Alumni Events

Alumni and friends of Penn GSE are invited to connect with the School, the University, and each other at the events below. We hope to see you soon!

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Upcoming Events 

April 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium @ 34th and Spruce Sts.

Penn GSE’s Mentor & Mentee Student Organization (M&M) invites alumni to share their wisdom and expertise with current students.

At this event, alumni will have the opportunity to connect with students through small, round table discussion intended to provide valuable information to soon-to-be graduates. Following the discussions, there will be time for professional networking with food and the chance to learn more about mentoring students with M&M in the fall.

Click here to learn more and register.

Registration by March 31 is required and space is limited. This event is open to all Penn GSE students, alumni, faculty and staff. 


Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
3440 Market Street | Room 502

Penn GSE’s We Support Diversity of Mind (WSDM) cordially invites alumni, faculty, staff, and students of color to the WSDM 4th Annual GSE Community of Color Mixer to establish meaningful connections as a springboard to long lasting relationships. This year, Pam Grossman, Dean and George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education, will join us.

Click here for details and to register. 


Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
National Museum of the American Indian

Join alumni and friends as Dean Pam Grossman shares her vision for the future of education and Penn GSE. Learn how the School is using the power of education to unlock opportunity—and the bold ways that legacy will grow in Penn GSE's second century. Richard M. Ingersoll, professor of Education and Sociology, will join as guest speaker. 


Click here to register. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (All day)
Houston Hall | 3417 Spruce Street


Share your idea. Change the World.

The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is designed to catalyze game-changing innovations in the education market. Our Competition vision is simple but powerful, and the EBPC is structured to facilitate this vision in both spirit and practice.

 The Competition offers both would-be and established entrepreneurs a forum to test their new ideas, and rewards the winners with a host of benefits, including cash prizes and access to a vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurs, educators, researchers, and investors.

Interested in attending? Send an email to learn more here.

About the Competition:  Launched in 2009, the EBPC is the first-ever funded business plan competition focused solely on education. As the largest competition of its kind, the EBPC features multiple competition pathways and cash prizes totaling well over $100,000 on a yearly basis. The Competition attracts innovative ideas in education from around the world, including those focused on local or global needs, public or private issues, Pre-K through adult education, and social or for-profit ventures.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Depot | Historic Sunset Station | San Antonio, TX

Pam Grossman, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, cordially invites you to a reception during the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). 

April 27, 2017
6:00 – 8:00pm
The Depot, Historic Sunset Station
1174 E. Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX

Please RSVP to


May 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017 (All day)

See below for Penn GSE's events over Alumni Weekend and click here to learn more about all programming on campus. 

Celebration of Educators & Alumni Awards

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Claudia Cohen Hall | 35th and Locust Walk


Join Penn GSE for a celebration to honor and recognize the extraordinary impact of our community.

 3:30 p.m. – Voices in Education
4:30 p.m. – Reception and Remarks by Dean Pam Grossman

Voices in Education
Join Trustee Emeritus George A. Weiss, W’65. HON’14, founder and chairman of Say Yes to Education, for a conversation about education.

Alumni Reception and Awards
Join Dean Pam Grossman, the 2017 Honorees, and Penn GSE community for a reception to recognize and celebrate the work of our graduates.