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    Walk-on registration and pre-registered name badge pick-up for paid Alumni Weekend events is located on the Class of 1976 Patio, behind Sweeten Alumni House.

    Hours are:
    Friday, May 16: 8 AM - 10 PM
    Saturday, May 17: 8 AM - 5 PM
    (Entrance on 36th st.and Locust Walk)

    Class Reunion Events

    The 1955 Reunion Committee is busy calling classmates and making final plans for Alumni Weekend 2015. Would you like to help?  If so, contact your Penn Alumni Relations liaison for more information.

    Friday, May 15: 11:15 - 1:15 PM

    Red and Blue Welcome Luncheon (For Classes 1964 and prior)

    Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall
    3417 Spruce Street
    Welcome back to Penn.  What better way to start the weekend than a meal with friends and an informative talk by Penn professor, Edward Rock, who, as Director of Open Course Initiatives, is responsible for the University's partnership with Coursera. Afterwards, attend an all alumni panel or join friends for the Barnes Foundation Tour.  Pre-registration required. Included in Reunion Package. A la Carte Pricing $20 or $30 walk-on.

    Friday, May 15: 2:30 - 4:30 PM

    The Barnes Foundation Tour

    2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Cost of $30 includes museum entry; a 30 minute presentation from a Barnes docent; audio self-tour, and shuttle service from campus.
    Start Alumni Weekend with a visit to the world-famous Barnes Foundation. Tickets will be distributed at the Barnes–you must be there at 2:15 PM to receive your timed tickets. A shuttle bus will leave from Penn Bookstore at 1:30 PM and return from Barnes back to campus at 4:30 PM. Self-parking is also available at The Barnes Foundation. Limited tickets are available. Register online at by April 5th. .

    Friday, May 15: 6:00 - 9:30 PM

    Class of 1955 60th Reunion Celebration

    Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 6th Floor
    3420 Walnut  Street
    Join friends and classmates for cocktails, dinner and entertainment as we celebrate our 60th Reunion on the beautiful sixth floor of the library overlooking College Green. You will not want to miss this memorable event. 

    Saturday, May 16: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM 

    Conversation with President Amy Gutmann 

    Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
    Join President Amy Gutmann for her annual state of the University report. There will be an opportunity for questions.

    Saturday, May 16: 11:45 AM 

    Parade Lineup

    37th Street between Spruce Street and Locust Walk.


    Saturday, May 16: 12 PM

    Alumni Parade of Classes

    Parade down Locust walk to your class picnic area.

    Saturday, May 16: 12:30 PM  

    Alumni Day Picnic 

    College Green.

    Saturday, May 16: 2:30 - 4:00 PM  

    Red and Blue Farewell Hospitality (For Classes 1964 and prior)

    ARCH, Room 108
    3601 Locust Walk
    Following the day's activities you are invited to relax with classmates and friends to bid farewells before heading home or out for individual dinners.

    Sunday, May, 17: 9:30 AM 

    All Alumni Breakfast

    Houston Hall, Class of 1996 Reading Room
    3417 Spruce Street
    What better way to bid farewell to classmates and friends than over coff€ee and a hot breakfast? Exchange stories from the weekend, share photos, and make plans to get together again soon! Advance registration is required. $15 or included in reunion package pricing.

    Sunday, May, 17: 10:00 AM 

    All Alumni Memorial Service

    Houston Hall, Bistro
    3417 Spruce Street
    Please join University Chaplain Reverend Charles L. Howard, PhD, C’00, for an all-alumni memorial to remember our classmates who have passed on. The Glee Club will perform.

    Sunday, May, 17:  11:30AM - 2:30PM 

    The Barnes Foundation Tour

    2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Cost of $25 includes museum entry; audio self-tour, and shuttle service from campus.

    Wrap up your weekend with a visit to The Barnes Foundation, one of the world’s largest collections of Impressionist paintings. You will need to be present at the Barnes at 11:15 AM to receive your timed tickets. A shuttle bus will leave from campus at 10:45 AM prompt. Those taking the shuttle must meet at Houston Hall information desk and will return to campus at 2:30 PM. You may stay in the museum longer if desired. Self-parking is available at The Barnes Foundation. Limited tickets are available. Please register online by April 5th.

