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UArts Weekend

Join us for UArts Weekend
Friday, Sept. 30–Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022


This weekend is full of activities, programs and events and is open to family, friends and alumni, so you can experience all that UArts has to offer and celebrate the larger UArts community. See a comprehensive itinerary of events.

Registration is now closed. 

Sept. 30–Oct. 2, 2022

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Performing arts calendar of events* (various times)

Location: various venues on campus and in the surrounding area
Note: The UArts Weekend registration form(s) do not include registration for these performances. Register for each event using the separate pages affiliated with each performance.

EVERYBODY
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Allen Radway
Arts Bank Theater - 601 S. Broad St
9/29 at 7:30 p.m.
9/30 at 7:30 p.m.
10/1 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
10/2 at 2:00 p.m.
Purchase Tickets

Tickets go on sale on September 19 at noon.
Alumni can use the promo code UAlumni for $5 off tickets.

Lightbox Film Center 

Robinson's Garden
10/1/2022 | 5:00 PM

What's Up Connection
10/1/2022 | 8:00 PM

 

Friday, Sept. 30, 2022

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2–9 p.m. Family & Alumni Check-in*

Hamilton Hall, Lobby
320 S. Broad St. 

Visit the check-in table to receive the guidebook for the weekend and pick up your swag bag! 

5:30–7:30 p.m. Alumni Happy Hour***

Dirty Frank's
347 S. 13th St.

All UArts alumni are invited to kick-off UArts Weekend at the Dirty Frank's, one of Philadelphia's longest-lived and most legendary dives, for Alumni Happy Hour! Dirty Frank's is proudly owned by UArts alum and faculty member Jody Sweizter '95 (Metals). The bar is cash only.

7–9 p.m. Open Mic Night*

Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium
401 S. Broad St.

Have a piece that you’re working on that you’d like to share? Perform it live! Everyone in the UArts community (students, alumni and family) can attend and participate. If you’re interested to perform, a signup form will be shared in a separate communication to all registrants.
 

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022

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8 a.m.–12 p.m. Family & Alumni Check-in*

Hamilton Hall, Lobby
320 S. Broad St.

Visit the check-in table to receive the guidebook for the weekend and pick up your swag bag! 

8–9 a.m. Historic Walking Tour*

Meeting location: Front of Anderson Hall
333 S. Broad St. 

Join a representative of UArts library staff for a historic walking tour of the UArts campus and the surrounding neighborhood, including a visit to the renowned Philadelphia Art Alliance. In the event of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled. Check back for updates.

Walking tour is 1.2 miles round trip. Walking up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.

9–10:30 a.m. Brunch with the Deans & Program Directors*

Hamilton Hall, Solmssen Court
320 S. Broad St. 

Enjoy brunch with the deans. faculty members and academic support staff who are helping shape the next generation of UArts creatives.

10:30–11:30 a.m. UArts Updates with President Yager*

Hamilton Hall, Solmssen Court 
320 S. Broad St.

Learn more about President Yager’s vision for UArts, campus updates and more. We’ll also recognize the alum recipient of The Thomas M. Miles Award for Excellence in Alumni Service. 

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Picnic in the City*

Hamilton Hall, Solmssen Court
320 S. Broad St.

Enjoy a bagged lunch, and explore the city! A map will be provided that highlights picturesque and unique locations to sit and have your lunch with family or friends. 

1–5 p.m. Gallery Crawl and Fall Family Fun

Gallery Crawl*
Various galleries on campus

At your leisure, view student exhibitions in the galleries across campus. Pick up a campus map at the check-in table or in any of the gallery spaces to ensure you hit all the stops! 

 

Fall Family Fun**
Hamilton Hall, Solmssen Court
320 S. Broad St. 

Participate in family-friendly activities, including pumpkin painting, board games, face painting, caricature drawing, and outdoor games. 

3:30-5 p.m. 10-Year Alumni Reunion***

Jose Pistola's
263 S. 15th St

Members of the Class of 2012 are invited to a light reception to celebrate this milestone and reconnect with members of their graduating class. 

5–8 p.m. Community BBQ & S'Mores*

Hamilton Hall, Solmssen Court
320 S. Broad St.

Relax and enjoy BBQ-style food and beverages! Stop by the photo booth to capture the excitement of the weekend with alumni, family and friends. After dinner, check out the Makerspace to make some s'mores, watch a movie and make something special!

8–9 p.m. Family Bingo Night**

Hamilton Hall, Furness Courtyard
320 S. Broad St.

Continue the fun of the day with bingo and a chance to win some UArts swag!

6–8 p.m. Alumni Gallery Reception

Alumni Gallery Reception***
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th St

Alumni are invited to a light wine-and-cheese reception to view the pieces that will be on exhibit in one of the galleries on campus. The Philadelphia Art Alliance is pleased to present an exhibition of works by American sculptor Donna Dennis, and "Lois Lane: L", an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Lois Lane BFA '69 (Painting).

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022

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9–11 a.m. Farewell Brunch**

Hamilton Hall, Arronson Gallery

Stop by for a quick bite to eat to refuel from Saturday’s packed schedule of amazing UArts performances, events and activities.

10 a.m.–12 p.m. 50-Year Alumni Reunion - CANCELED

Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

Members of the Class of 1972 are invited to a light brunch reception to celebrate this milestone and reconnect with members of their graduating class.

Canceled due to limited registration.

12-2 p.m. 25-Year Alumni Reunion - CANCELED

25-Year Alumni Reunion***
Hamilton Hall, Furness Courtyard

Members of the Class of 1997 are invited to a light reception to celebrate this milestone and reconnect with members of their graduating class. 

Canceled due to forecast of inclement weather.

Graphic logo that reads "UArts Weekend." "UArts" is in a stylized font comprised of very thick, rounded serifs alternating between blue, magenta and yellow letters. The letters are stacked and slightly transparent creating a unique visual effect. "Weekend" is in a black, sans-serif all-caps font and sits on top of the T and S. UArts' Hamilton Icon is slightly overlapping the A in UArts.

UArts Weekend branding by Hayley Romansky BFA ’21 (Graphic Design)