Family Weekend Schedule

Nov. 1-3, 2019

All activities are subject to change. Please check this schedule frequently as updates will be made and events will be added.

Last updated: 10/30/19

Friday, November 1, 2019

Open Hours
Gettysburg College, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Department of Public Safety is open 24 hours/7 days/week

Family Weekend guests are welcome to enjoy these campus facilities.

* Bullet Hole, 7:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
* Bullets Pool, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m
* College Bookstore, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
* Commons, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
* Dining Center, 7:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
* Jaeger Center, 6:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m.
* Musselman Library will be open until 10:00 p.m.
* Special Collections, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Spinning Class
Jaeger Center
Start your day right with a 45-minute workout.

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Parents Leadership Council Meeting
By invitation.

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Registration
CUB Lobby
Refreshments available.

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Attend Class with Your Student

Various locations
Take this special opportunity to attend class with your student. Gettysburg College faculty members hope that you will be able to attend at least one class with your student, but please note that, for a number of reasons, professors may not be able to accommodate Family Weekend visitors. Please arrive before the start of class and plan to stay for the duration of the class. Classes open to Family Weekend visitors.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Musselman Library and Special Collections Exhibits
Musselman Library
Enjoy a variety of exhibits, including Inauguration: Robert Iuliano, 15th President of Gettysburg College (letters of congratulation and a look at past presidential inaugurations), the Stephen H. Warner ’68 Collection (features a selection of photos taken by Stephen Warner, Class of 1968, during the Vietnam War), Voices of D-Day: 75th Anniversary (images and recollections of those who served in the D-Day invasion), and Teaching with Asian Art: Illustrating Professor Kramer’s Textbook (jade, ivory, textiles, lacquer porcelain, and other prized pieces of art are on display and follow Frank Kramer’s famous Asian Art textbook). Complete list of exhibits and more information. Children's books and a puzzle table are available.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Schmucker Art Gallery Exhibitions
Schmucker Art Gallery
Children’s activities available during open hours.

Getting There:
Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick and
Through paintings, prints, and works on paper, contemporary artists Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick examine the issues of immigration, migration, and refugees. They question how claims of invasion and infestation persist despite the evidence, and how people are punished with deportation, incarceration, and separation from those they love.

Artful Nature and the Legacy of Maria Sibylla Merian

Curated by Emily Roush ’21 and Shannon Zeltmann ’21 under the direction of Prof. Felicia Else and Prof. Kay Etheridge
Original eighteenth-century prints by German naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) as well as those by her followers—including Carolus Linnaeus, Christiaan Sepp, and others—are featured in this exhibition. More Information.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Yoga
Schmucker Art Gallery
Join a free yoga class. All levels welcome. Relax, stretch, and engage with art and friends in the Schmucker Art Gallery. Participants must bring their own yoga mat. Contact gallery@gettysburg.edu with questions. 

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Center for Career Engagement (CCE) Open
House
CUB 204
Visit the Center for Career Engagement during the course of its afternoon business hours for an overview of the department and its offerings from professional staff members. Learn how Career Engagement empowers students with the crucial tools, resources, and experiences to succeed in developing and achieving their goals. 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Schmucker Art Gallery Tour
Schmucker Art Gallery
Learn about the exhibition Artful Nature and the Legacy of Maria Sibylla Merian with one of the student curators. This tour will provide an introduction to the life, travels, and influence of German artist and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717).

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute at Gettysburg College (X-SIG)
7th Annual Poster Presentation
Science Center Lobby
Students who conducted STEM research on or off campus over the summer will present their findings in posters and be on hand to answer questions. Seventy-three students and 27 faculty participated in summer research through the X-SIG program, so there is guaranteed to be something of interest for all! The summer research program was funded by gifts from alumni and friends of Gettysburg College. Posters will remain on display the entire weekend.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Family Photo Session
Scrambling to find the perfect family photo to use on your holiday card? Let us ease some of your stress and take that photo for you! The campus makes a beautiful backdrop for a Gettysburg-themed family photo, and we’ll send your pictures for free. Sign up for a five-minute session. Questions? Contact Wendee at wdunlap@gettysburg.edu.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Let’s Talk Books! A Reading Roundtable Discussion
Browsing Room, Musselman Library
Are you a reader? Do you like to talk about books? Join Musselman Library staff for an informal (and inspired) conversation about books and reading. What have you read recently that you would recommend to a friend? What book made the biggest impact on you when you were 18-22 years old? What book inspired action in your life? We’ll tackle these questions and others, and share how Musselman Library promotes and supports recreational reading on campus through collections and programming. As a bonus, you’ll likely walk away with recommendations on what to read next!

