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Paper Memories from M&T (31 Weeks To Go)

By Eli Faskha, ENG’93, W’93

Editor’s note: Eli found this treasure trove of academic memorabilia in his basement recently (along with a “pristine, never-read copy of the 1993 Record”), and shared a little about each item. Do current students do anything on paper anymore?!

  • An old M&T Planning Guide – Every engineering student had to complete a Planning Guide and get approval from a faculty advisor. You would plan all the classes you would take during your college life! Back in the days, a College career required 32 credits, Wharton needed 36 credits, and Engineering, 40 credits (5 classes x 8 semesters). Management & Technology required 48 credits!
M&T planning guide at University of Pennsylvania

An M&T planning guide provided by Eli Faskha, ENG’93, W’93

  • A CSE 121 Mid-term – with questions in ML, a programming language created 45 years ago. The current CSE 121 teaches Java, created 2 years and 6 days after we graduated!
CSE 121 Midterm at Penn #93tothe25th

CSE 121 Mid-term provided by Eli Faskha, ENG’93, W’93

  • The cover page of a Southeast Asia report –  for Mgmt 234. That was one of our last group assignments, with Minal Damani, W’93, Mireya Kam, C’93, W’93, Andres Lopez, W’93, and Eli Faskha, ENG’93, W’93 as Wharton ’93 seniors. Just printing the cover page took a long time in those days in a first edition HP Deskjet Plus printer!
Mgmt 234 Southeast Asia report #93tothe25th University of Pennsylvania

Southeast Asia Report for Mgmt 234 provided by Eli Kaskha, ENG;93, W’93

  • My Microsoft Intern offer letter – I remember that out of all the interviews MS did on campus that year, they offered two internships, the other being David Hafken, C’93, ENG’93, who was my groupmate in several classes, and at Microsoft we ended up as roommates as well!
Microsoft summer intern offer letter to Penn engineering student #93tothe25th

Microsoft Summer Intern offer letter from 1992 provided by Eli Faskha, ENG’93, W’93

Have you gone down to your basement to look for any Penn photos or paper memories? Now is the time to sort through your boxes and storage and send your items to us!

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of October 6 – 7, 2017, marked 31 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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Into the Void (32 Weeks To Go)

By Chris Lehmann, C’93

Editor’s note: In an off-line discussion, I asked Chris for some of his ultimate frisbee photos and I soon received links to these photos and a few words about the team. A search in the archives of The DP led us to some photos published back in the day.

Penn's Ultimate Frisbee Team the Void during Spring Break 1993

The Void pictured during Spring Break 1993 (we think). In this photo: Chris Lehmann, Steve Grantz, Eric Cohen, Jimmy Liao, Howard Wilkins, Jason Tomes and Tim Teramoto.

The Void was (and is) the Penn Women’s Men’s Ultimate Frisbee teams. The Void of 1993 competed all up and down the East Coast, coming in 5th in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The guys from the Class of ’93 have remained the best of friends — in fact, the East Coast contingent can be spotted this weekend at the Penn v. Cornell Men’s Basketball game.

Chris Lehmann during his senior year at Penn with The Void #93tothe25th

Chris Lehmann during his senior year at Penn with The Void

Penn Ultimate Frisbee alumni #93tothe25th

Penn Ultimate Frisbee alumni a few years after graduation. In this photo: Karen Tuazon Grossberg, Chris Lehmann, Chris Cianfrani, Steve Grantz, Chris Lehmann and Amy Silverman

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of September 29 – 30, 2017, marked 32 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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Pizza! Pizza! (33 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

Dorm living. No kitchens. Maybe a small fridge, maybe, maybe a hot pot or a microwave…what to eat with limited funds? Pizza!

It seems that freshman year we ate a lot of pizza.

Pizza at Penn #93tothe25th University of Pennsylvania

Emily Leong, Regan Allan and Voula Tsoutsoplides Katsoris in Room 222 of Brooks-Leidy in the Upper Quad

Pizza at Penn #93tothe 25th The Quadrangle at University of Pennsylvania

Hilary Swift, Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, Kiera Reilly and Deanna Huffman in Room 222 of Brooks-Leidy

lower Quad dorm room at the University of Pennsylvania in the Fall 1989

Eating the college food staple – pizza – in the Lower Quad

Do you remember where you ordered pizza from? Was it delivered? Did someone on your hall go to pick it up? What was your favorite pizza place?

