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Come back to campus this May 16 – 19, 2014

Author: Kelly O’Connor

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Come back to campus this May 16 – 19, 2014 to catch up with friends and celebrate all things Penn!

Registration opens Monday, March 3rd.

Check the Alumni Weekend website for event details and updates.

New for 2014 – The Parade of Classes and Alumni Picnic will be held at Penn Park!

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Post-Reunion Fried Oreo Withdrawal

Author: Stephanie Yee, C’08

My fifth reunion was a HUGE success! Now that it’s over, I keep thinking about is how much I want more fried Oreos. They are so delicious! The tasty treat brings back great memories of Spring Fling.

Fried Oreo at the Saturday picnic of Alumni Weekend 2013.

Fried Oreo at the Saturday picnic of Alumni Weekend 2013.

When I was waiting in line at the cookie tent, an alumnus standing in front of me was explaining the importance of fried Oreos to his guest. “They’re a Penn icon,” he said. “You aren’t a Penn student until you’ve tried one.” His guest hesitated, but agreed to try one.

I remember experiencing the same hesitation before trying my first fried Oreo during Spring Fling of freshman year. My upperclassmen friends insisted that they were delicious – how could they not be – they are Oreos encased in fried dough AKA delicious covered in delicious. I tried them, I loved them, and now I want some more.

I hope fried Oreos become a tradition at Alumni Weekend, so I can eat more when I attend my “sixth reunion” in 2014!

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5th Reunion Preview

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.

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.

Panelists:

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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Penn Décor

Author: Stephanie Yee, C’08

As my 5th reunion gets closer – only 51 more days! – the reunion committee is finalizing décor for our Saturday night class party. I was so inspired by the Penn décor at last Friday’s 2nd Annual Presidents Meeting. Here are a few photos from the cocktail hour and dinner in College Hall Room 200.

Caption: The blue table linens complemented the red popcorn bags so nicely. I see red and blue everywhere!

The blue table linens complemented the red popcorn bags so nicely. I see red and blue everywhere!

Each table setting included sheet music for “Drink A Highball”. While it was neat to see the sheet music, the printout was unnecessary. All of the class leaders knew the song by heart.

Each table setting included sheet music for “Drink A Highball”. While it was neat to see the sheet music, the printout was unnecessary. All of the class leaders knew the song by heart.

More red and blue table décor.

More red and blue table décor.

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I love these ceiling lights. Do you see your class year?

I cannot wait to see how my class transforms Wynn Commons. Register for Alumni Weekend here.

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Class of 2008 – 5th Reunion Tasting

Author: Stephanie Yee, C’08

My 5th reunion is 66 days away. Venue is booked. Theme is finalized. Registration is open. Now for the best part – the tasting! Choosing a caterer wasn’t very hard. As soon as we saw Garces Catering’s proposed menu, we were sold! Iron Chef Jose Garces is catering our 5th Reunion Masquer(08) Party on Saturday, May 11th, 9pm-1am. You may have heard of Garces’ famed restaurants Amada, Distrito, and Garces Trading Company. Just to name a few. Here are some photos from the tasting at Garces Catering’s home in the Kimmel Center. Also, don’t forget to register for reunion and Alumni Weekend 2013 here.

Are you hungry yet?

Are you hungry yet?

Jose Garces' famous "crunchy things" which are featured in his newest cookbook! Includes canguil (spicy popcorn), chifles (plantain chips), and toastaditos (toasted corn nuts). Salty deliciousness!

Jose Garces’ famous “crunchy things” which are featured in his newest cookbook! Includes canguil (spicy popcorn), chifles (plantain chips), and toastaditos (toasted corn nuts). Salty deliciousness!

Flatbread Station from Amada & Garces Trading Company! This is the Artichofas Y Setas Coca (artichokes, wild mushrooms, truffle & Manchego cheese).

Flatbread Station from Amada & Garces Trading Company! This is the Artichofas Y Setas Coca (artichokes, wild mushrooms, truffle & Manchego cheese).

Deconstructed Paella Station - paella rice, grilled organic chicken, shrimp, chorizo, and grilled spring vegetable salad, sliced French bread.

Deconstructed Paella Station – paella rice, grilled organic chicken, shrimp, chorizo, and grilled spring vegetable salad, sliced French bread.

Who doesn't love sliders? This slider station has something for everyone! Short Rib Bocadillo (braised short rib, bacon, asparagus, celery root aioli), Bonito Del Norte (Spanish tuna in olive oil, tomato fresco, roasted pepper & black olive escabeche), and Grilled Vegetable Bocadillo (zucchini, tomato fresco, asparagus, cremini mushroom). Why not try all three. Seriously, do it.

Who doesn’t love sliders? This slider station has something for everyone! Short Rib Bocadillo (braised short rib, bacon, asparagus, celery root aioli), Bonito Del Norte (Spanish tuna in olive oil, tomato fresco, roasted pepper & black olive escabeche), and Grilled Vegetable Bocadillo (zucchini, tomato fresco, asparagus, cremini mushroom). Why not try all three. Seriously, do it.
 Patatas Bravas (spicy potatoes, remoulade). Bite-size perfection.

Patatas Bravas (spicy potatoes, remoulade). Bite-size perfection.

 Chocolate brownie, blondie, and assorted cookies. The chocolate cherry cookie is INCREDIBLE. Another favorite was the salted chocolate chip cookie. YUM!!!

Chocolate brownie, blondie, and assorted cookies. The chocolate cherry cookie is INCREDIBLE. Another favorite was the salted chocolate chip cookie. YUM!!!

French 77 Verrine (Elderflower Panna Cotta). Fresh, light, and creamy. Absolutely delicious!

French 77 Verrine (Elderflower Panna Cotta). Fresh, light, and creamy. Absolutely delicious!

I cannot wait! Keep in mind, you don’t have to be in a reunion year to enjoy all the festivities at Alumni Weekend, May 10-13, 2013. Go online to see what’s happening over the weekend and to register now.

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