Saturday Events

Important UNDERGRADUATE Registration Information:

Pre-registered: Those who have pre-registered/paid for a Reunion All-Inclusive Pass, Reunion Party, or Alumni Weekend Pass should make the Registration Tent their first stop on campus. There you will pick up your event pass, information about the weekend, and alumni favor (included with paid passes referenced above ONLY, 1 per adult registered). Your event pass is your entry into all your paid Alumni Weekend activities so make this your first stop on campus! * If you have registered for nursing or free events only please go directly to your events, you do not need to stop at the Registration Tent.

Registration Tent Location
Class of 1976 Terrace
Behind Sweeten Alumni House
Entrance only from 36th and Locust Walk.
Registration Hours:
Friday, May 13: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 14: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(go directly to your party after 5 PM)

Online registration will remain open through Saturday evening so if you aren't sure about attending until the weekend never fear! Simply use your smart phone, laptop, iPad or computer and register from anywhere! Once you complete your online registration head to the Registration Tent to check-in and pick up your pass.

If you plan to arrive on Saturday be sure to pick up your pass before the parade line-up. Passes are required to enter most picnic areas and are only available at the Registration Tent. Arrive early to avoid long lines or missing the parade.

Saturday, May 14

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Legacy Breakfast: Celebrating 130 Years of Nursing Education at Penn
Claire M. Fagin Hall, Lobby 
418 Curie Boulevard 
Help us celebrate 130 years of nursing education at Penn and Theresa Lynch’s 120th birthday this year as Dean Villarruel hosts the annual Legacy Breakfast and conversation for Penn Nursing Legacy alumni (25th-50th+ reunions). @PennNursing, #PennNursingSpirit

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Quaker Trot
Penn Park
The Quaker Trot is non-competitive and untimed as alumni runners and walkers of every speed are invited to follow a 1.5-mile loop around Penn Park. Prizes are awarded to those with the best display of Penn pride, so be sure to wear your Red and Blue!

8:30 - 10:30 AM

Penn Athletics Coaches Panel Sponsored by the Class of 1966
Houston Hall, Class of ‘49 Auditorium
3417 Spruce Street

Hear from several of Penn’s men’s and women’s coaches about challenges and opportunities in their respective sports. Howard Coonley, 1966 Class President, will facilitate the conversation between Coaches Ray Priore (Football), Ira Bowman (Men’s Basketball), Mike McLaughlin (Women’s Basketball), Jack Wyant (Penn Men’s and Women’s Squash Coach), and Sanela Kunovac (Women’s Tennis). Athletes celebrating their 50th milestone reunion will be recognized. Light refreshments will be served.

9 - 10:15 AM

Penn Alumni Board of Directors Meeting
College Hall, Room 200
All alumni are invited to attend the bi-annual meeting of the Penn Alumni Board of Directors. Come learn about the board’s activities and hear from guest speaker, J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and Dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine. Continental breakfast begins at 8:30 AM.

9 - 10:30 AM

Navigating College Admissions
Claudia Cohen Hall, G17
249 South 36th Street

Penn’s Dean of Admissions, Eric J. Furda, C’87, will discuss the college admissions process generally and Penn’s admissions process and policies for legacy candidates.

9 - 11 AM

Children’s Basketball Skills & Drills Clinic
David Pottruck Health and Fitness Center
3701 Walnut Street

Anthony Price, W’79, captain of the Penn 1979 Final Four basketball team and founder of “Paying the Price Foundation”, partners with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Penn Alumni Families, and Penn Alumni Relations to host this Basketball Clinic for children of Penn alumni and West Philadelphia (ages 8-18). $15 registration required, T-shirt included. @TheNetterCenter

9 AM - Noon

The Penn Fair
Locust Walk
Visit various booths highlighting what is happening at Penn including The Penn Fund and The Penn Libraries.

