shuttle from one of our listed hotels.

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?
Yes, 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. Please check back for 2016 registration information and details or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumnifeedback@dental.upenn.edu or 215-898-8951 with questions.

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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 alumnifeedback@dental.upenn.edu.

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Class Specific Information

How can I find out if any of my classmates are attending?
Beginning January 2015, 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?
Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 215-898-8951 or alumnifeedback@dental.upenn.edu – we would love to help and can provide you with a class list!

You may also want to check out QuakerNet, the Penn alumni online community, to find fellow Penn Dental 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, Planned Giving, and the Evans Building Centennial 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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For More Information

Please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations:
Phone: 215-898-8951
E-mail: alumnifeedback@dental.upenn.edu

FAQ

Alumni Weekend 2016, May 13-14.

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