Lots to Love about Homecoming Weekend

Author: Amanda D’Amico

After our recent, unreasonably early, snowfall, this weekend’s weather forecast – sunny and 58 degrees – seems like almost beach-worthy weather.  And what better way to spend it than at Penn’s Homecoming Weekend from Friday, November 4 to Sunday, November 6.

That’s right – Penn’s Homecoming featuring Arts & Culture is this weekend.  This weekend is packed-full of interesting activities for alumni and their families.  Below are just a few of my personal favorites.

Quaker Exchange: Alumni-Student Speed Networking

One of the greatest advantages that Penn students have – in addition to being some of the best, brightest, and most motivated – is access to the extensive Penn alumni network. Share your career advice and insights with current Penn students in this speed networking event.

Arts & Sciences Quizzo

Join the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Dennis DeTurck, for this arts and sciences trivia game.  Participants will work in teams to try to answer questions posed by the College’s faculty.

Wharton Alumni Homecoming Tailgate

All Wharton alumni – undergraduate and graduate – are invited to in Hoover Lounge prior to the Penn v. Princeton Football game.  The event will feature a “Taste of Philly.” Not a Wharton graduate?  Head over to QuakerFest at Blanche Levy Park (College Green) for a pre-game picnic!

Penn vs. Princeton

As if the Penn/Princeton rivalry wasn’t heated enough, this year’s Homecoming game highlights the competition.  The Penn Quakers, who has won two straight Ivy League titles, takes on the Princeton Tigers at 1:00 p.m. on Franklin Field.  Go Quakers!

Celebrating Scrabble

Stefan Fatsis, C’85, will discuss his book, Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players.  This event will celebrate the tenth anniversary of his book and is perfect for anyone who’s become as obsessed with Words with Friends as I have.

yPenn Homecoming HighBall

Young Penn Alumni (Classes of 1997 – 2011) are invited to join their classmates and raise a highball to dear old Penn.  This event will include food, drinks, and fun!

These are only a handful of the interesting events planned for this weekend.  For more information, please visit the website now. Registration is closed, but you can walk on and register at any time during the weekend. I hope to see you there!


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