Yep, Homecoming’s this weekend. Here's what you should know, what to do and where you’ll be.
Penn Park Homecoming 5K Run
Franklin Field, 7–9 a.m.
If there’s a better way to work off your hangover than waking up early to run three miles in November weather in front of large numbers of alumni, we’re still looking.
Quad Open House
Welcome Back Home
Various other College Houses
11 a.m–6 p.m.
Apparently they decided that those oh–so–blessed former denizens of the Quad needed to have a different event from everyone else to look at their former dormitory. Worth it to see just how far back Quad’s superiority complex actually goes.
College Green, 11 a.m– 1 p.m.
How the Ivy League does a pre–game tailgate: beer, food, cheerleaders, Saturday morning revelry — all, of course, in the looming shadow of Van Pelt.
Penn Football Homecoming Game vs. Princeton
Franklin Field, 1 p.m.
Look, they made it easy for you. They combined the Homecoming and Penn–Princeton games, so you only have to go to one this year. The least you can do is show up.
Alumni Bacchanal/Platt Fifth Anniversary Party
Platt Student Performing Arts House, 3702 Spruce St., 9 p.m.–1 a.m.
Honestly, we know it’s for alums, and we really don’t know much else about it besides the name. But it’s calling itself a Bacchanal.There’s no way we’re not crashing it.
Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St.
Van Pelt Library, Kamin Gallery
Institute of Contemporary Art, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
If you’re feeling cultural this weekend, take the opportunity to go on a curated tour of three of Penn’s temporary art exhibits.
Taste of Penn: A Global Celebration
Houston Hall, 6:30–10:30 p.m.
Penn’s Alumni Diversity Alliance and a host of affiliates host an evening spread and a handful of music acts. If you can swing into this, you’ll be set for dinner and probably find enough to keep you sated for the rest of the weekend.