By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia’s college students got a warm welcome Saturday afternoon as two blocks along the Ben Franklin Parkway were shut down for Campus Philly’s annual College Day.

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Campus Philly President Deborah Diamond (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

“We roll out the red carpet to the region’s 300,000 college students,” Campus Philly president Deborah Diamond said. “The goal is to introduce them to Philadelphia.  We have a neighborhood fair, an involvement fair, some great music, all the museums are free.”

Diamond says they want to make new students feel welcome in Philadelphia.

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“They get to feel that Philadelphia’s a college town and they meet each other and connect with each other.”

The event featured vendors, a live music stage, food and games.

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For more on student events in Philadelphia log onto campusphilly.org.