|Who will you see this Alumni Weekend? It's a question that brings many of us back to campus for Penn's annual Spring celebration. And this year, you are likely to experience more surprises than ever.
Alumni Weekend 2006 will offer new opportunities for you to reconnect with many of the people who shaped your Penn experience. We continue to add events of interest to the program, and we have made exciting changes to two of the Weekend's most treasured traditions: the Alumni Day Picnic and Parade of Classes. The Parade route will wind through the heart of campus, bringing the festivities to all Picnic-goers. As you reminisce with friends at the Picnic, you can watch the venerable Old Guard, applaud 25th and 50th reunion attendees, and cheer as your class flag goes by in procession.
This year we will also be celebrating several major milestones in Penn's history, in addition to the 300th anniversary of the birthday of the University's founder, Ben Franklin. Most notable are the 125th anniversaries for the founding of the Wharton School and the graduation of Penn's first African-American alumnus, James Brister. Experience our rich legacy of diversity by attending lectures, panels, and a gala dinner honoring all people of color in the Penn community. Participate in recognizing the oldest collegiate school of business which has become one of the (if not the) foremost business schools in the world. Special anniversaries will also honor Penn's innovative Kelly Writers House and Urban Studies Program.
Of course you will also find the kind of thought-provoking programming you have come to expect of Alumni Weekend... [read complete message]
We can't wait to see you on campus this May 12 to 15.
Paul Williams, W'67
President, Penn Alumni
Robert Alig, C'84, WG'87
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations