Student Information

Celebration is a spring colloquium that showcases student work from a variety of disciplines. It includes a lively, integrated mixture of panel presentations, performances, posters, artworks, short films, and readings. But most importantly - Celebration is an opportunity for you to share your accomplishments!
  • Celebration also offers valuable (and hard-to-obtain) experience in presenting and defending your intellectual and/or creative work. This is critical and sought-after skill whether you plan to pursue graduate study or employment after Gettysburg.
  • You'll also be able to practice your networking skills with students, faculty, staff, and guests in a friendly setting filled with encouragement!

Celebration is an Opportunity for You!

Through this engaging event, you can:

  • Exchange ideas with other students
  • Work closely with faculty, who serve as mentors, and attend the event
  • Learn to present academic research/experience or creative work product in a formal setting
  • Receive feedback on your work
  • Enhance your resume
  • Celebrate your achievements with the campus community and your friends and family

Who is Eligible?

Celebration participants come from all class years: first-year, sophomore, junior, and senior. If you are a currently-enrolled student at Gettysburg College and you have secured a faculty or college administration sponsor, you can apply.

Types of Projects

  • Paper Presentations (Panels): Each presenter or group of presenters must be sponsored by either a faculty member or a designated college administrator.
    • Sessions are conducted in a panel-discussion format.
    • Panels of four students are grouped by discipline/topic.
    • Each of the presenters on a panel gives a 10-minute presentation.
    • Panels conclude with a 15-minute discussion session.
  • Poster Sessions: A variety of department/disciplines present during one session. Posters for class requirement will be scheduled as requested by faculty. 
    • Each poster presenter has 1 hour to present.
  • Musical and Theatrical Performances: Performances can be given by an individual or a group.
    • Performances will be scheduled to take place during two 1 hour and 45-minute time-slots during the day. See Presentation Options for more on timing.
  • Studio Art: Art presentations will take place during a 2 hour and 15-minute time slot.
    • Each presenter will speak for 10 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer session.
  • Film: Film presentations will take place during 1-hour time-slots.


  • February 1-Registration begins

  • March 1 - Early bird registration deadline

  • March 23 - Registration deadline
  • April 26- Deadline to submit posters to Ricoh
  • April 30 - 10th Anniversary Banquet
  • May 3 - Participant Check-In, 5pm - 7pm
  • May 4 - Participant Check-In - 10am - 3pm
  • May 4 - Celebration '18 Poster Presentations - Bream Gym
  • May 5 - Celebration '18 Panel presentations, Film Festival, and Creative Activity presentations- 9am up to 2:30pm