Events

We hope to see Gettysburg College parents at our events. You are valued members of the College community and we welcome your attendance.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Alumni College

Join us in continuing a Gettysburg reunion tradition virtually. Please see below for the schedule of classes on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29.

Music, the good, the bad, and the ugly. A look at how Rock, Jazz, and Classical Music have influenced our society, for better or worse.
With Mark Stickney '95, Artistic Director, Seacoast Wind Ensemble
Thursday, May 28 at 5 p.m.

This course will explore how music has been influential in shaping the world we live in today. From revolution to counter-revolution, we will examine the roles various forms of music have had in shaping the world we live in. Tune in on Zoom.

Puppies! A Study of Dogs in Literature and Film
With Tres Lambert, Assistant Professor of German
Friday, May 29 at 10 a.m.

This course examines the long tradition of dogs in literature and film from Greek antiquity through Wes Anderson. Using these works to guide our inquiry, we will explore the profound human connection to our canine companions. Class discussions will revolve around the following questions: Why are the stories of dogs and humans so intertwined? What can dogs teach us about ourselves? And what is it like to see the world through the eyes of a dog? Beyond the thematic focus of this course, we will also develop strategies for thinking, speaking and writing critically about diverse media, ranging from popular films to epic poetry. Tune in on Zoom.

COVID-19 edition - Stick it to ‘em: Infection, Controversy, and Vaccination
With Vincent J. Venditto, PhD ’03, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Friday, May 29 at 12 p.m.

We are living through one of the few times in history when science is the top story around the globe. How did we get here and how to we return to normal? COVID-19 has disrupted life and also created a pandemic of confusion. A closer look at the science of the virus, the controversies, and the therapeutic strategies will help us understand our individual role in improving health outcomes.Tune in on Zoom.

Fighting Fire with Ire: Tales of the Dragon Slaying Hero
With Chris Fee, English Professor
Friday, May 29 at 5 p.m.

Dragons have fascinated peoples across the globe since the dawn of time: Sometimes depicted as giant snakes or sea monsters, sometimes as winged serpents, dragons are generally perceived as magical creatures denoting great foresight, hidden wisdom, and occasionally good luck, although they also can represent the epitome of greed and the embodiment of boundless evil. In this multimedia adventure, we will discuss why dragons continue to captivate us, as we examine images and videos showcasing ancient, medieval, and modern visions of dragons & dragon-slayers. Tune in on Zoom.

Homecoming Weekend

Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27
(further details and registration information to follow)

Gettysburg College Trip to Iceland to see the Northern Lights

Thursday, Nov. 5 to Sunday, Nov. 9
Featured guest will be environmental studies professor Sarah Principato, who has done extensive research there.
See more info, a full itinerary and registration details