IVY DAY STONE FUN FACTS
Day Stone from
Can you place this Ivy Day Stone? Do you know
which campus site has been chosen by more graduating classes than any other
as the location for the Ivy Day Stone since June 7, 1873? Did you know that
for each year between 1926 and 1961, there are two stones, one placed by
men and one by women? Do you know where the women's stones were placed?
The 1876 Ivy Day Stone is located on College
Hall, the site with the most Ivy Day Stones.
College Hall has been selected 43 times by
the graduating seniors since the Ivy Day Stone tradition began when the
University moved from Center City to the new campus in West Philadelphia.
In 1925, Bennett Hall (named for Mary Alice
Bennett, the first woman to receive a doctorate from Penn) was completed,
and the women's classes from 1926 to 1958 place their own Ivy Day Stones
there. From 1959-61, the women's stones were placed on Hill House, then
a women's dorm.
For more Ivy Day Stone history, see www.library.upenn.edu/vanpelt/pennhistory/ivystones/ivystones.html