Alumni Weekend 2022

Alumni Weekend 2022

Schedule of Events

Monday
May
9
Tuesday
May
10
Wednesday
May
11
Thursday
May
12
Friday
May
13
Saturday
May
14
Sunday
May
15

Virtual Sculpture Tour

Monday, May 9
12p.m. - 12:45p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Sponsored by: Penn Arts & Culture


Virtual Event
Please join Collections Manager & Assistant Curator, Lynn Smith Dolby of The Penn Art Collection on a virtual tour of highlights of Penn’s indoor sculpture collection.

Encore Presentation: Virtual Curator’s Tour of Penn’s Architectural Treasures: The Penn Museum

Monday, May 9
4p.m. - 5p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Sponsored by: Penn Arts & Culture


Virtual Event
One of the most loved (and visited) landmarks on the Penn Campus, the Penn Museum is the ultimate architectural “work in progress.” Begun in 1893, it is a building has never truly been completed. Join William Whitaker, Curator of Penn’s Architectural Archives, as he leads you through the remarkable everchanging story of this building, its inner workings, and engaging legacy. Originally presented Arts at Homecoming, 2021

Encore Presentation: How Trees Talk to Us

Tuesday, May 10
12p.m. - 1p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Sponsored by: Penn Arts & Culture and Morris Arboretum


Virtual Event
PEOPLE, PLANTS & PENN DISCUSSION SERIES
How Trees Speak to Us: The Human-Tree Connection Virtual Earth Day Panel 

Where would we be without trees? The human experience has forever been intertwined with the persistent presence of trees. Whether situated in a multispecies forest network or an urban neighborhood, trees are critical to our survival; they act as connectors to our past and improve the future quality of life for everyone on our planet. Because of our close, symbiotic relationship, trees and humans speak to each other in a language that permeates through our shared landscape. How do we as humans interpret and benefit from the language of trees? Join us during lunch for a lively moderated panel discussion that will offer unique perspectives on this fascinating topic from professionals in horticulture, environmental history, and Philadelphia urban forestry.

Moderator:
Bethany Wiggin, Associate Professor of German, Founding Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities; Graduate Groups in Comparative Literature and English

Panelists:
Jared Farmer, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
Bill Cullina, the F. Otto Haas Executive Director, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Michelle C. Kondo, Ph.D. Scientist, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, Philadelphia Field Station

Originally aired: April 22, 2022, 12 pm
Presented by Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Office

Encore Presentation: Shirin Neshat Artist Talk

Tuesday, May 10
4p.m. - 5p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Sponsored by: Penn Arts & Culture


Virtual Event
In this artist talk - part of the Susan T. Marx Distinguished Lecture Series and Perry World House's Global Lens cultural programming - Iranian-born artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat will provide a general introduction to her work in multiple media, with a focus on issues of race, gender, religion, and power. Neshat will also discuss her most recent film, Land of Dreams, which was completed in the summer of 2021 and premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Three of Neshat's works are featured in the Penn Art Collection. Two archival pigment prints, Sayed and Ghada (2013), were taken by Neshat in Egypt immediately following the Arab Spring, and are a gift to the University from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. The third piece, Ava (Masses) (2012) is an ink on silver gelatin photograph from her series The Book of Kings, which is on view at Perry World House and is a generous gift of Richard and Lisa Perry.

Originally presented March 15, 2022

Virtual Curator’s Tour of Penn’s Architectural Treasures: College Hall

Wednesday, May 11
12p.m. - 1p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Sponsored by: Penn Arts & Culture


Virtual Event
One of the most visible of Penn’s landmark buildings, College Hall was the first in a series of vividly green buildings that marked Penn’s move across the Schuylkill to West Philadelphia in 1874, as well as changing tastes in design. Join William Whitaker, Curator of Penn’s Architectural Archives, as he leads you through the nooks and crannies of this most well-known of Penn buildings from the President’s office to the Philomathean Society tucked under the mansard roof.

Encore Presentation: Virtual Curator’s Tour of Penn’s Architectural Treasures: Furness Library

Wednesday, May 11
4p.m. - 5p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Sponsored by: Penn Arts & Culture


Virtual Event
One of just two National Historic Landmarks on the Penn Campus, the Fisher Fine Arts Library by Furness, Evans & Company architects, is as much an expression of adventure as it is a great work of architecture. Forged out of the age of great machines, the Library continues to inspire as a place to study and learn. Join William Whitaker, curator of Penn’s Architectural Archives, as he leads you through the remarkable story of this building, it’s inner workings, and lasting legacy. Originally presented at Alumni Weekend, 2021

Virtual Gallery Hop

Thursday, May 12
12p.m. - 1:15p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Sponsored by: Penn Arts & Culture


Virtual Event
Join us for a virtual Gallery Hop to see intriguing exhibitions at four of Penn’s galleries!

We will start with the Arthur Ross Gallery, Then we’ll hear from the Architectural Archives for Building in China, move to the Penn Libraries Kamin Gallery, and finally end at ICA.

Featuring: Lynn Marsden-Atlass, University Curator and Executive Director, Arthur Ross Gallery; William Whitaker, Curator, Architectural Archives; David McKnight: Director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Penn Libraries: and Alex Klein, the Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE'60) Curator, ICA; Moderated by Sara Stewart, Associate Director Development & Marketing, Arthur Ross Gallery.

50th Reunion - Campus Shuttle Tour & Hill College House Mixer

Thursday, May 12
2p.m. - 7p.m. Eastern | Hill College House

Sponsored by: Classes of 1970, 1971 & 1972


2 PM – 4 PM It's "All Aboard" for the ONLY opportunity to tour the University's ever-expanding campus from the comfort of an air-conditioned Shuttle Bus. Hill College House is the departing & returning depot for this overview of both the old & new Penn!

4 PM – 5 PM Walk over the "moat" and into the stunning Atrium of Hill, now completely renovated with elevators and A/C, and the memories will flood back! See how the old "Study Pit" space has been transformed to meet the needs of today's undergrads and trade stories about living in those small rooms.

5 PM – 7 PM Mingle with the other 50th Reunion Classes of '70, '71 & '72 over wine, beer and "Taste of Philly" foods with live music. Dress casual...skirts no longer required for dinner! Renew acquaintances and then stroll over to Sansom Street to see how it's been transformed into a pedestrian outdoor food/bar experience.

Registration for this event has closed. 

Class of 71 Dedication of Lactation Suite in Huntsman Hall to Honor the Memory of Dr. Miriam Labbok,

Friday, May 13
11a.m. - 12p.m. Eastern | Huntsman Hall, 1st Floor (Lactation Suite G27)

Sponsored by: Class of 1971


We will be dedicating the state-of-the-art lactation suite on the first floor of Huntsman Hall, 38th and Walnut Streets, in loving memory of Dr. Miriam Labbok, who had served as President of the College for Women, Class of 71. Miriam was a visionary leader, teacher, and researcher in the field of public health, and a renowned advocate for improving the lives of women and children. She has been recognized and celebrated both nationally and internationally, particularly for her work concerning breastfeeding and lactation support for mothers. 

Speakers at the dedication include:
Dr. Susan Wenger Robbins, CW’71 Co Chair- Miriam Labbok Project Sub committee, Ellen Marder Pries, CW’71, President Class of ’71, MJ Territo, CW’71, Dr. Ellen Weber, Diane Spatz, Professor of Perinatal Nursing and Nutrition, Penn School of Nursing; and,  Abigail Watson, Director of Donor Relations, Wharton School.
*Tours of the lactation suite will be given after the program. 

