Family Weekend Schedule

Information is subject to change. Please check back often for updates as additional programs and opportunities will be added.



Friday, October 31, 2014

*The Jaeger Center will be open 6:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
*The Bullets Pool will be open 6:30-9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and 7:00-9:00 p.m.
*The College Bookstore will be open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
*Musselman Library will be open until 8:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Registration
College Union Lobby
Refreshments available.

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Parents Leadership Council Meeting

By invitation.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Michael Scoggins: When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Schmucker Art Gallery, Schmucker Hall
Internationally-renowned, New York-based contemporary artist Michael Scoggins meticulously creates by hand spiral-bound notebook pages on a colossal scale. On these, 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. Admission and all events are free and open to the public. www.gettysburg.edu/gallery

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Zombie Run
The Quarry Pavilion
The Center for Public Service is hosting its annual 5K at Gettysburg College. Conquer obstacles and dodge zombies that want to eat your brain! $15 to register and all proceeds support the 2014 Thanksgiving Basket Drive.

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Family College
Experience the expertise, creativity, and wit of our faculty by attending a Family College course. A second session is offered at 5:00 p.m. First come, first served. Seating is limited.

Stay tuned for Family College course offerings!

3:30 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Johns Hopkins
Clark Field

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fall Honors Day
Christ Chapel
Join this annual recognition ceremony when more than 40 named awards are presented to students who were selected on the basis of their academic achievement and service to the campus community.

5:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
Family College Session 2
First come, first served. Seating is limited.

Stay tuned for Family College course offerings!

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Campus Dining Option
Dining Center
Dinner cost is $12.00 per person.

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Campus Social
The Attic, West Building
Come relax in a family-friendly environment. Adult beverages and a variety of snacks will be served.

8:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
"Autumn Leaves" Jazz Ensemble Concert
Majestic Theater
Touring Europe five times during the past two decades, the College Jazz Ensemble has performed at the prestigious Montreux, Vienné, and North Sea Jazz Festivals as well as in Amsterdam, Paris, Bruges, Heidelberg, Athens, and Venice. Guest soloist for this concert is Washington, D.C. jazz pianist Bob Boguslaw. Mr. Boguslaw was a 20-year member of the famed United States Marine Band and has been a solo pianist in the White House dozens of times for Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. He will perform a medley of tunes especially conceived for Halloween night!

Tickets: $5.00 for adults; FREE for children 18 and under and those with a Gettysburg College ID. Majestic Box Office: 717-337-8200 or online at www.gettysburgmajestic.org

10:00 p.m.
Frankenstein
Majestic Theater
National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. Costumes welcome!

Adults $23, Seniors $21, Students $12 Majestic Box Office: 717-337-8200 or online at www.gettysburgmajestic.org

                                                                                   

Saturday, November 1, 2014

*The Jaeger Center will be open 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
*The College Bookstore will be open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
*Musselman Library will be open 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

8:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Registration

Lobby, First Floor, College Union Building
Refreshments available.

8:30 a.m.  9:45 a.m.
Legacy Breakfast

Specialty Dining
For alumni families and their current students. By invitation.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Study Abroad Information Session
CUB Ballroom
Attend a brief presentation by the Center for Global Education, followed by an opportunity to visit country tables to meet returned study abroad students and parents.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Alpha Phi Omega Pancake Breakfast
CUB 260

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Family Weekend Welcome Session
CUB Ballroom
This event is a chance for you to join President Riggs for her insights and the outlook for the College's future.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Michael Scoggins: When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Schmucker Art Gallery, Schmucker Hall
See Friday at 10:00 a.m. for details.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Career Connections for Your Student
Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall 110, Masters Hall 117
Learn more about Gettysburg College’s alumni network and ways for students to make lasting, valuable career connections. Then, take an interactive tour and talk with students about the inspiring career-focused opportunities that have provided hands-on experience within the professional world. Sponsored by the Center for Career Development.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
All Campus Luncheon
Dining Center
Families' entrance free with Family Weekend registration fee. We request that each guest has a ticket for lunch. The Dining Center will provide "to go" containers for those families who would like to take their lunch elsewhere. If you would like the "to go" option, use the Specialty Dining entrance and provide a ticket for each meal requested. The take out option will have limited availability.

