Important Orientation Information for Families

While your student is attending orientation during Day One, we’ve planned a schedule of activities just for you. You will get tips to help on how students transition to university life, finance their education, information about their academic programs, and meet the staff at the University who will be working with your students over the next few years.

On Day Two, you have the option of visiting staff in some of the University’s key departments, including Financial Aid, Student Life, Dining Services, and Student Accounts, to name a few. The staff will be happy to answer any questions you or your students may have. In addition, there will be a Parents Panel at 1pm and a President's reception at 2:15pm. There you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with numerous faculty and staff members.

Family Accommodations

Students will be housed on campus for the overnight program. If you will be attending with your student, there are plenty of places to stay close by. Look below for a list, or visit or Look for a hotel near Center City, Rittenhouse Square, or University City, or see below. For fun things to do in the city, go to

Hotels and Other Accommodations

University City Area

Hotel Phone Address
Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast 215-387-6065 330 Baring Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Gables Bed & Breakfast 215-662-1918 4520 Chester Av. Philadelphia, PA 19104
Holiday Inn Express 215-735-9300 1305 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
Inn at Penn 215-222-0200 3600 Sansom St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
Penn Tower Hotel 215-387-8333 34th St & Civic Ctr Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sheraton University City Hotel 215-387-8000 S 36th St At Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

Philadelphia International Airport Area

Hotel Phone Address
Four Points By Sheraton


4101 Island Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153
Red Roof Inn 610-521-5090 49 Industrial Hwy, Essington, PA 19029


Thea Zunik, EdD, Director of Student Life


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495