Student Campus Tour 1

Friday, May 13
11a.m. - 12:30p.m. Eastern | TBD

Sponsored by: Alumni Relations


Join current Penn students for a tour of Penn’s campus! Learn more about the Penn of today and hear about the student experience. 

This event is sold out. To be added to a waitlist please email reunion@ben.dev.upenn.edu

Connecting with Digital Health: Investing in the Future of Health Care Delivery

Friday, May 13
12p.m. - 1p.m. Eastern | Houston Hall, Class of 1949 Auditorium (2nd Floor)

Sponsored by: Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics


The pandemic has sparked a renewed and sustained focus on digital health to improve health care delivery. It has also prompted significant investments in digital health technologies and innovations. This panel will review the effectiveness of using digital technologies to connect patients and communities to health care and will discuss its impact on home care, emergency services, care for vulnerable populations, and health care coverage.

Speakers:
Srinath Adusumalli, MD, MSc, FACC
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Krisda Chaiyachati, MD, MSHP
Physician Lead, Value-Based Care and Innovation, Verily Health Platforms
George Demiris, PhD, FACMI
Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, Biobehavioral Health Sciences, Penn Nursing
Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, Epidemiology and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine
Sally Poblete, MBA
Vice President, Health Services, Circulo Health 

Moderator:
David Grande, MD, MPA
Director of Policy, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Associate Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Ben Talks - U.S. Democracy: In Crisis, at a Crossroads, or the New Normal? (In-Person)

Friday, May 13
12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m. Eastern | ARCH, 208 Auditorium

Sponsored by: Penn Arts & Sciences


A global pandemic, unprecedented political polarization, battles over voting rights and racial justice. These circumstances have led many of us to think more deeply about the glue that holds us together as a society. Join faculty from Penn Arts & Sciences as they examine the state of American democracy in this special Alumni Weekend edition of the School’s famous Ben Talks series.

Panelists:

Nancy Cordes, C'95, Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News 
Marc Meredith, Associate Professor of Political Science
Stephanie Perry, Executive Director of the Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES) and the Fox Leadership Program

Click HERE for more information on our panelists. 

For information about this event, email events@sas.upenn.edu

Registration for this event has closed. Please register for the Virtual event if interested.

Ben Talks - U.S. Democracy: In Crisis, at a Crossroads, or the New Normal? (Virtual)

Friday, May 13
12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Sponsored by: Penn Arts & Sciences


Virtual Event

A global pandemic, unprecedented political polarization, battles over voting rights and racial justice. These circumstances have led many of us to think more deeply about the glue that holds us together as a society. Join faculty from Penn Arts & Sciences as they examine the state of American democracy in this special Alumni Weekend edition of the School’s famous Ben Talks series.

Panelists:

Nancy Cordes, C'95, Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News 
Marc Meredith, Associate Professor of Political Science
Stephanie Perry, Executive Director of the Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES) and the Fox Leadership Program

Click HERE for more information on our panelists. 

For information about this event, email events@sas.upenn.edu

50th Reunion Campus Walking tour

Friday, May 13
12:30p.m. - 1:45p.m. Eastern | The ARCH (TBD)


Student guides will give campus tours designed for the 50th Reunion class ending at the Penn Museum in time for the afternoon programs right there at Harrison Auditorium.    

Live and In Person: Sculpture Tour

Friday, May 13
1p.m. - 2p.m. Eastern | Meet at the Button

Sponsored by: Penn Arts & Culture


Please join Collections Manager & Assistant Curator, Lynn Smith Dolby of The Penn Art Collection on a virtual tour of highlights of Penn’s outdoor sculpture. The sculpture on campus represents a broad range of styles and periods – from the 19th century to contemporary – this renowned group of sculptures is installed throughout campus. Please wear comfortable shoes. Registration is limited.

*The event has sold out. To be added to the waitlist for this event, please contact sraman@upenn.edu

Live and In Person: New Buildings and Landscape Design

Friday, May 13
2p.m. - 3p.m. Eastern | Facilities and Real Estate Building (enter from Walnut St Upper Level, take elevator down)

Sponsored by: Penn Arts & Culture


Join University Architect Mark Kocent C'82, GCP'91, GFA'91 for a virtual tour of Penn’s newest buildings, followed by live Q and A. Experience the FRES space where Penn’s architectural dreams become reality!

Penn Libraries Presents: Marilyn Monroe: Andy Warhol's Muse

Friday, May 13
2p.m. - 3p.m. Eastern | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, Lobby

Sponsored by: Penn Libraries


In 2009, Gregory McCoy, a New Jersey native and devoted Andy Warhol Collector, discovered on a Swedish rare book dealer’s website a listing for a unknown Marilyn Monroe screen print. Was it an Andy Warhol original? The Libraries explores this question, and spotlights Warhol’s most famous muse: Marilyn Monroe. Join Libraries curator David McKnight as he takes you through highlights devoted to Andy Warhol’s famous 1965 ICA retrospective exhibition, “Marilyn Monroe: From Stage to Silkscreen”, and gives you a sneak preview of the show-stopping exhibition in Goldstein Gallery titled “Out of Sight: A Collector, A Discovery and Andy Warhol.”

“Time After Time” 50 Years of Rock and Roll

Friday, May 13
2p.m. - 3:15p.m. Eastern | Penn Museum, Harrison Auditorium (Enter through 33rd Street)

Sponsored by: Class of 1972


From legendary Penn campus band Wax to The Hooters, musician/songwriter and Grammy nominee Rob Hyman C’72, reflects on 50+ years of making rock and roll, in conversation with Jonathan Takiff C’68, longtime entertainment reporter/critic for the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer and a recent updater of all things Hooters for The Pennsylvania Gazette. The Class of 1972 celebrating its 50th Reunion invites us to eavesdrop on the best of times and enjoy memories, music, and iconic photos.  (Program note: Dan Reed, WXPN, is under Covid quarantine and regrets that he is unable to participate. We wish Dan a speedy recovery!) Click HERE to read Rob and Jon's bios.

Student Campus Tour 2

Friday, May 13
3p.m. - 4p.m. Eastern | TBD

Sponsored by: Alumni Relations


Join current Penn students for a tour of Penn’s campus! Learn more about the Penn of today and hear about the student experience.

This event is sold out. To be added to a waitlist please email reunion@ben.dev.upenn.edu.

The Future of mRNA at Penn Medicine (In-Person)

Friday, May 13
3p.m. - 4:15p.m. Eastern | Law Auditorium, Jordan Medical Education Center (5th Floor)

Sponsored by: Perelman School of Medicine


The promise of using mRNA to instruct our cells on how to fight disease has tantalized researchers for decades. It was a discovery at Penn that is enabling mRNA to deliver on that promise — and the COVID-19 vaccines are just the beginning. Hear what’s next from faculty working at the next frontier of this world-changing technology.

This event has SOLD OUT.
If interested, please register for the virtual version of this event. 

The Future of mRNA at Penn Medicine (Virtual)

Friday, May 13
3p.m. - 4:15p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Sponsored by: Perelman School of Medicine


Virtual Event

The promise of using mRNA to instruct our cells on how to fight disease has tantalized researchers for decades. It was a discovery at Penn that is enabling mRNA to deliver on that promise — and the COVID-19 vaccines are just the beginning. Hear what’s next from faculty working at the next frontier of this world-changing technology.

“The Way We Were” Campus Life and the Penn Experience

Friday, May 13
3p.m. - 4:30p.m. Eastern | Pen Museum, Harrison Auditorium (Enter through 33rd Street)

Sponsored by: Class of 1970


The Class of 1970 welcomes all, especially the 50th Reunion Classes of 1971 & 1972 and the 55th Reunion Classes of 1965, 1966 & 1967!