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of September 22 – 23, 2017, marked 33 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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Planning for the Return of 1993! (34 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

September at Penn – the start of the new academic year, and time for alumni to return to campus to begin planning their upcoming reunions. The weekend of September 15 – 16, Alumni Relations and the Penn Fund invited reunion and gift committees to campus for the Penn Reunion Leadership Conference (#PRLC18) – a full day of planning, strategizing and energizing alumni classes for Alumni Weekend 2018 on May 11 – 13th.

The Class of 1993 was already engaged with a sizable list of alumni agreeing to be on our 25th reunion committee and gift committee (the list included over 100 classmates at the beginning of September, and we are now well over 200 volunteers). Our class Facebook group is active in keeping classmates connected with each other.

A small group of classmates convened on Friday afternoon in the Sweeten Alumni House to kick-start our efforts, and then more classmates joined us for the full day on Saturday. We were thrilled to see classmates representing different groups at Penn – we all didn’t know each other as students, but we all share a deep affection for the Red and the Blue.

Lisa Grabelle, Kiera Reilly at Sweeten Alumni House

Lisa Grabelle, Kiera Reilly and Jen Rizzi in the Sweeten Alumni House

Here are some of the photos from our fun weekend – we had a great time talking about the reunion, and we can not wait until May to see more of our class return to Penn and celebrate the 25th anniversary of our graduation from Penn.

Early in the morning on Saturday, we asked everyone attending #PRLC18 to record a cheer for classmate Chrissy Hofbeck on “Survivor.”

 

#PRLC18 #93tothe25th Penn Alumni

Jen Rizzi, Valerie Broadwin Mutterperl and Lisa Nass Grabelle get to work on reunion planning.

It was wonderful to see everyone and wave the 1993 banner!

#93tothe25th #PRLC18 Penn Alumni

Kiera Reilly, Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, Kysha Harris, Jon Treitler, Kristin Haskins Simms, Leila Graham-Willis, Lisa Nass Grabelle, Jennifer Rizzi, Jennifer Eisenberg Bernstein, Valerie Broadwin Mutterperl, Rachel Greenberg and Jason Pantzer

Penn Alumni #93tothe25th #PRLC18

Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, Jennifer Rizzi, Rachel Greenberg, Jennifer Eisenberg Bernstein, Lisa Grabelle, Zach Conen, Alex Haidas, Kysha Harris and Kiera Reilly

We asked everyone to contribute to our new, “I Am” coming video.

 

Have you seen it? Who’s in for our 25th Reunion?

We brainstormed, laughed, and discussed how best to entice as many classmates as possible to return in May for our 25th Reunion. We worked on the schedule for the weekend, pricing for the Alumni Weekend package, themes for our reunion, communications strategies for outreach and for giving participation. The most important thing we wanted to accomplish was to contact every classmate before our reunion and encourage them to return to campus in May. We thank everyone that joined us in September, and we thank everyone that has been working to encourage friends to attend Alumni Weekend.

We can’t wait to Meet you at the Button in May!

See below for what you should be doing NOW to plan for the reunion, and contact us if you’d like to help!

Meet us at the button for Penn Alumni Weekend #prlc18 #93tothe25th

Kiera Reilly, Sharon Toback Slotkin, Jennifer Eisenberg Bernstein, Valerie Broadwin Mutterperl, Rachel Greenberg and Lisa Nass Grabelle – Meet Us at the Button!

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of September 15 – 16, 2017, marked 34 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

Important hotel update! Overwhelming response from our great class has sold out the Downtown Marriott Class of 1993 room block for Saturday night. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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She’s a Survivor! (36 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

In our weekly countdown posts, we are a bit behind schedule. This post should have appeared for the weekend of September 1- 2, 2017. Why? Because on August 30th our class was surprised to learn that one of our very own  – Chrissy Bass Hofbeck, C’93 – was a contestant on Season 35 of CBS’s Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers! 

