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GradFest: May 3
April 15, 2008, Volume 54, No. 29

The Graduate And Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) announced the second annual GradFest, to be held on Saturday, May 3—a day of fun, festive events for all graduate and professional students at Penn. An effort led by GAPSA, the Graduate Student Center, and a planning committee comprised of students from all 12 schools at Penn, GradFest08 has been designed to:

• Strengthen the students’ sense of connection with the University

• Celebrate and show appreciation for their academic achievements

• Continue a unique post-undergraduate Penn tradition

Events include a family-friendly carnival in Wynn Commons and College Green, Tommy Gunns BBQ picnic, live musical performances, themed campus tours hosted by the Graduate Student Center, two rounds of Penn Traditions Quizzo sponsored by Alumni Relations, a “get to know you” reception in Houston Hall, hosted by 4300 Spruce Condos, and casino games in Bodek Lounge. A special feature of GradFest08 will be “fun” shops hosted by each of the 12 schools and University-wide graduate student groups so that graduate and professional students have the opportunity to display, demonstrate, or share a fun activity representing their intellectual pursuits and talents at Penn with other students. The evening concludes with the annual GAPSA cruise aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia. All events are open to members of the graduate and professional student community. Graduate and professional alumni are invited to enjoy the on-campus events of GradFest08 as well. 

Graduate and professional students are encouraged to register early at the Graduate Student Center, now through April 25 for a chance to win free American Airlines tickets. Early registration is only $5, and the price will increase to $10 April 26 through May 2, and on-site registration on May 3 is $15. Additional registration information is available through the GradFest08 website at www.gsc.upenn.edu/gradfest. The cruise is a separately ticketed event.



Almanac - April 15, 2008, Volume 54, No. 29