Archive for the ‘Deals & Discounts’ Category

January 18th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Solutions to Resolutions: Explore the Philadelphia Food Scene

Go beyond the dining hall and explore the flavors of Philadelphia! From grabbing a coffee to ending your night with a sweet treat, we hope our suggestions will get your stomach gears turning. Happy exploring and eating!

Grab a coffee!
There’s always time to get a hot (or cold) cup of joe from one of these java joints. You must check out La Colombe’s flagship cafe in Fishtown. While we were waiting in line, we overheard someone say, “This place is totally insta-worthy.” Go see for yourself!


Start a brunch club! This is a great way to try new food and explore neighbohoods.  Brunch club is like a book club but you know, with food. Similar to a bibliophile’s meetup, you pick a book restaurant and have a monthly discussion feast. For our wallet’s sake, monthly is best.  Looking for brunch-spiration? Start with uwishunu’s list, The Best Places for Brunch in Philadelphia. We recently tried Hungry Pigeon on Fabric Row and it was A+.


(If brunch isn’t your thing) Start a dinner club! Start by making reservations during Restaurant Week, January 22-27 and January 29-February 3. Participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person. In addition, many participating restaurants will also offer a three-course lunch for $20. Check out Campus Philly’s Restaurant Week Itinerary here


(If you’re 21+) Cash in on a pre-dinner club happy hour! You’ll find HH deals for any day of the week here.


Sink your teeth into an ice cream sandwich! Head to Weckerly’s in Fishtown for the most delicious ice cream sammy ever.

January 12th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Tips: 7 Reasons Why You Should Attend College Nights

We’re partnering with some of Philly’s best venues for THREE cool, creative and exclusive Open Arts College Nights this spring! Join Open Arts and hundreds of other college students this semester for:

  • Friday, February 10 – Opening Night at the Opera
  • Wednesday, February 15 – Sittin’ In at the Kimmel Center
  • Friday, April  7 – Pennsylvania Ballet’s ‘Romance’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not an Open Arts member? Use the code: social1617 to sign up here.  Need any more convincing?

1. You Get to Meet Awesome Students from Other Schools
Why get caught up in your own school’s bubble when there is a huge network of talented, passionate students awaiting you at other Philly schools as well? College Nights are the perfect opportunity to meet new people, and expand your social and professional networks. We’d call that a win-win.

2. It’s FUN!
Chances are, you could use a break from the library and your typical weekly schedule. Why not get out there and see a show and give your Netflix account a break? We will have tons of fun photo opps for you and your friends to snag that perfect Instagram post, make sure to tag us and use the hashtag, #MeetPhilly.

3. You Get to Meet US!
Don’t miss your chance to see our bright and shining faces at College Night! We will be there to give you more information about all of the perks of Open Arts Membership, as well as prizes, candy, and more! We’ll also be available to answer any questions you may have about how we can help you achieve your #PerfectPhillySummer.

4. Did We Mention the Price?
If you’re an Open Arts Member, you get to see professional performances all the time for free or extremely discounted prices…College Night is no exception! You get to see incredible shows for the same price as a Starbucks drink and pastry.

5. The Chance to Experience Part of  Philadelphia’s Arts Culture
Philadelphia’s arts events are about as diverse as the people that live in it! If you’ve never seen a performance in Philly now is the perfect opportunity to do so!

6. A Perfect Excuse to Escape into the City
Tell your homework and finals preparations that it can wait a few hours. Taking a break and taking a short subway ride into Center City can be a great way to ease your mind and unwind during  the semester!

7.Close Proximity to Great Eats
If we couldn’t convince you with all of the other reasons to be at College Night…consider this. The venues are close to so many incredible places to eat. That’s something we can really sink our teeth into.

January 12th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Restaurant Week

The simple act of  making a dinner reservation can spark a Philadelphia adventure. So far, I’ve made two– Osteria and Sampan– for the end of the month during Restaurant Week!

Want to get in on the Restaurant Week action? From January 22-27 and January 29-February 3, participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person. In addition, many participating restaurants will also offer a three-course lunch for $20.Use m.CenterCityPhila.org to search participating restaurants, check menus and make reservations on your phone.

And don’t let the fun stop after your feast, make a night of it!

–For dinner and a show, check out our Open Arts calendar for great musical and theatrical deals. P.S. If you aren’t a OA member yet, use this promo code: social1617 to become one.

–Walk that meal off by taking a stroll around a Square– Rittenhouse, Logan or Washington!

–Get dessert! My go-to sweet is ice cream so you can find me at The Franklin Fountain or Sweet Charlie’s.

–Go ice skating at Rothman Rink! City Hall acts as a fantastic backdrop for a memorable skate session. If you happen to be going on a Tuesday, you’re in luck! Tuesday = College Skate Night at the Rink.

