Homecoming 2014 Schedule

Friday, September 19

*This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Events in ORANGE are Gettysburg Great Campaign Kick-Off events!

9:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Legacy Admissions Experience
Various Locations
A program for alumni with high school juniors or seniors who are going through the college search process.  Find out what you can do to enhance the college search experience. Interactive sessions include interviewing and essay tips, participating in a mock application review, and learning about our campus community from faculty, staff, and current students.


9:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.

Musselman Library Special Collections Exhibit
Owl & Nightingale Players, 1914-2014: One Hundred Years of Drama
Special Collections, Musselman Library


10:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.

Schmucker Art Gallery Exhibit:  Michael Scoggins: When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Schmucker Art Gallery
Internationally-renowned, New York-based contemporary artist Michael Scoggins meticulously creates by hand spiral-bound notebook pages on a colossal scale. On these large works, Scoggins draws and scrawls often in the guise of his childhood alter-ego "Michael S." The artist appropriates popular imagery and takes a critical stance on contemporary politics, historical reflections and the formation of cultural identities and biases.


3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Alumni Career Coaching Appointments
Need some direction in your upcoming job search, or just want to talk about future career directions? Call the Center for Career Development at 717-337-6616 to set up a half-hour appointment and meet with a career coach. Spots are limited and are available on a first-come, first served basis.


3:00 p.m.
Friends of Mathematics Alumni Gathering and Networking Tea
Glatfelter 204
Casual gathering for alumni friends of the Mathematics Department to meet current students and connect with fellow graduates, and a networking opportunity for all.


3:45 p.m.—5:15 p.m.

Annual Psychology Homecoming Colloquium
Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall
Featured speaker is Dr. Mary Carskadon ’69, Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient,  well known for her research on sleep deprivation in adolescents.  Brief reception with light refreshments to follow the talk.


4:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Benefactors Wall Dedication
Benefactors Wall by Glatfelter Lodge


4:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Biology, BMB, and Chemistry Open House
Lounge, McCreary Hall

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Homecoming Networking Social
Memorial Field Tent
Please bring your business cards.  Special welcome for the Class of 2014.  Host provider.


5:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m.
Benefactors Circle Dinner
Paul Recital Hall
*By invitation

6:00 p.m.
Hall of Athletic Honor Reception, Banquet, and Inductions
Ballroom, College Union Building
*By invitation

7:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.
Owl and Nightingale 100th Anniversary Reception

Kline Theatre
Cost: $15/person
*Online Registration Closed

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Class of 2009 5-Year Reunion Social
Atrium Room, The Gettysburg Hotel
Cost: $10/person; $15 at the door.
Hors d'oeuvres, 1 drink, and souvenir.
*Online Registration Closed

9:00 p.m.—11:00 p.m.
Orange and Blue Bingo
The Attic
All are welcome!

10:00 p.m.—1:00 a.m.
Movie on the Quad
Stine Lake
Rain location: Mara Auditorium
All are welcome. 

Career Coaching Appointments for Alumni

Saturday, September 20

*This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Events in ORANGE are Gettysburg Great Campaign Kick-Off events!

8:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
Career Volunteer Appreciation Reception
Apse, Musselman Library
Enjoy a delicious, buffet-style breakfast hosted by the Center for Career Development.  Our longest-serving career volunteers will be recognized for their dedication to providing students with rewarding career-focused opportunities.  The event will also feature opening remarks by Kathy Williams, Executive Director for Career Development, about the support for and success of the Career Connector Challenge.
*By invitation


9:00 a.m.
Sigma Nu Breakfast and Meeting
Sigma Nu Chapter House
Formal meeting for collegiate brothers and alumni begins at 10:30 a.m.  Meeting will include a special ceremony to remember Brothers who have passed away in recent years, rituals, annual House Corporation business, and the election of two board members. Collegiate brothers will be in formal attire and alumni are welcome to wear a shirt and tie, but not required.