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Garthwait Leadership Center Open House
CUB 202
Stop by to meet the GLC staff, students, and families while learning about the leadership development opportunities available.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Leadership Studies and the EI Undergraduate Fellows
339 Carlisle St., Room 217
The EI Undergraduate Fellows (EIUF) program, overseen by the Harold G. Evans Chair of Eisenhower Leadership Studies, provides a group of Gettysburg College seniors the chance to develop their leadership skills and to immerse in the world of public policy. This year’s theme is "The Government We Pay For." Learn about this unique program from current EI Undergraduate Fellows and Professor Brendan Cushing-Daniels, Harold G. Evans Chair.

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation
The Lyceum, Pennsylvania Hall, 3rd floor
The Iota of Pennsylvania Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa welcomes its newest members to the Society. The Gettysburg College chapter elects to membership from the top ten percent of the senior class who have distinguished academic records and exhibit high moral character and intellectual curiosity. Election to Phi Beta Kappa is perhaps the most widely recognized academic distinction in American higher education. Open to the public. Photography is welcome.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fall Honors Day
Christ Chapel
Attend Fall Honors Day and celebrate the accomplishments of our students and faculty. Everyone is invited to attend this annual ceremony during which more than 60 awards are presented to students in recognition of their academic, leadership, and athletic achievements. Many of the awards were established one hundred plus years ago in honor of and/or by Gettysburgians whose legacy is celebrated each year on this occasion. Professors Henning Wrage (German Studies) and Tsu-ting Tim Lin (Economics) will be the faculty speakers.

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Campus Dining Option
Dining Center
Dinner cost is $13.00 per person.

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Happy Hour
The Attic, West Building
Come relax in a family-friendly environment. Adult beverages, non-alcoholic drinks, a variety of snacks, and live music will be available at no charge.

5:30 p.m.
Hillel House Mezuzah Ceremony
301 Carlisle Street
Participate in a special ceremony to affix a mezuzah to Hillel House. Shabbat celebration to follow.

6:00 p.m.
Shabbat
301 Carlisle Street
Join Hillel for student-led Shabbat services, including candle lighting and blessings, with dinner to follow. Please RSVP by October 27 to Hillel Director David Bass at dbass@gettysburg.edu.

6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Haunted Mansion
Phi Delta Theta
Support Adams County Youth Services. Get your thrills from a haunted house filled with unique rooms and scares that can be catered to all ages, depending on the tour. Let us know if you are a family with young children! The mansion changes every year—if you've visited before, come back! It's sure to be a blast. Admission is $7/person.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Observatory Open House
Observatory
Tour the Gettysburg College Observatory and our local night sky. See the equipment used in our astronomy survey courses, upper-level lab courses, and student-faculty research. Weather permitting, we will have several telescopes and binoculars available to observe the night sky. Astronomy students and professors will be on hand to answer questions and show a few of the seasonal favorites the fall sky has to offer. The Observatory is purposefully set at the edge of campus. There are no facilities, and attire appropriate for the weather and conditions should be worn. Directions to the Observatory are available at Registration (before 6:00 p.m.).

7:30 p.m.
Voctave
Majestic Theater
Voctave is a chart topping 11-member a cappella group from Florida which has professional roots with Walt Disney World entertainment, but their range does not stop there. From gospel music to musical theater, contemporary Christian to barbershop, pop music to choral specialists, Voctave voices have covered it all. Members of Voctave have performed all over the world and can be heard on countless recordings. Tickets required from the Majestic Theater Box Office.

