Sunday Events

8:00 - 10:00 AM

Walk for Literacy - Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP)

Shoemaker Green
Join the Penn GSE and the Philadelphia Writing Project’s 4th Annual Walk for Literacy and support the teaching of writing and literacy as tools for social justice. Funds raised will support writing camp scholarships for students and community based writing programs. Register: For more information, contact the Miriam Harris at the Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) at 215-898-1919.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Coming Home to Morris Arboretum

Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum | 100 E. Northwestern Avenue Philadelphia
Join us for a special talk by Rebecca Bushnell, School of Arts and Sciences Board of Overseers Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, titled "Recreating Elizabethan Gardens in the Modern Age". This illustrated talk will explore three types of recreations of “Elizabethan gardens,” asking what these reconstructions of old gardens were meant to accomplish for their creators and for their visitors. It will consider various American gardens that invoke the cultural and political ties between the United States and Britain, including American Shakespeare gardens and the Elizabethan Gardens in Roanoke Virginia, constructed in the 1950s on the site of the first failed English colonization of America. The talk will conclude with the recent efforts to create a “historically accurate” Tudor garden at England’s Kenilworth Castle. A hot brunch buffet will be provided. Please meet at Morris Arboretum's Widener Visitor Center. Brunch and Rebecca's talk will be followed by guided tours of the garden. Cost is $20. Register to attend this event through the Penn Alumni Homecoming Registration Form here.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

APALI (Asian Pacific American Leadership Initiative) 15th Anniversary Celebration Brunch

ARCH 108, 3601 Locust Walk
The University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Network (UPAAN) and Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) invite you to join the Asian Pacific American Leadership Initiative 15th Anniversary Celebration brunch, meet other APALI alumni and current participants, and celebrate 15 years of promoting Asian Pacific American identity exploration and leadership training on and off campus.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Sister Sister/Climbing Vines Brunch

Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room
Makuu, the Black Alumni Society, and Sister Sister are pleased to host a Climbing Vines/Sharing Our Stories Homecoming Brunch. Climbing Vines: A Collection of Short Stories, published in 2014, was a compilation of 17 narratives that chronicle challenges, personal growth, and the shared experiences of black alumnae and undergraduate women of the University of Pennsylvania. The brunch serves as a vessel of sisterhood by passing the torch of shared stories to current Black women undergraduates at Penn. Please contact Michelle Houston at for more information and to register. Co-sponsored by the Black Alumni Society.
Sister Sister is a support group dedicated to fostering a sense of sisterhood and purpose among students who identify as women of color at the University of Pennsylvania.