May 4-6, 2007

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 4th, 5th and 6th for Alumni Weekend, where we will help you rediscover your Drexel memories. Get ready to groove to the Latin beat at the family picnic, learn to salsa 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!

Don't miss the many additional Alumni Weekend activities by clicking here or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 1.888.DU.GRADS.

Golden Dragons Class of '57 Luncheon & Pinning Ceremony
We would like to extend a very special invitation to the Class of '57, as they are inducted into one of the oldest societies in Drexel history, the Golden Dragon Society. To celebrate your 50th reunion, we welcome you to take part in this tradition and join us on Friday, May 4th. The day begins with breakfast in the Peck Alumni Center, followed by a class photo on the Great Court staircase. Then, join us for a reception and luncheon in Behrakis Grand Hall where you will be pinned and inducted into the Society. Following lunch, a bus tour will guide you through the many changes on campus and traditions that live on. For additional information or to register online, click here.

LeBow Finance Department 25th Anniversary Celebration
Join Dean George P. Tsetsekos, Vice Dean Thomas Hindlang, finance faculty and our Host Committee as LeBow College of Business celebrates the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Finance Department. The evening will feature a panel discussion focusing on How to C.Y.A. (Cover Your Assets) - Using Hedge Funds in These Turbulent Time. This event will also highlight the accomplishments of our alumni and faculty. Reconnect with former classmates and establish new connections at a networking reception following the formal presentation. For additional information or to register online, click here.


Young Alumni Happy Hour

Raise your glass at Cav's with fellow young alumni from the Classes of 1997 - 2006 on Friday, May 4th, starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy frosty mugs, complimentary appetizers and happy hour specials as you sit back and relive those Drexel days. For additional information or to register online, click here.


Alumni Wine Tasting Dinner
Tantalize your taste buds at with wines and culinary delights prepared by students in the Culinary Arts Program. Join our annual dinner and learn how to pair meal selections with the perfect wine. For additional information or to register online, click here.


15th Annual University City 5K Run
The 15th Annual University City 5K Run benefiting the Nicholas P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held on Saturday, May 5th. The run starts at 11 a.m. and will begin and end at 32nd and Chestnut Streets, outside the Creese Student Center. Race day registration opens at 9 a.m. Awards and refreshments will be presented immediately following the race. Your participation will help us raise $15,000 in scholarship funds for Drexel students. For additional information, click here.

Alumni Family Picnic
Join us on Saturday, May 5th, at noon in the newly renovated main Quad, as we enjoy an afternoon of family fun and picnicking- Cinco de Mayo - style! Enjoy our fiesta and have your face painted, create your own sombrero, construct a K' NEX structure and indulge in an array of tasty treats from the south of the border. For additional information or to register online, click here.


Fashion Designs from the Past, Present and Future

Join the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design for an afternoon exploring fashion design. Discover the present and future through a presentation of a variety of our award winning student-designed fashions that will be featured at the 2007 Drexel Fashion Show. Uncover the past during a presentation of select garments from the Drexel Historic Costume Collection presented by Kathi Martin, Director of the Digital Museum Project: Historic Collection and Director of Graduate Fashion Design. For additional information or to register online, click here.

Learn to Salsa

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and grab your dancing shoes for this afternoon fiesta! Learn to turn and dip with local salsa expert Buster Adams. Following the lesson, stroll next door to satisfy your appetite with tapas and sangria in the IST Alumni Garden. Hosted by the College of Information Science and Technology. For additional information or to register online, click here.


Silver Dragons Society Class of '82 Reception & Pinning Ceremony
We invite members of the Class of '82 to celebrate their 25th reunion and join us on Saturday, May 5th, at 4 p.m. for a reception in your honor. Connect with old friends and rekindle memories of your days as a Drexel student while we commemorate your induction into the Silver Dragon Society. For additional information or to register online, click here.


All Alumni Pre-Gala Cocktail Reception

Celebrate on all floors of the Main Building with the sounds of a live Latin jazz band. Mix and mingle with reunion classes of 1957, 1982 and 1997, along with members of the Black Alumni Association, Athletics, Fraternity and Sorority Life, ROTC, Drexel couples, and alumni from all colleges and schools. For additional information or to register online, click here.

University Gala
Dance the night away to the sounds of the Fabulous Greaseband on on Saturday, May 5th, during the University Gala. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style at the "Hot, Hot, Hottest!" event of Alumni Weekend! Enjoy a night of good food, good friends and great fun!! For additional information or to register online, click here.


Opera Company of Philadelphia presents “Falstaff” by Giuseppe Verdi

The literary genius of Shakespeare and the comparable musical riches of Verdi are married in this, Verdi’s final operatic work – considered by many to be his greatest masterpiece. This brilliant comedic romp based on The Merry Wives of Windsor sparkles from start to finish. The performance is sung in Italian with English Surtitles™. 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

Greek Life Alumni Weekend Highlights
Alpha Pi Lambda Fraternity invites alumni to join the current brothers for a patio picnic and house tours on Saturday, May 5th, 12 p.m. in their house at 33rd Street & Powelton Avenue. For more information contact David kaganovsky at 267.738.9555.

Delta Sigma Phi invites alumni to a Blue & Gold BBQ on Saturday, May 5th, from 6-8 p.m. at 214 North 34th Street. For more information contact P.K. Marfo at 404.934.0368.

Theta Chi fraternity welcomes alumni to join them in their 18th Annual Gus Open. The tournament will be located at the Valleybrook Country Club on Sunday, May 6th, at 12 p.m. For more information contact Perry Karen at 609.922.2005.

For a listing of other Fraternity and Sorority Life activities and other campus events during Alumni Weekend, download an invitation here.

Honoring the Legacy of Anthony T. Caneris
Join the Drexel community in celebrating the retirement of Senior Vice President Anthony T. Caneris on Thursday, May 31, 2007. The celebration will begin with a reception in the Main Building between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Mr. Caneris has made such a positive impact at Drexel and we would like to wish him well in his future endeavors. If you would like further information on the event or wish to sign his online guest book, click here .

End of Drexel Details, Friday, April 20, 2007