After the announcement in August, we had to wait for the season premiere of the show to see Chrissy…and in every week since then, many in our class are tuning in to CBS at 8:00 PM to watch the latest episode and see if she survives. As of today, November 29, Chrissy is still competing. Tonight’s episode is a double-one, so we are hoping she survives tonight too!

Here is some information about the show and Chrissy:

Chrissy first applied to be a Survivor contestant in 2001, and continued to apply many times since then until she was finally selected for this season.

Filming for this season was in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji in April and May of this year. Chrissy’s family, and the families of the other contestants had no idea where they were filming. Everyone was provided one way tickets to Los Angeles, and then all phones were confiscated prior to them flying to their final destination. Even once a contestant is voted off, there is still no communication until the season’s filming is complete.

In pre-show publicity, show host Jeff Probst said in his Castaway Assessment on Entertainment Tonight (Septmber 12, 2017) that Chrissy was, “one of [his] all-time favorite people.” We couldn’t agree more!

Tribes this season were initially divided by positive characteristics as described by others, and Chrissy was placed in the Heroes tribe.

CBS Survivor cast Chrissy Bass Hofbeck

CBS Survivor Season 35 cast featuring Chrissy Bass Hofbeck, C’93. (Chrissy is in the front row, third from the left in a blue bikini)

Chrissy’s husband Keith could not share her whereabouts with anyone, and told everyone that she was away on business in Brazil. Once word got out that she had left her job at Prudential, he tried not to leave the house!

To train for the show, Chrissy joined an indoor swimming pool and swam laps daily. She learned slide puzzles and tangrams, and did general walking and running each day. She also weaned herself off coffee and gained 5-7 pounds.

In past shows, Survivor has had many Ivy League alumni competitors. Chrissy is the fifth Penn alumnus to compete. The others were Gregg Carey (Season 10 Palau), Charlie Herschel (Season 17 Gabon), So Kim (Season 30 Worlds Apart), Cydney Gillon (Season 32 Kaoh Rong). We are the second highest Ivy in terms of participants with Brown holding the number one slot with six competitors.

We are excited to tune in and watch Chrissy every week, and hope she survives in tonight’s episode. Regardless of how the game ends, she’s a winner to us!

Hurrah, Hurrah Chrissy! We hope you outlive, outplay and outlast the competition!

Tune in to CBS Survivor tonight at 8:00 PM!

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of September 1 – 2, 2017, marked 36 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

Important hotel update! Overwhelming response from our great class has sold out the Downtown Marriott Class of 1993 room block for Saturday night. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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Why We Give – Giving Tuesday with Penn 1993 (24 Weeks To Go)

By the Class of 1993 Reunion Gift Committee

Thanksgiving.

Black Friday.

Cyber Monday.

Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday Giving Red and Blue Day The Penn Fund

Today, on Giving Tuesday, we asked the Class of 1993 Reunion Gift Committee to share the reasons why they give to Penn.

This fiscal year, the year of our 25th Penn Reunion, we’re striving to set a new record of 1,047 class donors. The previous record was set by the class of 1982 in their 25th reunion year and has not been touched for 11 years; no other class has even reached 850 donors.

Gifts of any size—from $25 to $25,000—help the Class of 1993 get to this participation milestone. Help us reach our goal by making a gift today: www.pennfund.upenn.edu/penn93

Penn Class of 1993 Ivy Stone on the Palestra

Penn Class of 1993 Ivy Stone

The passion and engagement of our class should make setting a new record a breeze—but we need you to get there! For more inspiration, read why our fellow classmates give back to Penn:

Sapna Shah, C’93, W’93

Educational access is a cause I deeply care about and by giving scholarship funds to Penn, I’m supporting students who might not otherwise get to experience all that Penn has to offer. Penn was transformative to me and I want other students to have those same opportunities.

Fred Goltz, C’93, W’93

My reasons for giving to Penn are pretty simple:  to repay in some small measure what Penn has given and continues to give to me.  The opportunities afforded to me by my association with Penn have truly been life changing.  Helping to provide those same opportunities to future generations is not just effective philanthropy; it is a constant reminder of the importance of education as a critical stepping-stone to progress and hope.