9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
Jen Fisher Bryant '82 Book Signing
Gettysburg College Bookstore

9:00 a.m.—Noon
Inter-Fraternity Alumni Presidents' Meeting
The Pub and Restaurant
Semester meeting to discuss current topics and future plans for collaboratively advising the fraternities on campus.
*By invitation


9:00 a.m.—Noon
Owl and Nightingale Tech Olympics
The Scene Shop
Stop by the shop to try your hand at fun technical challenges devised by Becky Spurr '11.


9:00 a.m.—Noon
Owl and Nightingale 100th Anniversary Workshops
Kline Theatre, Stevens Theatre
Led by Joe Costa '68, Mary Schofer Naden '79, and Rick Holmes '85.

9:00 a.m.—9:50 a.m.
Alexander Technique Demonstration with Mary Naden '79
Stevens Theatre
The Alexander Technique is a form of postural re-education that teaches you to use your whole self with ease, efficiency and power. This participatory lecture-demo will introduce the basics of the technique. We'll try a small practice that we can use in daily life.

10:00 a.m.—10:50 a.m.
Performing Shakespeare with Joe Costa '68
Stevens Theatre
Joe Costa will lead an open session working with a current student on analyzing and performing a monologue from Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona.

11:00 a.m.—11:50 a.m.
Improv with Rick Holmes '85
Kline Theatre
Rick Holmes '85 will lead an open session of Improv games. All are encouraged to join in the fun!

9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Ultimate Frisbee Club Tournament
Intramural Fields
Club members and alumni are invited to play in the Frisbee tournament. Please contact stroev01@gettysburg.edu if interested in participating. All spectators welcome! https://www.facebook.com/GettysburgUltimate

9:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
The Journey to Great: An Interactive Adventure
Plank Gym
Pick up your passport and journey through fun, interactive stations around campus. You'll enjoy listening to music, participating in science, viewing outstanding art, learning about student service, connecting with current students—all aimed at creating your own Gettysburg Great experience, with an eye toward the future. Passports can be obtained at many locations around campus so you can join whenever and wherever. Follow the directions to destinations, enjoy an activity, and receive a passport stamp. Bring your passport to the luncheon tent to collect your reward. Everyone is welcome!


10:00 a.m.
Alumni Baseball Game
Kirchhoff Field
For information and registration contact: John Campo, Head Baseball Coach 717-337-6413/jcampo@gettysburg.edu


10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
Musselman Library Special Collections Exhibit
Owl & Nightingale Players, 1914-2014: One Hundred Years of Drama
Special Collections, Musselman Library (4th Floor)


10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Schmucker Art Gallery Exhibit:  Michael Scoggins: When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Schmucker Art Gallery
Internationally-renowned, New York-based contemporary artist Michael Scoggins meticulously creates by hand spiral-bound notebook pages on a colossal scale. On these large works, Scoggins draws and scrawls often in the guise of his childhood alter-ego "Michael S." The artist appropriates popular imagery and takes a critical stance on contemporary politics, historical reflections and the formation of cultural identities and biases.


10:30 a.m.
Alumnae Lacrosse Game
Clark Field
All lacrosse alumnae are invited to attend and socialize, even if you do not plan to play!  Register at www.gettysburg.edu/alumnaelax.


10:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
SAE-Penn Delta Alumni Board and Undergraduate Officers Meeting
SAE  Chapter House


11:00 a.m.
Women's Rugby Game vs. Juniata College
Rugby Pitch

11:00 a.m.
Phi Gamma Delta House Corporation Meeting
Phi Gamma Delta Chapter House


11:30 a.m.—Noon
SAE-Penn Delta General Session Meeting
SAE Chapter House
All SAE- Penn Delta Brothers Active& Alumni invited


11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
Gettysburg Great All Campus Lunch
Featuring:  Class of 2009 5th Reunion, VIP Guests
Memorial Field Tent
All alumni, parents, current students and friends are invited to this lunch, which will be hosted by BOLD (Burgians of the Last Decade) and feature faculty cameos, a photo area, games and active insight into how Gettysburgians DO GREAT WORK today. There will also be a special VIP area for 5th Reunion attendees.  Cost: $10 adults/$5 children.