12:45 p.m.
Bullets Marching Band Pregame Show
Shirk Field, Musselman Stadium

1:00 p.m.
Football vs. Moravian
Shirk Field, Musselman Stadium

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Institute Panel TBA
Location TBD

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The MET Live in HD: Carmen
Majestic Theater
Richard Eyre's mesmerizing production of Bizet's steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.
Broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera from Lincoln Center will be shown live on the historical Majestic Theater's screen and enhanced by live interviews and a look at behind-the-scenes action.
Ticket Price: Adult $25, Seniors $23, Students $17 (taxes & fees included) Majestic Box Office: 717-337-8200 or online at www.gettysburgmajestic.org

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Garthwait Leadership Summit
Masters Hall 110, Mara Auditorium
Join fellow undergraduates, alumni, and parents in an afternoon of discussion and dialogue exploring real life examples of leadership in action. This event features a panel of Gettysburgians who will share stories about how core leadership competencies, endorsed by the GLC, have been essential in their careers, community involvement, and family life. Refreshments and networking are available before and after the panel.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Economics Department Experimental Lab Demo
339 Carlisle Street
Join us to participate in the research of an honors student in the Economics department. The research will be conducted in the new (and very cool!) Gettysburg Lab for Experimental Economics (GLEE) and consists of some decision making exercises. Consistent with protocols typically used in experimental economics, you will be paid a participation fee ($5). You also keep your earnings from the experiment, which will be linked to your decisions (and the decisions of other participants) in a manner described in the experiment instructions. This hands-on experience gives a sense of the research conducted by some of our honors students.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gettysburg College Civil War Tour
Meet in front of Admissions
Join John Rudy '07 on a walking tour of the campus that reveals the College's Civil War history. This tour was developed by John, a history major and Civil Ware Era Studies minor, as an independent project when he was a Gettysburg College student. The tour will be repeated Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Institute Open House
157 North Washington Street

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Women’s Center Networking Reception
Glatfelter Lodge
All are invited to the Women's Center's first annual Networking Reception for Gettysburg College students and their families! Meet other Gettysburg College families and students, practice your networking skills, and make lasting connections. Light refreshments will be served.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Catholic Mass

Christ Chapel

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Paula Poundstone
Majestic Theater
America's most popular comedienne! Returning to the Majestic, Paula Poundstone is a regular on NPR's weekly news quiz Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me. Expect the unexpected when this veteran entertainer (mother and author) shares her clean comedy and laugh-out-loud insights on everyday life. 
"Insightful, thought-provoking humor" -Chicago Tribune

Adults: $45 Seniors: $38 Students: $32 Majestic Box Office: 717-337-8200 or online at www.gettysburgmajestic.org

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Student Showcase
CUB Ballroom
Performances by a cappella groups Four Scores, Upscale, and Drop the Octave; BOMB Squad; and more!

10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Student Musical Theatre Presents: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Attic
Come dance the "Time Warp" and shake your "Hot Patootie" in The Attic to Student Musical Theatre's shadow cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show! RHPS is the ultimate cult-classic film released in 1975 by Richard O'Brien based on the stage production The Rocky Horror Show. The production is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1930s through early 1970s. Audience members may bring props (newspapers, water guns, cards, etc.), but please NO FOOD PROPS (hotdogs, rice, toast, etc. will be confiscated). We encourage all to dress up, though it is not required.

R - Adult content, language, mild nudity, mild violence.
This is a host provider event (alcohol and snacks will be served).

Sunday, November 2, 2014

*The Jaeger Center 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
*The Bullets Pool will be open 2:00-6:00 p.m.
*The College Bookstore will be open 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
*Musselman Library will open at 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Gettysburg College Civil War Tour
Meet in front of Admissions
Join John Rudy '07 on a walking tour of the campus that reveals the College's Civil War history. This tour was developed by John, a history major and Civil Ware Ear Studies minor, as an independent project when he was a Gettysburg College student. The tour will be repeated Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hillel House Family Weekend Brunch
133-135 N. Washington St.
Come join Hillel for a brunch of lox and bagels before you leave Gettysburg. Schmooze with other Jewish students and their parents, and learn about Hillel's activities and plans for the year.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Worship Service 

Christ Chapel

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Catholic Mass

Christ Chapel

For Family Weekend questions, please contact the Office of Student Activities and Greek Life at 717-337-6304 or family_weekend_reg@gettysburg.edu.


Photos from Family Weekend 2013

Family Weekend