Reunion Weekend Schedule

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Reunion Weekend 2022 schedule of events

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

Events with asterisks (*) require registration. Deadline to Register is May 20, 2022.

Wednesday, June 1

3:00–7:00 p.m. Registration & Welcome Center
Lobby, College Union Building (SUB)
6:00–8:00 p.m. Class of 1970 & Class of 1971 Welcome Reception
The Bullet Hole and Patio, College Union Building (SUB)

Thursday, June 2

9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Registration & Welcome Center
Lobby, College Union Building (SUB)
9:00–11:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Lobby, College Union Building (SUB)
10:00 a.m. Class of 1970 & Class of 1971 Walk to the Peace Light
Meet in the Lobby, College Union Building (SUB)
A shuttle will be provided for those who need assistance. The Class of 1970’s photo will be taken at the Peace light. The Class of 1971 will take a photo at the Peace Light, as well as on the steps of Penn Hall, following their return to campus.
Noon Class of 1971 Class Photo
Pennsylvania Hall Steps
Noon Lunch on your Own
Visit the new Bullet Hole in the Janet Morgan Riggs Student Center
Alumni College Classes (AC) Throughout the Afternoon *Alumni College Classes will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.
AC: 1:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

*Symposium '70
Instructor: Geoff Curtiss '70
Gettysburg College was deeply involved in the burgeoning Student Movement in the late 1960’s. Symposium ‘70, a national student conference held in March 1970 brought together activists from across a wide spectrum to encourage students to consider how they will impact change on their campuses, in their communities and in the world. Speakers included the former Attorney General, former Secretary of the Interior, and leaders in business, society, and politics gathered to hold workshops around important issues like the environment, women’s equality, business practices and responsibility, civil/social justice, community organizing and religion. This class will use materials from the Mussleman Library and examine the impact of this program on the lives of Alumni.
Location to be determined

AC: 1:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

*A Tour of the Human Body: How Digital Dissections Have Enhanced our View
Instructor: Emily Besecker, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
Instructor: Josef Brandauer, Associate Professor of Health Sciences
A common late night activity among aspiring medical students in the 19th century, was “grave robbing” or “body snatching.” This was a secret removal of corpses from burial sites for the purpose of learning human anatomy through dissection. While the human body still serves as a tremendous textbook, our means of accessing bodies have drastically evolved. In this class you’ll learn how to dissect a human body by using just the tips of your fingers. Two sessions will be offered during this time slot (1:15 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.).

AC: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. *Schmucker Art Gallery Tour
Instructor: Dr. Shannon Egan, Director, Schmucker Art Gallery
A tour through the Adams County Arts Council Annual Juried Art Exhibition. This highly competitive exhibition features outstanding paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, sculpture, and mixed-media works from artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Dr. Egan will talk about ways of looking at and understanding contemporary art. Additionally, she will discuss highlights from Gettysburg College’s Fine Arts Collection and offer a preview of upcoming exhibitions in Schmucker Art Gallery.
Schmucker Art Gallery
AC: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. *Fear, Joy, and Persistence: 2,185 miles on the Appalachian Trail
Instructor: Ed Riggs '77
Find out what it is like to hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. This course will cover food preparation, equipment, daily routine, hiking logistics, and how to minimize one's footprint in the wilderness. A video of the presenter's thru-hike and a wide-ranging Q&A will highlight the session.
Location to be determined
Afternoon - Time to be determined Class of 1971 Tree Dedication Ceremony
The tree is located between the Norris-Wachob Alumni House and Brua Hall.
6:30 p.m. *Class of 1970 Reception & Dinner
Location to be determined
6:30 p.m. *Class of 1971 Reception & Dinner
Location to be determined
7:00 p.m. *Class of 1972 Welcome Reception
Location to be determined

Friday, June 3

6:30 a.m. * Orange and Blue Golf Tournament
Hanover Country Club
Shotgun starts are at 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Visit (Orange & Blue) for more information or contact or 717-337-6398.
8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Registration & Welcome Center
Lobby, College Union Building (SUB)

Alumni College Classes (AC) Throughout the Day

*Alumni College Classes will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.
AC: 9:00–10:30 a.m.

*Memories of World War II and Vietnam:  Veterans Speak Through the Gettysburg College Oral History Project
Instructor: Dr. Michael J. Birkner, Professor of History
Instructor: Devin McKinney, Special Collections Archives Assistant
Good insights into war come from the words of those who fought. In this case, Gettysburg College offers future scholars ample opportunity to know how it felt to serve in wartime. Michael Birkner and Devin McKinney, co-editors of Common Cause: An Oral History of the World War II Home Front, will discuss the making of that book and other publications relating to the American experience in World War II and the Vietnam War, respectively. They will draw on their own interview experience and the work of hundreds of Gettysburg students who interviewed WWII vets between 1991 and 2015 for Birkner's Historical Methods course.Input from Gettysburg alumni--most especially, veterans--will be welcomed in the discussion we will lead.
Location to be determined

10:00 a.m. Campus Walking Tour
Depart from the Lobby, College Union
Building (SUB)
AC: 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

*What Is New and What Can You Do for the Latest Criminal Justice Reform Movements
Instructor: Dr. Anne S. Douds, Chair of the Public Policy Program and Assistant Professor
Building upon her newest book, The Undergraduate Guide to Criminal Justice Reform, Dr. Anne S. Douds shares the latest data and trends on three recent developments in criminal justice policy and practice. This class incorporates current events and encourages feedback and lively discussion among participants.
Location to be determined

Noon—1:45 p.m. *Alumni Lunch
Atrium Dining
All alumni are welcome, especially those who are participating in Alumni College.
AC: 2:00–3:30 p.m.

