Your Best Summer in Philadelphia

Picture this: it’s the first day of summer and you’re making your Philly bucket list for everything to do to have the best summer yet. Summer has the longest days and shortest nights, so where do you even begin?  We’ve got some ideas. Our list includes a balance of Philadelphia’s best summer events, along with some ways to improve your network and get a head start on your professional plans for the fall. Get ready to have the best summer in Philly!

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Lunar New Year at the Rail Park

Get ready, Philadelphia—we’re welcoming in the Year of the Pig with a big celebration at the Rail Park! In collaboration with Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, the Friends of the Rail Park invite you to enjoy an afternoon of food and cultural activities for all ages that celebrate the diversity of what our communities have to offer. Entrance is free. Food for purchase.

Inclusive Leadership Conference

Campus Philly and Temple University will host a one-day leadership conference for ALL Philadelphia-area college students. The Inclusive Leadership Conference strives to build a better Philadelphia by giving college students from around the region the chance to enhance their leadership knowledge and skills through presentations, workshops, dialogues, and panels on topics related to inclusive leadership and social change. This year’s conference will focus on how one can find, advocate, and teach others to find their voice.

Wired Philly at Franklin Institute


Our first career event of the semester – Wired Philly! Connect and get wired with leading STEM employers from across the region at our free career event (plus get some free dinner, too!).

Meet companies currently hiring for internships and entry level roles in science, technology, app development, coding, and much more! This will be a casual network-building reception (with free food!) that focuses on genuine relationships – come learn more about all the opportunities available to you in Philadelphia STEM, make some new contacts and meet recruiters.

Stick around to explore the Franklin Institute’s Vikings exhibit – an extra ticket (discounted to $10!) is required for the exhibit, you may pay at the door, but the networking reception is entirely free!

Philadelphia’s tech and science industries are booming, and they’re all looking for talent that looks just like you.

Philly’s Best Graduation Party Spots (Send this Link to your Parents!)

It’s almost that time of year! You’ve worked so hard over these past four years just to get to this moment: graduation. As we near the end of the school year, decisions begin mounting concerning your future like where you’ll work, where you’ll live, and most importantly…

Where you’re going to have your graduation celebration!

No worries, we have you covered. Below are five of our favorite spots for grad parties in the city, whether you have a tight-knit squad or a large, wacky family to accommodate, you’ll be able to please everyone on your special day!

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Young Professionals Night at the Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation’s Young Professionals Night is where the wild things are this winter. Inspired by Rousseau’s exotic jungle scenes, Glackens’ portraits of women clad in feathers and fur, and all the other wildlife lurking in our fabled collection, Young Professionals Night is going winter wild this season.

Go bold with spots, stripes, or your favorite animal print and get whisked away to an evening of artful adventure.

Late-night expedition into the Barnes collection until 9 pm. Share your best winter wild moments using #BarnesYP.

Dress code: animal print or (faux) feathers and fur

Worldtown DJs combine high-energy global beats with live percussion and visual art. For Winter Wild, they’re bringing the essence of a street festival to the Barnes!

Get ready to run with the art-loving, industry-leading pack of our urban jungle. Invite your friends to our Facebook event page.

General public $35; members $15; Contemporaries free.
Includes access to the Barnes collection.

Hosted by the Contemporaries.

Young Professionals Night is powered by: Mole Street Artists

Part 1: What’s Your Philly Story?

College is an adventure – an adventure about the discovery, creation, and development of your story! Campus Philly is starting a new series called “What’s Your Philly Story?” where we share students’ stories of what brought them to Philly, why they love it here, and how they’re making the most of this awesome city.

We reached out to a few students from different schools and varying studies to tell us about their college experience, sharing what makes their education and story so special.

We want to hear YOUR story! Tag @CampusPhilly on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook or send us an email and tell us why you chose to go to school in Philly, and why you think this city is the best.

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Thank You, Places – Improv Musical

Thank You, Places is a complete improvised musical performed at Philly Improv Theater. From scene to music to lyrics, everything is made up on the spot. Come see opening and closing night of a brand new musical every time!

The Mummers Parade

Join this Philly classic and watch the Mummers strut the streets of Philly. Check out the route and get there early for the best spot to see the colorful outfits and performances!