Book Your Hotel

Marriott Courtyard

marriott

21 N Juniper St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Rates available May 11-14 at $259/night.
Book your group rate for Wharton Reunion Group Block-Marriott
For phone reservations, call +1.800.321.2211 and refer to Wharton Reunion Group Block.

Sonesta Philadelphia

sonesta

1800 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Rates available May 10-15 at $269/night.
(Wharton Reunion Group Block is May 12-13, but Sonesta will honor the group rate on the other nights based on availability.)
Cut-off Date: Friday May 4th
Book your group rate for Wharton Reunion Group Block-Sonesta

Westin Philadelphia

westin

99 South 17th Street at Liberty Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Best available rate.
There is a 2 night minimum stay required.
Book your group rate for Wharton Reunion Group Block-Westin

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any activities geared towards my spouse and children?

Along with being invited to all Reunion Weekend activities, your spouse and children will have access to great family-friendly events. This year we will feature a Kids’ Corner on both days, which will be a great activity for you and your children ages 2-10. It will feature crafts, games, and more. On Friday, there will be an Ice Cream Social at 3 p.m.

Are there shuttles to campus during the weekend?

Yes, more details on this soon!

Is there parking available at my dinner location?

Yes, all dinner venues are easily accessible by public transportation or have parking facilities on-site. More detailed information on parking rates at each location coming soon.

How much does it cost to attend?

All events for the reunion are a la carte pricing. Lunch events are $25/person. The Friday night Cocktail party is $50/person and class dinners are $125/person. These costs will be listed in your class schedule.

I need to cancel my registration. Can I get a refund?

You are eligible for a full refund any time before Friday, April 28, 2017. Please keep your confirmation email when you register, this email will direct you how to cancel or change your reservation at any time. If you have any problems with this, contact reunion@wharton.upenn.edu.

Will I be able to register for any events on-site?

We encourage everyone to register in advance, but you can register on-site for the any of the weekend’s activities in Baker Forum of Jon M. Huntsman Hall. If you plan to just attend your class dinner, you may also register on-site at your dinner venue. Credit cards are the preferred payment method.

Will we have access to any of the faculty presentations?

After the MBA Reunion, we will share a link with all of the faculty presentations for anyone who attended the weekend’s events. Please note that not all faculty have given permission to share their presentation.

Will there be an arranged class photo?

Yes! Be on the lookout for an email from your Wharton class representative or committee chair with a day and time for your class photo.

How do I get involved in planning my reunion?

We would love to have you involved in planning your reunion. Please go to the Volunteer section and reach out to your Wharton Class rep for more information about getting involved in the School and Reunion Weekend.

I’m having trouble making a hotel reservation. Do you have additional suggestions?

Please note all hotels will likely sell out before the advertised cut-off date for the group rate, so make your reservations as early as possible. Once our group rate expires, we encourage you to  book on your own, as many hotels will still have limited availability at a different rate. Additionally, you can go to GoGoBot.com to search for the best available rates in the city for that weekend.

Is there an app I can download for the weekend?

There is an MBA Reunion App that will become available for download the beginning of May. You will receive an email once it is available. We encourage you to download the app at home before you come to campus. The app features a full listing of all MBA Reunion events, your own personalized schedule for the events for which you registered, a list of attendees that is searchable by class year or name, and a peer-to-peer messaging feature.

Are there golf carts available for passengers during the weekend?

Golf Carts are reserved for guests with special needs. If you need special services during the weekend, request help at the information Tents located at the 34th & Walnut and 36th & Walnut entrances to campus, or tell event staff at individual events. They will contact golf cart or ADA dispatch for you. Due to liability and risk management concerns, passenger golf carts will no longer be allowed to travel on any city sidewalk or street, or after dark. As a result, passenger golf cart service for alumni during Alumni Weekend will be restricted to daylight hours for only Locust Walk between 34th and 40th streets, and the short north/south pedestrian routes of 39th, 37th, and 36th streets between Walnut and Spruce streets. For those needing assistance for parties, we will have special needs golf carts available upon request. For those in need of additional transportation, looping timed shuttle service is available at various places around campus.

Registration/Checking In

Make Baker Forum your first stop to pick up your official Reunion Weekend registration materials, including your name badge, which gives you access to all campus events. Badges will be available for pick-up on Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Jon M. Huntsman Hall
The Patty & Jay Baker Forum (Ground Floor)
3730 Walnut Street

Parking

There are plenty of options to park on campus. Please note: your fees to attend MBA Reunion Weekend do not include parking.

