3 Things to Start Your Week

  • Grab your breakfast and get up to speed with these three items to start your week.

    1. Commencement Day Webcast
      Penn grad hugging commencement guestPenn’s 268th Commencement ceremony takes place today at 10:15 a.m. This year’s Commencement speaker is renowned physician, researcher, and best-selling author Siddhartha Mukherjee. If you can’t make it to Locust Walk for the processions or to Franklin Field for the ceremony, you can watch or listen to a live webcast. Coverage from Franklin Field will begin at 9 a.m. today. Go to the main Commencement website to access the webcast.
    2. WXPN Song Challenge
      If you have a song in your heart and the talent to play it, enter the WXPN 24-Hour Song Challenge. This new contest is open to individual songwriters, groups of songwriters, and bands. For complete eligibility details, visit the Song Challenge rules page. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to showcase your talent and win prizes! Advanced registration is required and the deadline is Thursday, May 23.
    3. Dino-might Saturday at the Morris
      Two dinosaur-themed attractions open on Saturday, May 25 at the Morris Arboretum & Gardens. Plants in the Age of Dinosaurs is a new self-guided exhibition where visitors will learn more about the plants in the Morris collection with roots that go back to prehistoric times. Garden Railway: Dinos! features a spectacular display of dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and Velociraptor, all made from natural materials such as bark, nuts, leaves, seed pods, and twigs. Admission is free to valid PennCard holders.

    If you have an event or activity that you would like to list in 3 Things, please email hrcomm@hr.upenn.edu.