"The Way We Were": a lively and interactive look back at campus life and our experiences when we arrived at Penn in 1966 with our sports jackets, tassel loafers, circle pins and Pappagallos (before the Age of Aquarius). The program will open with a short, narrated slideshow of how we, and Penn, changed in our transformative years.  Then a panel of 1970 classmates (Tim Carson, W’70, Don Maynard, CHE’70, Ira Harkavy, C’70, GR’79, Toni Schmiegelow, CW’70, Helen Frame Peters, CW’70, G’74, GR79 and Judy Nemez Vredenburgh, CW’70) will focus on who they were when we arrived on campus in 1966 and how things changed over those tumultuous years. Audience participation of favorite memories or questions will be encouraged! For those alumni who want to enjoy nostalgic camaraderie and those younger alumni curious about Penn in the 60's. (Panel and Moderators and announced next month.) This program will flow right into 1970"s signature "Drinks with the Sphinx" event. Sponsored by the Class of 1970.

"Managing Your Career in 2022"

Friday, May 13
3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. Eastern | Houston Hall, Class of '49 Auditorium

Sponsored by: Class of 1997 and Penn Alumni Education & Career Networking.


The world of work has changed. We hear a lot about the Great Resignation, but is it actually a good time to look for a new job? Are you seeking advancement, a career change, or looking ahead to engagement post-retirement? Wondering how you can determine the next best step and how to set yourself up for success? Join us for an interactive Q&A session with Penn GSE’s Charles Jacob and Career Services’ Barbara Hewitt to answer these questions and learn about career-related services and resources available for alumni. 

This event is open to all alumni.

The Evolving Nexus of Climate Science, Politics, and Activism

Friday, May 13
3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. Eastern | Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor

Sponsored by: Classes of 1985, 1986, 1987 & Alumni Education


The science and evidence base for climate change has evolved tremendously since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its first report thirty years ago. Yet accompanying political action has—with a few exceptions—rarely matched the seriousness of the risks involved. The tendency to put off difficult adjustments by discounting away the future benefits of early action has plagued the multilateral climate regime as well as many efforts at the level of firms, communities and nation-states. More recently, youth climate activism, such as that pioneered by 17-year old Greta Thunberg from Sweden, has renewed pressure on politicians and businesses to act by bringing into sharp focus the intergenerational injustice arising from significant potential future costs.

In this seminar, led by Michael Weisberg, Perry World House Penn Faculty Fellow and Professor and Chair of Philosophy, School of Arts & Sciences; and Francis X. Johnson, PhD- EE’85, Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute; and Vyshnavi Kosigi Shroff, a senior studying Environmental Studies and co-director of the inaugural and second annual Climate Weeks at Penn, we'll consider the complicated nexus of science, politics and activism and discuss the barriers and enablers to more ambitious science-based and/or equitable climate policies that might be implemented in the U.S. and globally.

This event is open to all alumni.

Class of 1992 - Tour of Penn Park Farm & Orchard

Friday, May 13
4p.m. - 5p.m. Eastern | Penn Park Farm

Sponsored by: Class of 1992 & Penn Alumni Education


(formerly 30th Reunion Panel)
Join us for a guided tour of Penn’s first campus urban farm! Established in the fall of 2020 and located in Penn Park, the farm utilizes sustainable growing practices to support educational programs and provide fresh produce to Penn students experiencing food insecurity.   The Penn Food and Wellness Collaborative invites you to stay after the tour for a happy hour and open house to learn about its many partnerships, including the Philadelphia Orchard Project, with whom the 30th Reunion is working for its service project. This event is co-sponsored by the Class of 1992 and Penn Alumni Education.

Meet at The Button at 3:30 PM to walk over to Penn Park Farm & Orchard (or meet directly at Penn Park Farm at 4:00 PM). 

Please note the tour may last up to one hour without a place for seated breaks; terrain is uneven and overall good mobility is required for participation.   

Live and In Person: Gallery Hop

Friday, May 13
4p.m. - 6p.m. Eastern | Meet at Arthur Ross Gallery

Sponsored by: Penn Arts & Culture


Join us for the annual Gallery Hop to see intriguing exhibitions at four of Penn’s galleries!

We will start with the Arthur Ross Gallery, then we’ll head to the Architectural Archives, onto the Penn Libraries Kamin Gallery, and finally end at ICA.

We will hear from experts at each gallery. Registration is limited and please wear comfortable shoes.

*The event has sold out

60th Reunion Class Photo with Ben on the Bench

Friday, May 13
4:30p.m. - 5:30p.m. Eastern | Ben on the Bench (37th & Locust Walk)

Sponsored by: Class of 1962, together with Class of 1960 &1961


We will have a photographer available to take our Class photo and individual photos with Ben on the Bench.

PennGALA Alumni Weekend Mixer

Friday, May 13
4:30p.m. - 6p.m. Eastern | The LGBT Center, The Goodhand Room

Sponsored by: Penn Spectrum Programs


Check in at the LGBT Center when you arrive to campus! Fellowship with students from across the years and see what’s new at the Center. Hosted by Dr. Erin Cross. Refreshments will be served. 

A Celebration of Stuart Weitzman Plaza

Friday, May 13
5p.m. - 6:30p.m. Eastern | Stuart Weitzman Plaza

Sponsored by: Weitzman School of Design - Office of Development and Alumni Relations


About the Stuart Weitzman Plaza:

In 2020, based on a design by Professor of Practice Emeritus Laurie Olin and a team at OLIN that included Richard Newton (MLA'91), Jessica M. Henson, (MLA’10), Anneliza Kaufer (MLA’14), and Moya Sun (MLA’17), the public commons that connects Fisher Fine Arts Library and Meyerson Hall was transformed to create an expansive gathering place and welcoming gateway to central campus. 

Today, Stuart Weitzman Plaza signals the aspirations of the School’s faculty, students, and alumni to bring people together through great design. The Stuart Weitzman Plaza reinvigorates the setting of the School of Design to play a unique role in the life of the School and campus. Reshaping space at this key nexus of campus pedestrian circulation brings together the Fisher Fine Arts Library, the Graduate Fine Arts Program in Morgan Hall, the Architectural Archives and Meyerson Hall in new ways as a place where human connections are made, ideas hatched, and where people can connect with nature and the campus. Registration required.

Newman Alumni and Senior Happy Hour

Friday, May 13
5p.m. - 7p.m. Eastern | Penn Catholic Newman Center

Sponsored by: Penn Catholic Newman Center


Join us for an evening beer garden and happy hour at the Newman Center! All alumni are welcome, and our current Newman seniors will join for mingling, snacks, and fun.

50th & 55th - "Drinks with the Sphinx" Tour & Welcome Reception

Friday, May 13
5p.m. - 8p.m. Eastern | Penn Museum, Sphinx Gallery & Warden Garden

Sponsored by: Class of 1970, together with Classes of '65, '66 & '67


5 PM - 6 PM - Enjoy a self-guided tour of new Sphinx Gallery and Middle East Galleries - don’t miss this opportunity to see the newly located Sphinx, and the 1,200 + artifacts now on display in the new Middle East Galleries - one of the world’s most significant collections!

6 PM - 8 PM - Greet, mix & mingle with our 50th and 55th Reunions classmates. Dress is Informal for this Kick-Off gathering! A catered feast of Passed Small Bites, Cocktail Dinner Stations, Wine & Beer Service and Dessert & Coffee Bar will center around the Reflecting Pool (weather permitting). The Penn Glee Club will invite former Glee Club and Pennsyngers to lead us in song! Penn Museum will remain open to tour the exhibits during the event.

