What to Expect at Saturday’s CollegeFest

We can’t believe our calendars– this Saturday is COLLEGEFEST!!! Below is our day-of guide for having the best five hours in Philly.

CollegeFest event details: 
When: Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Dilworth Park next to City Hall


CollegeFest check-in:
1. Sign up for express check-in to get your name on the CollegeFest list. Once you’ve made it official, make it Facebook official by RSVPing and inviting your friends.

2. On Saturday, September 9,  make your way to Dilworth Park by City Hall to get your wristband.  **Do not skip step 2! That wristband is key.**

3. Show your ‘band  to get on The Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop® and into fourteen museums and cultural venues for FREE.


CollegeFest Swag:
Grab your big blue IKEA bag, make your way around our CollegeFest village that’s filled wih great activities, giveaways and prizes from awesome companies and organizations like:

American Campus Communities, AT&T, Bitescourt, Capital One, CIEE, Comcast – Talent, Comcast/XFINITY, CPR Ready – IBX, CubeSmart, Essentia Water, FreezeCrowd, Inc., goPuff, IKEA, Indego, Indego Bike Share, Inspire, Kimmel Center, La Salle University, Lyft, Monster Energy, NHS, Peace Corps, Philadelphia Phillies, Power Crunch, SEPTA, Skedaddle, Sparkling Ice, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Wilma Theater, Timberland, United States Marine Corps., Vanguard, The Block Church

Special setups from CollegeFest Exclusive Partners, including the:

— CIEE student lounge
— Capital One photo booths and prize wheel
— Games, prizes and branded give-aways from IKEA
— “Sparkling Eyes” Beauty Bar from Sparkling Ice
— AT&T charging station
— Vanguard dunk tank
— Kimmel Center green screen and give-aways!

This could be you with all your swag on September 9!


CollegeFest Activities:

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. catch us on the Dilworth Park lawn for some friendly competition.  Activities include Dizzy Bat, 3 Legged Race, Hula Hoop Contest and more! Your victories are rewarded with $5 Wawa gift cards and can contribute to your school’s claim to the coveted Campus Philly Cup.

This could be you basking in your CollegeFest lawn game victory:

Hungry? Enjoy the best flavors of Philly from the Dilworth Park Cafe! Serving: 

— Cherry Street Ramen Bowl
— Washington Ave Bahn Mi
— Fishtown Fries
— University City Falafel Sandwich
— Soom Tahini Philly Cheesesteak

Afterward students can take the Broad Street Line to Lincoln Financial Field for Temple v. Villanova college football at 3:30pm.

Show your student ID at the West VIP Box Office on the 11th Street side Lincoln Financial Field, across from the Wells Fargo Center, for $10 student tickets.