Veterinary students may choose to spend the weekend bunking with UPenn vet students who volunteer their apartments. Please select this option at registration. Your housing assignment will be emailed to you upon registration and your host will contact you as soon as possible.

We understand that many Symposium participants will be traveling a great distance to attend. University City has many hotels to accommodate you.

The Inn at Penn
The Penn Tower Hotel
Best Western Center City Hotel

For an extended list of Center City hotels visit Off-Campus Living Hotels and Hotels Rates (Hotels near University of Pennsylvania).

A note on PARKING in Philadelphia

  • Street-parking near the Vet School is limited. Many streets are restricted to 2-hour parking only (without a special pass). Please park carefully as we do not want you to accumulate parking violations.
  • The University of Pennsylvania offers some VISITOR PARKING options (with hourly rates).
  • Please contact your hotel or host directly to ask more about parking.
  • Please visit Penn Parking for more parking info and MAP.

Visiting Philly

In addition to the Special Species Symposium we encourage you to make the most of your trip by visiting some of Philadelphia's many attractions! Commonly visited sites include South Street, Fairmount Park, Reading Terminal Market, Rittenhouse Square, Old City, Independence Mall, and those of University City and the University of Pennsylvania.

For more information about Philly, please review the following sites: HelloPhiladelphia.comGoPhila.com,
Trip AdvisorFrommer's Guide,
Philadelphia.com and Philly Visitor.

Please note, because space is limited, symposium Lecture registration is reserved for veterinary students, technicians, pre-veterinary students and veterinarians. The Wetlab registration is open to veterinary students only.

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