65th Reunion Party

Friday, May 13
6p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | Inn at Penn (The Living Room)

Sponsored by: Class of 1957, together with Class of 1955 &1956


We will gather for a cocktail hour in the Library from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM with Class of 1955, 1956 and 1957, followed by dinner with the 60th and 65th Reunions in the Ballroom from 7:00PM - 9:00 PM. We will have reserved tables for each Class at the dinner. The Inn at Penn offers easy valet parking as well as an accessible entrance on 3600 Sansom Street. Guests are welcome to join!

Class of 1972 “The Last Chorus Line"

Friday, May 13
6p.m. - 9:30p.m. Eastern | Mask & Wig Club

Sponsored by: Class of 1972


The oldest all male college musical comedy troupe is officially going coed in the fall of 2022.  Since we were the class which ended outdated practices such as parietals and coats and ties at dinner in Houston Hall, what better place could there be for a cocktail party featuring photo ops, open bar, pick-up fare, and a brief performance by Mask and Wig itself.     

Class of 1971 - 50th Reunion Gala Celebration

Friday, May 13
6p.m. - 11p.m. Eastern | Union League of Philadelphia

Sponsored by: Class of 1971


Bask in the glow of our collective memories as we all join together for a fabulous celebration at this renowned, historic venue! Let’s dress up & Drink a Highball as we enjoy a special evening featuring Premium Open Bar all night, Cocktail Hour Hors d’oeuvres, 3-Course Seated Gourmet Dinner with Wine Service, Entertainment, Music, Dancing, Surprises & Fun. Festive Dress Code: Jacket (tie optional) for men, Cocktail Wear for women.

60th Reunion Party

Friday, May 13
6:30p.m. - 10:30p.m. Eastern | Inn at Penn

Sponsored by: Class of 1962, together with Class of 1960 & 1961


Our 60th celebration will include Classes 1960, 1961 and 1962. We will host a separate cocktail hour for each class from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, followed by a combined class dinner, from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM, seated by class. The Inn at Penn offers easy valet parking as well as an accessible entrance on 3600 Sansom Street. 

Class of 1982 - Under the Stars Party

Friday, May 13
7p.m. - 10p.m. Eastern | City Tap House (above The Radian)

Sponsored by: Class of 1982


Begin the weekend's festivities hanging out with just our class (and friends) in this great outdoor space with plenty of food and drink to raise a glass with to us! Timing set so that those coming in from out of town can make it with ease.

25th Reunion at Franklin Fest

Friday, May 13
7p.m. - 11p.m. Eastern | College Green

Sponsored by: Class of 1995, 1996 & 1997


Begin the weekend's festivities at Franklin Fest on College Green, featuring food, open bar, music, and exclusive 25th Reunion tents.

35th Reunion Party

Friday, May 13
7p.m. - 11p.m. Eastern | Penn Commons (between College Hall and Houston Hall)

Sponsored by: Class of 1985, 1986 & 1987


Let's Go Crazy and relive those Glory Days as we Drink a Highball at nightfall Friday! This may be the closest we get to recreating Spring Fling, as we join our '85 & '86 pals for a huge bash featuring Philly foods, festive drinks (open bar!), awesome '80's hits. It's time to toast dear old Ben and treasured college friends!  

Enter tent from in front of Claudia Cohen Hall (West entrance).

FranklinFest: All-Alumni Party & yPenn Dance Party

Friday, May 13 - Saturday, May 14 | College Green

Sponsored by: Alumni Relations


Begin the weekend's festivities at FranklinFest on College Green, featuring food, drink, and music. This event runs from 7:00 PM - midnight, with the yPenn Dance Party starting at 9 PM with good jams and good vibes. 

Penn Hillel Shabbat Dinner

Friday, May 13
8p.m. - 11p.m. Eastern | Penn Hillel

Sponsored by: Penn Hillel


Please join us for Shabbat dinner following services. $20 per person. Go to pennhillel.org after March 25 to make reservations.

30th Reunion Remix

Friday, May 13 - Saturday, May 14 | World Café Live

Sponsored by: Class of 1990, 1991 & 1992


Join your friends and classmates from 1990, 1991 and 1992 at our joint 30th Reunion kicks off with our "Reunion Remix" party at World Cafe Live! We'll enjoy drinks and light bites to the sounds of Penn's own DJ Sean Diaz. Stop off at College Green for Franklin Fest beforehand, or come straight to the first party of the weekend. Either way, you do not want to miss seeing everyone live and in person! 

*This event is SOLD OUT. Event is at capacity and pre-registration is required to attend.  


Alumni Warmup Workout

Saturday, May 14
7a.m. - 11a.m. Eastern | Shoemaker Green, Smith Walk

Sponsored by: Campus Recreation


Start your Saturday off strong with a morning workout!! Campus Recreation will host a workout for all fitness levels to get your mind and body ready for the day. Directly following the workout, join your fellow alumni for light snacks before heading to your next event. 

For more information about this event or Campus Rec, contact us at 215.898.6100 or DRIA-pennrec@pobox.upenn.edu

Breakfast at Penn Museum

Saturday, May 14
8:30a.m. - 10a.m. Eastern | Penn Museum, Harrison Garden

Sponsored by: Class of 1972 as a Special Event for the 50th, 55th, 60th, 65 & 70th Reunion Classes


Start Alumni Day back on campus with a Continental Breakfast Buffet until 10 AM, followed by a fascinating lecture by Richard Clarke.

Penn Alumni Board Spring Meeting

Saturday, May 14
9a.m. - 10a.m. Eastern | Admissions Visitor Center, Claudia Cohen Hall, Ground Floor

Sponsored by: Alumni Relations


Join us for breakfast and the Spring Penn Alumni Board Meeting! The agenda includes some important Board business as well as a report called "Get To Know Penn Alumni Relations" with updates from all Penn Alumni Staff Directors describing their work and how you can get involved. *Registration required.

55th Reunion Women's Brunch Breakfast

Saturday, May 14
9a.m. - 10:30a.m. Eastern | Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room (2nd Floor)

Sponsored by: Class of 1967, together with Class of 1965 &1966


This event is for the women celebrating their 55th Reunions. This will be a fabulous repeat of one of the most beloved events of our 50th Reunion.

2022 Weitzman School Year End Show

Saturday, May 14 - Tuesday, May 31 | Meyerson Hall

Sponsored by: The Weitzman School Office of Communications


Presented annually, the Weitzman Year End Show brings together work by graduating students across the Weitzman School of Design to capture new directions in architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, and the fine arts. The 2022 exhibition will include an online gallery in conjunction with the in-person exhibition and offers a deep dive into the individual agendas of emerging designers, planners, preservationists, and historians, with statements of intent from participating graduates. Individual thesis projects in architecture, planning, and preservation are presented alongside collaborative studio-based works. The exhibition will go live on Saturday, May 14.

Combating Health Misinformation

Saturday, May 14
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. Eastern | Claire M. Fagin Hall - Ann L. Roy Auditorium

Sponsored by: Penn Nursing


On July 15, 2021, the U.S. Surgeon General issued an urgent plea for all Americans to take part in slowing a serious threat to public health. He wasn’t talking about the COVID-19 pandemic but rather the harmful effects on personal and public health caused by the info-demic – the creation and spread of an excessive amount of unreliable and false health information.

Join Dean Antonia Villarruel as she leads a panel discussion on the power of misinformation in the modern age and how nurses play a key role in combatting this issue.

