Making the Most of Move-In Madness

Back to School time and Move-In is here! Moving into Penn is a significant event in a student’s life, but also an event for the entire family.
Make the most of the experience and spend some last-minute quality time as a family 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
Specialty
Address

3601 Walnut Street
2nd Floor of the Penn Bookstore
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Need a new computer or tablet for class? Maybe you want to get a new set of headphones or a wireless router? The Penn Computer Connection has all of your technology needs in one place. The store, located on the second floor of the Penn Bookstore, sells computers, hardware, software, accessories, and supplies—some of which can be purchased at an educational discount. Be sure to take advantage of their Computer Trade-In Program: bring in your older devices—laptops, smartphones, displays, tablets, and MP3 players, and get cash value credit towards a future Computer Connection purchase.

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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 six 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 sashimi thanks to DK Sushi. From a KQ Burger and fries to High Street’s coffee and pastries, enjoy every delicious option, and fill up for all the unpacking still to come.

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shop
Specialty
Address

3601 Walnut Street
2nd Floor of the Penn Bookstore
Philadelphia, PA 19104

You can’t send your family off without assuring them you will write. A visit to the PennCard Center will stock you up for the semester as a one-stop shop for stamps and other shipping supplies. You can also set up a PNC Bank account, have a passport photo taken in preparation for study abroad, or take advantage of the notary services offered.

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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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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 goodbye with 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. Slide into a comfy booth and reward yourself for a moving job well done with a duck breast and steak frites with a decadent Crème Brulee finale.

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