Family Weekend Schedule

Family Weekend 2022 Schedule of Events

The schedule is subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates.

Registration is now OPEN. Deadline to register is October 23.

Events with asterisks (*) require registration. 

Friday, October 28

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.

Special Collections & College Archives
Heading up to the 4th level of the library, in the Special Collections Reading Room, visitors may view 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.

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

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m

Family Weekend Registration
Lobby, 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 Gallery information.

2:00–4:00 p.m. The Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute at Gettysburg College (X-SIG) 9th 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 students and 25 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.
2:00–5:00 p.m. Global Study Open House
Room 240 & 230, College Union Building
Speak with staff from the Center for Global Education and returned global study students about all things global study, including the wide variety of affiliated global study programs available to students, opportunities for internships, research, intensive language study, and more.
3:00–4:00 p.m. Now Hear This! 
Paul Recital Hall, Schmucker Hall
Guest artists and jazz duo Chad Eby (saxophone) and Ariel Pocock (piano and voice) will present a masterclass and performance, playing jazz standards and original compositions as well as working with Sunderman Conservatory jazz students. Open to all, and free of charge.
3:00–4:30 p.m. Garthwait Leadership Center Open House
Room 202, College Union Building
Stop by to meet the GLC staff, students, and families while learning about the individual, group, and outdoor leadership development opportunities available to students.
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.
3:15–3:45 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Induction
Mara Auditorium, Room 110, Masters Hall
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.
3:30 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Ursinus
Shirk Field, Musselman Stadium
4:00–5:00 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; and two awards are presented to faculty. Many of the awards were established more than one hundred years ago in honor of and/or by Gettysburgians whose legacy is celebrated each year on this occasion. Music during the ceremony is performed by Sunderman Conservatory students. This event is free and open to the public.
 
4:00–6:00 p.m. Eisenhower Institute Open House
Eisenhower Institute, 157 North Washington Street
Visit us at the historic home of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower to meet our executive director Tracie Potts and the EI team, and learn how the Eisenhower Institute prepares students to lead with integrity, be responsible global citizens, and inspire the world to meaningful action.
5:00– 7:00 p.m. Gallery Talk and Reception with Artist Nekisha Durrett
Schmucker Art Gallery
Artist Nekisha Durrett will give a talk about her provocative work on display in Schmucker Art Gallery. In the exhibition “Confuse the Issues: Art, Text, and Identity,” Durrett calls attention to the stories and lives of Black women murdered by law enforcement with their first names carefully perforated on the surfaces of magnolia leaves. She currently lives and works in Washington, DC where she creates bold and playful large-scale installations and public art that aim to make the ordinary awe-inspiring while summoning subject matter that is often underrepresented or overlooked in visual culture. The talk begins at 5:00 p.m. with a reception to follow.
5:00–7:30 p.m. Family Weekend Happy Hour
The Attic, West Building
Come relax in a family-friendly environment. Adult beverages, non-alcoholic drinks, and a variety of snacks will be available at no charge. 
6:00–7:30 p.m.

President’s Welcome Reception with the Parents Leadership Council
The President’s Home
The Parents Leadership Council (PLC) comprises Gettysburg College’s most committed parents who value and provide resources that sustain and enhance outstanding academic and co-curricular programs while strengthening the College’s reputation. Members are leaders in philanthropic support, ambassadorship, and a number of activities that make a beneficial difference for Gettysburg College students. By invitation.

7:00–8:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT
*Gettysburg College Ghost Tour
Meet at the North side of Pennsylvania Hall (Library side)
Offered by Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours.

8:00–9:00 p.m.

Sunderman Sings Voice Area Recital
Paul Recital Hall, Schmucker Hall
Sunderman Sings Voice Area Recital featuring voice students of the Sunderman Conservatory with Scott Crowne, piano. A showcase of talented members of the Voice Area performing opera arias, art songs, and musical theater selections. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 29

TimeEvent
8:00 a.m.

Bicycle Ride
Meet on the north side of Penn Hall
Start the day with a bicycle ride in bucolic Adams County, which will include stretches on both the Battlefield and quiet country roads in the area. Led by alumni director Joe Lynch ’85 and at least one other member of the College community, we’ll plan to ride 15-20 miles in about 90 minutes, which will allow us to finish in plenty of time to grab a cup of coffee and hear President Iuliano’s welcome at 10 a.m. Bring your bike, helmet, and water bottle. And if you plan to take part, please email jlynch@gettysburg.edu so we’ll have a sense of our group size for planning purposes.