Panelists include:
Dolores Albarracín, PhD, Alexandra Heyman Nash Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor
Richard James, MSLIS, Penn Libraries Nursing Liaison
Shoshana Aronowitz, PhD, MSHP, FNP-BC, GR’19, GR’21, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Health

Penn Arts & Sciences 60-Second Slam

Saturday, May 14
9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m. Eastern | Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge

Sponsored by: Penn Arts & Sciences


Join us for breakfast and an hour-long roundup of our famous 60-Second Lectures. The live lectures, given by Penn Arts and Sciences’ foremost faculty, students, and alumni, prove that a world of knowledge can be condensed into just one minute. Vote for your favorite lecture and see who walks away with the grand prize. Email events@sas.upenn.edu for more information.

Registration for this event has closed. Watch the livestream on Twitter and Facebook @pennsas. 

Medical Education for Today's Students (In Person)

Saturday, May 14
9:30a.m. - 11:15a.m. Eastern | Law Auditorium, Jordan Medical Education Center (5th Floor)

Sponsored by: Perelman School of Medicine


The Perelman School of Medicine’s groundbreaking curriculum is integrated, innovative, and individualized for today’s medical students. In this session you will gain an insider’s view into the way our students are learning, from pre-clerkship to post-clerkship, MD+ programs, and the use of simulation and ultrasound technology.

Medical Education for Today's Students (Virtual)

Saturday, May 14
9:30a.m. - 11:15a.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Sponsored by: Perelman School of Medicine


Virtual Event

The Perelman School of Medicine’s groundbreaking curriculum is integrated, innovative, and individualized for today’s medical students. In this session you will gain an insider’s view into the way our students are learning, from pre-clerkship to post-clerkship, MD+ programs, and the use of simulation and ultrasound technology.

15th Reunion Penn Talks

Saturday, May 14
9:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. Eastern | Houston Hall, Class of 1949 Auditorium (2nd floor)

Sponsored by: Class of 2007, together with 2005 & 2006


Building on our 10th Reunion, we are focused on encouraging connectivity, ensuring our reunion is fun and enriching. Included in this event will be a panel moderated by our classmate and best selling author Erica Dhawan, W'07, Brett Thalmann, W'07, the Executive Director, Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, Lola Bakare, C’06, an expert marketing strategist at be/co, and Lesley Horton Campbell, C'05 General Counsel at Innovation Commerce Serving Communities and together, we’ll have an engaging discussion and explore unique paths to making an impact. Other panelists will be added in the near future.

Open to the 15th Reunion classes.

America and the World in ’72 and ’22, with Richard A. Clarke C’72

Saturday, May 14
10a.m. - 11a.m. Eastern | Penn Museum, Harrison Auditorium (Enter through Harrison Garden on 33rd Street)

Sponsored by: Class of 1972


Richard Dick Clarke will discuss the most important changes in our country and the world since his class graduated Penn. Dick served 30 years in national security positions in the federal government, including in the Pentagon, State Department (Assistant Secretary of State), Intelligence Community, and White House National Security Council. During his unprecedented 10 consecutive years in the White House with three presidents, he was the first national “Counter-terrorism Czar”, the first “Cyber Czar,” and the national crisis manager on 9-11.

Since leaving government, Dick has published ten books (five fiction, five non-fiction), including a national #1 best seller; taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School for five years; served as an on-air commentator with ABC News for fifteen years; and as CEO of a cyber security consulting firm for seventeen years. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Middle East Institute (mei.edu). 

Gabriel Donnay, C’12 Memorial Studio Open House

Saturday, May 14
10a.m. - 11a.m. Eastern | Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, Class of 1994 Studio Lounge

Sponsored by: Annenberg Center for Performing Arts


Join us for a cup of coffee and conversation with classmates, and see the site of the future Gabriel Donnay, C’12 Memorial Recording Studio. Sponsored by Penn Live Arts for the 10th Reunion.

Live and In Person: Great Buildings: Penn’s Architectural Masterpieces

Saturday, May 14
10a.m. - 11:30a.m. Eastern | Meet on College Hall steps

Sponsored by: Penn Arts & Culture


Join William Whitaker, Curator of the Architectural Archives, as he leads us on a tour of the architectural masterworks on Penn's campus. This tour will focus on the buildings created for Penn during its first century-and-a-half in West Philadelphia, starting in the 1870’s including the Penn Museum, the Furness Building and College Hall, Louis Kahn’s world-famous Richards Medical Research Building, several projects by Venturi Scott Brown, and Skirkanich Hall, designed by Williams and Tsien, the architects of the new Barnes Foundation.

Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for extensive walking. Pre-registration is required.

*The event has sold out. To be added to the waitlist for this event, please contact sraman@upenn.edu

Fagin Hall Tours

Saturday, May 14
10:30a.m. - 11a.m. Eastern | Claire M. Fagin Hall - Ware Lobby

Sponsored by: Penn Nursing


Join Penn Nursing for a tour of Fagin Hall to see what has changed since you were last on campus. Highlights include the SIM Labs, the Art Installation in the Ware Lobby and much more! Spaces for tours are limited.

This event is SOLD OUT.

Community Service Project

Saturday, May 14
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. Eastern |

Sponsored by: Classes of ‘95, ‘96, and ‘97 and the Netter Center


Join the Classes of ‘95, ‘96, and ‘97 in making care packages for West Philadelphia children and families in need, supported by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. All welcome to stop by!

State of the University Address

Saturday, May 14
10:45a.m. - 11:30a.m. Eastern | Penn Live Arts Annenberg Center, Zellerbach Theatre

Sponsored by: Office of the President


Join University of Pennsylvania Interim President Wendell Pritchett as he delivers the annual State of the University report.

Penn Hillel Open House/Kiddush

Saturday, May 14
11a.m. - 12:30p.m. Eastern | Penn Hillel

Sponsored by: Penn Hillel


Please join us for an Open House/Kiddush following Shabbat Services. Come meet Penn Hillel staff and grab a nosh! Please register at pennhillel.org starting on March 25th.

Penn Nursing in the Parade

Saturday, May 14
12p.m. - 12:45p.m. Eastern | Locust Walk

Sponsored by: Penn Nursing


All nursing alumni are invited to march, dance, sing or whatever expresses your Penn Nursing pride, as we parade with Dean Villarruel, members of the Alumni Board, and fellow alumni. Family, friends, and children are welcome!

All-Alumni Parade

Saturday, May 14
12p.m. - 1p.m. Eastern | Locust Walk (various locations)

Sponsored by: Alumni Relations


Lineup begins at 11:45 AM 
Parade Lineup Locations:
1945 - 1969 - 37th Street toward Walnut Street (next to Annenberg Plaza)

1972 - 37th Street toward Spruce Street (next to Ben on the Bench)
1970 & 1971- Caster Plaza (37th & Locust Walk)
1970-1979 - Locust Walk by Huntsman Hall
1975, 1976 &1977 - Huntsman Hall & Locust Walk
1980 - 1989 - Locust Walk by Kelly Writers House / Perry World House
1985, 1986 & 1987 - Patio between 1920 Commons and Harnwell College House
1990 - 2008 - Hamilton Village (formerly Superblock)
2009 - 2018 - Locust Walk by Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
Graduate Schools - Steinberg Conference Center

Class of 1970 Photo

Saturday, May 14
12:30p.m. - 1p.m. Eastern | Furness Building Steps

Sponsored by: Class of 1970


We will be the first of the 50th Classes to take our photo (so that we can then enjoy an uninterrupted Picnic), gathering on the steps of the Furness Building. Those '70 alumni not participating in the Parade, please meet us here by 12:30 PM.

Penn Engineering Tent

Saturday, May 14
12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. Eastern | Hill Square

Sponsored by: Penn Engineering


Please join us for a great lunch and lively conversation! Catch up with other alumni, meet Dean Kumar and learn more about what is happening at the School. All Penn Engineering Alumni and their family are welcome!

