Mark Your Calendars for Parents, Families & Alumni Weekend
September 29–October 1, 2023
Please join us for a fun-filled weekend at beautiful Behrend celebrating 75 years!
Parents, Families & Alumni Weekend is one of the highlights of the fall semester at Penn State Behrend, and we’re planning lots of fun activities for you and your family.
There is a lot to celebrate at Penn State Behrend: a beautiful campus; talented faculty who foster academic excellence; a wide variety of extracurricular activities; the opportunity to develop close, lasting friendships; and so much more. This year, you will also have the chance to tour the new Erie Hall and try your hand at pickleball!
Beloved Annual Events
- Free Family Picnic Lunch
- Family Carnival
- Midnight Bingo
- Berkey Creamery Ice Cream with the Chancellor
- Behrend Athletics Games
- Virtual/Augmented Reality Lab Drop-in Play
- Glenhill Farmhouse Historical Tour
- Yahn Planetarium Shows (seating is limited; first-come, first-served)
- Updates from the Chancellor
- Admissions Info Session
- 5K Run/Walk ($) (additional registration is required)
- Endowed Scholarship Celebration (for invited students and donors)
- All-Alumni Academic Schools Reception (hosted by each of our schools: Black School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, and School of Science, and the Behrend Alumni Society)
- Black Alumni Reception (hosted by Behrend Black Leadership Alumni Coalition – BBLAC)
- Behrend Alumni Awards Reception
- Behrend Alumni Wine Tour ($)
- Pioneer Alumni Celebration
Get the Complete Schedule
Click for a schedule of Parents, Families & Alumni Weekend events, or download the Experience Behrend mobile app, where it is updated instantaneously.
There are several hotels in the area, and many of them offer Behrend special event rates. Please visit our lodging page for more details.
For general parking information, view the Parking & Campus Map (PDF).
Registration is open for Parents, Families & Alumni Weekend.
Once registered, you will have the opportunity to also register for our special events, including the 5K Run/Walk ($), Alumni Wine Tour ($), Alumni Academic School Receptions, and the Black Alumni Reception.
Weekend registration is free, but it is required to attend any of the special events.
- Contact the Student Leadership and Involvement at 814-898-6171 or email [email protected].