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Penn has closed registration for Friday’s “Time to Shine” Making History campaign celebration, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations confirmed Thursday evening.

As of Thursday, more than 15,000 people had signed up for the event, which is set to begin at 5 p.m. Friday and will feature performances by Train and 1999 College graduate John Legend.

Online registration for the event had originally been scheduled to run until noon on Friday.

However, because the event was nearing capacity, Penn made the decision to cap attendance earlier than planned.

In addition to appearances by Train and Legend, the event — which is open to students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and other donors — will include several hours of student performances.

“We wanted to make this an all-inclusive, campus-wide celebration,” Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations John Zeller said earlier this week.

The event, which runs until about 9 p.m., will also feature fireworks, free food and drinks throughout.

Penn has been saving campaign funds for the past several years to put on “Time to Shine.”

All attendees are required to bring a ticket to Penn Park to gain entrance, as well as a photo ID. No large bags or backpacks will be permitted past security.

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