Making the Most of Move-In Madness

Back to School time and Move-In is here! Moving into college is a significant event in a student’s life, but also an activity for the entire family.
Make the most of the experience and spend some last-minute quality time together around your new home away from home before the semester begins!
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shop
Apparel
Books
Address

3601 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

With an extensive collection of books, apparel, accessories and specialty supplies, the Penn Bookstore is a must-visit when arriving on campus in the fall. Pick out some Penn attire so you and your loved ones can show off your Quaker pride, grab a new bag for getting around to classes or a new book to enjoy out on the Quad. And while you are there, visit the Starbucks on the second floor for a little caffeine boost to help with the unpacking.
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shop
Furniture
Specialty
Address

3661 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Hello World is a University City staple and a home design and lifestyle shop specializing in midcentury-modern furniture, décor, and gifts not easily found everywhere else. A stroll through their new Walnut Street location will always lead to new fun finds that are sure to make your apartment or college house room one of a kind, whether it is wall art from a local artist or a unique piece of cookware. It's easy to see why J, the owner and buyer, has been connecting the Philadelphia community to quality merchandise for 20 years.
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dine
Dine
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Address

3401 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

You work up an appetite moving all your stuff, so make sure you stay fueled with a trip to Franklin’s Table Food Hall for lunch. With several different food purveyors to choose from, you don’t even need to come to a consensus with your group on what type of food you all might want. One person can have pizza at Pitruco, another a falafel from Goldie and someone else some of High Street’s coffee and pastries. Enjoy every delicious option from some of the city’s most popular vendors, and fill up for all the unpacking still to come.
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shop
Apparel
Address

110 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Every student wants their college house room to shine, and Urban Outfitters has everything needed to set up the coolest room on the floor. Browse two full stories of unique clothes, decorations and furniture for your room or apartment. Whether you want some killer new bedding that is both stylish and comfortable or some eye-catching wall art, get creative and set up the room everyone wants to hang out in all year long.
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shop
Specialty
Lunch
Address

4001 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

No move-in is complete until your (mini) fridge is full of delicious food and drinks. ACME Markets offers a selection of quality products, in a store where customers can always rely on friendly service. The convenient University City location is your neighborhood grocer, featuring Acme's first-ever Sally the Robot make-your-own salad station as well as a variety of take-out options.  With a large selection of natural, organic, and local products, too, your room can always be stocked with the staples you need to thrive at student living. 
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dine
Dine
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Address

3611 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

After all the moving and unpacking is finished, it is time to celebrate and say your goodbyes over a delicious dinner. Louie Louie is a meal for the stomach and the eyes, with a French-bistro inspired menu and a colorful combination of art nouveau mixed with a seventies vibe. Located on the first floor of the Inn at Penn, Louie Louie offers the ambiance of a European café and the warmth of a family-owned and operated restaurant. With menu choices like duck breast and steak frites or a decadent crème brulee dessert, slide your crew into a comfy booth and reward yourself for a moving job well done!

University of Pennsylvania Bookstore

Hello World

Franklin's Table

Urban Outfitters

ACME Markets

Louie Louie Bistro & Bar