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.READ MORE: Garnet Valley Schools Superintendent Worries New Federal COVID-19 Testing Effort Could Disrupt Supplies
“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.READ MORE: Islanders Hand Flyers 8th Straight Loss
“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.
For more on student events in Philadelphia log onto campusphilly.org.MORE NEWS: 'This Turnout Is Amazing': Haddonfield Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day