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About the Weekend

About the Weekend

Please select a day below to view scheduled events:

Friday, May 12

Time

Event

12:00 – 1:30 PM Luminary Society Luncheon
Schattner Pavilion & Fonseca Courtyard

In recognition of the distinction and achievement of Penn Dental Medicine alumni celebrating their 50th reunion or more, the School invites alumni from the dental classes of 1973 and earlier as well as dental hygiene alumni to the annual Luminary Society Luncheon. Meet fellow Penn Dental Medicine graduates, share memories of your time at Penn Dental, and hear how your alma mater is shaping the future of care in 2023.*Cost: FREE

2:00 – 3:00 PM The Samuel I. & Hilda B. Shames Lecture
The Arthur B. Corby Auditorium, Penn Dental Medicine
Continuing Education Credits Available (1 CDE)

*Cost: FREE
3:00 – 4:30 PM Meet & Greet with Penn Dental Medicine Admissions
Schattner Pavilion, Penn Dental Medicine
Stop by to meet Penn Dental Medicine’s Admissions team including Mark Mitchell, Assistant Dean of Admissions; Brian Hahn, Director of Admission; Menty Bayleyen, Associate Director of Admissions; and Kara Fraiman (D’92 GD’94), Assistant Director of Admissions.*Cost: FREE
Beginning at 4:00 PM Student Curated Tours
Tours depart from the Atrium
Tour highlights include the School’s new Personalized Care Suite and Digital Design Center as well as stops in the Saito Pediatric Care Center, Schattner Clinic (formerly Main Clinic), Library, and more!
4:00 – 5:00 PM Alumni Awards Reception
Fonseca Courtyard
Recipients of this year’s alumni awards will be honored, and awards will be presented prior to the Reunion Celebration. Join us in celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of the following Penn Dental Medicine Alumni:

THOMAS EVANS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
[To be announced]

ALUMNI AWARD OF MERIT
[To be announced]

YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD OF MERIT
[To be announced]

HONORARY ALUMNUS
[To be announced]

5:00 – 7:00 PM Penn Dental Medicine Reunion Celebration
Schattner Pavilion & Fonseca Courtyard
Join fellow classmates and friends for a special reception celebrating all Penn Dental reunion classes. The reception will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and tours of the School’s newly renovated spaces.
*Cost: FREE
Beginning at 6:00 PM Reunion Class Celebrations

Many of this year’s reunion classes are planning special class celebrations on Friday and/or Saturday evening. Please click here to visit our class reunions page for more information »

Saturday, May 13

Time

Event

9:00 – 10:00 AM Dean’s Council & Alumni Society Executive Committee Combined Meeting
Shils Board Room

This is a closed meeting to current members of the Dean’s Council and Alumni Society Executive Board.

10:00 – 11:00 AM Penn Dental Hospitality Suite
Schattner Atrium

Doors will be open for alumni to stop in, peruse old yearbooks and memorabilia, and relax with mimosas and light breakfast fare.

*Cost: FREE

10:00 – 11:00 AM Student Curated Tours
Tours will depart from the Henry Schein Atrium of the Robert Schattner Center

This year’s tours will feature the School’s new Care Center for Persons with Disabilities and Digital Design Center as well as stops in the Saito Pediatric Care Center, the Schattner Clinic (formerly Main Clinic), Shils Clinic, Library, and more!

11:15 – 11:30 AM Parade Line-Up
Schattner Atrium

Grab your class flag before heading down to the parade. We will depart the School at 11:30 AM to line up for the University’s Alumni Parade on Locust Walk. You are invited to walk with us from the School or meet us on Locust Walk in the designated Professional School line-up area.

12:00 – 12:30 PM Alumni Parade
Locust Walk

Display your Penn pride by marching with Dean Mark Wolff, Alumni Society President Dr. Scott Chanin (D’83), and fellow alumni to the Penn Dental Medicine picnic on College Green. Family, friends and children are welcome!

Please note we will depart the School at 11:30 AM to line up for the Parade on Locust Walk. You are invited to walk with us from the School or meet us on Locust Walk in the designated Professional School line-up area.

12:30 – 3:30 PM Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Picnic
College Green

Join fellow alumni for a celebratory picnic lunch on College Green! This is a great opportunity to bring your entire family as activities will be available for kids of all ages as well as entertainment including a DJ and performances by the Glee Club and Penn Band. Vegetarian and Kosher meals will be available.

*Cost: $40 per person pre-registration/$45 after May 1; $15 children ages 6-16; no charge for children 5 and under

12:30 – 3:30 PM Fun Zone

We invite children of all ages to enjoy arts, crafts, and entertainment throughout campus at our various Fun Zone locations!

*Cost: FREE

4:00 – 6:00 PM Quaker Kids

Bring the whole family to paint the campus Red and Blue! Stop by after the Picnic for great treats, fun activities and a screening of a movie! Most appropriate for children ages ten and under.

*Cost: FREE

Beginning at 5:00 PM Reunion Class Celebrations

Many of this year’s reunion classes are planning special class celebrations on Friday and/or Saturday evening. Please click here to visit our class reunions page for more information »

Additional Activities

Research Day 2023
Wednesday, May 10 | 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
This year, in conjunction with Alumni Weekend, the School is pleased to offer additional opportunities for alumni to experience the breadth of research activities at Penn Dental Medicine. Research Day will highlight basic and clinical research excellence at the School including featured faculty talks, poster presentations by students and postdoctoral fellows, and a poster competition.

For information on the full Research Day program, please visit www.dental.upenn.edu/researchday.


Advances in Clinical Care & Education Day (ACCE)
Thursday, May 11 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
ACCE Day will celebrate faculty, resident and student scholarship in community service, educational initiatives, and advances in clinical care. In addition to a keynote speaker, the day’s program will include faculty, resident, and student presentations and will highlight Penn Dental Medicine’s Personalized Care Suite within its Care Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Schedule and details to come.


At the Source: A Courbet Landscape Rediscovered
February 4 – May 28, 2023
An exhibition sparked by the discovery of a Gustave Courbet painting of the source of the French river Lison in the University of Pennsylvania’s collection, At the Source: A Courbet Landscape Rediscovered (February 4 – May 28, 2023) showcases the infamous painter’s modern landscape practice. Focusing on the motifs of grottos and waterfalls in his art of the 1850s and 1860s, the exhibition highlights the newly re-discovered Courbet painting, not shown in public for close to 100 years, emphasizing the process of authenticating and conserving this historic work.

Information about special programs during Alumni Weekend to come. Read more about the exhibition here »


University Events
May 12 – 14, 2022
A variety of social, cultural, and educational activities are planned across the University from Friday, May 12, through Monday, May 15, culminating with Commencement. For a schedule of all University events, visit Penn’s Alumni Weekend website at www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend.

Please note, advanced registration is required for most University events. All questions regarding the University Alumni Weekend schedule or registration should be directed to Penn Alumni Relations as 215-898-7811.

For More Information

Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement:
215-898-8951
alumni@dental.upenn.edu

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