CollegeFest | Sept 9, 2017

Campus Philly CollegeFest: Your Best Five Hours in Philly! Saturday, September 9, 10am-3pm, Dilworth Park at City Hall

Campus Philly CollegeFest

Campus Philly on Vimeo, CollegeFest 2016

Plan Your Day

    • Check-in at the Campus Philly tent with your student ID for a wristband, event map, and to-do list!
    • Enjoy free admission all-day at participating museums:
      – Academy of Natural Sciences
      – African American Museum in Philadelphia
      – Betsy Ross House
      – Eastern State Penitentiary
      – Franklin Institute
      – Independence Seaport Museum
      – Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
      – Museum of the American Revolution
      – National Constitution Center
      – National Museum of American Jewish History
      – Philadelphia Museum of Art
      – Rodin Museum
    • Ride the Philly PHLASH Downtown Bus Loop
    • We’ll have games and giveaways from our exhibitors, food for sale featuring the best flavors of Philly, and a chance to compete against other students in our Lawn Game Olympics!

Students must first check-in at the Campus Philly tent at CollegeFest with their student ID to take advantage of the free PHLASH rides and museum admission.

Bring a Group

Our prep packet with all the information you need to plan and promote a trip on September 10 will be available soon. Email Patrick Sherlock at Campus Philly with any questions.


How much does it cost to attend CollegeFest?
Nothing! CollegeFest is absolutely free. We’ll have games and giveaways on-site, just bring some money to buy snacks from the food vendors.

Can my visiting friend from out of state attend CollegeFest?
Absolutely, you don’t need to be from the area.

Is it ok to start my day at the Philadelphia Museum of Art or Franklin Institute?
Come check in at the CollegeFest site at Dilworth Park first – you’ll need your Campus Philly wristband for free museum admission at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and our other participating museums. While CollegeFest was located at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2013 and 2014, we are next to City Hall this year – the same location as 2015 and 2016!

Can my best friend/partner/child/parent who’s not in college join me?
Sure! CollegeFest is a public event without admission, though the targeted audience is current college students and some of the primary features – free museum admission and rides on the PHLASH – are only available to students who first check in at the Campus Philly tent with their college ID and receive a free wristband.

Those without student ID can still participate, but they’ll have to pay their own way on the PHLASH and visiting museums. Some of the exhibitors on-site at Dilworth Park will be targeted toward a college-age audience as well, and will likely be less interesting to youth attendees.

How can I get to CollegeFest?
Visit ISEPTAPHILLY.COM – you’ll find the Broad Street Line, Market-Frankford Line, and Green Line Trolleys all stop directly under the site at Dilworth Park; in addition, Regional Rail trains stop at Suburban Station just one block away.

Interested in exhibiting at CollegeFest 2017?
Browse sales information and contact Lindsey Campbell, 215-988-1707 to reserve a space! More than 5,000 students will #meetphilly at CollegeFest – be there to meet the city’s newest residents!