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Come back to Dear Old Penn May 16-19 to connect with classmates, catch up with old friends, and celebrate all that is Penn!
Details for our reunion celebration event and class activities are outlined below. Check back for further event updates. University wide events are also listed below. For a complete listing of all Alumni Weekend events and general information, visit the main Alumni Weekend website. Registration and ticket information for Alumni Weekend and your reunion specific events can be found below. Online registration begins March 3rd.
Arrive early - you don't want to miss any of the great programs starting on Friday. Check in at the Registration Tent to get your name badge and materials- you will need your badge to enter your reunion events and other programs.
for registration, parking, hotel, and child care information.
All events listed below are specific to your class reunion along with additional all-alumni events for the weekend. This event listing will be included on your class registration site starting March 3rd.
Saturday, May 17: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Class of 1944 70th Reunion Breakfast
Amado Recital Room
3401 Spruce Street
Join fellow classmates for breakfast as we celebrate your 70th Reunion! This event is free for the 70th reunion classes and their family, but advanced registration is required. See the registration section on this page for details.
Saturday, May 17: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Conversation with President Amy Gutmann
Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
Join President Amy Gutmann as she addresses alumni and guests with a report on the state of the University.
Saturday, May 17: 11:45 AM
Penn Park Parking Lot
31st & lower Walnut Streets
Enter through lower Walnut Street
Saturday, May 17: 12 PM
Alumni Parade of Classes
31st Street, between Walnut and South Streets
All classes, from oldest to youngest, are invited to march in the Parade of Classes, each with their class flag to lead them.
Saturday, May 17: 12:30 PM
Alumni Day Picnic
Penn Park, South Green
Classmates, families and guests are invited to enjoy a Philly inspired buffet, entertainment by student performing arts groups, and the spectacular views from Penn Park. Vegetarian and Kosher meals will also be available upon request.
Saturday, May 17: 3 - 4 PM
Penn Then & Now Campus Tour (Student-Led)
Start location: Shoemaker Green
Let a student show you Penn as it is today and see what has changed since you were here.
Saturday, May 17: 3:30 - 5 PM
Getting Published - Sponsored by the Class of 1994
Levine Hall, Wu & Chen Auditorium
3330 Walnut Street
Join the class of 1994 for a panel featuring published authors and industry experts from the class.
Sunday, May 18: 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Houston Hall, Class of 1966 Reading Room
3417 Spruce Street
What better way to bid farewell to classmates and friends than over coffee and a hot breakfast? Compare notes from the weekend, share your photos, and make plans to get together again soon! Advance registration is required
Sunday, May, 18: 10 - 10:30 AM
All-Class Memorial Service
Houston Hall, Bistro
3417 Spruce Street
Please join University Chaplain, Reverend Charles L. Howard, Ph.D., C’00, for an all-alumni memorial to remember our deceased classmates. The Glee Club will perform.
Sunday, May, 18: 10:30 AM
Gospel Choir Performance
Houston Hall, Bistro
3417 Spruce Street
Following the memorial service, enjoy an alumni gospel performance sponsored by the Class of 1989 outreach and planning committee.
Sunday, May, 18: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Barnes Foundation Tour ($25 additional cost)
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Wrap up your weekend with a visit to the Barnes Foundation, one of the world's largest collections of Impressionist paintings. The collection is in a stunning new Center City venue. Shuttle service will be provided to and from campus and will depart from Houston Hall. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. NOTE: There is an additional $25 fee for this tour; it is NOT included in the reunion package price.
Monday, May, 19: 10:15 AM
258th Commencement Ceremony
233 South 33rd Street
Open to all alumni; tickets not required. Gates open at 8:30 AM. The procession across campus steps off at 9 AM; ceremony begins at 10:15 AM. Alumni leaders, including representatives from the Old Guard through the Class of 2013 will line Locust Walk, holding flags, and forming an honor guard as the candidates for graduation walk through. Rain or shine. For further information, refer to www.upenn.edu/commencement or call 215.573.GRAD.
- Harry S. Gross, President
- Nancy B. Staub Gay
- Mildred Kunzig Keil
- Agnes Anthony Louard
- Edward Stokes
Reunion giving is a time-honored tradition at the University of Pennsylvania.
Our 70th reunion is a time to come together as a class and commemorate our Penn experiences through philanthropy. This year, we set the ambitious goal of raising $10,000
– your gift will help us to achieve this goal!
Gifts from the Class of 1944 will collectively support the following initiatives to benefit Penn and its students:
The Penn Fund
The Penn Fund provides immediate unrestricted support for the highest priorities of the University. A total of $10,00 of our class gift will help to fund student aid, residential life, classroom technology and student activities.
Join us today in making these goals a reality for our alma mater and the students who follow in our footsteps. Giving to our reunion class gift is easy – call 800.237.2655 or give online at www.alumni.upenn.edu/pennfund/giving
PRE-REGISTRATION FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND HAS CLOSED, WALK-ON REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND (DETAILS BELOW).
Walk-on Registration and Existing Registration Ticket Pick-up Will Occur at the same location!
- Friday, May 16, 9 AM - 10 PM; College Green, 36th Street and Woodland Walk
Please check in at the registration tent early to pick up your pass and all the materials required for you and your guests to enter the parade/picnic are, your class parties, educational programs, and all-alumni events. For questions, contact Alumni Relations at 215.898.7811. No refunds will be issued after 5 PM on Monday, May 12, 2014.
- Saturday, May 17: 10 AM - 3 PM; Penn Park Registration Only (after 3pm registration will only be available at your reunion party)
- Parking Lot (Parade Line-up), 3100 Lower Walnut Street
- Paley Bridge, between Franklin Field and The Palestra
*Graduate & Professional School Alumni Reunion Registration: Graduate Alumni should visit their school website for details about reunions and registration.