PhilaU Homecoming 2014

Join us for the 2014 Homecoming Weekend at PhilaU.

We have a weekend full of activities and events for alumni, friends and family. Homecoming Weekend kicks off on Friday with an All Alumni Gathering - your first opportunity to catch up with old friends, connect with current students and meet up with some of your favorite faculty members.

Saturday is filled with events for everyone starting off with the Ram Run/5K in the morning and ending with our exclusive (last year this event was sold out) Homecoming Dinner Dance. It's an event you don't want to miss!

On Sunday, reunion classes will host special receptions for their alumni. Celebrating a reunion? Perhaps you may be interested in hosting Sunday brunch for your class? Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 215-951-2710 for more details.

Help current students by making a gift to the PhilaU Fund in honor of your reunion!

Schedules and events may be updated periodically. Please check back to stay informed.


Schedule of Events

Friday, October 10

Event NameTimeLocationCostMore Information
Campus Tour 1 p.m. Depart from Gallagher Free Read More
Haven't been to campus in a while? Enjoy a tour of the beautiful campus and find out what's new with a Rambassador leading the way!
Observe a Fashion Design Class 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. DEC 219 Free Read More
This course enhances drawing skills for fashion design students who are interested in further developing their illustrations and applications in the field of fashion design. Students do extensive fashion model studies and develop several visual presentations related to concepts and techniques presented in class. Presentation techniques and portfolio presentation will also be addressed.
Sig Ep Hour 6 p.m. Specter Center Free Read More
Catch up with your Sig Ep brothers before the All Alumni Gathering.
All Alumni Gathering 7 - 9 p.m. Specter Center $10/$15 Read More
Join alumni, faculty, staff and current students at the newly renovated Roxboro House for cocktails and hors d’oeurvres.

Historic Roxboro House located along Schoolhouse Lane on the campus of Philadelphia University is a 3,800 square foot, wood-framed, Federal-style dwelling originally built around the year 1800. Listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in November 2004, at one point early in its history the building was the country home of prominent colonial physician and anatomist, Dr. Caspar Wistar, who served as president of the American Philosophical Society and president of the Society for the Abolition of Slavery. Fully renovated with private donations and support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Roxboro House opens in June 2014 as the home of the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service.


Saturday, October 11

Event NameTimeLocationCostMore Information
Welcome Station 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Outside the Reichlin House Free Read More
Stop by our Welcome Station for a campus map, a list of Homecoming events and complimentary beverages.
Ram Run/5K 8:30 a.m. Meet in front of Gallagher Athletic and Recreation Center $20/$25 Read More
Join the PhilaU Community for the annual 5K Ram Run. The run, open to all runners and recreational walkers, will benefit the Future Alumni Association student organization at PhilaU. The race is sanctioned by the U.S. Association of Track and Field.
Breakfast with the Deans and Program Directors 9 - 10:30 a.m. Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space Free Read More
Join alumni, parents and friends for breakfast with Deans and Program Directors who will give an update on their colleges and programs.
Observe a Textile Class - Printing Practices 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Hayward 004 Free Read More
This course introduces production of printed textiles by hand-screen and digital fabric printing methods. Students will learn a technical process of color separations, screen making and printing in both digital and conventional (hands-on) modes. Integration of digital and hands-on printing are encouraged toward the end of the course. The main focus is placed on aesthetics of color and styling in textile design on fabric. Sketchbook study will be required to document design processes, ideas and drawings.
Observe a Textile Class - Textile Design Research 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Art Center 2 Free Read More
This course will focus on uses of various design resources such as museums, market information, color forecasts, trade shows, nature and current events to generate design ideas suitable for the student's concentration area. Active research will result in a written and illustrated sketchbook of ideas to be used in advanced studio course projects, as well as portfolio-suitable drawings and paintings.
Brunch and Tours at the Franklin Institute
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Franklin Institute
Campus Tours 10:30 a.m. Depart from Gallagher Free Read More
Haven't been to campus in a while? Enjoy a tour of the beautiful campus and find out what's new with a Rambassador leading the way!
Sig Ep Meeting 12 - 2 p.m. Kanbar 312 Free Read More
In 1964, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity was established at PhilaU. This Homecoming Weekend marks their 50th reunion. Join your Sig Ep brothers to celebrate this milestone. Bring your memory books to share with everyone as you enjoy complimentary drinks and pastries.
Annual Alumni Tailgate and Picnic 12 - 4 p.m. Ravenhill Campus Adults $15/$20
12 and under Free/$5
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Open to the entire PhilaU community - alumni, students, families and friends! Join us for local eats, music, street performers, face painting, pie tossing and much more fun, family activities.
Relive the good ol' college days by stopping through the tailgate area. Live DJ will definitely make this tailgate a memorable one! You must be 21+ to enter the tailgate area.
Campus Tours 4:30 p.m. Depart from Gallagher Free Read More
Haven't been to campus in a while? Enjoy a tour of the beautiful campus and find out what's new with a Rambassador leading the way!
Beer and Cheese Tasting & Dinner Dance 6 - 10 p.m. Gallagher Athletic Center Read More


Sunday, October 12

Event NameTimeLocationCostMore Information
Sig Ep Fraternity Brunch 10 - 11 a.m. Ravenhill Mansion $10 Read More
Cap off Homecoming Weekend with your Sig Ep brothers.
Class of 1989 Brunch 10 - 11 a.m. Ravenhill Mansion $10 Read More
Here's your final chance to catch up with your fellow '89 classmates.

If you require special accommodations or need more information, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 215-951-2710 or email .