Penn’s 263rd Commencement
The Class of 2019 took to Franklin Field on Monday, May 20, for Penn’s 263rd Commencement ceremony, where President Amy Gutmann urged graduates to “weave together a world better, freer, and more inclusive.”
Class of 2019 Ivy Day Ceremony and awardees
On Saturday, May 18, the Class of 2019 celebrated its Ivy Day Ceremony during Alumni Weekend, continuing the 146-year tradition by honoring students for their achievements and contributions to the Penn community.
Graduating senior and photographer Isabel Zapata captured 57 of her classmates in places of significance to create Torch Magazine. The publication features their reflections as well as her portraits.
Student Spotlight with Connor Sendel
The senior looks back on his time on campus, discussing what it’s like to pursue a dual degree, how a startup grew out of his team’s senior design project, and his plans after graduation.
Hate to see you go: Move-Out 2019
A by-the-numbers guide to facts and services for the end-of-semester exodus.
The 104th Hey Day for a future iconic class
The Class of 2020 officially entered their senior year on Thursday, May 2, with a blend of old and new traditions and styles, from boater hats and canes to jean shorts and selfies.
Looking beyond the disease to the person living with it
In a new course taught by PIK Professor Jay Gottfried, students lead discussions on cognitive neuroscience topics and then meet patients who have relevant neurologic conditions.
‘Two more years!’: Sophomores turn lights on for new Penn tradition
The University and the Class of 2021 inaugurated U-Night, a new second-year event that brings sophomores together and recognizes the midway point to graduation.
A financial literacy class with a twist
NFL player and alumnus Brandon Copeland co-taught a course at Penn this semester alongside longtime University lecturer Brian Peterson.
Class of 2019 President’s Engagement and Innovation Prize winners announced at Penn
The President’s Engagement Prize and President’s Innovation Prize empower Penn students to design and undertake post-graduation projects that make a positive, lasting difference in the world.
In the News
UPenn Students Preparing for ‘Super Bowl of the Mind’
Penn A, a group of students on Penn’s Academic Demolition team, is gearing up to compete against 36 other teams in the 2018 Intercollegiate Quiz Bowl on Saturday in Chicago. (Video)
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Volunteers regularly gather at The Woodlands Cemetery in West Philadelphia to practice Victorian-era horticulture. Senior Maya Arthur derives great satisfaction from the time she dedicates to a grave garden. (Video)
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