Social 26

Where can I watch Game of Thrones for free tonight?

There are viewing parties in Rodin and in Stouffer Mayer (the dorm behind Harnwell)! Snacks included, it seems. :)

Wallowing Whale, April 14, 2019, 6:25PM

Opinion on senior societies?

I recently joined a senior society - there are a good amount at Penn! But, I wasn't super attached to getting in. I found myself naturally wanting to reach out to the people who were already in this senior society because I thought what they've done / worked on at Penn is so cool! I've talked to my junior friends about their thoughts on senior societies as well, and generally all of us feel like it's a great way to get to meet new people in your last year at Penn, but none of us put too much pressure on ourselves on getting in. It's been a bit of an ongoing struggle for me to "find my community" at Penn, so I'll say that I am quite happy that I got into this senior society :) I feel accepted here.

Wallowing Whale, April 14, 2019 6:20PM

What is Tabard??

An off-campus sorority

Petty Panda, April 14 2019 6:12 PM

How do Penn students travel to New York City? (accessibility, cost, frequency)

It's super easy – there's lots of bus lines that take you from Philly to NYC. Megabus (use the Unidays $5 off code), BoltBus, Peter Pan, Greyhound, etc. are all good options (but I'm personally bias against Megabus after they cancelled a bus after we waited in the rain for an hour). I think the earlier you book the cheaper, and it's usually $10-20, ~2.5 hrs one way? The buses are super frequent, just check online!

Chunky Chipmunk, April 14th 2019, 1:06 PM

How are introverts treated at Penn (it's the "social ivy") and what suggestions do you have for making friends at Penn?

There's plenty of ways to hang out with friends without being in huge groups or going out/partying/drinking. I'm an introvert myself and I love having time to myself to do what I enjoy, whether it be watching TV, cooking, or having a spa night with friends! Penn being a "social ivy" just means you have more options for those instances when you do want to go out, but you can meet plenty of people with tendencies like you through clubs, mutual friends, your major, or even randomly hitting people up you don't know well to coffee chat :) I met the bulk of my friends through clubs!

Chunky Chipmunk, April 12 2019 8:05PM

Where are all the good guys at Penn?

If this is asking what I think it's asking, then I'm wondering too. If you find any, lmk.

Perky Puffin, April 11 2019 6:47 PM

^ here

Rumbling Raccoon, April 11 2019 7:03 PM

What are some cool places to visit in Philly? To bring a visiting friend or family member.

Philly is a great city with a lot to offer. If you are looking for fun things to do during the day, I would recommend checking out Reading Terminal Market, the Delaware River waterfront, and Rail Park. There are also a lot of historical attractions - you can see the Liberty Bell,  tour Independence Hall (where the declaration of independence was signed and constitution created), or visit some museums on Benjamin Franklin parkway. If you want somewhere to go at night, I'd recommend One Liberty Observation Deck, a viewing point for the Philly skyline.

Pesky Penguin, April 10 2019, 8:55 am

How do I get involved with the Kelly Writers House?

There's lots of ways to get involved! I personally interned there in the summer through the CURF Humanities Internship Program, which was a great way to get immersed in the community for a couple months. During the year, KWH holds a lot of public events, from poetry readings to conversations with famous writers, which you can definitely attend. They also have work-study positions available for students. It's also just a nice space to chill and read at!

Laughing Llama, 4/8/19, 9:19 PM

Affordable things to do in Philly?

I personally love long walks on the Schuylkill. The Schuylkill River Walk is gorgeous and picturesque, and my favorite thing to do is walk to the Philadelphia Museum of Art--which is 'Pay as You Wish' every Wednesday and the first Sunday of the month. You can take the Walk down to Boathouse Row--which is simply lovely.

Closer to Penn, movies are $5 on Tuesdays, but I don't think it's that much more expensive on other days during the business week.

Finally, look into places with student discounts!

Perky Puffin, April 8 2019 8:32 PM

College Houses offer a lot of discounted events in the city as well. For example, Harrison College House goes to shows in the city just about every week for only a $1 copay! Other college houses have discounted sports game tickets, concert tickets and other events.

Trusty Turtle, April 9, 2019, 9:39 AM

Should I be involved in Greek Life? I'm a little hesitant / not sure if it's right for me.

When I got to Penn, I was also hesitant to become involved in Greek Life. I always thought Greek Life was very heteronormative and exclusive. When I got to Penn, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Greek Life was pretty accepting of all people and inclusive to those who wanted to give it a try.

In Freshman year, I joined a professional business fraternity because I wanted to be more exposed to a diverse group of individuals interested in business. I have absolutely loved this community and recommend rushing to my friends.

Only 25% of Penn students are a part of a Greek organization, so it definitely is not something you have to do; however, I'd say it's worth giving it a shot if you are looking for a new community.

Amazing Ant, April 8th 2019 3:25pm