The City of Brotherly Love

Exploring Philadelphia

Phil·a·del·phi·a (aka "Philly") -  from Greek φιλεω (phileo) "to love" and αδελφος (adelphos) "brother"

View the topics below for information that will help you live in and explore Philadelphia.

  • 6th largest city in the US

  • City population is roughly a little over 1.5 million people

  • Philly was once the nation's capital and is home to many historical places related to US independence

  • Philadelphia is located in eastern U.S.A.

  • Penn is located in West Philadelphia in the University City neighborhood

 

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  • English is the primary language, spoken everywhere

  • However, the city is very diverse and other languages and international communities can easily be found

  • The weather is cold during winter AND very hot in the summer

  • Winter (Dec - March): below 30°F (below -1°C)

  • Summer (June - Sept): 90°F (32°C) with high humidity

  • Warm clothing, coats and boots, are needed as early as November

  • Rainy weather can occur at anytime, but is most prevalent in spring (April-May)

Celsius to Fahrenheit Conversion Table

-20 °C -4.0 °F
-10 °C 14.0 °F
-9 °C 15.8 °F
-8 °C 17.6 °F
-7 °C 19.4 °F
-6 °C 21.2 °F
-5 °C 23.0 °F
-4 °C 24.8 °F
-3 °C 26.6 °F
-2 °C 28.4 °F
-1 °C 30.2 °F
0 °C 32.0 °F
1 °C 33.8 °F
2 °C 35.6 °F
3 °C 37.4 °F
4 °C 39.2 °F
5 °C 41.0 °F
6 °C 42.8 °F
7 °C 44.6 °F
8 °C 46.4 °F
9 °C 48.2 °F
10 °C 50.0 °F
20 °C 68.0 °F
21 °C 69.8 °F
30 °C 86.0 °F
37 °C 98.6 °F
40 °C 104.0 °F
50 °C 122.0 °F
  • In general, around town and in class, clothing is casual

  • Informal attire including jeans and t-shirts are acceptable for women and men

  • Clothing stores are easily accessible both near campus and around town

  • It may be helpful to bring your culture's traditional clothing for international celebrations, certain campus events as well as speaking engagements around the city