*Detecting Misinformation in Social Media
Instructor: Tracie Potts, Executive Director of the Eisenhower Institute
Eisenhower Institute Executive Director Tracie Potts shares insights from her 30-year journalism career, leading attendees on a journey to unravel the tangled web of opinion, propaganda, advertising, and rumors often mistaken for news. This session will explore how to select objective sources, how to spot questionable information, and the intent and impact of misinformation and disinformation.
Location to be determined

4:00 p.m. Campus Walking Tour
Depart from the Lobby, College Union
Building (SUB)
5:30 p.m. *Class of 1972 Event with Class of 1970 & 1971
Location to be determined
6:00–7:30 p.m. Cupola Reception (by invitation)
President’s House Lawn
7:00–9:00 p.m. *1961, 1962, 1966 & 1967 Decade Party
Location to be determined
7:00–9:30 p.m. *1976 & 1977 Social
Location to be determined
7:00–9:30 p.m. *1981 & 1982 Social
Location to be determined
7:00–9:30 p.m. *1986 & 1987 Social
Location to be determined
7:00–9:30 p.m. *1991 & 1992 Social
Location to be determined
7:00–9:30 p.m. *1996 & 1997 Social
Location to be determined
7:00–9:30 p.m. *Class of 2002 Social
Location to be determined
7:00–9:30 p.m. *Class of 2007 Social
Location to be determined

Saturday, June 4

8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Registration & Welcome Center
Lobby, College Union Building (SUB)
8:00 a.m. Morning on the Battlefield
Meet in the Jaeger Center Lobby
Enjoy a casual run or walk with fellow alumni on the Gettysburg battlefield. Maps will be provided. Don’t forget your water bottle!
8:00 a.m. Jammin Joe’s Cycle Class
Fitness Room, Jaeger Center
Join Alumni Director Joe Lynch ’85 for an
energizing spin class with fellow alumni and friends.
9:15 a.m. *50th Reunion Breakfast for the Class of 1972
Dining Hall
9:30–10:30 a.m. All Class Continental Breakfast
Ballroom, College Union Building (SUB)
Complimentary continental breakfast before the President’s remarks.
10:30–11:30 a.m. President’s Address and Ceremony
Ballroom, College Union Building (SUB)
Remarks from President Iuliano, class reunion gift presentations, and awards.
Beginning at 11:45 a.m Class Reunion Photos (Please check back for specific times.)
Steps of Pennsylvania Hall
Noon *Heritage Lunch for Classes Prior to 1972
Atrium Dining
Class photos will be taken at lunch for the classes of 1956, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1967.
Noon–2:30 p.m. *Class of 2007 Picnic Lunch
Pennsylvania Hall North Lawn
Noon–2:30 p.m. *Alumni Lunch
New Bullet Hole and Patio, Janet Morgan Riggs Student Center
Have lunch in the College’s beautiful new space and catch up with classmates.
1:00–3:00 p.m. Alpha Xi Delta Sorority Reception
Glatfelter Lodge
1:00–3:30 p.m. Live Music featuring Pennington Station
Porch, Alumni House (rain location: The Junction, CUB/SUB)
2:00–4:00 p.m. *BSU 50th Anniversary Roaming Reception
International Student Center, 239 N. Washington Street to the Mosaic House, 102 W. Water Street
Begins at the former Intercultural Resource Center (IRC) and finishes up at the new Office of Multicultural Engagement and Mosaic House.
2:15 p.m. Class of 1986 Celebration of Life Ceremony for lost classmates
Meet at “The Sentinel” sculpture by Pennsylvania Hall
3:30–4:30 p.m. Gettysburg College Civil War Tour
Meet in front of the Admissions House.
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 War Era Studies minor, as an independent project when he was a Gettysburg College student.
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. *Class Receptions and Dinners
Various locations to be determined
9:15 p.m. Fireworks Celebration
9:30–11:30 p.m. All Class Party
The Ballroom, Junction and Bullet Hole, Janet Morgan Riggs Student Center
Party for all classes!

Sunday, June 5

8:00–11:00 a.m. Dorm Check-Out
Lobby, College Union Building (SUB)
9:00–10:30 a.m. *All Class Send-Off Breakfast
Location to be determined
All classes are welcome.