Ben Franklin's 312th Birthday Bash! 

He’s Our Founding Father and Our Alma Mater Icon – We Can’t Get Enough of Ben!

Get ready to celebrate Ben Franklin's 312th birthday in January 2018! Regional chapters, affinity groups and friends of the College across the country are planning different bashes to celebrate, so stay tuned for details! 

Want to host your own bash? Contact Zoe Peace '16, alumni fellow in the Office of Alumni Relations, at

And check out the pictures below to see how alumni around the country celebrated Ben Franklin and the big 3-1-1 in 2017!

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Celebrating the Big 3-1-1 in 2017! 

Alumni across the country celebrated Ben Franklin and the big 3-1-1!

Jan. 5, 2017 at Phipps Conservatory

Washington, D.C.
Jan. 11, 2017 at Mission, Dupont Circle

Council for Women - Philadelphia
Jan. 12, 2017 at The Black Powder Tavern

Houston, Texas
Jan. 13, 2017 at Public Services Wine & Whiskey

Denver, Colo.
Jan. 13, 2017 at The Brown Palace Hotel

Jan. 14, 2017 at The Gables at Chadds Ford

New Jersey
Jan. 14, 2017 at Melovino Meadery

Jan. 17, 2017 at City Steam Brewery

New York City
Jan. 17, 2017 at Van Diemens 

 ​Council For Women - Baltimore
Jan. 17, 2017 at Wine Market Bistro

Jan. 18, 2017 at AceBounce

Lehigh Valley
Jan. 19, 2017 at Bethlehem Brew Works

Jan. 19, 2017 at City Tap House Logan Square 

San Francisco
Jan. 19, 2017 at the Hilton Union Square 

Jan. 19, 2017 at Connor's Steak and Seafood  

Jan. 19, 2017 at The James Joyce Irish Pub  

Central PA
Jan. 21, 2017 at Lancaster Country Club

Jan. 21, 2017 at Mayflower Park Hotel 

Boston - Ben's Belated Birthday Bash
Feb. 4, 2017 at Union Oyster House