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The City of Philadelphia will host a parade to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles' first ever Super Bowl win on Thursday at 11 a.m., officials announced this morning. 

In an emailed statement, University spokesperson Stephen MacCarthy said the University "will be open for normal operations" during the parade. 

The office of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement this morning that the parade will "tentatively" start near Broad Street and Pattison Avenue before heading north towards the Philadelphia Museum of Art, reported Philly Voice

The School District of Philadelphia will be closed for the parade on Thursday, as will all Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in the city.

Some students said they were frustrated with the University's decisions to carry on operations as per normal. 

"I’m a little frustrated, but I don’t really blame them for not cancelling for a parade," said Wharton sophomore Elliot Bernstein. 

While early reports had said the parade was being planned for Wednesday, Kenney said in a radio interview early on Feb. 5 that the poor weather forecast for Wednesday shifted the city's plans. 

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