Penn Class of 1993 flag #93tothe25th

Our Penn Class of 1993 flag

Jason Pantzer, C’93

It has been 25 years since I graduated Penn and each time I return I am impressed by new, exciting, and revolutionary developments on campus.  Penn continues to evolve and improve as one of the top universities in the country.  As a supporter of Penn, I am proud to know that each donation is used to invest in its students, campus and community in an extremely thoughtful manner.

Rachel Wagman, MD, C’93

I am passionate about the undergraduate experience at Penn – the depth and breadth of opportunities across the academic compass, and the freedom to engage with some of the top minds and leading thinkers across disciplines. University Life represents a key area of focus in my endeavor to make a contribution to benefit others: it is humbling to help students touch the experience that is Penn.

Darren Fogel, W’93

Penn is one of the finest universities in the country. The school’s reputation is bolstered by the ability of alumni to support its many unique academic and extracurricular programs and by offering assistance to those outstanding students who otherwise would not be able to attend. Our efforts help ensure the continued success of the University.

Herald Chen, ENG’93, W’93

Penn had a tremendously positive impact on me. Importantly, it is an experience that I could not have had without assistance from Penn’s financial aid and grant programs. Further, Penn is an even better institution than when I attended, but what also comes with that is an increasing cost. As the largest university in the nation to have grant-based financial aid, Penn’s undergraduate financial aid budget requires in excess of $200 million per year. Therefore, my wife and I enjoy giving to the Penn through the Penn Fund, Undergraduate Scholarships and the M&T Program as a way to ‘pay it forward’.

Ben on the Bench at the University of Pennsylvania #93tothe25th

Ben on the Bench with Penn 1993

Brett Barth, W’93

I give to Penn for many reasons.  But it was one of the most important and transformative experiences of my life.  I feel compelled to give back and Penn is worthy of my support.  It continues to improve and evolve to stay one of the preeminent universities in the world. There are many ways to give to Penn, but supporting Undergraduate scholarships and the Penn Fund (also contributing to undergraduate financial aid) are the most impactful. You are giving a gift of a Penn education and the experience that meant so much to me to those who could not otherwise afford it.

Michelle Peluso, W’93

I give to Penn for a very simple reason – it helped shape me into the person I am by introducing me to people and ideas that vastly expanded my world, and for that, I am incredibly grateful.  And just as much, perhaps now more than ever when our world is facing so much division, I want others to have that same unbelievable opportunity.

Lincoln Singleton, W’93

Penn was a transformative experience for me.  I really felt empowered by the student and faculty community there to develop and confidently be my own person.  I attended Penn by the virtue of copious financial aid programs.  I left Penn having shouldered about 10% of my four year education via student loans. Today, a student from a working poor, single parent family like mine would graduate from Penn loan free.

Give Back to The Penn Fund on Giving Tuesday

As of today, the Class of 1993 has 153 donors this fiscal year, and so close to reclaiming the #1 spot among reunion classes—the class of 2013 has 155 donors. Let’s pull ahead of them in a big way and make major moves towards our goal!

Give Today!

Some facts about our 25th reunion class gift and participation:

  • Every size gift counts and matters deeply. Your gift shows your gratitude for all Penn has brought to your life, and is your vote of confidence in Penn’s present and future. Give what is personally meaningful to you, and know how grateful we are for it whatever the size!
  • ’93 couples count as two donors in participation!
  • Your gift supports our class reunion fund, which supports our two class projects (an addition to our Class of 1993 Endowed Scholarship and the establishment of the Class of 1993 Endowed Internship at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships) and The Penn Fund (the University’s central annual fund supporting student financial aid and critical undergraduate initiatives); gifts to most individual endowed scholarships are also counted for class gift credit.
  • As a whole Penn has gone from 7th to 3rd place among our Ivy+ peers in alumni participation by percentage. Still, only about 35% of alumni give back, compared to 60% for Princeton. We can and will do better, one gift at a time!
  • Contact our class giving director Rachel Robinson at rachelsw@upenn.edu or 215-898-3645 with any questions. She’d love to hear from you!

