Man, this weekend is going to be OFF THE CHAIN. Ever since we got that first Thanksgiving invite to sit at the grown-ups table, we have loved, loved, loved hanging with adults. And since Family Weekend starts today, they’re going to be everywhere! Walking around on Locust, taking their kids to Marathon, buying piles and piles of crap at the bookstore. So much fun! If that wasn’t awesome enough, Penn’s planned some sweet family activities. Check out the full schedule here and our picks for what you should hit up below.
Classes With Your Students
Friday, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Hey parents, everybody really wants you to do this. Your children won’t be embarrassed, their classmates won’t be weirded out, and the professors won’t recognize you from high school and act all awkward. None of that will happen, so yeah, totally sit in on lecture and make sure to answer lots of questions and laugh real loud at every last one of the professor’s jokes.
Greek Life 101: An Information Session
Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
Your parents want to know exactly how you freshmen are going to be hazed during pledging so they can send appropriate care packages this spring and they want to know which frats are the cool frats so they can take you there Saturday night. Do them a favor and take them to this info session so they can get answers to those important questions and also tell you about that one time they threw their pledges out the windows wrapped in pillows back in ’81 because you could still do that then, before people started getting soft.
Studying Like A Genius: How Leonardo Da Vinci Would Study at Penn
Saturday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Trick lecture! Dude would not need to study because he was a GENIUS. If he did go to Penn, his day would be like this: wake up, skip class, hit Hemos, design a flying machine, take a nap, do some Mona Lisa preliminary sketches during his mandatory hall meeting, go out with his boys and see if he could take a girl home just for being the inspiration for this guy.
Statistical Models for Evaluating Fielding in Major League Baseball
Friday, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Okay, no more joking: if you have ever wanted to meet a UTB editor, stop by this panel. You’ll know who to talk to because we will be sitting in the front row, smiling and wearing a big foam finger that says “sabermetrics.” Our hopes are high and the pressure is on, Shane Jensen, Assistant Professor of Statistics, so let’s make sure this goes more like Tinkers to Evers to Chance than Chuck Knoblauch circa 2001! Hahaha baseball stuff – don’t worry about it, guys.