7:30 p.m.
Next to Normal
Kline Theatre, Brua Hall
A 2008 American rock musical and winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score, and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. This emotional powerhouse of a musical addresses grief, depression, love, suicide, drug abuse, and ethics in modern psychiatry. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy, and heart. Music by Tom Kitt. Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey. Directed by Guest Artist Bruce Moore. Admission: $8.00. Purchase tickets. For more information, please call (717) 337-6060. Performances also Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday Night Entertainment:
Comedian, Dancer, Musician Kenneth “Xclusive” Paryo
CUB Ballroom
Kenneth Paryo, aka Xclusive, was born into a family where music and dancing were important. Raised by songwriters, Xclusive was introduced to music through the classical piano, but he soon took a keen interest in dance and by age seventeen had perfected his own freestyle form. Bringing his talent to local events, it didn’t take long for crowds to notice that Kenneth had grown into quite the talented performer. This multi-talented and multi-dimensional performer utilizes physicality, inventive artistry, and pop culture to flat out entertain an audience. Xclusive has developed and seamlessly executes a one-man three-ring circus of which he is the ring master. Through hip-hop/anime dance, audience interaction, and standup comedy, Xclusive delivers and keeps his audience wanting more!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Family Weekend guests are welcome to enjoy these campus facilities.

* Bullet Hole, 10:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.
* College Bookstore, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
* Commons, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
* Dining Center, 7:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
* Jaeger Center, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
* Musselman Library, 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
* Special Collections, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Spinning Class
Jaeger Center
Start your day right with a 45-minute workout led by Joe Lynch '85, Executive Director of Alumni Relations. Music from the 80s will likely be involved.

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Registration

CUB Lobby
Refreshments available.

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Legacy Breakfast

Atrium Dining
For alumni families and their current students. By invitation. Contact: parents@gettysburg.edu or 717-337-6520.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Global Study Open House
CUB Ballroom
Learn about the wide variety of affiliated global study programs available to students, including opportunities for internships, research, intensive language study, and more. Speak with staff from the Center for Global Education, students who have recently returned from global study, and their families.

9:00  a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Gettysburg College Historical Treasures Tour
Special Collections and College Archives, Musselman Library 4th floor
A behind-the-scenes look at the College’s treasures. Registration required. Space is limited to 16.

9:00 a.m. – Noon
Alpha Phi Omega Pancake Breakfast
CUB 260
Enjoy coffee, orange juice, fruit, bacon, and, of course, pancakes at this annual event. Breakfast is free, but suggested donations of $5-$10 are appreciated. Proceeds will go to No Kid Hungry.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Family Weekend Welcome Session
CUB Ballroom
Join President Iuliano as he welcomes all visitors to his first Family Weekend at Gettysburg College.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Musselman Library and Special Collections
Musselman Library
See Friday at 9:00 a.m. for details. Children's books and a puzzle table are available.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Schmucker Art Gallery Exhibitions
Schmucker Art Gallery
See Friday at 10:00 a.m. for details. Children’s activities available during open hours.

10:30 a.m.
Bullets Marching Band Warm-Up and March Through Campus
Old Quad, Schmucker Hall

11:00 a.m.
Men’s Cross Country Centennial Conference Championship
Cross Country Course

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Career Exploration for Your Student!
Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall 110
Join the Center for Career Engagement staff to learn about Career Engagement’s programs and services available to all students, including ways to make lasting, valuable career connections thanks to Gettysburg College’s strong alumni and parent network. You also will have the opportunity to interact with students who have participated in internships, externships, shadowing, entrepreneurship workshops, and more within the professional world.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Academic Advising Session
Science Center 200
Hear from the Dean of Academic Advising about the Academic Advising office—its staff, philosophy, programs, and policies. This is a great chance to ask questions about the academic opportunities your students have and to learn how to be a partner as your students shape their educational plans.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) Open House
Mosaic House, 102 West Water Street
During the Open House, the OME will host a First Generation information session, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The purpose of the session is for parents and family members to learn how to best support their student.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fall Fest
Stine Lake
Take a breather with family-friendly fall-themed activities and refreshments before your afternoon events. Kids and adults can enjoy a bounce house, face painting, yard games, and a family yard game competition sponsored by Campus Rec.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free Mom Hugs
Gazebo
Originally the Free Mom Hugs organization was created to support young LGBTQIA people who have disconnected from their families because of their Queer identity. Free Mom Hugs has grown, and now does a lot of advocacy work. Gettysburg College recognizes that there some need for this presence on our campus. Some students have lost contact with their families and some students’ families are not able to attend Family Weekend. Come for a hug!

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Alpha Omicron Pi Smokes Out Arthritis
Quarry Suites - outside
Support the Arthritis Foundation.

11:15 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. To Go lunches are available from 11:15 a.m –1:30 p.m. To Go lunches can be brought into Musselman Stadium as long as the drinks are not open.

11:45 a.m.
Bullets Marching Band Pregame Show
Shirk Field, Musselman Stadium
Kickoff may be at 12:00, but the festivities begin at 11:45! Enjoy Pregame 2019, full of Gettysburg College’s traditional school music and favorite formations.