8:30–10:00 a.m.

Cupola Society Breakfast
The Atrium
The Cupola Society is a dedicated circle of parents, alumni, and friends of the College whose annual leadership gifts enhance the Gettysburg College experience for all students. By invitation.

9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Family Weekend Registration
Lobby, College Union Building
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Alpha Phi Omega Pancake Breakfast
Room 260, College Union Building
Enjoy coffee, juices, milk, sausage, bacon, and , of course pancakes at this annual event. Breakfast is free, but suggested donations of $5-$10 are appreciated. All proceeds will go to local organizations fighting food insecurity.
10:00 a.m. Family Weekend Welcome Session
Ballroom, College Union Building
Join President Iuliano as he welcomes all visitors to Family Weekend, shares a campus update, and speaks to the ambitious future of Gettysburg College.
10:00 a.m– 12:00 p.m. Public Policy Coffee Reception
Glatfelter Lodge
Join Public Policy (PP) Chair Dr. Annie Douds and the PP Student Council for coffee and treats. This is your opportunity to learn how Public Policy is growing at Gettysburg College, ask questions about the curriculum, and learn more about PP as a major. 

Library
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Special Collections
10:00 a.m.–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.

Special Collections & College Archives
Heading up to the 4th level of the library, in the Special Collections Reading Room, visitors may view 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.

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.–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 Gallery information.

10:00 a.m– 12:00 p.m. Innovation and Creativity Lab (ICL) Open House
Creativity and Innovation Lab, West Building, Room 114
Join us for engaging hands-on activities, while seeing what all the ICL has to offer! Come and see how students, faculty, and other members of the Gettysburg College community are using tools such as 3D printers, Laser cutters, Drones, Vinyl Cutters, and Much more to work on exciting projects spanning many disciplines.
11:00 a.m– 1:00 p.m. Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) Open House
Mosaic House, 102 West Water Street
Light refreshments and door prizes for those who are able to visit.
11:30 a.m. Bullets Marching Band Warm-Up and March Through Campus
Old Quad, Schmucker Hall
12:45 p.m. Bullets Marching Band Pregame Show
Shirk Field, Musselman Stadium
Kickoff may be at 1:00 p.m., but the festivities begin at 12:45! Enjoy Pregame 2022, full of Gettysburg College’s traditional school music and favorite formations.
1:00 p.m. Volleyball vs. Ursinus
Bream Gym
1:00 p.m. Football vs. Ursinus
Shirk Field, Musselman Stadium
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.

3:00– 4:30 p.m. Multigenerational Gettysburgians Porch Gathering
Norris-Wachob Alumni House
Stop by for fall refreshments and to celebrate those who have made Gettysburg College a family tradition. By invitation.
4:00 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Muhlenberg
Clark Field
4:00 p.m. 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.
4:00– 5:00 p.m. Gettysburg College Civil War Tour
Meet in front of the Admissions Building
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.
6:00– 7:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT
*Gettysburg College Ghost Tour

Meet at the North side of Pennsylvania Hall (Library side)
Offered by Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours.

7:00 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Muhlenberg
Shirk Field, Musselman Stadium
8:00– 9:00 p.m.

“Autumn Leaves” Jazz Ensemble Concert
The Majestic Theater
The Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble (Amanda Heim, director) and Camerata (Robert Natter, director) will present an evening of jazz music, including dance band standards, Latin jazz numbers, and other selections. The Jazz Ensemble will be joined by guest artists and jazz duo Chad Eby (saxophone) and Ariel Pocock (piano and voice). Ticket Prices: $5.00 for adults/Free for children 18 and under & those with a Gettysburg College ID. Available at www.gettysburgmajestic.org, 717-337-8200, or at the door.

9:00 p.m. Saturday Night Entertainment
Ballroom, College Union Building

Sunday, October 30

TimeEvent
8:00 a.m. CommUnity Spirit 10-Miler Run
Register now for this 10-mile run, which will traverse the town of Gettysburg, the Battlefield, stunning countryside, and an iconic covered bridge. The run begins from the YWCA – the event organizer – less than a mile from campus.
10:00–11:00 a.m. Gettysburg College Civil War Tour
Meet in front of the Admissions Building
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.
11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Family Weekend Choral Concert and Worship Service
Christ Chapel
Featuring each of the four Gettysburg College choral ensembles: College Choir, Concert Choir, Audeamus, and Camerata. Come and hear what the choirs are singing this semester!

12:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Musselman Library Book Sale
Musselman Library Main Level