9 AM - 4 PM

Alumni Selfie Booth at the Penn Libraries
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street (near main entrance)

Stop by the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library and take a photo with friends and family at the Penn Libraries’ Alumni Selfie Booth! You will receive a complimentary commemorative bookmark with your photos to show off your Penn pride at home. Other giveaways, including Ben Franklin temporary tattoos, will also be available. @upennlib

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, Ten Years Later: The Evolution of Public Understanding of Science Sponsored by Penn Arts and Sciences, Penn Law, and Penn Alumni Education
Silverman Hall, Room 245A, Bernard Segal Moot Court Room
3501 Sansom Street

Ten years after Kitzmiller v. Dover set o‹ a national debate about intelligent design and evolution, a Penn panel including Michael Weisberg, philosophy department chair, and Eric Rothschild, L’93, looks back at the case and its aftermath, the current state of public acceptance and understanding of science, and what we can do to communicate better.

This panel discussion has been approved for 1 hour of ethics law credit for Pennsylvania lawyers. Credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. For each CLE credit, please bring a check made out to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania in the amount of $30.

9:45 - 11:45 AM

Penn Medicine: Mini Talks
Henry A. Jordan M’62 Medical Education Center, Law Auditorium
5th Floor, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard

A spin-off‹ of Penn’s 60-Second Lecture series, these talks will feature alumni speakers covering a variety of possible topics. The subjects may include the School’s MD and PhD Program, recent developments in business, history-making hand transplant surgery, and groundbreaking uses of social media in medicine.

To register, visit @pennmedalumni, @pennmedicine, #maw2016

Michael S. Parmacek, MD, PhD

Steven Berkowitz, MD
Gary W. Dorshimer, M’81
Julian J. Harris, WG’08, M’08
David Fajgenbaum, M’13, WG’15
Neha Vapiwala, M’01
Kevin G. M. Volpp, M’96, G’97, GRW’98

10 - 11 AM

Hard Hat Tour of the Evans Building
Robert Schattner Center
240 South 40th Street

You won’t want to miss this guided tour with inside access to the Evans Building renovation as part of the Evans Building Centennial Renaissance project. Advance registration is required at

10 - 11:30 AM

Transforming Health and Health Care: Why Nursing Matters
Claire M. Fagin Hall
418 Curie Boulevard

Increased technology, improved access to healthcare, and the growing complexities of patient care provide unique challenges and opportunities to nursing and nurses today. Dean Villarruel will share her vision for Nursing and Penn Nursing’s leadership role in the 21st Century. @PennNursing, #PennNursingSpirit

10 - 11:30 AM

Penn Dental Hospitality Suite
Robert Schattner Center 
240 South 40th Street

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean
Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology
3205 Walnut Street

Join us for coffee and conversation with Penn Engineering’s new dean.

10:30 - 11:15 AM

Conversation with President Amy Gutmann
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Zellerbach Theater
3680 Walnut Street

Join President Amy Gutmann for her annual state of the University report. There will be an opportunity for questions.

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Curator’s Tour of the Architectural Archives
Fisher Fine Arts Library, Architectural Archives/Kroiz Gallery
220 South 34th Street

Join curator William Whitaker for a lively behind-the-scenes look at some of the treasures housed in Penn’s Architectural Archives, including works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, and 2016 AIA Gold Medal winners Robert Venturi, HON’80 and Denise Scott Brown, GCP’60, GAR’65, HON’94.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Association of Latino Alumni and La Casa Latina Brunch
The ARCH, Lower Level
3601 Locust Walk

The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina, in partnership with the Association of Latino Alumni, will host a brunch for all visiting Latin@ alumni. Reconnect with alumni and mingle with students over delicious breakfast and mimosas! #lacasaalumni

11 AM - Noon

60-Second Slam!
FisherBennett Hall, Room 419– Rose Recital Hall
3340 Walnut Street

Join us for a roundup of our famous 60-Second Lectures, and see Penn Arts and Sciences’ foremost faculty and students prove that a world of knowledge can be condensed into just one minute.

