Parent and Family Weekend

Overview

Parents and Family Weekend is an annual event designed to allow parents and families the opportunity to reconnect with their students while taking in the sights, sounds, and recreational opportunities that Temple University and the city of Philadelphia have to offer. It is also a great time to experience first-hand what life is like on campus and off.

We hope that our parents and families take advantage of Parents and Family Weekend and that they see how much Temple University values their partnership and support in making their student's college experience so extraordinary! Throughout the weekend we will also be highlighting other ways for continued engagement such as joining our newly established Temple Parents and Family Association, The Parliament.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

11:00AM -6:00PM : CHECK-IN | Howard Gittis Student Center South Entrance

Start your visit by checking-in to receive your events guide, a campus map, Temple Swag,   and more! Stop by the Welcome Tent for assistance throughout the weekend.

12:00-2:00PM: RESOURCE FAIR & PHOTO BOOTH  | Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200C

Connect with Temple departments and campus partners to learn more about the resources available to your student. Also, have your photo taken with your Temple Owl and Hooter, Temple's mascot!

12:30-2:00PM:  BUS TOUR OF PHILADELPHIA | Meet at Howard Gittis Student Center North Entrance

Explore the sights and sounds of Philadelphia on a 90 minute tour aboard a double-decker bus. *Advanced $15.00 ticket purchase required

1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM & 5:00PM: CAMPUS TOURS  | Meet at Howard Gittis Student Center North Entrance

Join us on a 45-minute campus walking tour led by current student leaders. Multiple tour times will be offered over the course of the weekend.

1:00-1:45PM: FACULTY LECURE: CONCUSSIONS IN SPORT, DR. RYAN TIERNEY | Pearson Hall 013

Dr. Ryan Tierney is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of Kinesiology.  Dr. Tierney teaches a popular course called 'Sport Concussion' in the College of Public Health. This course is mostly taught to clinicians and explores various aspects of concussion from what causes a concussion? to how does one manage the injury? In this talk Dr. Tierney will define a concussion and provide an information related to the current 'start of the art' in concussion management.  Come get a true classroom experience just like your student!

TIME  TBD: IDEAL OPEN HOUSE | IDEAL, 2026, N. Broad St.

Learn more about the office  of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership!

3:00PM: CAREER CENTER TOUR & INTERNSHIP PRESENTATION | The Career Center, Mitten Hall 220

Get a tour of the Career Center's newly renovated space & learn more about the tools students need to navigate their future internship searches. Tours will be held 30 miutes before the prestnation as well as directly following the presentation. 

3:30-4:30 PM: FACULTY LECTURE: DRS. REBECCA ALPER & AMY LYNCH  | LOCATION TBD

Description coming soon!

5:15-6:15PM: CAMPUS PHILLY PRESENTATION | Howard Gittis Student Center, Underground

Learn more about all things Philly and all the opportunities available for your student to engage with the city in a fun, cost-effective way!

7:00-9:00PM: GAME ROOM FREE PLAY | Howard Gittis Student Center, Game Room

Come enjoy two hours of FREE play in the Game Room! Games include billiards, ping pong, air hockey, shuffleboard, foosball and board games. Great for all ages!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018

10:00AM –3:00PM: CHECK-IN | Howard Gittis Student Center South Entrance

 Start your visit by checking-in to receive your events guide, a campus map, Temple Swag,  and more! Stop by the Welcome Tent for assistance throughout the weekend.

10:30-11:00AM: CAMPUS TOURS | Meet at Howard Gittis Student Center North Entrance

Join us on a 45-minute campus walking tour led by current student leaders. Multiple tour times will be offered over the course of the weekend.

TIME TBD:  TEMPLE  UNIVERSITY TAILGATE VILLAGE | Lincoln Financial Field

Food, family fun, games and activities for all ages! Join us for the ultimate pre-game tailgate as several Temple organizations will be hosting tents prior to kick-off. Make sure to check out the Parent & Family Tent!

TIME TBD:   TEMPLE FOOTBALL VS. CINCINATTI | Lincoln Financial Field

Is your student living on-campus this fall? Attend this session to learn more about the residential experience, residence hall amenities, expectations, and general tips and suggestions as you prepare for your student to move-in. Click here to purchase tickets at a discounted rate: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/temple/EN/link/promotion/home/ebc63fc14...

11:00AM-3:00PM ARTS & CRAFTS—TEMPLE STYLE! | Howard Gittis Student Center, Underground

Come paint ceramic owls and enjoy other fun Temple-themed crafting projects!

12:30-2:00PM BUS TOUR OF PHILADELPHIA | Meet at Howard Gittis Student Center North Entrance

Explore the sights and sounds of Philadelphia on a 90 minute tour aboard a double-decker bus. *Advanced $15.00 ticket purchase required

7:00-9:00 PM NIGHT OWL EVENTS—FAMILY STYLE!  | Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200

Join us for  one huge game of BINGO, free food, and awesome giveaways - experience in Night Owl Events just like the students do!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018

9:00AM-12:00PM FAMILY BRUNCH | Mitten Hall, Great Court 

Join us for brunch and mingling with fellow parents and current Temple students and staff anytime between 9am-12pm. Temple talent such as acapella groups and dance teams will be featured!  *Advanced $10.00 ticket purchase required

11:00AM-12:00 PM PARENT & FAMILY ASSOCIATION INTEREST MEETING | Mitten Hall, 250

Want to get more involved in the Temple Community? Come learn more about the Parliament, our Parent & Family Association!