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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions as you make your plans to attend Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Weekend 2023, May 12-13.


Where can I find the Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Weekend schedule?

A complete list of events/programming sponsored by Penn Dental Medicine will be available on the About the Weekend section (coming soon!) to help you plan your trip. Typical events and programs at the School begin early Friday afternoon and run through Saturday evening. We encourage classes to organize specific class events on Saturday evening though there are instances when classes decide to organize on Friday evening instead. 

What programming is taking place elsewhere on campus during alumni weekend?

University programming is available at 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.


Do I have to register in advance?

Yes, advanced registration is required. Registration will go live after the new year.

Where can I pick up my registration materials?

Registration materials will be available in the atrium of the Robert Schattner Center from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Those who have pre-registered for the Penn Dental Alumni Weekend should make the Registration Table in the School’s atrium their first stop on campus. There you will pick up your event pass, information about the weekend, and Penn Dental Medicine Alumni give-a-way (1 per adult registered). If you have registered for or are interested in attending programs offered by Penn’s undergraduate Alumni Weekend program, registration may be required in advance. Please review and register at

How do I change or cancel my registration?

To change or cancel your registration, please call the Office of Institutional Advancement 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 the Office of Institutional Advancement at 215-898-8951.


What’s the best way to get to and from campus?

Alumni Relations has a limited shuttle option with pickup and drop off times at two locations: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (1201 Market Street) and Sonesta Hotel (1800 Market Street).

This courtesy timed shuttle service is provided for you at NO COST, however, due to limited space, you will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis. Departure times will be listed on a sign in the main lobby of the hotel and are also available on the general Alumni Weekend site Frequently Asked Questions.

Is there parking on campus?

Visitor 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. Hourly parking rates apply.

For more information, call the Parking Office directly at 215.898.8667 or visit their website at 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.

Child Care

Can I bring my child(ren) to reunion events?

Please be sensitive to your classmates and use your best judgement if you plan to bring children to your reunion events. Unless otherwise noted in the program, parents are asked not to bring children to adult events. The Saturday Parade and Alumni Picnic, as well as all panels and tours are family-friendly events.

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.

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 Institutional Advancement at 215-898-8951 or

Class Specific Information

How can I find out if any of my classmates are attending?

You will have the ability to view the “See Who’s Coming” link once registration for the weekend begins in the new year. In the meantime, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 215-898-8951 or for information on class efforts.

How can I find or reconnect with classmates before Alumni Weekend?

Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 215-898-8951 or – we would love to help and can provide you with a class list.

You can also use MyPenn, the Penn alumni online community, to find fellow 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!

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. To make a gift today, please visit our secure online giving page.

Where can I find information about giving to Penn Dental Medicine?

Information about giving to Penn Dental Medicine including Annual Giving, Planned Giving, or Take a Seat 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 Office of Institutional Advancement at 215-898-8951.

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