70th Reunion

Saturday, May 14
1p.m. - 3p.m. Eastern | Tent on McHarque Garden, Across from the LOVE Statue on College Green

Sponsored by: Class of 1952, together with 1951 & 1950

75th Reunion

Saturday, May 14
1p.m. - 3p.m. Eastern | Tent on McHarque Garden, Across from the LOVE Statue on College Green

Sponsored by: Class of 1947, together with 1946 & 1945

All-Alumni Picnic

Saturday, May 14
1p.m. - 3p.m. Eastern | Various Locations

Sponsored by: Alumni Relations


Picnic Locations:
1st, 5th & 10th Reunions (classes 2010-2021) - Penn Park 
15th & 20th Reunions (classes 2007-2000 & 1998-1999) - Upper Quad 
25th Reunions (1995, 1996 & 1997) - College Green
30th, 35th & 40th (classes 1980-1994) - Lower Quad
45th Reunions (classes 1973-1979) - College Green (tent across from LOVE statue)
50th Reunions (1970, 1971 & 1972) - College Green  
55th & 65th Reunions (classes 1958-1969) - College Green  
70th & 75th Reunions (classes 1945-1957) - McHarque Garden (next to The Castle), College Green
Schools (Medicine, Dental, Nursing and Engineering) - Hill Square

Penn Nursing at the Picnic

Saturday, May 14
1p.m. - 3p.m. Eastern | Hill Square

Sponsored by: Penn Nursing


All nursing alumni are invited to enjoy a picnic lunch and connect with fellow alumni, students, parents, faculty, and Dean Villarruel at the Penn Nursing tent. Family, friends, and children are welcome!

Applying to College with Penn Admissions

Saturday, May 14
2p.m. - 3p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Sponsored by: Penn Admissions


Join leaders from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to learn how students and families can set themselves up for success in the college admissions process. Dean Soule will guide a conversation on understanding the application components and the various elements students and families will have to consider along the way.

Kelly Writers House - Open House

Saturday, May 14
2p.m. - 4p.m. Eastern | Kelly Writers House

Sponsored by: Kelly Writers House


Join us in the Kelly Writers House Class of 1942 Garden for our annual Alumni Weekend Open House, where you can renew your acquaintance with the KWH community or get to know this lively and innovative home for writers of all ages and genres. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Platt House 15th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, May 14
2p.m. - 5p.m. Eastern | Platt Student Performing Arts House Lobby

Sponsored by: Platt Student Performing Arts House


Drop by Platt House between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday, May 14th for a walk down our memory lane. We will have a museum-style exhibit for you to peruse before picking up your goodies for the go. Help us reminisce fondly over student performing arts experiences with guided tours, student performances, and takeaway birthday treats! Want to join in on the planning fun? Please use this form to share your memories, photos, and more: tinyurl.com/PlattHouseTurns15

For this event or Platt House, please send any questions to platthouse@pobox.upenn.edu

Class of 1972 Photo

Saturday, May 14
2:30p.m. - 3p.m. Eastern | Furness Building Steps

Sponsored by: Class of 1972


Gather on the steps of the Furness Building for our 50th Reunion Class photo

Civic and Community Engagement: Perspectives from Netter Center Alumni

Saturday, May 14
2:30p.m. - 4p.m. Eastern | Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room

Sponsored by: Netter Center & Classes of 1970, 1987, 1997, and 2007


Join Netter Center founding director Ira Harkavy (C'70, GR'79, PAR'01, PAR'06) and Netter alumni over the decades as they discuss the past, present, and future of civic and community engagement at Penn. Light reception to follow.

Panelists include:
Luke Coleman, C'22, Netter Center Civic Development Intern and Student Advisory Board Member
Jerry Cudzil, C'97, Specialist Portfolio Manager and Head of Credit Trading at TCW
Jackie Kraemer, C'87, Director of Policy Analysis and Development at the National Center on Education and the Economy
Ashley Novack, C'07, Director of Coaching and Professional Development at Mastery Charter Schools

Moderated by:
Rita A. Hodges, C'05 GED'15, Associate Director of the Netter Center

For questions about this event, please reach out to Netter Associate Director Rita A. Hodges (C05, GED15) ritaa@upenn.edu.

Class of 1971 Photo

Saturday, May 14
2:45p.m. - 3:15p.m. Eastern | Furness Building Steps

Sponsored by: Class of 1971


We will meet on the steps of the Furness Building to gather and take our class photo!

55th Reunion Photo

Saturday, May 14
3p.m. - 3:15p.m. Eastern | Furness Building Steps

Sponsored by: Class of 1967, together with Class of 1965 &1966


We will meet on the steps of the Furness Building to gather and take our class photos!

Class of 1997 - Then & Now Campus Tour

Saturday, May 14
3p.m. - 4p.m. Eastern | Meet at the Button

Sponsored by: Class of 1997


You’ve shared all of your memories from Penn, now it’s time to relive these experiences in person! Come join us on a walking tour of what’s happened in the last 25 years.

Penn Nursing “Speed-Networking”

Saturday, May 14
3p.m. - 4:30p.m. Eastern | College Green, Penn Nursing Picnic Tent

Sponsored by: Penn Nursing


Penn Nursing alumni are invited to join us for an opportunity to connect with fellow alums as they share their personal and professional experiences in nursing, life after graduation, and more! This “speed networking” event will allow alum from all industries and specialties to engage in brief conversations, followed by an open forum where everyone has the chance to continue their conversations and network.

Daily Pennsylvanian Alumni Open House

Saturday, May 14
3p.m. - 6p.m. Eastern | The Daily Pennsylvanian

Sponsored by: The Daily Pennsylvanian


This event is free and open to all Daily Pennsylvanian alumni. Stop by the office after the All Alumni Picnic to see the office, meet current staff and catch up with all the exciting things going on at The DP! No need to RSVP. Please reach out to Steven Molberger (DP Director of Development) molberger@theDP.com or call the office at 215-422-4640 with any questions. 

That's Entertainment

Saturday, May 14
3:15p.m. - 4:30p.m. Eastern | Penn Museum, Harrison Auditorium

Sponsored by: Class of 1972


If you ever wanted to learn what happens from the time that a script is purchased until it is finally released as a television show, movie, or some other form of media production, this is your chance to do so.  Matt Blank, W’72 and Paul Zaentx, W’72 with Penn Gazette editor John Prendergast, C’80 serving as moderator will take you through the entire process.

"Banter with Ben"

Saturday, May 14
3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. Eastern | Houston Hall, Class of 1949 Auditorium

Sponsored by: Class of 1967


Talk with our founder about subjects dear to our hearts and his. Lively conversation between our classmates and the talented and gifted Dr. Franklin.

Penn Women's Center Class of 1995 Garden Opening

Saturday, May 14
3:30p.m. - 5p.m. Eastern | Penn Women's Center

Sponsored by: Penn Women's Center & Class of 1995


Join Penn Women's Center and the Class of '95 wine and cheese celebration to commemorate the newly named Class of 1995 Garden. The beautifully renovated garden space is opening thanks to the generous 25th Reunion Class Gift. All are welcome to celebrate the reopening of this community space!

