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Guest Information and Accomodations

Inaugural Schedule

The Inauguration will begin promptly at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013, and conclude no later than 3 p.m. An Inaugural Reception will be held immediately following the event.

Directions to Campus

University of the Sciences is conveniently located in the University City section of Philadelphia and near major roadways and mass transportation systems such as SEPTA, Amtrak, and Philadelphia International Airport.

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On- and off-campus parking will be available during the Inauguration. Parking is free. In the event you are directed to an off-campus location, a convenient shuttle bus will be provided.


Staying overnight? Homewood Suites is offering a discounted rate of $219 per room, per night for a King Suite that includes breakfast and reduced rate parking of $20 per day. In addition, a shuttle service is available to bring guests to campus. Rates will be honored until March 29, 2013. Mention Inauguration of Dr. Helen Giles-Gee at University of the Sciences when making a reservation.

Homewood Suites by Hilton—University City

4109 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 382-1111

Other hotels in the area include:

The Inn at Penn
3600 Samson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-0200

Sheraton University City Hotel
3549 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 387-8000

For information more information on hotels and/or restaurants and things to do while you are in Philadelphia visit www.visitphilly.com.

For ongoing updates and additional events throughout the week, visit this website. You may also call 215.596.7200 or e-mail inauguration@usciences.edu with any questions.

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