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Rome 50th Anniversary Reunion in Philadelphia

Global Temple Conference

Friday, October 14 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Rome 50th Anniversary


The Center for Architecture, Philadelphia, PA

Join your fellow Rome program alumni, former faculty and friends in Philadelphia this October as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Temple Rome. At the event, we'll enjoy a buffet of Italian foods, music, wine and beer. Special guests from Temple Rome will include Dean Hilary Link, Professor Shara Wasserman, and the ever popular Student Activities Coordinator, Gianni Marangio; and from Main Campus, Former Dean Kim Strommen.

We hope you will join us and bring your memories with you. Participate in our interactive exhibit by bringing a photo from your time at Temple Rome (a copy that you are willing to leave with us); there will also be a place for you to share your favorite memories from your time abroad.

Event cost
$50 ($30 for alumni under 30 years of age)

SOLD OUT. View the attendee list here.


Your senses will be delighted by a generous buffet of Italian cuisine and a beer and wine bar:

  • An antipasto bar abundant with cured meats and cheeses, grilled vegetables, crispy baguettes, and a panzanella salad
  • A “great pastabilities” pasta station, featuring three cheese tortellini, penne pasta carbonara, and egglplant rollatini, accompanied by a classic caesar salad and handmade breadsticks
  • For dessert, mini tiramisu, freshly made cannoli, coffee, espresso and limoncello


Raffle to benefit the Friends of Temple Rome Scholarship Fund
Thanks to the generosity of several Philadelphia business owners, we have assembled an amazing array of raffle prizes! Raffle tickets will be available for purchase (cash only) for $5 for one ticket, or $20 for 5 tickets. You must be present to win, and the prize drawing will begin at 8:30 p.m. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Friends of Temple Rome Scholarship Fund.

  • Italian Market Food Lover's Basket, including gift certificates and goodies from several Italian Market business owners: 
    Fante's Kitchenwares Shop, Talluto's Italian Market, Cardena's Olive Oil & Vinegar Tap Room, Termini Brothers Bakery
  • Roman Wedding Gift Basket
    Including a signed copy of Professor Karen Hersch's book, The Roman Wedding: Ritual and Meaning in Antiquity, and Roman wedding delights.
    (must be 21 years of age to win this prize)
  • Italian Market Visitor Center Basket
    The Italian Market Visitor's center is preparing a basket filled with wonderful gift items from the South Philly shop.
  • Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop Basket
    A VERY generous basket of goodies from CH Cheese!
    (must be 21 years of age to win this prize)
  • Gianni's Favorite Things Basket
    Everyone's favorite student activities coordinator has brought us some of his favorite Italian food items all the way from Rome!
    (must be 21 years of age to win this prize)
  • Temple Rome Goodie Basket
    All of the Temple Rome gear you could hope for, provided by Dean Hilary Link.
  • Ristorante Aroma Gift Certificate
    A $100 gift certificate from the newest, hot BYO restaurant in Philadelphia, Ristorante Aroma, which opened on Pine Street this August.
  • L'Angolo Gift Certificate
    A gift certificate from L'Angolo. A South-Philly favorite BYO since 2000, they've just opened a new location L'Angolo West.
  • GRAND PRIZE: Your Pass to the Rome Reunion week* next May, which includes registration to special events and hotel in Rome from May 15-20, 2017; airfare not included

Location / Area Attractions
The Center for Architecture is conveniently located across from the Pennsylvania Convention Center in close proximity to Reading Terminal Market, City Hall, Chinatown and the Pennyslvania Academy of the Fine Arts. You can also easily reach Old City and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (museum area) from this location.

There are several hotels close to the Center for Architecture (in the neighborhood of the Pennsylvania Convention Center), including The Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City, Philadelphia Downtown Marriot, Loews Philadelphia, Hampton Inn Philadelphia City Center and more. Please see the map below for more details.

Parking for the event is available at area parking lots.





Type of Event: 
Special Event
Temple Rome 50th Anniversary
Center for Architecture, Philadelphia, PA
Registration Required