Penn Homecoming 2004 Events

Friday, October 15, 2004


Alumni Meet and Reception (Pottruck Wrestling Room and Hutch Gym, 8 p.m. ) Hosted by the Penn Wrestling Grapplers Club Board, the traditional team of alumni wrestlers will meet some of the current athletes in an exhibition meet. To follow, all will gather for refreshments and mingle with the current members of this year's team and staff.

Men's Soccer

Alumni Reception (Dunning Board Room, 8:30 p.m.)

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Penn Alumni Film Screening: Friday Night Lights
(The Bridge: Cinema De Lux, 40th and Walnut Streets)

Based upon the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger, Friday Night Lights chronicles the 1988 season of the Permian High Panthers of Odessa, Texas, with football players, coaches, mothers, fathers, fans and families struggling with ongoing personal conflicts while the team fights for a state championship. 6:00 p.m. Book signing with the author 7:00 p.m. Film screening introduced by Buzz Bissinger, C’76 Open to the entire Penn community. Special Penn Price: $7.50, includes popcorn and a beverage. Call 215-898-7811 to purchase tickets in advance. Special thanks to Stacey Snider, C’82, Chairman of Universal Pictures, for making this screening possible.

Men's and Women's Soccer

Men's Varsity Soccer Training (Rhodes Field, 8:30 a.m.)
Women's Varsity Soccer Training (Rhodes Field, 9:30 a.m.)
Men's Soccer Alumni Game (Rhodes Field, 10:30 a.m.)
Men's Soccer Alumni Reception & Varsity Meet and Greet (Rhodes Field, 11:30 a.m.)
Men's and Women's Soccer Send-off (Rhodes Field, 1 p.m.)
Say good bye and good luck to the men's and women's soccer teams,undfeated in the Ivy League,as theydepart for key League match-ups at Dartmouth.

Women's Track and Field

Alumni Association Meeting (Class of '71 Room, 10 a.m. ) This newly active alumni group will host its first of two annual meetings to discuss the current efforts set forth in support of Penn Women's Track and Field.


Alumni Game and Barbeque (Warren Field, 10 a.m.) Whether you play or choose to watch, come back and join other alumnae for this fun and social event as guests of Penn Softball. Highlights will include remarks from Head Coach Leslie King Moore and the introduction of the 2005 squad. RSVP to Michelle Boone at


First Annual Alumni Swim Meet (Sheerr Pool, Pottruck Health and Fitness Center, 10 a.m.) The event will include 50’s of all of the strokes, the 100 IM and relays. Sign up for events the morning of the meet and children and grandchildren are encouraged to participate as well. A reception with light refreshments, will follow to give you an opportunity to meet members of the current men's and women's teams. The Penn-Columbia football game will follow the reception. Please RSVP: Cathy Holland, Asst. Swim Coach, or 215-898-6138.


Reception and Ring Ceremony (Mendelson Room, 11 a.m.) The Penn Gymnastics program will hold a reception and ring ceremony to honor the 2004 Ivy Classic/ECAC Championship team.


Champions Club Reception (Donaldson Room, 11:30am ) This reception (invite only) will welcome some of the members of the 1959 Ivy Football Championship team to join our Champions Club for their traditional pre-game homecoming get together. Also in attendance will be Robert Wolf, W'84, members of his family, and former teammates as we prepare to dedicate the scoreboard at halftime of that game. Robert has decided to dedicate the scoreboard in remembrance of his '82 and '83 Ivy Football Championship teams.

Penn Track and Field (M/W)

Postgame Reception (Donaldson Room) Informal alumni postgame reception with alumni members of both teams and coaching staff.


Alumni Dinner (Dunning Coaches Center , 6-9 p.m. ) The Gladius Alumni Board will host a postgame dinner for alumni and members of the current team. On hand will be members of the '04 Ivy Championship women's team in celebration of their championship.


Alumni Row (Boathouse, 10 a.m. , meet @ 9:30 a.m. ) Navy Day Regatta ( Schuylkill River , Noon-5 p.m.) Friend of Penn Rowing Cocktail Party (Boathouse, 5:30-7:30 p.m. ) $20 per person, pay at the door (RSVP to Seth Brennan at or 215-898-6143.