Summer in Philadelphia

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Kylie McGovern, Editor 

Although many La Salle students will be leaving campus for the summer the week of May 7 following their finals, for those who stick around campus there are a lot of activities happening in the Philadelphia area this summer. Before summer begins, there are a few loose ends for students to tie.

Students must pick up all packages and mail before they leave on summer break. All packages and mail will be sent back to sender starting on June 1, 2023. The mailroom thanks everyone for their cooperation and wishes students a great summer. In addition, on-campus students need to begin the move-out process. Students must move out 24 hours after their last final exam, or by 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 (whichever comes first). If a student needs to stay beyond 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 they must submit a May Housing Extension Application which is available in the student portal. Extension applications are due May 8 and anything applications received after the deadline will be subject to a $50 late fee. In addition, Summer housing applications are available. Students living in on-campus housing will be staying in single rooms in St. Miguel Court townhouses between May 21 and August 3. More information about preparing to move-out will be provided by res-life staff via email, and distributed via flyers throughout the residence halls, townhouses and apartments.  

Once students complete finals and the move-out process they can enjoy a summer in the City of brotherly love. Students can enjoy events like the Wawa Welcome America event which is multicultural programming from June 19 until July 4. The Manayunk Arts Festival on June 24 and June 25 is a crafts, food and music festival in mainstreet in Manayunk’s main street. In addition, The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival will take place in Franklin Square from June 21 until Aug. 13. 

There will also be a variety of concepts in the area this summer. Dead & Company will perform at Citizens Bank Park for their final ever show in Philadelphia on June 15. Beyonce will be performing at Lincoln Financial Field on July 12. Citizens Bank Park will also host Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band on Wednesday, August 16 and Friday August 18.

The Philadelphia Phillies will be in season throughout the summer as well. The stadium district is accessible from La Salle via SEPTA. Students can take the Broad Street Line from Olney Transportation Center to the NRG station and walk from there to their summer concert or sports game. 

For students looking to explore something educational over the summer, Philadelphia offers several museums  that have student discounts. The Barnes Foundation, the National Constitution Center and Mütter Museum offer discounts, as well as many more listed by Campus Philly. Even though campus life slows down a bit in the summer, there are plenty of activities in the city that will keep life busy and culturally vibrant for students in the area. 

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