11:45 AM - 1 PM

Wharton MBA Reunion Weekend: Estate Planning Seminar
Jon M. Huntsman Hall
3730 Walnut Street

Estate Planning Seminar with Marcie Merz, J.D., Executive Director of Gift Planning; Associate General Counsel, University of Pennsylvania. Register at:

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Penn Nursing in the Parade
37th Street towards Spruce Street
All nursing alumni are invited to march with Dean Villarruel, Nursing Alumni Board president Ashley Ritter, and fellow alumni as we celebrate 2016 together. @PennNursing, #PennNursingSpirit

Noon - 1 PM

PennDesign Alumni Lunch
Meyerson Hall Plaza
210 South 34th Street
PennDesign alumni from across the years are invited to join one another for a festive lunch under the tent on Meyerson Plaza.

Noon - 12:30 PM

Alumni Parade of Classes
Locust Walk
All classes are invited to march in the Parade of Classes, each with their class flag to lead them. @pennalumni, #pennaw Lineup begins at 11:45 AM.

Click here for line-up locations.

Noon - 3 PM

Open House at KWH
Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk

Help us celebrate 20 years of innovation! Renew acquaintances or get to know this home for writers by joining members of the Writers House community for informal conversation, co‹ffee, and light refreshments. RSVP to or call 215.746.POEM. @kellywritershse, #KWH20

Noon - 3 PM

Penn Back Then
Penn Arts and Sciences tent and around campus
Alumni from all generations are invited to contribute notable Penn anecdotes and remembrances— look for the roving Penn Back Then recorders.

Noon - 3:30 PM

Penn Arts and Sciences Tent on College Green
College Green
Be sure to stop by the Penn Arts and Sciences tent for an opportunity to reconnect with other College alumni, pick up some unique Penn swag, pose in the photo booth, share your Penn story to be featured on Penn Back Then, find out about opportunities to get involved, learn about new alumni programming, and much more. Follow Penn Arts and Sciences on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @PennSAS. Share your photos, videos, and posts with #PennStartsHere and #PennAW.

12:30 - 3 PM

Penn Nursing at the Picnic
College Green, Nursing Tent
All nursing alumni (undergraduate, graduate, HUP Nursing, and School of Education nursing majors) are invited to enjoy a picnic lunch and network with fellow alumni, students, faculty, and Dean Villarruel at the Penn Nursing tent. @PennNursing, #PennNursingSpirit

12:30 - 3:30 PM

Alumni Day Picnic
Enjoy a picnic lunch buff‹et (vegetarian and kosher meals available upon request) with fellow Penn alumni. During the picnic activities will be available for all ages. Entertainment includes a DJ and performances by the Glee Club and Penn Band. Picnic Included in Alumni Weekend Pass or reunion package.

College Green
1991, 1966 1941 25th, 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th, 70th, 75th, Nursing, Engineering, Dental, Medicine Reunions

Lower Quad:
1990 1967 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th Reunions

Upper Quad:
2005 1992 15th, 20th Reunions

Penn Park:

2015 2006 1st, 5th, 10th Reunions

@pennalumni, #pennaw

12:30 - 3:30 PM

Dental Alumni Picnic
College Green
Join fellow alumni and Dean Kinane for a picnic lunch on College Green with a special appearance by President Amy Gutmann. This is a great opportunity to bring your entire family-activities will be available for kids of all ages, as well as entertainment including a DJ and performances by the Glee Club and Penn Band. Vegetarian and Kosher meals will be available. Advance registration is required at

12:30 - 3:30 PM

Penn Engineering at the Picnic
College Green
All Penn Engineering alumni and their families are invited to enjoy a picnic lunch with the School’s new dean, Vijay Kumar, members of the Engineering Alumni Society, faculty, and graduating students in the Engineering tent.