Make your gift to The Penn Fund in celebration of our 25th Reunion here:  www.pennfund.upenn.edu/penn93.

#93tothe25th Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Committee #PRLC2017

1993 25th Reunion Committee planning our reunion at Penn in September, 2017

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of November 24 – 25, 2017 marked 24 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

Important hotel update! Overwhelming response from our great class has sold out the Downtown Marriott Class of 1993 room block for Saturday night. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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More Dorm Rooms and T-Shirts (37 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93, Allison Feder Fliegler, W’93, L’99, Josh Frank, C’93, Jennifer Jarett, C’93, and Alice Lai Platt, C’93

Our 38 Weeks To Go post featured old Penn t-shirts. Our 77 Weeks To Go post featured photos of dorm rooms. Our 37 Weeks To Go post (that would be this post), will have a little of each of those posts. So, for our classmates who are only now sorting through their boxes of Penn memorabilia or digging around to see if they still have an old Penn t-shirt or sweatshirt, there is still time to have those items included in a post!

Thanks to Allison Feder-Fliegler, W’93, L’99, we have t-shirts from Warwick and Commie House to share.

Josh Frank, C’93, shared this about the Warwick shirt:

It was designed by David “Bip” Lavine, C’93, who was roommates with Josh Perelman. He was a terrific artist, and really put a lot of thought into the design of the shirt.

As noted by Jen Jarrett, Bobby constantly walked around in a towel, and was often singing (he truly has an incredible singing voice), so that’s why there are little musical notes around him.

If I recall correctly, the tower on top looked like one of the ones on or near Warwick in the Quad, and the picture quality isn’t good, but I think there’s a Kilroy or something peeking out from the bottom of it.

Of all of my dozens of shirts from Penn (fraternity, Mask & Wig, etc.), that one was always my favorite. We had a great floor, and having Bobby as our RA was an incredible gift.

Josh wrote this in response to a lively post in our class Facebook group about dorm rooms and RA’s, and the RA for Warwick One, Bobby Gonzalez, C’90, (now a professional actor known as Robert Gant), was quite popular! (Stay tuned for more on Warwick One in a future post).

Allison shared a photo of her freshman dorm room in the Quad.

Freshman dorm room in the Quad at Penn shared by Allison Feder Fliegler, W'93, L'99 #93tothe25th

Freshman dorm room in the Quad shared by Allison Feder Fliegler, W’93, L’99

Jennifer Jarret shared some dorm life photos.

#93tothe25th Penn dorm room in 1992

Elana Hordon, C’93,  taking a “working nap” in 1992, photo from Jennifer Jarett, C’93.

Dorm life at University of Pennsyvania featuring an early Apple computer 1992 #93tothe25th

Niels Damrauer, C’94, hard at work on a top of the line computer in 1992. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Jarett, C’93

Alice Lai Platt shared some photos from Hill House.

Alice writes,

You lived in Hill (hell) if your campus tour failed to include the quad, or if you got advice from someone who majored in engineering or math. The rooms were so small that my roommate and I could sit on our own beds and still hand each other the phone without getting up. I spent a lot of time outside and around campus!

I met one of my best friends there. Her roommate never showed up so she had a room all to herself. I loved hanging out in her extra space.

Interior of Hill House dorm at the University of Pennsylvania, January 1990. #93tothe25th

The inside of Hill House in January, 1990. Photo courtesy of Alice Lai Platt, C’93

Dorm room in Hill House at the University of Pennsylvania, January 1990 #93tothe25th

Dorm room in Hill House, photo courtesy of Alice Lai Platt, C’93

Way back in 1989 we had phones in the rooms! Here I am with one of my freshman roommates, Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, C’93.

Kiera Reilly and Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro in Brooks-Leidy in the Upper Quad at Penn #93tothe25th

Kiera Reilly, C’93, and Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, C’93, in Brooks-Leidy in the Upper Quad.

If you have dorm photos or old Penn t-shirts to share, please let us know. We want to share memories from as many classmates as possible. Email us at upenn1993 {at} gmail.com.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of August 25 – 26, 2017, marked 37 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

Important hotel update! Overwhelming response from our great class has sold out the Downtown Marriott Class of 1993 room block for Saturday night. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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