Hey Day

Class of 2023 celebrates Hey Day

Marking their official senior status, it’s the first time the students have gathered as a whole since Convocation in 2019.

Lauren Hertzler

Hey Day 2021: ‘Senior year is ours to seize’

An in-person celebration well worth the wait, students wore their custom red T-shirts and plastic foam skimmer hats while waving their canes, as Penn President Amy Gutmann declared them officially seniors on College Green.

Lauren Hertzler

Commemorating a milestone moment

Although unable to meet at College Green this semester, President Amy Gutmann celebrated Hey Day—the official “moving up” day for Penn juniors to seniors—in a video with Class Board 2021 members.

Lauren Hertzler

Hey Day 2018

When they graduate next year, students in the Class of 2019 will remember April 26 as the heyday of their college lives. Hey Day is the annual rite of passage for juniors, when they move up the class ranks to become seniors.

Jacquie Posey

Hey Day 2017

At the annual tradition that marks the official passage of the junior class to senior status, participants joyfully marched down Locust Walk to College Green, holding bamboo canes and donning Styrofoam hats.

Christina Cook

Hey Day 2016

“By the power vested in me by the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, I now proclaim you seniors!”

Jacquie Posey