A Conversation about Podcasts (In-Person)

Saturday, May 14
4p.m. - 6p.m. Eastern | Kelly Writers House

Sponsored by: Kelly Writers House


What goes into making a podcast? How does podcasting differ from other kinds of media production? What stories are best told through the podcasting form, and how has podcasting shaped how we tell stories? Join us in person at Kelly Writers House to hear from Penn alumni who have worked on podcasts in all phases. Hosted by Jamie-Lee Josselyn (C’05), featured panelists will include Nate Chinen (C’97), co-host of Jazz United, which the Jazz Journalists Association recently recognized as Podcast of the Year; Taylor Hosking (C'17), a freelance podcast producer who has produced podcasts for Netflix and HBO; Naomi Shavin (C'14), senior producer for narrative and development of podcasts at Axios; and Yowei Shaw (C'10), the co-host and editorial lead of NPR's Invisibilia. This event will also be live-streamed on YouTube.

*This event has sold out. To be added to the waitlist for this event, please contact: whalumniweekend@writing.upenn.edu

Class of 2021 - 1st Reunion Happy Hour

Saturday, May 14
4p.m. - 6p.m. Eastern | McHarque Garden (36th & Woodland Walk, next to The Castle)

Sponsored by: Class of 2021


Let’s celebrate our first reunion! Come back for a fun happy hour and experience our first Alumni Weekend!  

Conversation about Podcasts (Virtual)

Saturday, May 14
4p.m. - 6p.m. Eastern | Virtual Program

Sponsored by: Kelly Writers House


This event is a livestreamed virtual event.

What goes into making a podcast? How does podcasting differ from other kinds of media production? What stories are best told through the podcasting form, and how has podcasting shaped how we tell stories? Join us in person at Kelly Writers House to hear from Penn alumni who have worked on podcasts in all phases. Hosted by Jamie-Lee Josselyn (C’05), featured panelists will include Nate Chinen (C’97), co-host of Jazz United, which the Jazz Journalists Association recently recognized as Podcast of the Year; Taylor Hosking (C'17), a freelance podcast producer who has produced podcasts for Netflix and HBO; Naomi Shavin (C'14), senior producer for narrative and development of podcasts at Axios; and Yowei Shaw (C'10), the co-host and editorial lead of NPR's Invisibilia. 

Class of 1971 - "Drinks with the Sphinx"

Saturday, May 14
4:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. Eastern | Penn Museum, Warden Garden

Sponsored by: Class of 1971


A catered feast of Passed Small Bites, Cocktail Dinner Stations, Wine & Beer Service and Dessert & Coffee Bar will center around the Reflecting Pool (weather permitting).  Penn Museum will remain open for the Class of 1971 to tour the exhibits during our event.

Penn Spectrum Showcase

Saturday, May 14
6p.m. - 8p.m. Eastern | College Green

Sponsored by: Penn Spectrum Programs


Join Penn Spectrum as we raise a toast to our returning alumni and celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating students. Enjoy a bite from our favorite Philadelphia eateries and meet us on the dance floor. Featuring performances by our favorite performing arts groups. In partnership with the University Life Cultural Resource Centers (The Greenfield Intercultural Center, La Casa Latina, The LGBT Center, Makuu Black Cultural Center, Pan Asian-American Community House, The Penn Women’s Center) and Platt Performing Arts Center.

40th Joint Reunion Party

Saturday, May 14
6p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern | Houston Hall, 1966 Reading Room & Bodek Lounge

Sponsored by: Class of 1982, together with 1980 & 1981


Relive the “Glory Days” of the 80s with food and sounds inspired by our days at Penn! The Reunion Supergroup Band (formerly Diamond Dust/Alibi/Aire) will be playing tunes and making us feel time has stood still as we all bust a move (not a hip) … or just come hang and reminisce with classmates from 1980, 1981 and 1982 in this wide open space occupying half of the first floor. Enjoy specialty drinks and open bar, light bites and special food stations that will make you smile and satisfy your appetite throughout the night. Send in your favorite photos from our Penn days to be shown that night and all song suggestions when asked in the next few weeks. Enter from Spruce Street entrance to Houston Hall.

45th Reunion Party

Saturday, May 14
6p.m. - 10p.m. Eastern | 8th floor Huntsman Hall, enter at Walnut Street

Sponsored by: Class of 1975, 1976 and 1977


The 45th Reunion Celebration for the Classes of 1975, 1976 and 1977 promises to be a wonderful evening of great food, fellowship and fun as we continue to make the fondest of memories at what has become a home to so many of us.  Our Saturday evening dinner will be held on the 8th floor of Huntsman Hall overlooking the campus and the Philadelphia skyline.  This glorious setting will provide just the right backdrop for a gathering of three classes that spent much time together when we were students at Penn.  In addition to special guest student performing groups, we are also planning the first Penn Swag Swap where you can bring, exchange or just “shop” for your favorite vintage Penn memorabilia.  We’re expecting a great turnout, and while our celebration has been long postponed, the anticipation of its final arrival has made it so much sweeter.  Plan on joining us to what will be a perfect prelude to a magnificent 50th reunion.  

"Ben's Bash" 55th Reunion Party

Saturday, May 14
6p.m. - 11p.m. Eastern | Masonic Temple

Sponsored by: Class of 1967, together with Class of 1965 &1966


You will be blown away by the phenomenal Masonic Temple which is reputed to be the most outstanding edifice of its genre in the world. And by our unparalleled Ben’s Bash that will fill it. Mix and mingle with old friends and new over cocktails in the Foyer Under the Stars. Tour the exquisitely detailed Egyptian, Ionic, Corinthian, Norman and Renaissance Rooms. Dine in the Grand Ballroom under the watchful eye of Ben Franklin’s sculpture. Dance with abandon to the infectious top hits of our youth. Sing 'round a piano to the familiar tunes of the Great American Songbook. Or settle in to the quiet Ben Franklin Room to enjoy stimulating conversation. All in Philadelphia’s most extraordinary historic architectural treasure.

With complimentary Valet Parking (generous tip requested) and Optional Preferred Seating (email your request to Alice Dagit). Preview The Philadelphia Masonic Temple, Library and Museum (https://pamasonictemple.org/temple).

Class of 1970 - 50th Reunion Gala Celebration

Saturday, May 14
6:15p.m. - 11:15p.m. Eastern | Union League of Philadelphia

Sponsored by: Class of 1970


“Bask in the Glow” of our collective memories as we all join together for a fabulous celebration at this renowned, historic venue! Let’s dress up & Drink a Highball as we enjoy a special evening featuring Premium Open Bar all night, Cocktail Hour Hors d’oeuvres, 3-Course Seated Gourmet Dinner with Wine Service, Entertainment, Music, Dancing, Surprises & Fun. Featured highlights include tunes throughout the night in the Bar by the Mask & Wig's gifted Piano Player, a floorshow between courses by the famed Penn Masala a cappella group and continued music by DJ Dan Shea. After Seating areas for Affinity Groups, add: ALL classmates, whether joining friends or looking to meet new ones, will have an assigned friendly table happily hosted by a Committee member. Festive Dress Code: Jacket (tie optional) for men, Cocktail Wear for women.

Class of 1972 - 50th Reunion Gala Celebration

Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, May 15 | Union League of Philadelphia

Sponsored by: Class of 1972


This will be the reunion party to end all parties at the spacious and world-famous Union League.  We will have something for everyone starting with an open bar and butler-passed hors d'oeuvres during a cocktail hour which will include a pianist playing background music.  Midway through a wonderful three course sit-down dinner, our renowned a cappella group, Penn Masala, will perform for us.  Penn Masala will be followed by Big Ric Rising, an 11 piece band that will specialize in the music of our times.  For those classmates who would rather continue their conversations without having to raise their voices, there will be quiet rooms available.

Suggested dress for men is jackets and slacks or suits and cocktail attire for women.  You can wear your jeans the rest of the weekend. Parking is available across from The Union League on Sansom Street for $35.