2 PM

Treasures of Turkish Culture and Cuisine
Meet at the Penn Museum’s Kamin Entrance
3260 South Street

What was behind the legendary King Midas and his golden touch? Find out in a private tour of the Penn Museum’s world-exclusive exhibition The Golden Age of King Midas – featuring more than 120 treasures on special loan from the Republic of Turkey – with C. Brian Rose, exhibition curator and director of excavations at Gordion, ancient seat of Midas’ kingdom. Enjoy coffee and Turkish baklava with Brian following the tour. Pre-registration required; $25 per person.

2:30 - 4:30 PM

Friars Senior Society Alumni Day Reception
3636 Sansom Street

Eat, drink, and be Friarly! Come to POD, raise a glass to Friars young and old, and welcome the soon-to-be new Friar alums from the class of 2016! To register, contact Sally Katz, C’82, at or call 215.796.1320.

2:30 - 4 PM

Hard Hat Tour of the Evans Building
Robert Schattner Center
240 South 40th Street

You won’t want to miss this guided tour with inside access to the Evans Building renovation as part of the Evans Building Centennial Renaissance project. Advance registration is required at

3 - 4 PM

Penn Then and Now Campus Tour
Meet at the LOVE statue
Locust Walk
Enjoy a walking tour of campus led by a Penn Traditions student leader.

3 - 4 PM

Sober Community Meeting Space
Houston Hall, Bishop White Room (2nd Floor)
3417 Spruce Street

Join other Penn alumni and their guests in a safe and sober space for one hour of discussion and support. Alumni hosts will be on site to greet you.

3 - 5 PM

DP Alumni Open House
4015 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor
The Daily Pennsylvanian Alumni Association and the staff of the The Daily Pennsylvanian cordially invite you to a DP Alumni Open House. Relax after the picnic and parade, chat with former colleagues, reminisce about the old days and see the current DP operation. For information visit, email or contact DP General Manager Eric Jacobs at 215-422-4640.

3 - 6 PM

20 Stories about 20 Years of KWH
Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we’ve invited 20 people to speak about the history and impact of the Kelly Writers House and its community. Our program will feature former program coordinators and directors, Penn alumni and friends, and 20 people from throughout the history of KWH who’ll share their stories. During the reception that will follow, we’ll open up the Wexler Recording Studio, so that you too can record your memories in honor of our 20th year. Advanced registration is not required, but we’d love to hear from you. RSVP to or call 215.746.POEM. @kellywritershse, #KWH20

3 - 7 PM

Huntsman Program Alumni Gathering
Huntsman Program Lounge
3732 Locust Walk

Join fellow Huntsman Alumni for a reception and photo shoot celebrating the Huntsman Classes of 2011, 2006, and 2001.

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Dr. Judith Rodin, CW’66, in discussion with Dr. Jonathan Moreno: Building Resilience in a World Defined by Disruption, From the Ivy League to Superstorm Sandy
Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce Street
A widely recognized international leader in academia, science, and development, Dr. Judith Rodin has the distinctions of being the first woman named to lead an Ivy League Institution, serving as Penn’s seventh president, and the first woman to serve as The Rockefeller Foundation’s president in its 103-year history. In 1994, she returned to her hometown to lead Penn, and over the next decade, guided the University through a period of unprecedented growth and development that transformed Penn’s academic core and dramatically enhanced the quality of life on campus and revitalized the surrounding community.

In 2005, she brought that same visionary transformation to the Rockefeller Foundation, where she has recalibrated the institution’s model to position it to meet the challenges of the 21st century, focusing on dual goals of advancing inclusive economies and building greater resilience around the world. Dr. Rodin is the author of 15 books including her most recent, The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong.

Jonathan D. Moreno is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania where he is one of sixteen Penn Integrates Knowledge professors. At Penn he is also Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, of History and Sociology of Science, and of Philosophy. His latest book is Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network (2014). The American Journal of Bioethics has called him “the most interesting bioethicist of our time.”

