Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions as you make your plans to attend Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Weekend 2019, May 17-18.

Programming

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

A complete list of events/programming sponsored by Penn Dental Medicine is available on the About the Weekend section to help you plan your trip.

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

The complete list of University programming is available 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.

Registration

Do I have to register in advance?

Advanced registration is strongly encouraged and all pre-registered guests will receive a PDM insulated tote! Register online here»

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.

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 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 www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend.

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 10.
**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 Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Office at 215-898-8951.

Transportation

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 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.

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. Friday activities at the School as well as Saturday’s Hospitality Suite, and Alumni Parade & Picnic 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.

Quaker Kids is most appropriate for children ten and younger. Stop by Houston Hall after the picnic (3:30 – 5:30 PM) for great treats and fun activities!

Will child care be available?

A variety of fun activities for children will be offered at the Penn Children’s Center (PCC), a licensed childcare facility at 3160 Chestnut Street, Suite 100, at the Left Bank. Childcare hours are Friday and Saturday 6:00 PM to 11:45 PM. PCC is a peanut-free center.

Cost for childcare is $20 per hour for the first child; $5 per hour per child for any additional children. A $20 nonrefundable deposit is required by May 10, 2019 and can be paid online via the Alumni Weekend registration site. The remainder of the fee is due at the time you drop off your child.

Please note, reservations are only available until May 10, 2019, or until all of the spots are full. Visit the General University Alumni Weekend registration site at www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend to reserve your spot, submit a deposit, and download the required forms. Forms must be emailed to cvlydon@upenn.edu before you arrive on campus. Your reservation will not be finalized until you have submitted the deposit and returned the required forms to the Center.

How can I find on-campus nursing/lactation space?

While at the School, visitors will have access to a new nursing pod during the weekend; please stop by the registration desk for more information.

Click here to see locations throughout Penn’s campus for nursing/lactation needs. In addition, you may also visit the Penn Family Resource Center (3615 Locust Walk) for private nursing suites and changing stations.

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.

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 Penn Dental Alumni Office at 215-898-8951 or alumni@dental.upenn.edu 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 alumni@dental.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.

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 Schattner Clinic & Pavilion can be found at Alumni 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.

For More Information

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

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