Class of 1977

We are still on for all of our reunion events, despite the anticipation of wet weather. Please visit our website for the latest updates www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend.

40th Class Reunion in May 12-15, 2017


Mark your calendars now and join your classmates back at Penn to celebrate our 40th Reunion. Online Event Registration is open.  

Follow Penn Class of 1977 on Facebook

Connect with old friends and join in conversation about our upcoming reunion. Join the group.

Volunteer!

Our 40th Reunion will be our biggest (and best) yet - but only with your help. We need assistance with all kinds of outreach and planning. Even if you only have time to call members of a particular club or your closest friends and housemates, that will make a difference. Email Class Co-Presidents, Michael Kitsis, or Peter Rogers for more information.



Reunion Pricing



40th Reunion Package - $135 (cost is per person)
Includes: Friday Taste of Penn Spectrum: All Alumni Party, Saturday Picnic, Saturday night Party, Sunday Breakfast, and class reunion favor

A la Carte Pricing (cost is per person)

Friday Taste of Penn Spectrum: All Alumni Party -
$20 for Alumni and Guests
Saturday Alumni Day Picnic - $40
Saturday Class of 1977 40th Reunion Party - $100
Sunday All-Alumni Breakfast - $15


Friday Events


Taste of Penn Spectrum at FranklinFest

7:00 PM - midnight
College Green

Join us for a celebration of diversity in the heart of campus. Featuring food and wine tastings, student and alumni performances, FranklinFest area with class tables, and a HighBall dance party cosponsored by yPenn (10pm to midnight).

Free with Alumni Weekend Package
$20 for Alumni and Guests



Saturday Events


Parade of Classes

12:00 - 12:30 PM
Locust Walk by Huntsman Hall
Lineup begins at 11:45 AM

Alumni Day Picnic

12:30 - 3:30 PM
1970's Reunion Tent, Lower Quad

40th Reunion Party

6:00 - 10:00 PM
The ARCH, First Floor (formerly Christian Association)
3601 Locust Walk

A fun night with our fellow 1977 classmates!! Catch up with old friends and make some new ones at the renovated ARCH (or as we knew it, the CA!!). Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres outside along Locust Walk, on the Class of 1977 Terrace!! Then we are in for a treat with the delicious gourmet buffet by well-known caterer, Feast Your Eyes, and 70’s music to which we can dance or just reminisce the night away!! So come back to campus for our 40th!! Bring your friends and your memories of Dear Ol' Penn!!

$100 per person


Reunion Leadership


Michael Kitsis, Co-President
Peter Rogers, Co-President

Eric Benshetler, Reunion Co-Chair
Karen Gurwin, Reunion Co-Chair
Michael Kitsis, Reunion Co-Chair

Andrea Colvin Roberts, Gift Co- Chair
Peter Rogers, Jr., Gift Co-Chair


Outreach Committee

Steven Sokolow

Gift Committee

Marcy Bass
Michelle Bloom
Michele Comer
Debbie Levine Hertz
Lisa Karp Greenblatt
Samuel Jacobs
Michael D. Kitsis
Steve Sokolow


Class Gift

Our reunion is a wonderful time to come together as a class to commemorate and celebrate our Penn experiences through philanthropy. Every dollar raised means ensuring the ongoing health of Penn, and your personal gift is your vote of confidence in your alma mater. Every gift makes a difference, and shows our love for Penn!

Class Project
Our class has chosen to allocate $150,000 from our Reunion Fund to support our class project. Our class project is the Walnut Street Bay in the Grand Reading Room at the Van-Pelt Dietrich Library. As part of a major renovation of Van Pelt Library enacted to meet student demand for spaces facilitating quiet and contemplative study, The Class of 1977 Walnut Street Bay will be a space that respects the modern tradition of the building as well as the cultural context of the academic reading room, widely recognized as the core of many iconic research buildings around the world. The area is along Walnut Street to the north with a mixture of chairs and table/chairs. Our class will have a plaque mounted in the porch area that will recognize those who give $25,000 or more to the class reunion fundraising efforts. In addition, our class will be recognized through University publications, a press release, library directories, and through a webpage describing the consultation room.

Individual Endowed Scholarships
Since Penn’s all-grant financial aid program was launched nearly a decade ago, Penn is now the largest university in the country with an exclusively grant-aid policy for undergraduates. Penn remains committed to meeting the increasing needs of talented students, for whom an Ivy League education would not be possible without scholarship aid. Matching funds promote more giving opportunities and expand the impact of our donors. Thanks to support from generous donors, the success of the program has epitomized Penn’s transformation to a place of true eminence in higher education.

The Class of 1977 Reunion Fund supports The Penn Fund. The Penn Fund is the University’s undergraduate unrestricted annual giving program. Gifts to The Penn Fund are immediately used toward areas of the University that need support the most and help to form the strong foundation of an undergraduate education at Penn. These areas include student financial aid, residential experience, student life & academic support, and special University initiatives. Make your gift of any size by clicking here and join us impactful way to show Penn our appreciation, and support the undergraduate student who follow in our footsteps!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Penn staff liaison Samantha Harclerode at sharc@upenn.edu.




It's easy to become a member of the Harrison Society, which recognizes alumni and friends who have named Penn as a beneficiary of a will, living trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy that benefits Penn in the future.   If you have included Penn in your will, or would like information about making a bequest or beneficiary designation of your retirement plan or life insurance to support The Penn Fund or your class scholarship, please contact Beth Delaney (215) 898-6171 or delaneye@upenn.edu, or visit www.giving.upenn.edu/gift-planning