4 - 6 PM

Quaker Kids
Houston Hall, Class of ‘49 Auditorium
3417 Spruce Street

Bring the whole family to paint the campus red and blue! Stop by after the picnic for great treats, fun activities, and a screening of the hit movie The Good Dinosaur! Most appropriate for children ages ten and under.

4 - 6 PM

University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Network Case Competition
Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room
249 South 36th Street

Do you miss the challenge of investigating common everyday problems and figuring out solutions? Join UPAAN in our first ever Alumni Case Competition and explore a new dimension of your creative side. Featuring a panel of alumni and faculty judges, race against time and see which team of Quakers can come up with the winning idea. Ready, set, go! Refreshments will be served.

4 - 6 PM

The Black Alumni Society and the Presidential Primaries: Discussing how African Americans will Influence the 2016 Presidential Nominations
The ARCH, 108/109
3601 Locust Walk

The Black Alumni Society will explore the interworking aspects of the Republican and Democratic Presidential Primaries. Penn’s black political insiders will also discuss the pivotal role African Americans will play in nominating candidates for the 2016 presidential election.

4 - 6 PM

The Penn Architectural Archives with PennGALA
Fisher Fine Arts Library (Enter at Smith Walk, lower level)
220 South 34th Street

All are welcome to join PennGALA (LGBT alumni) for a reception at the Penn Architectural Archives. Bill Whitaker, GAR’96, Curator and Collections Manager at Penn Design will lead the conversation on the works of Barton Myers, GAR‘64, on display.

4 - 6 PM

Association of Native Alumni Conversation with Penn Admissions Dean Eric Furda
Houston Hall, Class of ‘47 Room
3417 Spruce Street
Join the Association of Native Alumni, Dean of Admissions Eric Furda, C’87 and Tina Pierce Fragoso, Associate Director of Admissions for Equity and Access, to learn about Penn’s Native recruitment initiatives. Reception to follow. Alumni and students are welcome!

4 - 6 PM

Perelman Center for Jewish Life Open House
4032-34 Spruce Street
Join the Lubavitch House at Penn and Jewish Heritage Programs (JHP) staffs for a scotch and wine tasting reception and tours of the center. For more information contact Ephraim Levin at or go to

4 - 6 PM

Class of 1971 Environmental Seminar and Earth Day Update
Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room
3417 Spruce Street
All alumni and their guests are cordially invited to attend an Environmental Seminar and Earth Day Update, featuring some cool green video and three distinguished speakers from the Class of ’71.

Sandy Dechert, CW’71, international climate blogger, will present highlights of the recent Paris UN climate change meeting. Albert Slap, C’71, president of Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC, will discuss shoreline risk from climate change and show us the revolutionary estimation tool he invented to help coastalzone property owners, realtors, and municipal officials. Steve Michelson, W’71, creator of award-winning environmental documentaries, will take us back to 1970 and the very first Earth Day, and then discuss key people and environmental issues featured in his videos. Don’t miss this opportunity! We hope to see you there!

4:45 - 6 PM

The Netter Center for Community Partnerships Presents: Perspectives from Alumni on University-Community Engagement
Co-sponsored by the Classes of 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006 Houston Hall, Golkin Room
3417 Spruce Street

Hear from Associate Vice President and founding director of the Netter Center, Ira Harkavy, C’70, GR’79, alumni representing various reunion years, and a 2016 graduate about the many aspects, and lasting impact, of Penn’s local engagement with its West Philadelphia community. A light reception will follow. @TheNetterCenter

6 - 9 PM

Taste of Penn Spectrum
Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge and Class of 1966 Reading Room
3417 Spruce Street

Spend an evening surrounded by friends, food, and music celebrating Penn’s Cultural Diversity. Hosted by The Association of Latino Alumni, The Association of Native Alumni, The Black Alumni Society, The Penn Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alumni Association, and the University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Network. All alumni are welcome. Cost is $20 at the door, or included in the Alumni Weekend Pass and reunion package pricing.