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Alumni Weekend 2017: June 9, 10 , 11

Cruise Back to Perkiomen

Join the crowd gathering at Perkiomen. There is no substitute for reconnecting and celebrating with classmates, faculty and new friends.

Alumni Weekend is just around the corner, and it is a three day spectacular you won’t want to miss! Dust off your best purple and gold attire, gather up a classmate or two, and get ready to engage yourself in all things Perk. On Friday, be a part of the Welcome Celebration as you greet classmates and friends. Saturday, join us for the Parade of Classes, Ignite Your Imagination at the Innovation Center, and more! In the evening, enjoy a spectacular BBQ and the camaraderie of an evening under the stars and our sky lanterns. The weekend will culminate on Sunday at our amazing brunch.

All events are subject to changes except meal times.

Please see the Alumni Weekend Program available at registration for any changes in programming.

We will celebrate the classes of 

1957 60th Reunion

1962 55th Reunion

1967 50th Reunion 

1972 45th Reunion

1977 40th Reunion

1982 35th Reunion

1987 30th Reunion

1992 25th Reunion 

1997 20th Reunion

2002 15th Reunion

2007 10th Reunion

2012 5th  Reunion

All alumni are welcome to attend. If you have any questions or would like to help plan your class reunion contact Diana Weir-Smith '85, P'19, Director of Alumni Affairs at 215-679-1142 or alumni@perkiomen.org.  

See you then!

Calendar of events

Friday, June 9, 2017

Welcome Celebration

Join us for a welcome celebration honoring our reunion classes and 50th Reunion Class.

All classes are invited to this celebration that includes cocktails, dinner, and awards.

 

6:00 PM        Cocktails and Registration - Parents Hall Tent

7:00 PM         Dinner & Toast - Parents Hall

                             Awards & After Party 

** Dress for Friday evening is Country Club Casual

 

 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Morning Activities

9:00  AM       Registration - Parents Hall Tent             

Memorabilia display, bookstore open, all buildings open

Challenge and Tour at the Innovation Center - Ignite Your Imagination

9:30  AM          Memorial Service - Stefano Meditation Garden  - spend a few moments of reflection and remembrance of those who have passed this year, especially those we hold dear to the Perkiomen Family.

11:30 AM       Class Photos - Schumo Plaza (times for photos will be published in program)

12 Noon         Parade of Classes - Schumo Plaza

12:15              Reunion Lunch - Parents Hall 

Perk Fund Awards – Headmaster’s Remarks

Afternoon Activities - Following the Luncheon          

2:00  pm Photography Exhibition - Kehs Hall - Schumo Gallery – featuring the work of Doug Rea '67  - for more information please visit his website www.dougrea.com

3:00 p.m.  – Innovation Center Tour and Challenge – Ignite Your Imagination

4:00 pm Memory Lane - Departs from Parents Hall Tent

Visit and reflect on the people and places that made your Perkiomen experience special.  Tour locations include the Stefano Garden, The Little Store, Kriebel Hall, and Roberts Hall.  We will have a golf cart and driver available for those who need assistance.

All buildings are open for your own unguided tour. Visit our bookstore in Roberts Hall or relax under the tent with classmates. Any additional activities will be announced in the program.

 5:30 PM        Cocktails - Parents Hall Tent

6:00 PM        Dinner - Parents Hall Tent

Dinner will feature culinary BBQ delights

7:00 PM         Music and Dancing

Featuring the Perkiomen Student Band WIGS

After Dark  

Nocturnal Gathering

Sky Lantern Release

Fire Pit

 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

9:30 AM        Brunch - Parents Hall Tent

** Dress for Saturday and Sunday is Casual

 

All events are subject to change except meal times.

Please see the Alumni Weekend Program available at registration for any changes in programming.

Where can I stay?

You can stay in a nostalgic dorm room on campus. Kreibel Hall suites can accommodate 1-4 people in rooms adjoined by a shared bathroom. Kreibel Hall has air conditioning and an elevator. Each room has two single beds, and sheets, a pillow, pillow case, blanket, two towels, and a wash cloth are provided for each guest. We are recommending this for couples and families. Best for couples or those wishing for private baths. (Limited space available, priority given to 50th Reunion Class).

Kolbe Hall (new dorm) has single or double rooms with a semi private bathroom. Kolbe Hall is air conditioned and has an elevator.

What about hotel accommodations nearby? If you are looking to stay off campus, the closest hotel is the Globe Inn followed by the hotels near the PA Turnpike in Quakertown. The Inn at Bear Creek provides a full service hotel experience. Here is a link to local hotel information.

How do I get to Perk? It has been awhile!

Air, Train, Plane or Bus

  • Driving Directions: Perkiomen’s address is 200 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, PA 18073
  • Airports: The closest major airports are Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Lehigh Valley International (ABE). If you are interested in ride sharing please contact the Alumni Office.
  • Train Stations: 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, located approximately one hour from campus, is the closest Amtrak Station. Norristown, PA also has a train station that is approximately 40 minutes away by taxi and is accessible from the Philadelphia Airport.
  • Car Services and Cabs: Call J & J Transportation at 1-800-726-5466 or 610-776-1516. Call Valley Cab Company at 215-679-6215.

Where do I park when I arrive?

For those visiting for the day, there is parking available at Schumo Academic Center, Parents Hall and along Second Street. Overnight guests in Kriebel Hall may park behind Kreibel Hall and enter in the lower level Second Street side. Overnight guests staying in Kolbe Hall may park behind Kolbe Hall. 

What should I wear/pack?

The Welcome Celebration on Friday evening is country club casual, and the rest of the weekend is casual. One thing we can’t control is the weather; check the forecast and be prepared for hot, rainy, or chilly weather.

Unsure about country club casual? Here is a link to the Wall Street Journal definition.

Can I bring my spouse, partner or significant other?

Of course! We welcome all guests to our campus. It’s a great way to share your Perk experience with those you love. 

How about my children? Is the weekend family friendly?

The events on Saturday are fun and family friendly! Saturday’s lunch includes a kids’ buffet, and there is a small playground on campus for younger children.

The Welcome Celebration on Friday is a more formal event and may not be enjoyable for younger children.  

Can I use the gym and fitness facilities?

The Hollenbach Athletic Center Fitness Center will be open on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for those interested in working out.

Can I make a gift to Perkiomen in advance of the reunion?

Yes you can it is a wonderful way to begin the celebration. Click here to make a donation.         

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