Author: Stephanie Yee, C’08
My 5th Reunion is in 10 days, and I am bursting with excitement! The Reunion Outreach Committee has been working tirelessly for many months to make sure that the Class of 2008 has an incredible and unforgettable reunion. Here are a few events that 08ers can look forward to next weekend.
CELEBR(08) AT CITY TAP HOUSE
Friday, May 10th, 10 PM – 2 AM
3925 Walnut Street
Two bars (complete with drink specials) will be reserved for the Class of 2008 in the restaurant’s lower terrace.
Celebr(08) on Friday night at City Tap House.
CLASS OF 2008 PEER PANEL: ENTREPRENEUERSHIP AND START-UPS
Saturday, May 11th, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, 3620 Locust Walk, Room 1206
Fellow alums will talk about their start-ups in various fields – including business, social, tech, and non-profit. 08ers have accomplished so much since graduation, and this panel highlights how several alums are carving their own path to success.
Jason Gurwin, Co-Founder and CEO of Pushpins
Raymond John, Co-Founder and President of 12+
Abe Kwon, Founder and Chairman of 12+
Rachit Shukla, Founder, Partner, and CEO of Two Toasters
Brian Wang, Co-Founder and CEO of Fitocracy
Michael Young, Co-Founder and Director, Technology Development of Innova Dynamics
The founders of these companies are all Penn 2008 alumni. Come hear them talk about entrepreneurship and start-ups.
ALUMNI PARADE OF CLASSES
Saturday, May 11th
Parade line-up will be at 11:45 AM (on Locust Walk between 36th and 37th, complete with drinks and snacks to get the party started) and the parade is from 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.
Relive Hey Day by marching down Locust Walk with other 08ers.
ALUMNI DAY PICNIC
Saturday, May 11th, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Hill Field
2008 classmates, families and guests are invited to enjoy “One Last Fling,” a throwback to Spring Fling. This picnic buffet includes performing student groups, live music, entertainment – and most importantly – fried Oreos!
Remember fried Oreos at Fling? There will be fried Oreos at the Saturday picnic!
5TH REUNION MASQUER(08) PARTY
Saturday, May 11th, 9 PM – 1 AM
Perelman Quadrangle, Wynn Commons Tent, 3417 Spruce Street
Celebr(08) your return to Penn by going back to where it all started. Join us for an exciting evening with good food, great friends, an open bar, and a killer dance floor. Share your personal updates and amazing memories with classmates, and make this party the highlight of our Alumni Weekend. Dress to impress!
The Saturday night party is the big event! Iron Chef Jose Garces is catering the party, so come hungry!
Don’t forget to register! Advance registration ends this Friday. 5th reunion classmates can register here. But you don’t have to be celebrating a reunion to attend. All alumni are welcome and can still register online here.