Parent & Family Weekend
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 12
Registration and Information
3-8 p.m., Bush Campus Center, Lobby
Pick up your welcome packet, including useful information about Penn College and the Williamsport community, as well as event listings and other special programs.
Enjoy dinner on your own on campus at Le Jeune Chef Restaurant (for reservations, call 570-320-CHEF) or in Williamsport. Visitor Guides are provided in the packet received at check-in.
Comedian Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger7 p.m., Klump Academic Center, Auditorium
Fresh off her stint entertaining on Disney Cruises, Lynn Trefzger is a ventriloquist/comedienne with a trunk full of zany characters that have accompanied her to stages throughout the country. She was recently featured in the film, “I’m No Dummy” a documentary about the history and legends of ventriloquism.
Lynn was named the Funniest Female Performer of the Year, by Campus Activities Magazine, as the result of votes by thousands of college students nationwide and in 2007 American Entertainment Magazine nominated her Funniest Female Performer of the Year!
Her vocal illusion talents were first brought to national audiences on TV’s popular “Star Search” and she has since performed with artists including Jeff Foxworthy, Ray Romano, Drew Carey, and Faith Hill. Her off-the-wall audience interplay is riotously funny, and her performances are tailored for both family and adult audiences. Lynn (and her many voices) has appeared on ABC, TNN, A&E, and Lifetime television.
Find out more about Lynn.
Performance is generally family-friendly, but may contain mild adult humor or innuendo.
Saturday, September 13
Registration and Information
9 a.m.-11 a.m., Campus Center, Information Desk
New arrivals: Pick up your welcome packet, including useful information about Penn College and the Williamsport community, as well as event listings and other special programs. After 11 a.m. registration information will be available at the Bush Campus Center Lobby.
10 a.m.-1 p.m.,
Capitol Eatery, Price TBA
Enjoy brunch with your family at the College’s newest dining hall. Served buffet style, enjoy an assortment of made-to-order breakfast items. Cash, check and credit card accepted. Student meal plans accepted.
Students vs. Faculty/Staff Sand Volleyball Game
Sand Volleyball Court, Free
Women's Soccer versus. SUNY-Morrisville
1 p.m., Athletic Field, Free
Men’s Soccer versus SUNY-Morrisville
3 p.m., Athletic Field, Free
Get to Know Penn College
Attend any of the following free activities and interact with Penn College faculty, staff, and students.
Mixology Demonstration & Tasting
noon-2 p.m., Campus Center, Penn's Inn
Sponsored by School of Business & Hospitality
Students from the School of Business & Hospitality, under the direction of Sommelier Neal Palmer, will amaze your taste buds with their exciting and unique non-alcoholic drinks. Sample the refreshments and receive a recipe book to enjoy the drinks at home, while supplies last. Light refreshments will be served.
Victorian House & Garden Tours
noon-5 p.m., Victorian House and Gardens
Tour the Victorian House with a Penn College Presidential Student Ambassador, and enjoy the beautifully landscaped Victorian House gardens.
Intramural Family Challenge
Athletic Field near the Field House
Games Include: washers, horseshoes and ladder golf! Stop by and challenge other families to a friendly competition. Ice cream will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Williamsport Growers’ Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Free
Check out the fresh produce and local food items available at the Williamsport Growers’ Market. Each vendor produces at least 80% of the products that they sell. Products in season include vegetables, fruits, meats, cheese, eggs, milk, artisan breads, baked goods, coffee, gourmet canned vegetables, locally produced oil, dog biscuits, soil, pottery, bags and covers, children's clothing, yarns and honey.
Directions from Penn College: From the main entrance, turn left on Maynard Street. Turn right at the light at Third Street. Drive approximately 1 mile and turn left on Hepburn Street. Drive ½ mile and the Grower’s Market will be on the right just before Little League Blvd. Parking is available at Hepburn Plaza.
Williamsport Historic Trolley Tour
10 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Free
Tours leave the Bush Campus Center every hour on the hour and at 15 and 30 minutes past the hour. The last tour departs at 4:15 p.m.
Spend part of your day touring Williamsport’s historic neighborhoods and the downtown area. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Trolleys are accessible to persons in wheelchairs. Seating is limited, so sign up for trolley tours in advance at the Bush Campus Center Information Desk after 5 p.m. on Friday.
Hiawatha River Boat Public Cruise
1, 2:30 & 4 p.m,
Hiawatha River Boat Cruise, Adults $7.50, Children ages 3-12 $3.50
Take a ride on Williamsport’s Paddlewheel Riverboat up the scenic Susquehanna River. Tickets for public cruises are available at the Hiawatha House located next to the docks inside the Susquehanna State Park. Also inside the Hiawatha House you will find ice cream, hot dogs, snacks, non alcoholic beverages, postcards and souvenirs. To purchase tickets in advance call (570) 326-2500.
Participants will need own transportation to Hiawatha docks. Directions are available at the Bush Campus Center Information Desk. For more information about the Hiawatha, visit www.ridehiawatha.com
Balloon Fest, Air Show and So Much More 2014
Presented by the Lycoming County Rotarty Clubs
Lycoming County Fair Grounds, Hughesville, PA
Balloon launch, tethered hot air balloon rides, food vendors, air shows and more occur at this annual Rotary Club tradition! Visit http://www.lcrotary.com/ for a schedule of events and admission fees.
Penn College 100th Birthday Picnic
PDC Lawn, Free
Come mingle with faculty at a family style barbecue. This is a great opportunity to meet your student’s instructors and learn more about Penn College. Students and their families can also enjoy free olde time photos and airbrush tattoos, while supplies last. Please register for the Family and Faculty Picnic in advance.
Rose Street Commons Courtyard, Free
Win prizes in this interactive event appropriate for the whole family.
Sunday, September 14
9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m., Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, Pre-registered participants only, Price: $10 per person (students & guests)
Enjoy the company of other parents and families as you close out your weekend. Student meal plans are NOT accepted for this meal. Students must also pay the $10 fee.
Women's Soccer versus
noon., Athletic Field, Free
Men’s Soccer versus Cazenovia
2 p.m., Athletic Field, Free
Penn College encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Disability Services at 570-320-5225, TTY: 570-321-5528, or fax 570-327-4501 in advance of your participation or visit.
Penn College operates on a nondiscriminatory basis.