15th Reunion Party

Saturday, May 14
7:30p.m. - 11:30p.m. Eastern | Lower Quad

Sponsored by: Class of 2007, together with 2005 & 2006


Our Class Party will be epic – a tri-reunion celebration with 2005, 2006 & 2007! The theme of the night will be festive and incorporate various parts of campus as we remember them – most notably with the event being hosted in the Lower Quad.   Fantastic food and beverages will also be a part of the evening.  We will have house music, DJ Cam Smalls, W'07, and at the end of the night Kenn Kweder to close it out as only he can.  

20th Reunion Party

Saturday, May 14
8p.m. - 11p.m. Eastern | Upper Quad

Sponsored by: Class of 2002


The Quad was for many of us our first home at Penn, our first night away from family and evenings in the Quad didn’t disappoint. Well, we’re coming home to the Quad for our 20th and the classes of 2000 and 2001 are joining us for the party. No need to have dinner first -we have all the food and drink you could want…oh yeah, we have Kweder playing too!

30th Reunion MixTape Reunion

Saturday, May 14
8p.m. - 11:59p.m. Eastern | Penn Commons (between College Hall & Houston Hall)

Sponsored by: Class of 1990, 1991 & 1992


Mix and mingle with your friends from 1990-1992 at our Saturday night MixTape Reunion party! We will celebrate under a tent at Penn Commons with signature cocktails, delicious food and dancing to the old-school hits spun by DJ Sean Diaz. Don't miss the opportunity to relive and renew your Penn experience at this epic 30th reunion event.

25th Reunion Celebration

Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, May 15 | Penn Live Arts Annenberg Center, Outdoor Patio

Sponsored by: Class of 1995, 1996 & 1997


Join us for a trip down memory lane on Saturday, May 14th at 8pm! We’ll gather in what was then Annenberg and is now the Penn Arts Live. Catch up with classmates in the tented courtyard and lobby to eat, drink and dance the night away. It’s a chance to reconnect with everyone and reminisce about the good old days, as well as the days ahead of us. Penn has truly been transformed in the years since we graduated in 1997. Our Then & Now theme will take us through our fond memories while giving us the opportunity to witness the Penn of 2022.

Enter event via Walnut Street entrance. 

10th Reunion Party

Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, May 15 | Penn Museum, Warden Garden

Sponsored by: Class of 2012, together with 2010 & 2011


Mix, mingle, dine, and dance the night away at Drinks with the Sphinx - our joint 10th Reunion Celebration with the classes of 2011 and 2012. This event features dinner and an open bar! Our dance floor will center around the Reflecting Koi Pond in the beautiful Warden Garden. The Penn Museum will remain open for our class to tour the Sphinx and Middle East Galleries during the event.

5th Reunion Party

Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, May 15 | College Green

Sponsored by: Class of 2015, 2016, 2017


Let’s ring in our 5th Reunion with our friends from Penn ’15, Penn ’16, and Penn ’17 for an amazing joint event! Eat, drink, and dance on College Green! 

Dedication of the Class of 1971 LOVE Statue Garden and Memorial Service

Sunday, May 15
9a.m. - 10a.m. Eastern | LOVE Statue (by College Green)

Sponsored by: Class of 1971


Attend our 50th Reunion Class Gift dedication of the LOVE Statue Garden. There will be a "Rejoice and Remember" celebration with University Chaplain Charles L. Howard, Ph.D, C'00 leading us in an uplifting memorial tribute to our classmates who have passed away. The Penn Glee Club will perform.

All-Alumni Champagne Breakfast and Memorial Service

Sunday, May 15
9a.m. - 12p.m. Eastern | Tent on Penn Commons (between College Green and Houston Hall)

Sponsored by: Alumni Relations


Stop by for a hot breakfast. Exchange stories from the weekend, share photos, and make plans to get together again soon. From 10:00-11:00 AM (in Bodek Lounge) there will be a memorial remembrance to honor classmates who have passed away led by University Chaplain Reverend Charles L. Howard, Ph.D., C'00. The Penn Glee Club will perform.
Please note 50th Reunion Memorial Services are separate.

Association of Latino (ALA) Alumni Breakfast

Sunday, May 15
10a.m. - 12p.m. Eastern | Penn Commons (between College Hall & Houston Hall)

Sponsored by: Penn Spectrum Programs


Join ALA for a final gathering before we go our separate ways. Catch up with old friends and meet other classes! If time permits, head over to the 2022 Latinx Graduation Ceremony at 1:30 pm to support our graduates. *In conjunction with the All-Alumni Champagne Breakfast and Memorial Service

Collegium Institute and Penn Newman Center: Integral Catholic Humanism at Penn?

Sunday, May 15
10a.m. - 12p.m. Eastern | Penn Newman Center (111 S. 38th St. btwn Walnut & Chestnut Sts.)


All students, alumni, and friends are welcomed to attend this free event, co-sponsored by Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture and the Penn Newman Center.  Join us for a casual buffet brunch, fellowship, and brief remarks by Dr. Terence Sweeney, Collegium Institute’s Theologian-in-Residence and coordinator of the Catholic Humanism Fellowship at Penn. Dr. Sweeney will discuss the role and impact of Catholic Humanism in the pilgrimage of our life as understood through three ideas: the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. He will also reflect on the shape, growth, and meaning of the Catholic Humanism Fellowship at Penn and the impact of the Catholic intellectual tradition in the broader academy. St. Agatha-St. James Church will celebrate 9am Mass on Sunday, May 15, and the brunch will take place immediately afterward in the adjacent Penn Newman Center.

For more information about Collegium Institute, visit https://www.collegiuminstitute.org/
For more information about Penn Newman Center, visit https://newman.upenn.edu/

Class of 1970 - Rejoice and Remember

Sunday, May 15
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. Eastern | Penn Commons

Sponsored by: Class of 1970


University Chaplain Charles L. Howard, Ph.D, C'00 and Rabbi Marsha Dubrow, CW'70 will lead us in an uplifting memorial tribute to our classmates who have passed away. The Penn Glee Club will perform. There will be an opportunity for anyone wishing to add a personal remark or recollection about a classmate, and there will be a Tribute Table where a photo can be displayed. This service will be not only a special time to memorialize, but a celebration of our all being able to gather together in-person for our delayed 50th!

Class of 1972 Reflections Service

Sunday, May 15
11a.m. - 12p.m. Eastern | Penn Commons

Sponsored by: Class of 1972


University Chaplain Charles L. Howard, Ph.D, C'00, will lead us in an uplifting memorial tribute to our classmates who have passed away.   All participants will be invited to share a personal remark or recollection.  The Penn Glee Club will perform before and after this discussion. 

Marvel at "What’s Now at Penn Libraries!"

Sunday, May 15
12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m. Eastern | Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor

Sponsored by: Class of 1970 as a Special Event for the 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th & 70th Reunion Classes


We all remember “Then”, when the “Libe” was a central meeting point in our undergraduate years (and not just for studying). Today, Penn Libraries houses over 100 Special Collections: Be fascinated by an overview and examples of rare treasures from ancient illuminated manuscripts, Revolutionary War, Early American, Judaica to the first Black Comic Books, the Eugene Ormandy Collection and Japanese Rare Books and learn how to access much of this material online. Meet in the 6th Floor glass-walled Kislak Pavillion for a presentation by expert curators, then mingle over coffee and ask questions.

Before or after the event, leisurely visit the Warhol @ Penn Again and Marilyn Monroe: From Stage to Silkscreen exhibits in the 1st Floor Kamin Gallery. As you exit the Library (weather permitting) join the Class of 1970 for an informal gathering at the Peace Monument as we look back and to the future.