Dear Philadelphia Area,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Orientation will be Oct. 20 and 21 along Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill. There, people of all ages will be provided with all books and equipment you will need.
Watch as Hogwarts students go head to head in a Quidditch tournament, so make sure to wear your house’s robe and colors in support for your team.
Local muggles will supply butter beer and treats like delicious chocolate frogs to keep your energy up for spell casting and flying through the Tri-wizard straw maze. Their cooking abilities may have you thinking they’re witches and wizards like you.
Muggle chocolatier Maryellen Salamone of Made By Me Chocolates transforms housing placement from wearing a hat to eating a cake pop. Take a bite into the golden snitch-decorated treat and the color of your house will be revealed.
Parking for your brooms is available at multiple locations, but your professors suggest you take the Hogwarts Express, via SEPTA. Jefferson Station in Center City will be properly decorated for the occasion on Saturday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Travel on the Regional Rail to Chestnut Hill West and East and you will arrive at the final destination for all of your shopping needs: Hogsmeade. If you choose to fly, shuttles will take wizards to and from the parking lots.
Minerva McGonagall, Deputy Headmistress