Schedule

Homecoming Schedule of Events

Schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Registration is now open!

Events with asterisks (*) require registration. Deadline to Register is October 3.

Friday, October 14

TimeEvent

Library
8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Special Collections
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Exhibits in Musselman Library and Special Collections & College Archives
Musselman Library
Enjoy a variety of exhibits on display, including Graces and Repose: Capturing the Culture of Late 19th Century Japan, a new exhibit that reveals an often overlooked aspect of late Victorian culture in the United States: a fascination with Japan. This exhibit is viewable in the library’s main floor apse.

The main stair tower gallery in Musselman Library features Cosmic Creations Looking Up: 1982 Lithographs of Paul Van Hoeydonck, a Belgian artist best known for his aluminum sculpture Fallen Astronaut, which was placed on the moon by the Apollo 15 crew in 1971.

Adjacent to the library Browsing Room on the main floor, you will find a five-case exhibit, Light & Shadow: American Women Behind the Lens, 1850-2020, a focus on American female photographers spanning time since the inception of photography in the 19th Century.

Adjacent to the library Browsing Room on the main floor, you will find a five-case exhibit, Light & Shadow: American Women Behind the Lens, 1850-2020, a focus on American female photographers spanning time since the inception of photography in the 19th Century.

Special Collections and College Archives Exhibits
The Special Collections Reading Room (4th floor), features Educating Women at Gettysburg College: Progress and Pushback. This exhibit explores the steps forward made by Gettysburg College women and the challenges they faced in the classroom, on the field, and in life on campus.

Origins of the BSU, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Black Student Union with a display featuring photographs, documents, and oral histories about the history organization. Special Collections staff will be available to talk about how you can help preserve the history of the group on campus.

For a list of all exhibits, please visit the library’s Exhibits webpage.

Children's books and a puzzle table are available in the Browsing Room on the main level of the library.

8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m

Musselman Library Book Sale
Musselman Library Main Level

10:00–4:00 p.m

Schmucker Art Gallery Exhibitions
Schmucker Art Gallery

Confuse the Issues: Art, Text, and Identity (Main Gallery)
Featuring works by artists:
Elizabeth Catlett, Deborah Dancy, Nekisha Durrett, the Guerrilla Girls, Glenn Ligon, Carl Pope, Jr., Faith Ringgold, Hank Willis Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems

On exhibit are text-based works by contemporary artists of color who demonstrate the power of language. Words not only are central to the compositions of each photograph, sculpture, and print, but the text also provides an expression of identity, a compelling narrative, a reflection on history, or a call to action.

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the following departments and programs at Gettysburg College: Africana Studies, English, Public Policy, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.


Decameron Row, In Memoriam (Project Space)
Decameron Row, In Memoriam is a retrospective of Decameron Row, a collective art project for which a group of friends invited 100 artists from around the world to contribute one-minute videos documenting their time in isolation during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic. The result is an eclectic and diverse virtual community of neighbors, housed together on an online city street. Together, their stories form a moving and unique record of 2020.

More information about the Gallery.

1:00–1:30 p.m

Schmucker Art Gallery Tour
Schmucker Art Gallery

Join Shannon Egan, Director of Schmucker Art Gallery, for a tour of the two current exhibitions: “Confuse the Issues: Art, Text, and Identity” and “Decameron Row, In Memoriam.” Learn about student opportunities in the Gallery and behind-the-scenes processes of curating art exhibitions.

2:00–7:00 p.m Registration & Welcome Center
Lobby, College Union Building
3:00–5:00 p.m Friends of Math Networking Tea
Glatfelter Hall Patio and Ground Floor Lobby
3:00–5:00 p.m Center for Career Engagement Open House
Room 204, College Union Building
Visit the Center for Career Engagement for an overview of the department and its offerings from professional staff members and peer coaches. Learn how Career Engagement empowers students with the crucial tools, resources, and experiences to succeed in developing and achieving their goals.
3:00–5:00 p.m Dwight Eisenhower’s Birthday Bash
The Junction, College Union Building
Catch up with EI students and alumni as we celebrate Dwight Eisenhower’s birthday with cake and refreshments.
5:00–7:00 p.m. Chemistry Department Reception
Science Center Lobby
Come visit informally with current and former Chemistry Dept. faculty members and some of their students to begin your weekend. It will be a great chance to reconnect with your professors and meet current Chemistry and BMB students. Host Provider
5:30 p.m. Hall of Athletic Honor Reception, Inductions and Dinner (By invitation)
Ballroom, College Union Building
6:00–8:00 p.m. *Burgians of the Last Decade (BOLD) Social
The Attic, West Building
6:00–10:00 p.m. *Cookout at the Office of Multicultural Engagement
Mosaic House, 102 W. Water Street
In celebration of the Black Student Union (BSU) 50th Anniversary, please join us for food, DJ and Lawn games. Hosted by the current BSU and Office of Multicultural Engagement.
7:00–9:00 p.m. *5th Reunion Social Class of 2017
The Upper Crust, 19 York Street
Join classmates for a casual social at this new Gettysburg restaurant.
No pre-registration fee. Pay as you go.
7:00–9:30 p.m. *10th Reunion Social Class of 2012
Atrium Dining

Saturday, October 15

TimeEvent
9:00 a.m. Sigma Nu Welcome Breakfast
Chapter House, 55 West Broadway
If you have any questions, please contact jbrower@gmail.com.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration & Welcome Center
Norris-Wachob Alumni House

Library
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Special Collections
12:00 –3:00 p.m.

Exhibits in Musselman Library and Special Collections & College Archives
Musselman Library
Enjoy a variety of exhibits on display, including Graces and Repose: Capturing the Culture of Late 19th Century Japan, a new exhibit that reveals an often overlooked aspect of late Victorian culture in the United States: a fascination with Japan. This exhibit is viewable in the library’s main floor apse.

