CAT sponsors Campus Philly

Frances Leaphart

The city of Philadelphia opened its doors to the students of the 80 colleges and universities in the local area in the annual Campus Philly event on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thousands of college students flocked to the streets of downtown Philly.

From 10 a.m.-5 p.m., students received free admission to 12 different museums, including the Franklin Institute and Eastern State Penitentiary.

Between 2 p.m.-7 p.m., students enjoyed a free festival, which included a free concert from The Cool Kids, Armor For Sleep and other artists.

There was also a motocross show.

Students also benefited from giveaways and contests.

CAT partnered with Campus Philly to help students get out and explore beyond the boundaries of Villanova’s campus.

“Campus Philly is a great way to bring all the schools together so that students can broaden their horizons and explore the city,” said Sara Parr, Best of Philly committee director for CAT. “Philadelphia is a wonderful city that is full of history, and students should really take advantage of it and get out and explore.”

In addition to all the entertainment, students took advantage of networking opportunities.

Many different companies talked to college students about jobs and internships.

Wired 96.5 FM and the CW were some among the companies that lined the parkway. was among the vendors, signing students up for its services.