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Parent Handbook

Community Information

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Parent Handbook

New Student Programs
202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19382


Phone: (610) 436-3305
Email: orientation@wcupa.edu

Community Information

Restaurants

A wide variety of dining options are available for parents, students, and visitors. Fast food restaurants, traditional Philadelphia cheesesteaks and hoagies, candlelight gourmet dinners, and exotic fare can all be found in or near West Chester. Many popular eating spots are described in the Restaurant and Entertaining Guide available from the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau or call 610-719-1730.

Historical/Cultural Information

The University’s location in West Chester offers students many of the advantages of both the city and the countryside, with nearby attractions such as Independence Hall, Brandywine River Museum, Longwood Gardens, and Valley Forge National Park. Information about area attractions is also available.

Religious Life

The West Chester community has a number of churches and synagogues representing many religious denominations. Places of worship are included in the yellow pages of the West Chester phone book, and the local newspaper announces weekly services. A complete list of religious student organizations and local community denominations can be found in the Religious Life Directory located under Student Resources on the Student Affairs Division homepage.