Homecoming Events  

Sure, plenty of Penn alumni work here, but it’s not everyday they get to take gallery tours, attend a sing-a-long or root for the Quakers in a big football game against Princeton. Homecoming weekend gives alumni that chance. Below are just a few of the events scheduled. For a complete list and registration information, go to www.alumni.upenn.edu/homecoming2005.

Friday, Nov. 4

1:30 to 6 p.m.

  • Youth and Aging: Penn Integrates Knowledge Locally and Globally:
    The symposium features a discussion by Penn faculty about being young and growing old, held at the Annenberg Center, Harold Prince Theater, 3680 Walnut St.

4 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Penn Gallery Hop:
    This yearís tour includes stops at five galleries. The event begins at Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library, 200 South 34th St.

Saturday, Nov. 5

10 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Walking Tour of West Philadelphia:
    Meet at 40th and Spruce streets for a two-mile walking tour of revitalized West Philadelphia. Space is limited.

2:30 to 5 p.m.

  • 7th Annual Red and Blue Rendezvous:
    Drink a toast to Dear Old Penn with young alumni from the classes of 1995-2005 at Hutchinson Gym, 220 South 32nd St. Pre-registration cost is $8 per person; on-site registration is $10 per person.

6 to 8:30 p.m.

  • TASTE OF PENN:
    Join the University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Network, Association of Latino Alumni, Black Alumni Society, James Brister Society, and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alumni Association for food and music that celebrate the rich diversity of our community at the Annenberg Center, Lobby, 3680 Walnut St. Use Annenberg Plaza Entrance off Locust Walk.

Sunday, Nov. 6

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • MAKUU 5th Anniversary Brunch:
    Join alumni and students in celebrating Makuu: the Black Cultural Resource Center at Penn at Logan Hall, Terrace Room, 249 South 36th St. For more information, call 215-573-0823.

Originally published on November 3, 2005