11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
1964 Football Team Tailgate
Jaeger Center Patio
*By invitation


Noon—1:45 p.m.
Owl and Nightingale 100th Anniversary Majestic Theater Tours
Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street


1:00 p.m.
Football vs. Juniata
Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium
Halftime presentations include Hall of Athletic Honor Inductees, this year’s Team of Distinction—1964 Football Team, and the Gettysburg Great Campaign Kick Off.


1:30 p.m.
Class of 2009 5-Year Reunion Photo
Memorial Field

2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
OSA/CUB Desk Alumni Homecoming Social

Glatfelter Lodge
Please join us for food, refreshments and the opportunity to  meet with new and former OSA and CUB Desk Staff! Bring an appetite and some stories of the when you worked for the office and CUB Desk to share! Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and the CUB Desk.  Host provider/food.

2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
Owl and Nightingale 100th Anniversary Alumni Cabaret
Kline Theatre


2:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Phi Delta Theta BBQ
Phi Delta Theta Chapter House


3:00 p.m.
APO Alumni Social
Glatfelter Ground Floor Lobby


3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Institute Open House
Eisenhower Institute, 157 North Washington Street

3:30 p.m.--5:00 p.m.
Phi Gamma Delta Post-Game Reception
Phi Gamma Delta Chapter House


4:00 p.m.
Alpha Chi Rho Brothers’ Meeting & BBQ
Alpha Chi Rho Chapter House


4:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Special Exhibit Tour--Owl & Nightingale Players, 1914-2014: One Hundred Years of Drama
Special Collections, Musselman Library, 4th Floor
Come join exhibit curators Chelsea Bucklin '10 and Elyse Bennett '10 for a special tour through 100 years of Owl & Nightingale Players history.


4:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Open House for Campus Catholic Ministry and Newman Association Alumni
Narthex, Christ Chapel

4:00 p.m.--5:00 p.m.
GALA Reception
ALLies House, 239 Carlisle Street

4:00 p.m.—5:30 p.m.
Women's Center Open House
Lobby, Women's Center


4:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
SAE House Post Game Tailgate Party
SAE House
Alumni, Active Brothers & Guests


4:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Alpha Tau Omega Alumni Reception
Alpha Tau Omega Chapter House


4:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Sigma Chi Reception and Corporation Meeting
Sigma Chi Chapter House


4:30 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Ursinus
Shirk Field at Memorial Stadium


5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Saturday Evening Mass
Christ Chapel


6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
Owl and Nightingale 100th Anniversary Dinner
CUB Ballroom
Cost: $40/person
*Online Registration Closed


6:00 p.m.—9:30 p.m.
Gettysburg Great Campaign Kick Off Reception and Interactive Dinner
Lobby, Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation and Fitness
*By invitation


8:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.
All Campus Open Mic
The Junction, College Union Building


9:00 p.m.—midnight
All Campus Party
The Attic, West Building
All are welcome.  Host provider.

Sunday, September 21

*This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

9:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
Owl and Nightingale 100th Anniversary Green Room Chat
Green Room, Brua Hall
Come share your stories and memories over continental breakfast.


9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Ultimate Frisbee Club Tournament
Intramural Fields
Club members and alumni are invited to play in the Frisbee tournament. Please contact stroev01@gettysburg.edu if interested in participating. All spectators welcome! https://www.facebook.com/GettysburgUltimate


11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Homecoming Service of Word and Sacrament
Christ Chapel


2:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Fiesta
Memorial Field Tent


5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Sunday Evening Mass
Christ Chapel