PARADE + PICNIC
In this second year of Making History: The Campaign for Penn
come feel the energy abounding throughout campus. Join the Parade
of Classes to show your Penn pride, and enjoy an afternoon of food
and music at the picnic as we celebrate our University.
11 AM-3 PM
Schools, centers, groups, and more will have tents lining Locust Walk.
Come find out what's new at Penn!
11:15 AM (NEW
Display your Penn pride by marching with your class or cheering
the parade on. Join up with classmates at the locations below
and get your Penn paraphernalia for parading your way to the
Classes and Schools are to report to the following locations:
Old Guard (Class of 1958 and earlier) and the 50th Reunion
Class of 1959
Classes of 1960-1973, including the 40th & 45th Reunions
Plaza on 37th and Locust Walk
38th & Locust Walk (across from Jon M. Huntsman Hall)
Classes of 1974-2008, including the 5th through 35th Reunions
Hamilton Village (formerly "Superblock")
Parade of Classes
All Classes from 1932 to 2008 (starting from oldest to youngest) are invited
to march in the Parade of Classes, each with their class flag to lead them.
Those alumni who are not marching are encouraged to show your spirit and
join the Class of 2009 along Locust Walk to root for Penn Alumni as they pass by.
ABOUT OUR PARADE MARSHAL
Edna Coplin Warsowe, CW'34
Edna is a former MARAB volunteer and a current member of TCPW. She also participates in events
with the Alumni Club of Washington DC. She is a charter member of the nonprofit Common Cause,
served a decade on its National Governing Board, and founded the Florida Chapter of that
organization. Common Cause is a nonpartisan citizen's advocacy organization that promotes open,
honest, and accountable government.
She was also deeply involved in literacy efforts, serving as Director of Adult Literacy for the
Massachusetts Council for Public Schools. She feels passionately about democracy, civic engagement,
Read more about Edna in this Miami
The Picnic will feature tents for alumni from each decade,
plus separate tents for the Old Guard and the 25th and 50th Reunion
classes. During the Picnic, enjoy a range of professional entertainment
as well as student performing arts groups. Non-reunion classes will join their decade tent.
Buffet-style lunch with kosher meals available.
PENN VET ICE CREAM
Come by and try some of our signature ice cream at the Penn Vet tent.
Registration, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th and FunZone
5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, Schools, Kids Corner, Seniors, Parents & Families
Old Guard and 50th
Penn Song Fest
Round out the Picnic witha rousing chorus of "Drink a Highball."
Join the Penn Band and Glee Club as all alumni sing Penn favorites with gusto,
including a grand finale of "The Red and Blue."
Class of 2009, Parents + Kids
Class of 2009
Register and line the Parade route with the Seniors for The Penn Fund
Committee. Senior gift donors are welcome to celebrate, eat, and drink
for free at the Picnic.
The Parents Program will have a tent welcoming families at the Penn
Fair. Admission to the Picnic requires preregistration or walk-on registration
on College Green.
Set on Hill Square, arts and crafts will keep children amused
and entertained during the Picnic. Parental supervision required.
Families will find additional activities for kids on College Green
during the Picnic. Activities for older children will also be available.
Parental supervision required.
Memories of Penn
Do you have a story from your days at Penn? Penn Back Then and
Proud Penn Voices give you a chance to share your memories with others.
Penn Back Then is a continuing oral history project of
the School of Arts and Sciences. Look for roving Penn Back
Then recorders and tell them your best tale. Visit their web-based audio
11 AM-3 PM
Proud Penn Voices is The Penn Fund's web-based audio project. Check out
The Penn Fund booth at the Penn Fair to tell a story, inquire about
volunteer opportunities, grab a handful of candy, and enter to win
a Penn sweatshirt or blanket. Visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/pennfund/audio to learn more.