Register for the DP 135th Anniversary reunion weekend

It’s the event that took 135 years to create. (Or at least 10 years, since the last one.) “It” is a celebration of The Daily Pennsylvanian, its students and its alumni to celebrate the newspaper’s 135th anniversary this fall.

DP Managing Editors spanning four decades at the DP’s 125th Anniversary in 2009

The DP Alumni Association is excited to invite alumni back to campus for the 135th Anniversary Reunion weekend. Make plans now to join us October 18-19, for the biggest DP party in history! You will not want to miss it.

Enjoy food, drink, and fun with friends old and new, hear from some of the DP’s accomplished alumni, and celebrate the DP’s rich history and bright future.

Part of the weekend’s events will feature the induction of the inaugural honorees into the new DP Alumni Hall of Fame.

Tickets are $135 per person, which includes a welcoming reception on Friday night, a formal dinner reception on Saturday night, and daytime Saturday programming which will feature DP alumni speaking on a number of different topics related to the history of the DP, journalism, business, politics, and more.

You can register for the event and find more information on the official 135th Anniversary website here. The deadline to register is August 31.

Beyond the cost of the event, the DP Board of Directors and the DPAA Board Board encourage alumni to support independent student journalism and the continuing world-class student experiences at the DP by making a donation to the DP Development Fund. Contributions from DP alumni are now a crucial pillar for our long-term sustainability.

If you’re traveling to Philadelphia for the reunion, lodging options abound. The closest hotel to the center of campus is the Hilton Inn at Penn (between 36th & 37th on Walnut). Three other hotels adjoining campus are the Sheraton University City (at 36th & Chestnut) and the Homewood Suites (on Walnut between 41st and 42nd), and The Study at University City (33rd & Chestnut). Of course, there are dozens of hotels just across the Schuylkill River in Center City Philadelphia.

If you have any questions about the event, you can email Taylor Culliver at or call the DP at 215-422-4640 ext. 1.

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