12:00 p.m.
Football vs. Susquehanna
Shirk Field, Musselman Stadium

12:00 p.m.
Women's Cross Country Centennial Conference Championship
Cross Country Course

1:00 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Dickinson
Bream Gym

1:00 p.m.
Swimming vs. Washington
Bullets Pool

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Current Event Jeopardy
Glatfelter 103
Model United Nations will host a current events version of the family favorite TV game show Jeopardy. We will be using topics of the day in categories such as environment, international politics, and more.

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fiji and Gamma Phi Beta Silent Auction
Fiji
This annual silent auction benefits Building Strong Girls and Young People’s Mental Health.

1:30 p.m.
Men's Rugby
Rec Fields

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Family Photo Session
Scrambling to find the perfect family photo to use on your holiday card? Let us ease some of your stress and take that photo for you! The campus makes a beautiful backdrop for a Gettysburg-themed family photo, and we’ll send your pictures for free. Sign up for a five-minute session. Questions? Contact Wendee at wdunlap@gettysburg.edu

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free Chair Massages
CUB Lobby
Offered by Breaktime Massage.

3:00 p.m. or so
Bullets Marching Band Families and Friends Reception
Old Quad, Schmucker Hall
Marching Band parents, families, and friends are invited to a reception sponsored by the band students and organized by the Band Class Representatives.

3:30 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Dickinson
Shirk Field, Musselman Stadium

4:00 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Ursinus
Clark Field

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 originally developed by John, a history major and Civil War Era Studies minor, as an independent project when he was a Gettysburg College student. The tour will be repeated Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Jazz Dispatch
Bullet Hole Patio (rain location: Junction)
Gettysburg College’s premiere improvising ensemble. The group will perform works by African American composers such as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and Sonny Rollins.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Catholic Mass

Christ Chapel

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Cupola Society Reception
President's Home
The Cupola Society is a prestigious circle of alumni, parents, and friends of the College whose leadership and enthusiastic commitment to Gettysburg College set an example and inspire others. By invitation.

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Campus Dining Option
Dining Center
Dinner cost is $13.00 per person.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Shots in the Dark
Bowen Auditorium, McCreary 115
Comedy improv–join the fun.

7:00 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Dickinson
Clark Field

7:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.
Gettysburg College Ghost Tour
North side of Penn Hall (Library side)
Offered by Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours. Sold out.

7:30 p.m.
Next to Normal
Kline Theatre, Brua Hall
See Friday at 7:30 p.m. for details. There will be another performance on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Planetarium
Show
Hatter Planetarium, Masters Hall
A student-led live sky tour followed by our own student production, "Quandaries of the Comos."

9:00 p.m.
Student Performance Showcase
CUB Ballroom
An annual Family Weekend favorite. Performances by Gettysburg College performing arts student groups.

Sunday, November 3, 2019*
*Daylight savings time ends. Clocks move back one hour.

Family Weekend guests are welcome to enjoy these campus facilities.

* Bullet Hole, Noon -11:00 p.m.
* Bullets Pool, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
* College Bookstore, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
* Commons, 11:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
* Dining Center, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
* Jaeger Center, 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
* Musselman Library, 10:00 a.m. (24 hours)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Worship Service and Choral Musicale
Paul Recital Hall, Schmucker 222
This joyful service, open and inviting to all, will include performances by the Gettysburg College choirs, including Concert Choir, Audeamus (upper-voices choir), College Choir and Camerata (vocal chamber music). Immediately following the service, there will be a short concert that offers another opportunity to hear our wonderful singers. Holding the Family Weekend Worship Service in Paul Recital Hall is an initiative to worship in spaces other than the Chapel, while also having the concert in a space that is conducive to a more intimate performance.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Schmucker Art Gallery Exhibitions
Schmucker Art Gallery
See Friday at 10:00 a.m. for details. Children’s activities available during open hours.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Gettysburg College Civil War Tour
Meet in front of Admissions
See Saturday at 4:00 p.m. for details.

1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 p.m.
Planetarium Shows
Hatter Planetarium, Masters Hall
Public shows 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 p.m.
Details for each show.

2:00 p.m.
Next to Normal
Kline Theatre, Brua Hall
See Friday at 7:30 p.m. for details.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Catholic Mass

Christ Chapel