There’s no better time to celebrate all things red, blue, and Quaker-related than during Homecoming Weekend featuring Arts & Culture at Penn.

This year’s Homecoming Weekend takes place Nov. 8-10, and with events ranging from the Gallery Hop and special lectures, to campus tours and the Homecoming football game vs. Princeton, there’s a little something for Quakers of all ages and interests.

The purchase of a Quaker Pass ($15 for a Red Quaker Pass and $30 for the comprehensive Blue Quaker Pass) grants alums access to the weekend’s festivities, including QuakerFest, Taste of Penn Spectrum, and the Penn Alumni Highball.

To celebrate, this edition of By The Numbers is dedicated to all the planning and Penn pride that go into making Homecoming Weekend a success. For more information, visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/homecoming2013.

(Information provided by the Office of Alumni Relations.)


Number of hours the Penn Libraries’ new state-of-the-art Special Collections Center is open for self-guided tours during Homecoming Weekend.


Number of Penn’s signature red and blue knit hats ordered as giveaways with purchase of the Quaker Pass.


Approximate number of alumni artists showcasing their work at the Penn Alumni Arts Fair on Locust Walk.


Number of temporary tattoos ordered for the Penn vs. Princeton football tailgate.


Number of years Penn has highlighted arts and culture in the University’s Homecoming festivities.


Approximate number of guests expected to attend Saturday night’s food and dance party, Taste of Penn Spectrum.

Originally published on October 17, 2013