Admit it – you’re going a little stir crazy with all these snow days, canceled classes, and frigid days spent indoors. Spring is almost here, and with it comes every excuse to get outside. Any day with a temperature about 45 degrees essentially feels like summertime – that’s how you know this winter has been long!Continue reading “Four Spring Road Trips from Philly to Plan NOW!”
With more than 300 for-credit courses available on campus, online and abroad, Penn Summer has something for everyone. Open admission makes it easy for anyone to enroll, no matter where you are. Daytime, evening and online classes are designed to fit your summer schedule: Pursue new skills or interests in the 11-Week summer session or earn credits in half the time during Summer Sessions I and II. What will you do this summer?Continue reading “Penn wants to know: What will you do this summer?”
The Delaware River Waterfront has been completely revitalized in recent years, and now it’s one of the hottest places to be in Philadelphia at any time of the year, with ice skating and hot cocoa at Winterfest (and roller skating + lemonade in the summer), local artists’ exhibits and rotating unique experiences at the brand new Cherry Street Pier, the best skyline and Ben Franklin Bridge views, free fitness and a top run route at Race Street Pier, and one of the coolest ways to see the city and try something new with friends, visiting family, or classmates – a cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia (open year-round!).Continue reading “Three Things to do this Winter on the Delaware River Waterfront”
The Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences (MBDS) at Penn equips students with theoretical and practical tools to address a variety of real-life problems. Sakshi Ghai and Francesca Papa, two graduates of the program’s inaugural class, became interested in the problem of deterring dishonest behavior—and the solution took them all the way to Florence, Italy. Continue reading “How These Penn Students took their Research on Cheating all the way to Florence, Italy”
The Philadelphia Orchestra is legendary. It’s been around for more than 100 years (founded in 1900!), was the first orchestra to appear in a radio commercial, the first orchestra to appear on television, and the first major orchestra to give a live performance on the internet, way back before YouTube streaming and Instagram Live was even a thought.
Our city’s orchestra is iconic, and with its concerts taking place right in the middle of the city at the Kimmel Center, it’s never been easier to see a show, and make a night of it…especially when an annual membership for Philly college students is just $25. That means unlimited access to more than 80 concerts all season, the ability to reserve student tickets in advance to secure your seats, and the option to purchase additional student tickets for just $8 (your friends will thank you, trust us).
Looking for some recommendations on things to see, places to eat, and the best spots to take a selfie with City Hall? Check out our Center City itinerary, ending with an evening at the Philadelphia Orchestra, below: