Alumni Events

2016 Homecoming Weekend

Friday, October 28, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, October 30, 2016 (All day)

Come back to campus for Penn's Homecoming Weekend! Click here to see a fill list of events and see below for GSE sponsored programming. 


Trends in Higher Education for 2017 and Beyond

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
The ARCH 108/109 | 3601 Locust Walk

What are the most important issues facing postsecondary education in America?  Penn GSE Professors Laura Perna,  Joni Finney, and Penn GSE alumnus Dr. David Soo, GR’11 (now with the U.S. Department of Education) will discuss the most pressing issues facing higher education today and the impact of these issues on our nation’s future. 

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with the panel beginning promptly at 5:00 p.m. A networking reception will follow.  



Innovation begins with you: Teaching in a changing school landscape

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Penn GSE, Room 121 | 3700 Walnut Street

Much attention has been focused on how schools and school systems can be overhauled. But research shows that teachers can have the biggest impact on student performance and improvement. Dr. Michael Nakkula (Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division), Anne Pomerantz (Educational Linguistics Division), and a guest from the Innovative School Network address these topics and more in a panel and open discussion. This event is hosted by Penn GSE’s The Educator’s Playbook, the Teacher Education Program, and the Office of Alumni Relations.  



Walk for Literacy

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 8:00am
Penn Park | Shoemaker Green | 209 S 33rd Street

Join the Penn GSE and the Philadelphia Writing Project’s  4th Annual Walk for Literacy and support the teaching of writing and literacy as tools for social justice. Funds raised will support writing camp scholarships for students and community based writing programs.

Advanced registration $25 ($20 with Penn student ID).For team discounts or more information, contact the Philadelphia Writing Project  (PhilWP) at 215-898-1919.  Click here to see photos from last year's event.