Dinner with the Rams

Dinner with the Rams is a program which connects current students with successful alumni. Each dinner event will focus on a specific topic chosen by the alumnus/a hosting the dinner. Dinner with the Rams engages leading students by providing them with potential career and networking opportunities. This event also promotes the benefits of staying connected to Philadelphia University after graduation. Alumni who participate in the dinner empower students to achieve their goals as they prepare for professional careers. The ideal group is 12-14 attendees, which is made up of half alumni and half students.

How it Works for Alumni

How it Works for Current Students



  • You volunteer to host a dinner and work with the Office of Alumni Relations to decide on a theme.
  • You will have the opportunity to register for one dinner per semester. 

  • A guest list is assembled of students and alumni. If there are particular alumni or students that you want to attend your dinner, just let us know and we'd be happy to invite them.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to network with leading PhilaU alumni, get a feel for the extended PhilaU family, and see how you can stay involved with and connected to your alma mater after you graduate.

  • As the host, you can decide whether or not you would like to have a laid-back buffet-style meal, or a more formal affair. And if you don't want to, you don't even have to cook. Ordering food for the group is always an option!

  • You and approximately five other students will go to the home or place of business of the alumna/alumnus host. Transportation will be provided.

  • The Office of Alumni Relations will take care of the logistics of the dinner including sending invitations to other alumni, notifying students and facilitating the process.

  • Alumni who contribute to Philadelphia University by hosting or underwriting the costs associated with social events will be acknowledged for their gifts-in-kind, and will receive recognition as donors to the PhilaU Fund.


The dinner theme can be based on any topic, university affinity program, or profession. Some suggested topics include: Media Groups, PhilaU Sports, Residential Living/RAs, Academic or Career Path, Cultural (African American, Latino, etc.), Gender-based (Women in Business), Entrepreneurship, LGBT/Pride, and regional areas – North Jersey, New York City area, South Jersey, Central Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C. area.