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College of Arts & Sciences Graduation Ceremonies in 1993 Preserved on Video

Thanks to classmate Ellen Liebman, C’93, the video of the College of Arts and Sciences graduation from twenty-five years ago has been shared on YouTube!

Ellen found the VHS tapes in her office at Penn and converted them to digital format and uploaded them. You can hear each major being called to the front and every single graduate’s name being announced.

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Program for the College Graduation on May 16, 1993. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Jarett.

The graudation was held in Convention Hall, now gone and replaced by buildings for Penn Medicine.

The College commencement address was given by Bob Schieffer, father of our classmate Sharon Schieffer Baird.

Ellen posted the ceremony in segments to make it easier for viewing. Watch and see if you remember any of it – Bob Schieffer said we wouldn’t!

College Graduation 1993

Part 1

Part 2

Faculty procession down the center aisle. School of Arts and Sciences Dean Rosemary Stevens opens the graduation ceremony. Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Director for the College Matthew Santoraco share remarks. He then announces the distinguished student speaker Margo Schaye (not sure of spelling).

Part 3

Continuation of Margo’s speech. The introduction of the graduation speaker Bob Schieffer (and he references the Walnut Walk!)

Part 4

Bob Schieffer’s address. The beginning of the roll call of graduates, starting with the Department of American Civilization. Then Anthropology and some confusion.

Part 5

Announcing names.

Part 6

Announcing names.

Part 7

Announcing names – video begins with English majors.

Part 8

Still announcing individual names

Part 9

The last few names, the conclusion and the singing of, “The Red and the Blue.”

Part 10

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of March 2 – 3, marked 10 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! Meet us at the Button!

Register NOW to attend our 25th Reunion!

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!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
  • Donate to The Penn Fund in honor of our reunion! We want to break the 25th reunion participation giving record and every gift matters!
  • Book your hotel room or AirBnB for Alumni Weekend. See our class website for links to hotel options.

 

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Letters from Penn (29 Weeks To Go)

By Alice Lai Platt, C’93
Alice Lai Platt found a treasure trove of Penn documents when she visited her parents.
Do you remember once you received your acceptance letter from Penn all the mail that we received about our first year?
Penn acceptance letter for class of 1993

The Penn Acceptance Letter for the Class of 1993, courtesy of Alice Lai Platt, C’93

After acceptance, there was usually a local reception for admitted students – to convince you to matriculate at Penn.

Penn admitted students reception in Ohio #93tothe25th

Invitation to an admitted students reception for Penn in Cleveland Ohio, courtesy of Alice Lai Platt, C’93

Alice received two letters from the United Minorities Council after she was admitted.

There is a letter about the academic integrity of Penn.

Letter on academic integrity from the Provost to incoming Penn freshman

Front page of a letter on academic integrity at Penn from the Provost

Another letter from the College about advising sessions on campus and a “hot-line” if you are unable to attend in person.

Penn School of Arts and Sciences advising letter

Letter from the School of Arts and Sciences about advising sessions during the summer

Finally, something Alice saved from the end of her time at Penn – a letter from the Annenberg School about a Communications Major reception for graduation.

Annenberg School for Communication at Penn graduation information

Reception and graduation ceremony for Communications majors in the Annenberg School for Communication

Do you remember receiving all of this communication from Penn? Did you save any of your letters?

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of October 20 – 21, 2017, marked 29 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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