Penn Park
31st and Lower Walnut Streets
GPS Coordinates: 39.95129.-75.185232
Sunday – Saturday 6 am – midnight
$4 per hour up to 4 hours;
$13 flat rate 4 hours and over;
first-come, first-served basis.
Credit Card only at all times

Walnut 38 Garage
N.E. corner of 38th and Walnut Streets
GPS Coordinates: 39.953997.-75.198691
Sunday – Saturday 6:30 am – 11 pm
$11 for the first hour; $2 each additional hour, $30 maximum.
Rate applies from 6:30 am to 11 pm
$18 before 9 am, depart by 5 pm;
after 5 pm, depart by 11 pm
Credit Card only at all times

Walnut 40 Garage
N.W. corner of 40th and Walnut Streets
GPS Coordinates: 39.954216.-75.203257
Hours: Sunday – Saturday 6 am – 11 pm
$11 for the first hour; $2 each additional hour; $30 maximum.
Rate applies from 6 am to 11 pm
$18 before 9 am, depart by 5 pm; after 5 pm, depart by 11 pm
Credit Card only at all times
Cash at lobby pay stations only

Things to do in Philly

Philadelphia International Airport

The Philadelphia International Airport is located in the Southwest section of the city, approximately twenty minutes from the University of Pennsylvania campus. It’s easy to get to campus from the airport using one of the methods below.

SEPTA: Convenient train service from the airport to 30th Street Station is available through SEPTA’s Airport Express Train which leaves every half-hour. The University City Station is about a five minute walk west on Spruce Street to our campus. 30th Street Station is about a fifteen-minute walk.

Taxi: A metered cab ride from the airport to campus is a $28.50 FLAT RATE (subject to change), and takes approximately 20 minutes.

Transportation

Philadelphia’s mass transit system is SEPTA, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. For more information on SEPTA services, please visit:www.septa.org.

Many transportation systems link to and support SEPTA throughout the region, providing a comprehensive means of traveling to Philadelphia and Penn by public transportation. These systems include:


Taxi cabs are a convenient way to get around Philadelphia. The base fare is $2.70, and increases at a rate of $0.30 for every tenth of a mile. A tip of 15% of the base rate is customary, but not included. Cash is the best way to pay, but most taxi cabs in Philadelphia now are equipped to take credit card payments.

  • Olde City Taxi +1.215.338.0838 or +1.215.247.7678 for the Airport
  • Capital +1.215.235.2200
  • Quaker City Cab +1.215.728.8000
  • City Cab +1.215.492.6500
  • Liberty Cab +1.215.389.8000
  • All City Taxi +215.467.6666
  • Yellow Cab +1.267.672.7391
  • Uber is also available in Philadelphia as an alternative to taxis. For more information, including fare estimates, click here. Uber may be a more convenient option from certain reunion dinner locations, particularly the Franklin Institute.
  • Lyft is another taxi alternative available in Philadelphia.  For more information, including fare estimates, click here. Lyft may be another more convenient option from certain reunion dinner locations, particularly the Franklin Institute.

Class-Organized Events

For all events planned by your Class Chairs, please see your specific class schedule under the Friday and Saturday tabs.

For more information, please contact reunion@wharton.upenn.edu, or call us at +1.215.898.8478.

Childcare

A variety of fun activities for children will be offered at the Penn Children’s Center, a licensed childcare facility at 3160 Chestnut Street, Suite 100, at the Left Bank. Childcare hours are Friday and Saturday 6 PM – Midnight. The cost for childcare is $20 per hour for the first child; $5 per hour per child for additional children. A $20 non-refundable deposit is required by May 5, 2017, and can be paid online via credit card on the Alumni Weekend registration site. The remainder of the fee is due at the time you drop off your child.

Reservations are only available until May 5. Please visit the Alumni Weekend registration site to sign up for childcare, submit the deposit, and download all required forms. Email cvlydon@upenn.edu. Your reservation will not be finalized until you have submitted the deposit online and returned the forms referenced above.

All spaces for Saturday night of Alumni Weekend have been reserved.

Changing tables: There is a Mother’s Room available in F94 in Baker Forum (lower level of Jon M. Huntsman Hall) for any mother looking for a private space to nurse. You must check in at the Information Desk located in Baker Forum for access to this room as it will be locked. Changing tables are also available in this room.

In addition, you may visit the Penn Family Resource Center (3615 Locust Walk) for private nursing suites and changing stations. They will be open Friday, May 13 from 9 am – 6 pm and Saturday May 14 from 10 am – 4 pm.

