Family Weekend Schedule

Information is subject to change. Please check back often for updates as additional programs and opportunities will be added.



Friday, October 23, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Parents Leadership Council Meeting

By invitation.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Musselman Library and Special Collections
Musselman Library
In honor of the 125th anniversary of President Eisenhower’s birth, Special Collections is featuring “We All Liked Ike!” which examines his supporters and how they expressed their admiration. Also on exhibit is “Making Their Mark: Political and Military Engagement by African Americans in the 19th Century.” The main and ground floors house more historic treasures including a student-curated exhibit of Gettysburg’s Katalysine Springs where thousands once flocked to “take the waters.” A playful exhibit of ceramic birds by Peter Morgan is also on display.

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Registration
College Union Lobby
Refreshments available.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Economics Lab
Economics Department
Presentation: Quantitative Financial Economics:  Practical Applications in Excel Modeling

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Un) Governed Spaces: A Panorama of Afghanistan by Gregory Thielker and Noah Coburn
“Pray for the People Who Feed You”:  Voices of Pauper Children in the Early Industrial Age
Curated by Becca Duffy '16
Schmucker Art Gallery

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute at Gettysburg College (X-SIG) 3rd annual poster presentation
Science Center Atrium

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Family College
Experience the expertise, creativity, and wit of our faculty by attending a Family College course. A second session is offered at 5:10 p.m. First come, first served. Seating is limited.

Details forthcoming.

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

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fall Honors Day
Christ Chapel
Join us in this annual recognition ceremony when over 30 different awards are presented to students and the Dr. Ralph Cavaliere Endowed Teaching Award is presented to a member of the faculty.

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Campus Dining Option
Dining Center
Dinner cost is $12.00 per person.

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Campus Social
The Attic, West Building
Come relax in a family-friendly environment. Adult beverages and a variety of snacks will be served.

5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Family College Session 2
First come, first served. Seating is limited.

Details forthcoming.

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunderman Conservatory of Music
Majestic Theater
Jazz Ensemble Concert

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Campus Activities Board Game Show Night
CUB Ballroom
Family Feud-style game show night with cash prizes sponsored by CAB.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

8:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Registration

College Union Lobby
Refreshments available.

8:30 a.m.  9:45 a.m.
Legacy Breakfast

Specialty Dining
For alumni families and their current students. By invitation.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Global Study Information Session
CUB Ballroom
Attend a brief presentation by the Center for Global Education, followed by an opportunity to visit country tables representing Gettysburg’s affiliated programs and meet returned global study students and parents.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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 donations are appreciated. The proceeds will go to Hoffman Homes fro Youth, a local service that currently cannot meet the demand of the area.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Family Weekend Welcome Session
CUB Ballroom
A special opportunity to join President Riggs as she provides an update and  shares her insights on the College’s future and the impact on your students.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
International Affairs Association and Model UN Club: Cookies and Committee
Weidensall 301
A one-hour session where you will observe (or participate, if you would like) in a simulation of a Model UN policy committee tackling a current international issue. After, there will be a one-hour reception of cookies and milk, where you can learn more about our club and the opportunities we provide to students.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Musselman Library and Special Collections
Musselman Library

See Friday at 9:00 a.m. for details.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Un) Governed Spaces: A Panorama of Afghanistan by Gregory Thielker and Noah Coburn
“Pray for the People Who Feed You”:  Voices of Pauper Children in the Early Industrial Age
Curated by Becca Duffy '16
Schmucker Art Gallery

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Career Connections for Your Student
Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall 110
Learn more about Gettysburg College’s alumni network and ways for students to make lasting, valuable career connections. Then take an interactive tour and talk with students who have participated in internships, externships, shadowing, and more. Sponsored by the Center for Career Development.

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. – 1:00 p.m.
Garthwait Leadership Center Open House
Plank 103
Stop by to learn about the leadership opportunities offered by the Garthwait Leadership Center.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Delta Gamma Parents Reception
Chapter Suite

11:30 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. The “to go” option is available from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

12:45 p.m.
Bullets Marching Band Pregame Show
Shirk Field, Musselman Stadium
Kickoff may be at 1:00, but the festivities begin at 12:45! Enjoy Pregame 2015.

1:00 p.m.
Football vs. Johns Hopkins
Shirk Field, Musselman Stadium

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Institute Public Policy Forum
Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall 110
Details forthcoming.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sigma Nu Open House
Chapter House, 55 West Broadway
Parents and family are welcome to drop by to enjoy light refreshments. Alumni will be on hand to answer questions and socialize.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Institute Open House
157 North Washington Street
Honoring the legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Eisenhower Institute is a distinguished center for leadership and public policy that prepares the successor generations to perfect the promise of the nation. A distinctive program of Gettysburg College with offices in both Washington, DC and on the Gettysburg campus, the Institute combines top-level dialogue among policy makers with a premier learning experience for undergraduates. Come meet the 2015-2016 EI Undergraduate Fellows, EI Campus Communications Team, and the EI Office Assistants, while enjoying some World-Famous Mamie Eisenhower’s Fudge.

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 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 10:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Gamma Phi Beta Crescent Classic Auction
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Co-hosted with Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

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
By invitation.

8:00 p.m.
Rhythmic Circus -- Feet Don't Fail Me Now!
Majestic Theater
Fresh from their first Broadway run, this charismatic collection of dancers, musicians, and vocalists with their trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes, and big brass instruments delivers a potent mix of rapid-fire tap, sidesplitting humor, and infectious grooves. Sponsored by an anonymous donor.

Tickets: $45, $38, $32. Majestic Box Office: 717-337-8200 or www.gettysburgmajestic.org

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Student Showcase
CUB Ballroom
Performances by Dance Ensemble, BOMB Squad, and a cappella groups Four Scores, Upscale, and Drop the Octave.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

*The College Bookstore will be open 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
*Musselman Library will open at 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.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 developed by John, a history major and Civil Ware Ear Studies minor, as an independent project when he was a Gettysburg College student.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Worship Service 

Christ Chapel

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Catholic Mass

Christ Chapel

For Family Weekend questions, please contact the Office of Student Activities and Greek Life at 717-337-6304 or family_weekend_reg@gettysburg.edu.

Updated 8.25.15


Photos from Family Weekend 2013

Family Weekend