It’s no surprise that Restaurant Week is such popular affair. We don’t want you to be a sad, tableless person, so make your reservations today! And of course, bon appétit!

 

January 11th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Deal$: Grab Some Free Lunch & More!

Seek and you shall find great deals! Cashing in on these opportunities is the perfect and FREE (or almost free) way to explore neighborhoods and experience new things.


Wednesday, January 11

Delicious Food Alert from our friends at Uwishunu Philly:
“Free Food! From 12-2 pm, Score Soup Dumplings From Dim Sum House, A New Restaurant In University City:

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art 
Enjoy everything the Museum has to offer—at your own pace and price every Wednesday night. Admission is Pay What You Wish from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m. Bonus! On Monday, January 16, the Museum will be honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King with pay-what-you-wish admission and more!

January 10th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Making Philly Memories in 2017

Happy New Year! All the year in-review videos and Top 9 Instagram collages have inspired us to share some photo highlights from the awesome events Campus Philly hosted in 2016 – the My Philly Summer PartyCollegeFest, our career events SPARK and Create-adelphia, plus the Open Arts College Nights at First Friday and the Barnes Foundation.

Campus Philly has many more events planned this year for you to meet students from across the region and explore Philadelphia! We’re hosting Open Arts College Nights with Opera Philadelphia on February 10 and the Kimmel Center on February 15 – stay tuned for updates on openartsphilly.com/collegenight. In-between, join us on February 11 for the Inclusive Leadership Conference. Spots are filling up quickly, register here.

When you look back at last year, take note of how many memories were made in Philadelphia! We can’t wait to introduce you to more post-worthy places in 2017.

Cheers to a great year ahead,

Brynn Monaghan

Communications Manager

P.S. 2016’s CollegeFest video has us excited for this year’s edition in September, 2017!

January 9th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Tuesday’s College Night Skate at Rothman Rink

Tuesday nights this winterCollege Night at Rothman Rink! What does that mean for you? College students pay $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with friends! This cool event will be happening every Tuesday until February 21st.


Between doing a gazillion laps around the rink and stopping by the Center City hot spots listed below, you’ll definitely be nice and toasty! Enjoy food and drink from the Rothman Rink cabin or warm your bones with a frothy cappuccino from the neighboring La Colombe. For of age skaters, check out cozy classics, Oscar’s and Good Dog.

Rothman Rink Cabin
Just steps from the north side of the Rothman Ice Rink, the new Rothman Cabin features Cuban burgers, French fries, hot chocolate, coffee, and much more! Skaters will be able to leave the ice without removing their skates to warm up and get food and drink.

La Colombe | 1414 S Penn Square
Get a coffee “for here” and take a seat in their cafe. If you’re into people watching, put this place on your list.

Max Brenner | 1500 Walnut St. 
If you’re all about chocolate, go here.

Good Dog Bar | 224 S. 15th St.| 21+
Sometimes after a long day, you need to sit yourself down in a cozy booth and eat a good burger. Dog lovers, you’ll get your fill of dog decor at this place!

Oscar’s Tavern | 1524 Sansom St. | 21+
Two things: Bar food & Bill Murray. The retro paper placemats, the jukebox and the dimly lit atmosphere will place you in the best time warp ever.

January 4th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

How to Kick-start Your Spring Semester in Philly

We hope you’re enjoying your winter break! We’re back from our Philly staycation and we’re so ready to make 2017 a great year in the 2-1-5. Even the best intentions, resolutions and plans need a little push to get the ball rolling, so let this be the nudge you need.

Start a brunch club! This is a great way to try new food and explore neighbohoods.  Brunch club is like a book club but you know, with food. Similar to a bibliophile’s meetup, you pick a book restaurant and have a monthly discussion feast. For our wallet’s sake, monthly is best.  Looking for brunch-spiration? Start with uwishunu’s list, The Best Places for Brunch in Philadelphia. We recently tried Hungry Pigeon on Fabric Row and it was A+.


Do good! Are you looking to get more involved in your community? Monday, January 17 is Martin Luther King Day of Service– “a day on, not off”– is a great day to start! There are a ton of volunteer events happening all around this great city. All opportunities are listed on MLK Day of Service’s official site, which makes registering super easy.


Dive into the arts and culture scene! But first, dip your toes into two exclusive College Night events brought to you by our Open Arts program. Not only are these events FREE and exclusive, but they’re great places to meet other students from across the region.

  • On Friday, February 10, Opera Philadelphia will be providing FREE tickets to students for opening night of Tancredi, a medieval story of chivalry and tragic love in post-World War I Europe.
  • On Wednesday, February 15, be part of the FREE live show, jam session, dance party and specialized tours at the Kimmel Center.