Fitness

Pottruck Center, located at 3701 Walnut Street, will be open Friday and Saturday 8 am – 8 pm, and is free for all Penn alumni and their families.

Luggage Room

You will be able to store any luggage you bring to campus in F92 in Jon M. Huntsman Hall (3730 Walnut Street). This will be a secured room and is open the hours listed below. Any luggage left after hours will need to be picked up by checking in with Security.

Friday  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Internet Access

All Wharton MBA Reunion attendees can sign up for free guest access to Penn’s internet on campus.

Security/First Aid

Security- +1.215.898.2300

First Aid Kits are available at the Information Desk in Baker Forum, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

Wheelchairs: If you or someone in your party requires assistance due to a disability, please let us know. Wheelchairs are available if requested in advance. Call Alumni Relations at +1.215.898.7814 for more information.

Sober Living

Join other Penn alumni and their guests in a safe and sober space for one hour of discussion and support.

Friday: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sober Community Meeting Space:

Houston Hall, Bishop White Room | 3417 Spruce Street     *No need to RSVP or register

For meetings sponsored by Alcoholics Anonymous in University City, visit the SEPIA website

Shuttle Schedule

Load time is 10 minutes before departure time. All schedules are approximate and can change due to unforeseen circumstances.
*Marriott Buses will leave on time or when filled to capacity. Must check in with Penn Alumni Transportation Info Table for timed tickets. No ticket required for return trips

DEPARTURE LOCATION

TIMES

STOPS

FINAL DESTINATION

Marriott* Downtown
1201 Market St.

9:15AM
10:15 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
5:15 PM
6:45 PM

5:15 Bus
stops at
LEVIN BUILDING

Penn Bookstore
36th Street & Walnut St
HUNTSMAN HALL
38th & Walnut St
Dental School|West Campus
40th & Locust St – The Quad 37th & Spruce Street
Irvine Auditorium/Houston Hall
34th & Spruce St

Irvine Auditorium/ Houston Hall
34th & Spruce Street (on HUP side of street)

2:30 PM
4:15 PM
9:45 PM
10:55 PM

Stop at Sonesta
(1800 Market Street)
if passengers on bus (ends at Marriott)

Marriott Downtown
1201 Market St.

Bookstore
36th Street and Walnut Street

10:45 PM

Stop at Sonesta
(1800 Market Street)
if passengers on bus (ends at Marriott)

Marriott Downtown
1201 Market St.

The Ritz-Carlton
10 Avenue of the Arts

8:00 AM
9:00 AM

34th and Walnut Street
(Wharton Drop off)

PCAM (Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine),
E. Service Center Drive at Civic Center Blvd.

The Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 S. Broad Street

8:00 AM
9:00 AM

Lowes
1200 Market Street

34th and Walnut St. (Wharton Drop off)

PCAM (Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine),
E. Service Center Drive at Civic Center Blvd.

Sheraton Society Hill
1 Dock Street

8:00 AM

Huntsman Hall
38th and Walnut

Penn Bookstore
36th & Walnut

1:30PM
2:45PM

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
No return shuttle from Barnes

DEPARTURE LOCATION

TIMES

STOPS

FINAL DESTINATION

The Ritz-Carlton
10 Avenue of the Arts

7:45 AM

Huntsman Hall
38th and Walnut St

Inn at Penn/Bookstore
36th & Walnut Street

2:30 PM
3:45 PM
8:15 PM
9:15 PM

Marriott Downtown
1201 Market St.

Will stop at Sonesta
(1800 Market Street)
if passengers on bus

Irvine Auditorium/Houston Hall
34th & Spruce Street
(on HUP side of street)

3:00 PM
4:45 PM
10:30 PM

Marriott Downtown
1201 Market St.

Will stop at Sonesta
(1800 Market Street)
if passengers on bus

The Ritz-Carlton
10 Avenue of the Arts

7:45 AM

Huntsman Hall
38th and Walnut St

Sheraton Society Hill
1 Dock Street

8:00 AM

Huntsman Hall
38th and Walnut St

DEPARTURE LOCATION

TIMES

STOPS

FINAL DESTINATION

Marriott Downtown
1201 Market St.

8:00 AM
9:00 AM

Inn at Penn/Bookstore
36th & Walnut St
HUNTSMAN HALL
38th & Walnut St
Irvine Auditorium/Houston Hall
34th Street & Spruce St