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Penn campus against a rainbow color palette

The Penn Community Celebrates Campus Pride​

The University of Pennsylvania Recognized as one of Campus Pride’s 2022 “Best Of The Best” Colleges & Universities for LGBTQ+ Students Campus Pride, the preeminent resource for LGBTQ+

Jeffrey Yu, President Magill, Taussia Boadi, and Elizabeth Ramos cut the ribbon to celebrate the reopening of the ARCH building with cultural resource centers and affiliated groups, many of which were formerly housed at the garden level, now having full use of the building.

Reopening the ARCH building

A Sept. 7 event celebrated the building’s new incarnation as a centrally located space dedicated exclusively to cultural resource centers and affiliate groups.

Sam Strickberger stands outside on College Green on Penn's campus

Projection and Pursuit: A Two-Fold Meaning of Longing

University Life shares the wisdom of Sam Strickberger, ’22 Class Board President and speaker at this year’s Commencement Baccalaureate Ceremony. Sam’s speech, Projection and Pursuit: A Two-Fold Meaning of Longing, is an inspiring reflection on pursuing your passion.

The iconic “Frienship Gate” at 10th and Arch St. marks the entrance to Philadelphia’s historic Chinatown.

A charter bus to Chinatown

Launched in 2021 by a student-led initiative, the biweekly bus service connects students with local businesses in Philadelphia’s Chinatown.

Gloria Lee at the Ice Rink

Winter solace

From the Class of 1923 arena to La Casa Latina, four students speak to what motivates them through the season.

The Penn Lions train for Lunar New Year. This year’s choreography features a tussle between two lions.

Penn Lions in the Year of the Tiger

Dripping rain falls through barren branches along Locust Walk late on a Thursday night. Students hurry past, unwilling to linger in the unhospitable February weather.

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