Parents, Families & Alumni Weekend

Parents, Families & Alumni Weekend

Mark Your Calendars for Parents, Families & Alumni Weekend

October 14–16, 2022


We look forward to seeing you again.

Parents, Families & Alumni Weekend is one of the highlights of the fall semester at Penn State Behrend.

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 much more.

Check out our schedule of events.



Beloved Annual Events (following health and safety guidance)

  • Free Family Picnic Lunch
  • Family Carnival
  • Midnight Bingo (at earlier time)
  • Berkey Creamery Ice Cream with the Chancellor
  • Behrend Athletics Games
  • Glenhill Farmhouse Historical Tour
  • Yahn Planetarium Shows (additional registration required, seating is limited
  • Updates from the Chancellor
  • ​​​Admissions Info Sessions
  • Behrend Athletics 5K Run/Walk ($) (additional registration is required)

Alumni-Specific Events



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. To receive customized nametags, please register by October 1.

Register for the weekend

Once registered, you will have the opportunity to register for our special events, including the Yahn Planetarium Shows, Behrend Athletics 5K Run/Walk ($), Alumni Wine Tour ($), Alumni School Reunions, and the Black Alumni Dessert Reception.

Weekend registration is free, but it is required in order to attend any of the special events.

Already registered for the weekend, but forgot to register for the special events? Contact Kristen Comstock at [email protected].


  • Parents & students: Contact the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement at 814-898-6171.
  • Alumni: Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 814-898-6367.