Welcome to Celebration '15!

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 2013

Celebration '15 - May 1 & 2, 2015

Celebration '15 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 '15 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

For an overview of the weekend's events—including session titles, times, and locations—please check back for the  Celebration '15 Day-at-a-Glance schedule.

Celebration 2013

Information for Students & Mentors


Wednesday, April 1
On-line registration ends

Last day for students to submit Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award nominations

Check-In (CUB Lobby):

Thursday, April 30 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Friday, May 1 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

There will not be check-in on Saturday, May 2nd.


Friday, May 1 - Session I - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 2 - Sessions II - IV - 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


2014 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

The Celebration ’14 Planning Committee sponsored the second Outstanding Faculty Mentor for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Award. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge publicly that faculty member who best embodies what is involved in being an outstanding mentor for students engaged in these activities.

The Committee received the names of over 35 faculty mentors and, based on the students’ heartfelt responses to the survey questions, and with a special eye to those mentors who engaged their students in independent research, published and/or presented at conferences with their students, and who generally went beyond what faculty members normally do as teachers and advisors, narrowed the list to one, Associate Professor of Biology Steven James. Read more.

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