DREXEL UNIVERSITY

BLUE & GOLD DAYS

Alumni Weekend
 
MAY 5th, 6th, & 7th
2006
 

Dust off your yearbook and recall your days at Drexel when you ran the streets of Philadelphia to make your 8 a.m. class, when a meal from a truck sounded more appetizing then one prepared at home, and when you made friendships and memories that would last a lifetime.

Join us on May 5th, 6th & 7th for Blue and Gold Days Alumni Weekend, where we will help you uncover those memories of your days as a Drexel student. Get ready to picnic Philly-style with the Philadelphia Zoo, party with the athletes of the past fifty years, celebrate 75 years of Greeks on campus and dance the night away at the University Gala! There are many fun activities for you to choose from, look below for just a few of what we have in store!!!

Check out additional activities and pre-gala receptions by clicking here or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 1.888.DU.GRADS.

Golden Dragons Class of '56 Luncheon & Pinning Ceremony
We would like to extend a very special invitation to the Class of '56, as members are inducted into one of the oldest societies in Drexel history, The Golden Dragon Society. Golden Dragons can be found worldwide and are some of our most successful and active alumni.

As a member of the Class of '56, we welcome you to take part in this tradition and join us at a luncheon in your honor on Friday, May 5th, at 11 a.m. We begin with a group photo at the statue of our mascot, Mario the Magnificent, followed by a reception and luncheon in Behrakis Grand Hall where you will be pinned and inducted into the Society. Join us after lunch for a bus tour of the campus to see what has changed and what traditions have lived on since your days as a student. For additional information or to register online, click here.

Family Fun Fest & Picnic
Join us on Friday, May 6th, at noon in 32nd Street Park, as we enjoy an afternoon of family fun and picnicking Philly-style! Meet the animals of the Philadelphia Zoo, get your face painted, compete for the best K'NEX dragon sculpture, and take home a balloon sculpture, all while enjoying Philadelphia's best cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and Bassetts ice cream. For additional information or to register online, click here.

Sports Fans Rally & Luncheon
The Sports Fans of the 50's invite all athletes, fans and friends to join them on Friday, May 5th, at 7 p.m. as they kick-off Alumni Weekend in style. Gather in the Great Court for a lively reception and rally celebrating Drexel athletes and their loyal fans of over 50 years. Enjoy a 50's-style cocktail reception while mingling with friends old and new.

The excitement continues on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. while the Sports Fans enjoy their bi-annual luncheon in the University Club. Over lunch reunite with coaches, friends and fellow athletes. Help us celebrate the accomplishments of the  '55-'56 undefeated football team and the '61 undefeated field hockey team followed by a tour of the newly renovated Buckley and Vidas Fields . For additional information or to register online, click here.

Silver Dragons Class of '81 Reception & Pinning Ceremony
Congratulations! Can you believe it, it has been 25 years since your glory days as a Drexel student. We invite members of the Class of '81 to join us on Saturday, May 6th, at 4:30 p.m. for a reception in your honor. Connect with old friends and rekindle memories while we celebrate your induction into the Silver Dragon Society. For additional information or to register online, click here.

14th Annual University City 5K Run
Help support a worthy cause and take part in a Drexel tradition. The 14th Annual University City 5K Run benefiting the Nicholas P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held on Saturday, May 6th. The run starts at 11 a.m. and will begin and end at 32nd and Chestnut Streets. Your participation will help us raise scholarship funds for Drexel students. The Pipino Scholarship awards up to $15,000 annually.

Awards, scholarship winners and refreshments immediately following the race.

$15 registration fee (includes race t-shirt)
Click here to register today. Race day registration opens at 9 a.m.

For additional information, click here.

Interfraternity Council 75th Anniversary
Join us on Saturday, May 6th at 4 p.m. in celebrating the 75th anniversary of Greek life on campus. The IFC was founded to promote and perpetuate the best interests of the Drexel Institute and to establish unity of spirit and action among the fraternities. Today the IFC is among the strongest organizations on campus and hopes to continue it's success well into the future. Meet us in the Great Court to enjoy reliving the "good old days" and to support an organization that continues to make an impression on the college experience of many students. For additional information or to register online, click here.


Alumni Association Awards Ceremony
All alumni and guests are invited to join us as we congratulate the recipients of the 2006 Alumni Association Awards. Also recognized will be recipients of the Young Alumni Association Awards, the Outstanding Alumni Educator Award, Outstanding Seniors and the recipients of the Alumni Legacy and Leadership Scholarships, on Saturday, May 6th, at 4 p.m. in the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery on the third floor of the Main Building. Join us immediately following the presentations for a celebratory reception. For additional information or to register online, click here.


University Gala Featuring the Fabulous Greaseband
Join us while we dance the night away on Saturday, May 6th, during the University Gala. Celebrate a revival of a Philadelphia classic; American Bandstand. Enjoy the sounds of the Fabulous Greaseband as we transport you back to the 50's, 60's, and 70's for a night of good food, good friends and great fun!! For additional information or to register online, click here.

For a complete listing of events, to see who is already registered, and to register online, click here.

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1.888.DU.GRADS or alumrel@drexel.edu

 
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