Attire The recommended dress for cocktail parties and the dinner dance is dressy casual. For the afternoon events, please be comfortably casual. If you plan on attending a tour, we urge you to wear comfortable shoes. The locker room at the ARC will be available if you'd like to make a clothing change before the cocktail parties.
Special Assistance If you require special assistance during the day or evening, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 215.596.8856 a few days before the event so that we can help accommodate your needs. We will have golf carts available for alumni (upon request) who require assistance from one building to the next.
Weather Most events are inside, but just in case our order for a sunny day is ignored, we urge you to bring rain gear for the short walks between buildings.
Cancellations Please let us know if you have an unavoidable change of plans as we must provide Catering with our guest count. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 215.596.8856.
Parking Visitor parking is located in front of, or behind the Athletic/Recreation Center (#4 on map.) You can get to the lot by going south on 42nd Street and following it around to either lot. Reunion registration will be held in the McNeil Science and Technology Center (#19 on map.)
Thursday, September 18
Integrated Professional Education Complex (IPEX) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Tour, and Reception
14th Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture – Evening Seminar
The Patricia Leahy Scholarship Fund was established by Professor Patti Leahy before her death. This memorial lecture will serve to add monies to this fund and to honor her memory.
Friday, September 19
|6—9:30pm||Greek Night at the Track
Mill Creek Tavern, 4200 Chester Avenue
You’ve asked for it, and now we are delivering! Meet up with fraternity brothers and sorority sisters at the “Track” and take a nostalgic trip back to a time when Greek life helped maintain your sanity. This event, which is open to all alumni—Greek or not—will include drinks (served with TLC by Larry, the bartender) and your favorite bar fare.
Saturday, September 20
McNeil STC, Atrium
Pick up your registration materials and an updated schedule, sign-in and see who else has arrived.
|10:30am, 11am and 1:30pm||Walking Tours—See what’s new,
and old on campus!
McNeil STC, Atrium, Meet at Registration
The University is rich with history—so don’t miss this walking tour through campus and its buildings (including the new “green” IPEX building), labs, and the newly renovated Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy. Pick up tour info at Registration. Most tours are one hour in duration (walking shoes recommended).
Table Talk Luncheon with the President
Reunion Speaker Program:
Running for Your Life
Reunion Speaker Program:
Quotes, Quips & Comments that Can Change Your Life
|5—6pm||50th Year Reunion Class Celebration and Emeritus Reception (Classes 1944 through 1964)
McNeil STC, 237
Gather with classmates and friends to celebrate major milestones at this pre-dinner reception. There will be special recognition for the Class of 1964 celebrating their 50th Year Reunion. A photographer will be on hand for class photos. After photos, join other classes at the All Alumni Reception in the Atrium.
|5—6pm||Misher College, 30th Anniversary of Arts & Sciences Reception
McNeil STC, 137
This year, Misher College is celebrating its 30th year as the College of Arts and Sciences. Join fellow Misher College alumni and faculty at a reception to toast and applaud this significant anniversary.
|5—6:30pm||All-Alumni Cocktail Reception
McNeil STC, Atrium
Join fellow alumni, faculty and friends for pre-dinner cocktails and hors d’oeuvres—toast and celebrate your Alma Mater while reconnecting with old friends. Not celebrating a milestone Reunion? Come anyway—all alumni are invited!
|6:45—10:30pm||All Alumni Dinner Dance
Wilson Student Center
Sunday, September 21
|All Alumni Farewell Brunch
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel, Fairmount Suite 1
|2:30 p.m. (please arrive 15 minutes ahead of tour to meet the group)||The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia Tour
Open to all faculty, students and alumni
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
In conjunction with the 2014 Misher Festival, enjoy a tour of The Barnes Foundation and its legendary art collection, which includes some of the world’s finest examples of post-impressionist and early modern works. The afternoon will begin with a 30-minute presentation of the history of the museum and a description of the collection, followed by a self-guided tour at your leisure. Please RSVP by August 25th.
This exhibition celebrates the legacy of John Wyeth (1834-1907), a graduate of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, who, in 1860, co-founded a drugstore with research laboratory that
eventually grew to become the multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Wyeth. The over 300 objects on display (manuscripts, ledgers, letters, ephemera, advertisements, prints, photographs, books, periodicals, devices, and drug bottles, containers, and packaging) document distinct moments in Wyeth’s complex 150-year history. These items are part of the large archive that Wyeth gifted to USciences in 2009.