Welcome to Celebration '17!

This annual event on the Gettysburg College campus is, indeed, a celebration—bringing together a wide range of engaged and energized students as they showcase their great work in thesis research, independent study, coursework, study abroad, community and public service, and visual, performing, and studio arts.

Celebration '17
May 5 & 6, 2017

Celebration '17 is a Gettysburg College community event, and all students, faculty, staff, and family members are warmly invited and encouraged to attend.
Faculty are encouraged to promote attendance at Celebration '17 for all of their students. Student attendance at Celebration allows for:
  • collegial support and the sharing of knowledge among classmates
  • the opportunity for first-year students to see what possibilities and experiences are available to them
  • students' ability to learn about and appreciate high achievement in all academic disciplines

Dates to remember for Celebration '17:

  • Wednesday, March 1 - Early-bird registration deadline
  • Friday, March 24 - Abstract submission and editing deadline
  • Friday, May 5 - Celebration '17 Poster Session
  • Saturday, May 6 - Celebration '17 Panel presentations, Film Festival, and Creative Activity presentations

A Closer Look at Celebration '16’

How does the size of our hands affect our perception of objects? Will artificial intelligence surpass human intelligence? These are just a couple of the questions students tackled and presented at the eighth annual Celebration, an annual colloquium showcasing undergraduate research, creative activity, and community engagement. Read more

  • Phoebe Do ’17

    Student presenter: Phoebe Do ’17
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  • Anna Malone ’16

    Student presenter: Anna Malone ’16
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  • Heather McConnell ’17

    Student presenter: Heather McConnell ’17
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2016 Art Contest Winner

The Celebration '16 Planning Committee is happy to announce the winners of the Celebration '16 Artwork Contest.  Students were invited to submit original, unpublished works in any medium that reflect Celebration's mission to promote research, creative activity, and community engagement.  

Bethany Holtz '16 won 1st place with her digital photograph, "Into the Deep Blue" This jelly fish pictured here were captured while volunteering in the Fish and Invertebrate Department at the Adventure Aquarium in New Jersey as part of a series of photos taken for her Art Studio Project.  

Zoe Yeoh '18 submitted an oil on canvas painting, "Irish Landscape" that was selected as the runner up winner.  Zoe's strong interest in scientific illustration, as this field directly ties into her dual passion in science and art.

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Learn more about Gettysburg College's Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement classification.