Drexel University will host Alumni Weekend 2016 May 6-7. A number of events have been organized for the alumni such as a temporary beer garden in Perelman Plaza and a cocktail gathering at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Alumni who graduated in 1966 or before will be deemed “Golden Dragons” and will be treated to an exclusive cocktail luncheon Friday afternoon. Members of the Class of 1991, who may remember when Drexel broke the record for making the world’s largest ice cream sandwich the year of their graduation, will be celebrating their 25-year reunion as “Silver Dragons.”
An outdoor picnic, called Drexel Fest, will also be held in Perelman Plaza on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. This event will be child-friendly and will include games such as Baggo, Ladder Golf, Washers and Kanjam.
“Drexel After Dark” will close out the weekend on Saturday evening. For this event, the three floors of the Main Building will become a nautical getaway, styled as a luxury cruise ship complete with shuffleboard, a dance floor and a host of other activities. Pop rock band She Said Sunday will see the visitors off at this final event.
Those looking to keep up with the events of alumni weekend can track it on social media by following posts tagged with #DrexelAW16.