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: Jonathan Ramos, Brandon Moore Charged For Deadly 5-Car Crash On Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
“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: Wells Fargo Center Allowing Fans Back Sunday As Philadelphia Eases COVID-19 Events Restrictions
“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.MORE NEWS: Retired Chester Firefighter Robert Sanford Placed On House Arrest For Alleged Role In Capitol Riot
For more on student events in Philadelphia log onto campusphilly.org.