• Class of 2016 Gets a Taste of Penn Traditions

    Class of 2016 Gets a Taste of Penn Traditions

    To the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” from the University of Pennsylvania Band, President Amy Gutmann, Provost Vincent Price, Secretary of the University Leslie Kruhly, deans, and faculty kicked off Convocation, marking the entry of the newest members of the Penn community.

  • Move-In Day for Class of 2016

    Move-In Day for Class of 2016

    Carrying all the essentials of dorm life, including televisions, bedding, laptops, and entire wardrobes on hangers and in suitcases, nearly 2,500 freshmen have begun their Penn experience.

  • Three Penn Swimmers Compete at 2012 Olympic Trials

    Three Penn Swimmers Compete at 2012 Olympic Trials

    When Brendan McHugh was about 12 or 13 years old, he realized the 2012 Olympic Games would occur the same year he would graduate from college, so he set two goals for himself: to attend an Ivy League university and to qualify for the Olympics in swimming.

  • Penn Relays 2012

    Penn Relays 2012

    The excitement is palpable and the roar of the crowd is unforgettable during the Penn Relays each April at Franklin Field. Officially known as The Penn Relay Carnival, the largest amateur track meet and oldest organized relay competition in the United States was established in 1895.

  • Hey Day: A Uniquely Penn Tradition

    Hey Day: A Uniquely Penn Tradition

    Following a tradition that reaches back to 1916, Penn juniors celebrated Hey Day 2012 on April 25, by donning red shirts, strutting along Locust Walk carrying canes, and biting into straw hats.