Penn President Amy Gutmann gave the opening speech for the ceremony after 2019 College graduate Shiv Nadkarni performed the national anthem.
Although the high rise field is now closed off for the construction of New College House West, Penn's record-breaking $163 million new dorm, Class Board leaders said it will not affect the long standing tradition.
At noon, people gathered in front of the Button for the first day of the week-long protest, which calls on Penn to help save the bookstore.
At the event, nine graduating seniors talked about failures, insecurities, and adversities they have faced at Penn. The event was hosted by student group The Signal.
The Penn activist groups distributed flyers from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. around locations near Irvine Auditorium, Houston Hall and on Locust Walk. Meanwhile, a teach-in occurred at noon at the Perelman Quadrangle steps.
On April 8, store owners Ashley Montague and Michael Row announced that Penn Book Center will shut its doors after nearly 60 years of business.
An all-time high of $2,647,878.64 will be allocated to UA funded groups — which include the other five branches of student government, Medical Emergency Response Team, and Penn Labs — for the upcoming academic year.
SHS will provide free booster vaccines to Penn's at-risk students.
Students can opt not to receive the vaccine if it threatens their health or if their religious or philosophical beliefs prohibit immunizations.
Many universities chose performers who are traditionally underrepresented in the music industry, including female artists and artists of color.
As of April 9, three Penn students have been diagnosed with mumps. To avoid catching the contagious disease, Student Health Service Director Giang Nguyen urges students to avoid sharing vaping products, drinks, and food, as mumps spreads through saliva.
If legalized, electric scooters could represent a fun and safe mode of transportation that alleviates Philadelphia's congestion problem, Engineering professor and transportation expert Megan Ryerson said.
Sal Caputo, director of Facilities Management for Van Pelt, said that the renovation will include new carpeting, paint, soft furniture, and a rewiring of the electrical system.
The website features “anti-resumes” from recent alumni, which include categories such as “Failures that seemed like the end of the world back then but doesn't matter in hindsight.”
This semester, Magic Gardens will be hosted by LW Productions, a Penn student-run LLC composed of Castle members and non-affiliated students, on April 12 during the week of Spring Fling, Hammond said.
Penn's student government and administrators are working to bring more student activity to Houston Hall.
Sanctions for the Wharton China Business Society included a two-year suspension, cancellation of upcoming trips and conferences, and a mandate for board members to write apology letters to new members.
Students can request vehicles to pick them up and drop them off from 42nd Street to Rittenhouse Square in Center City.
Despite slightly less than 2,000 students eligible to vote as Wharton sophomores, juniors, and seniors, only 108 total students cast their ballots.
Submissions for the challenge — which total more than 200 ideas so far — include ideas such as hiring staff to support long-term therapy at Counseling and Psychological Services.