This section, taken from the Student of Color Guide to the First Year provides suggestions of places to go and things to do. Other information about Philadelphia clubs, restaurants, etc. can be found on the University of Pennsylvania web site as well as various Philadelphia newspapers. The Philadelphia Weekly, the City Paper, and the Friday edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer are excellent sources of information on upcoming events in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.
Of particular interest to students of color are the media sources for entertainment which often reference upcoming events along with places for worship, ads for night clubs and hair care. Please also see our own descriptive list, which is by no means exhaustive, but has places to worship, radio stations and hair care establishments.
It is our hope that you’ll come to see and experience Philadelphia in a very positive way as we have.