Alumni Weekend

Held by Penn Alumni Relations, Alumni Weekend is a chance to return to campus for a long weekend. Walk around Penn, see what's new, attend school events or lectures and reconnect with friends, mentors, and memories. Stop by the Engineering Tent for the picnic and meet the Dean and Board members. We hope to see you there - see to sign up!


Penn Engineering hosts a reception in Levine Hall, immediately after the football game. Stop by to reconnect with Alumni, and enjoy some delicious food and drinks. See for more information.

Regional Networking Events

The Engineering Alumni Society hosts happy hours in major cities such as Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston. Check the events calendar for the next one near you.

Robert Yarnall Award

Mr. D. Robert Yarnall received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1901. In 1908, he established his own company which, during his lifetime, was an industry leader in the design and production of devices and systems used in the transformation of energy largely related to steam. Mr. Yarnall was also known for his commitment to serving others and for his humanitarian efforts. He gave freely of his time and skill to professional societies, educational institutions, civic affairs, and to his Quaker faith.

In his honor, the D. Robert Yarnall Award is presented annually by the Engineering Alumni Society to a distinguished member of Penn Engineering’s alumni for outstanding contribution to their field, either in public service, private industry and/or education. The award is made possible though a generous gift from James B. Yarnall, son of D. Robert Yarnall. For a list of previous award winners, please click here.