    Monday, May, 18: 10:15 AM 

    259th Commencement Ceremony

    Franklin Field
    Philadelphia, PA19130
    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 2014 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 or call 215.573.GRAD.

    Reunion Committee

    • Norm Schonfeld, President 

    • John Baka
    • Flora Lyman Becker
    • Audrey Cale Bedford
    • Joseph Bordogna
    • Wiliam Brachfeld
    • Vivienne Bruckman
    • James Dwyer
    • Edwin Fabricius
    • Robert Farley
    • Frank Federman
    • Clarke Glennon, Reunion Chair
    • Stephen Goldner
    • Jackie Yentis Goldstone, Reunion Chair
    • George Graf
    • Robert Gutenstein
    • Walter Herman
    • Ruth Kikuta Higuchi
    • Keith Horton *
    • Dorothy Mitchell Huber
    • Donal Jaeger
    • Robert Johnson
    • Robert Kapp
    • Manya Lerner Kamerling
    • Donald LaVan
    • Arlene Feinstein Litvin
    • Virginia Lucas
    • Ann Switken Morganstein
    • Jack Porter, Gift Chair
    • David Proctor
    • Vincent Rettew, Jr.
    • Nancy Rigney
    • Felix Santoni
    • Robert Schweich
    • Robert Sheridan
    • Niki Halpern Silvers
    • Jay Sobel
    • Elinore Standard
    • Stanly Strauss
    • Bob Tiffany
    • Phil Tobin
    • Frederick Tucker, Jr.
    • Bettyruth Walter, Gift Chair
    • Ron Weintraub
    • Margaret Symnoski Worthington
    • Marcia Gerwitz Zimmerman

    * deceased

    Class Gift

    Reunion giving is a time-honored tradition at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Our 60th reunion is a time to come together as a class and commemorate our Penn experiences through philanthropy. This year, we set the ambitious goals of raising $625,000 from 200 donors including 5 New Donors – your gift will help us to achieve our goals!

    Join us today in honoring our alma mater and celebrating this meaningful tradition and reunion. You can make your gift by contacting Dennis Disbrow at 215.898.6166 or or online by clicking here.

    The philanthropic efforts of the Class of 1955 will collectively support the following initiatives to benefit Penn and its students:

    The Penn Fund - $112,500
    The Penn Fund provides immediate unrestricted support for the highest priorities of the University.  Our class gift will help to fund student aid, residential life, classroom technology and student activities.

    The Class of 1955 Endowed Scholarship Fund - $112,500
    Student financial need is a top priority for Penn. Our class will join together to help meet that need by increasing our class scholarship fund through reunion giving.

    Individual Endowed Scholarships - $400,000
    Our class has the opportunity to provide further support for talented Penn students with financial need through individual scholarships. As part of our class gift, we are relying on at least two or more classmates to each endow a scholarship or add to an existing scholarship.

    Harrison Society – 5 new members
    As a part of our reunion giving, we also hope to count at least 5 new members of the Harrison Society, a group honoring all who have named Penn as a beneficiary of a will, living trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy, or have set up a life income gift that benefits Penn in the future.

    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

    Class Gift Chairs
    Bettyruth Walter
    Jack Porter


    Registration Information

      Online registration opens March 2, 2015.  Register online by Monday, May 11 at or return the registration form by Friday, May 8. No refunds available after close of business May 12, 2015.

      60th Reunion Package price: $130 (walk-on price $140)
      The reunion package includes Friday's Red and Blue Welcome Luncheon and the Class of 1955 60th Reunion Celebration, Saturday’s Parade and Picnic, and Farewell Hospitality, Sunday’s Farewell Breakfast, and your reunion favor,. The full package also includes all general alumni events and social programming, unless otherwise noted. Cost is per person.

      À la Carte Pricing, for those not purchasing the full package. Cost is per person.

      Red and Blue Welcome Luncheon: $20 (walk-on $30)

      Class of 1955 60th Reunion Dinner: $95 (walk-on $105)

      Alumni Day Picnic: $40 (walk-on price $45)

      Alumni Day Child (ages 6-16): $15

      All-Alumni Breakfast: $15