The main stair tower gallery in Musselman Library features Cosmic Creations Looking Up: 1982 Lithographs of Paul Van Hoeydonck, a Belgian artist best known for his aluminum sculpture Fallen Astronaut, which was placed on the moon by the Apollo 15 crew in 1971.

Adjacent to the library Browsing Room on the main floor, you will find a five-case exhibit, Light & Shadow: American Women Behind the Lens, 1850-2020, a focus on American female photographers spanning time since the inception of photography in the 19th Century.

Adjacent to the library Browsing Room on the main floor, you will find a five-case exhibit, Light & Shadow: American Women Behind the Lens, 1850-2020, a focus on American female photographers spanning time since the inception of photography in the 19th Century.

Special Collections and College Archives Exhibits
The Special Collections Reading Room (4th floor), features Educating Women at Gettysburg College: Progress and Pushback. This exhibit explores the steps forward made by Gettysburg College women and the challenges they faced in the classroom, on the field, and in life on campus.

Origins of the BSU, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Black Student Union with a display featuring photographs, documents, and oral histories about the history organization. Special Collections staff will be available to talk about how you can help preserve the history of the group on campus.

For a list of all exhibits, please visit the library’s Exhibits webpage.

Children's books and a puzzle table are available in the Browsing Room on the main level of the library.

10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m

Musselman Library Book Sale
Musselman Library Main Level

10:00 a.m. Baseball Alumni Game
Kirchhoff Field
Come see the past and the present Bullets go head to head! 
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Alpha Phi Omega Event
Science Center Patio
Hang out with current members of APO! We will have food and outdoor games, as well as a collection box for a food drive to donate to a local organization. Bring any canned foods you may have for a good cause! Questions? Please contact Katie Oglesby, APO Secretary.
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. *Black Student Union (BSU) 50th Anniversary Networking Brunch
Room 260, College Union Building
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Schmucker Art Gallery Exhibitions
Schmucker Art Gallery

Confuse the Issues: Art, Text, and Identity (Main Gallery)
Featuring works by artists:
Elizabeth Catlett, Deborah Dancy, Nekisha Durrett, the Guerrilla Girls, Glenn Ligon, Carl Pope, Jr., Faith Ringgold, Hank Willis Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems

On exhibit are text-based works by contemporary artists of color who demonstrate the power of language. Words not only are central to the compositions of each photograph, sculpture, and print, but the text also provides an expression of identity, a compelling narrative, a reflection on history, or a call to action.

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the following departments and programs at Gettysburg College: Africana Studies, English, Public Policy, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.


Decameron Row, In Memoriam (Project Space)
Decameron Row, In Memoriam is a retrospective of Decameron Row, a collective art project for which a group of friends invited 100 artists from around the world to contribute one-minute videos documenting their time in isolation during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic. The result is an eclectic and diverse virtual community of neighbors, housed together on an online city street. Together, their stories form a moving and unique record of 2020.

More information about the Gallery.

10:30 a.m.  Bullets Marching Band Warm-Up and March Through Campus
Old Quad, Schmucker Hall
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Meet and Greet
Alpha Delta Pi Chapter Room
Come to the Alpha Delta Pi chapter room for a current sisters and alumnae meet and greet! Light brunch and refreshments will be provided! We are so excited to welcome ADPi alumnae back on campus after the pandemic. Please contact Natalie Peck at peckna01@gettysburg.edu if you have any questions.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. *Homecoming Tailgate Lunch
Tent on Jaeger Center Lawn (pool side)
All classes welcome! Class photo for 2017 will be taken at 11:45 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. *Black Student Union (BSU) 50th Anniversary Legacy Panel
Room 260, College Union Building
The panel will focus on the origins and the historical legacy of the BSU at Gettysburg College.
11:45 a.m. Bullets Marching Band Pregame Show
Shirk Field, Musselman Stadium
Kickoff may be at 12:00 p.m., but the festivities begin at 12:45! Enjoy Pregame 2022, full of Gettysburg College’s traditional school music and favorite formations.
12:00 p.m. Football vs. Susquehanna
Musselman Stadium
1:00 p.m. Sigma Nu House Corp Meeting and Election
Chapter House, 55 West Broadway
If you have any questions, please contact jbrower@gmail.com.
1:00 p.m. Volleyball vs. Washington College (Maryland)
Bream Gym
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. *Black Student Union (BSU) 50th Anniversary Discussion: The Present and Future of the BSU.
Room 260, College Union Building
Discussion with the leadership of the current BSU about the issues of today and how alumni can support a strong future for the BSU at Gettysburg.
2:00-3:30 p.m. *Black Student Union (BSU) 50th Anniversary Competition
Memorial Field
Alumni Vs. Current Students. Games, sports and other activities bringing alumni and current students together for fellowship, fun, and friendly competition. 
3:00 p.m. Sigma Nu Brotherhood and Family BBQ
Chapter House, 55 West Broadway
If you have any questions, please contact jbrower@gmail.com.
3:30 p.m. Women's Field Hockey vs. Washington (Md.)
Musselman Stadium
4:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m. *Class of 2012 Reunion Reception
Lobby and Patio, Science Center
Class photo will be taken at 4:45 p.m.
6:30 p.m. –10:30 p.m. *Black Student Union (BSU) 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala
Atrium Dining
Dinner with a special program followed by dancing.
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. All-Campus Party 
The Attic, West Building (Host Provider)

Sunday, October 16

TimeEvent
12:00–8:00 p.m. Musselman Library Book Sale
Musselman Library Main Level