Find your voice! Join us on Saturday, February 11 for Temple University and Campus Philly’s very popular Inclusive Leadership Conference. This one-day leadership conference is open to ALL Philadelphia-area college students. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills through presentations, workshops, dialogues, and panels on topics related to inclusive leadership, social change, and collaboration.


(If brunch isn’t your thing) Start a dinner club! Start by making reservations during Restaurant Week, January 22-27 and January 29-February 3. Participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person. In addition, many participating restaurants will also offer a three-course lunch for $20.


Join a secret society (just joking) and get fit! Being a member of Be Well Philly’s Underground means you’re the first to hear about pop-up fitness events and  that you get first dibs on signing up. Pro-tip: Act fast! Many of their events have limited space, and they fill up fast. Sign up for FREE and keep an eye on your inbox for alerts about upcoming events!

December 27th, 2016 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: College Night at the Rothman Rink

Tuesday nights this winterCollege Night at Rothman Rink! What does that mean for you? College students pay $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with friends! This cool event will be happening every Tuesday until February 21st.


Between doing a gazillion laps around the rink and stopping by the Center City hot spots listed below, you’ll definitely be nice and toasty! Enjoy food and drink from the Rothman Rink cabin or warm your bones with a frothy cappuccino from the neighboring La Colombe. For of age skaters, check out cozy classics, Oscar’s and Good Dog.

Rothman Rink Cabin
Just steps from the north side of the Rothman Ice Rink, the new Rothman Cabin features Cuban burgers, French fries, hot chocolate, coffee, and much more! Skaters will be able to leave the ice without removing their skates to warm up and get food and drink.

La Colombe | 1414 S Penn Square
Get a coffee “for here” and take a seat in their cafe. If you’re into people watching, put this place on your list.

Max Brenner | 1500 Walnut St. 
If you’re all about chocolate, go here.

Good Dog Bar | 224 S. 15th St.| 21+
Sometimes after a long day, you need to sit yourself down in a cozy booth and eat a good burger. Dog lovers, you’ll get your fill of dog decor at this place!

Oscar’s Tavern | 1524 Sansom St. | 21+
Two things: Bar food & Bill Murray. The retro paper placemats, the jukebox and the dimly lit atmosphere will place you in the best time warp ever.

December 22nd, 2016 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Get Excited for 2017 in the 2-1-5!

Avoid getting the post-holiday blues by getting excited about things to come! Here are some things to get pumped about in 2017:

MLK Day of Service 2017
Monday, January 16 / Citywide event 
It’s a day on, not off! Register through the official website and choose a volunteer opportunity in the Philadelphia region. Volunteering is good for your soul and your community.



College Night at the Rothman Rink

Every Tuesday until February 21st / Dilworth Park
Tuesday nights this winter = College Night at Rothman Rink! What does that mean for you? College students pay $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with friends!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Center City District Restaurant Week

January 22-27 and January 29-February 3 / Center City
Participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person. In addition, many participating restaurants will also offer a three-course lunch for $20.



Open Arts College Nights
 

Save the dates below and stay tuned for more details!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Inclusive Leadership Conference
Saturday, February 11 / Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center
 Temple University and Campus Philly present a one-day leadership conference open to ALL Philadelphia-area college students. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills through presentations, workshops, dialogues, and panels on topics related to inclusive leadership, social change, and collaboration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

December 20th, 2016 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: College Night at the Rothman Rink

Tuesday nights this winterCollege Night at Rothman Rink! What does that mean for you? College students pay $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with friends! This cool event will be happening every Tuesday until February 21st.


Between doing a gazillion laps around the rink and stopping by the Center City hot spots listed below, you’ll definitely be nice and toasty! Enjoy food and drink from the Rothman Rink cabin or warm your bones with a frothy cappuccino from the neighboring La Colombe. For of age skaters, check out cozy classics, Oscar’s and Good Dog.

Rothman Rink Cabin
Just steps from the north side of the Rothman Ice Rink, the new Rothman Cabin features Cuban burgers, French fries, hot chocolate, coffee, and much more! Skaters will be able to leave the ice without removing their skates to warm up and get food and drink.

La Colombe | 1414 S Penn Square
Get a coffee “for here” and take a seat in their cafe. If you’re into people watching, put this place on your list.

Max Brenner | 1500 Walnut St. 
If you’re all about chocolate, go here.

Good Dog Bar | 224 S. 15th St.| 21+
Sometimes after a long day, you need to sit yourself down in a cozy booth and eat a good burger. Dog lovers, you’ll get your fill of dog decor at this place!

Oscar’s Tavern | 1524 Sansom St. | 21+
Two things: Bar food & Bill Murray. The retro paper placemats, the jukebox and the dimly lit atmosphere will place you in the best time warp ever.