Family Weekend Schedule

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

Last updated 10.19.17

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Friday, October 27, 2017

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, 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.-4:30 p.m.
* Dining Center, 7:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

* Jaeger Center, 6:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
* Musselman Library will be open until 10:00 p.m.
* Special Collections, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m

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

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

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Musselman Library and Special Collections
Musselman Library
Enjoy a variety of exhibits, including Faces of Myanmar (photography by Professor Emerita Janet Powers), Veiled Composition (paintings by Anika Schneider '15), History in the Cupboard: Reading the Past in the Anglo-American Kitchen (ordinary items from the Anglo-American kitchen of a century ago), Right to Serve, Right to Lead: Lives and Legacies of the USCT (original artifacts, documents, and photographs that follow the evolution of African-American participation in the Civil War), and Years of Health (documents and artifacts from the Pennsylvania College Medical Department). Complete list of exhibits and more information.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Recent Acquisitions, 2007-2017: Selections from the Gettysburg College Fine Arts Collection
Schmucker Art Gallery
This exhibition reflects the breadth of Gettysburg College's significant art collection and acknowledges the generosity of its donors. Major acquisitions have been made possible by The Michael J. Birkner '72 and Robin Wagner Art and Photography Acquisition Fund, which was established in 2013 to enhance the Gettysburg College curriculum, offer curatorial opportunities for students, and provide first-hand access to significant works of art.

The College has acquired over 200 fine art works in the past ten years, and this exhibition marks the first occasion to celebrate and view the scope of the collection. Some of the objects have been featured in recent exhibitions, while others, including large-scale color silkscreens by Andy Warhol and a rare print by MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient Carrie Mae Weems, have not yet been exhibited. More information.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute at Gettysburg College (X-SIG)
5th Annual Poster Presentation
Science Center Lobby
Students who worked in Gettysburg College science/math department research labs or did research off campus over the summer will present their findings in posters and be on hand to answer questions. Sixty-five students and 27 faculty participated in summer research, so there is guaranteed to be something of interest for all! The summer research program was funded largely by the Eric Kolbe '65 Student-Faculty Research Fund and the John McCrea and Marion Ball Dickson Professorship and Science Fund. Posters will remain on display the entire weekend.

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Academic Showcase
A variety of opportunities to experience our academic programs. A different session is offered at 5:10 p.m.

Take My Course . . . Please: The Philosophy of Humor
Breidenbaugh 205
When something we say upsets someone else, we will often respond, “I was only joking”--as if the fact that you were joking means that you are not responsible for the content of the joke. We will look at two questions: (1) Were you joking, that is, what exactly is a joke? and (2) Are there ethical boundaries for jokes? With plenty of examples to tickle the funny bone and jump start the brain, a good time is guaranteed. Additionally, all attendees for this session will receive a free year’s tuition for a family member . . . just joking.

Steve Gimbel
Professor of Philosophy

Explore Gettysburg’s Art Collection
Schmucker Art Gallery
A tour through the current exhibition, Recent Acquisitions, 2007-2017: Selections from the Gettysburg College Fine Arts Collection. You will see works by prominent, internationally renowned artists Andy Warhol, Kara Walker, John Biggers, Carrie Mae Weems, Glenn Ligon, William Hogarth, Raphael Soyer, William Clutz, William Mason Brown, and Jules Cheret, among many others. The College has acquired over 200 fine art works in the past ten years, and this exhibition marks the first occasion to celebrate the generosity of our donors and view the scope of the collection. Learn about these diverse, museum-quality works of art from student experts who are members of the Art Alliance.Tour repeats at 5:10 p.m.

Political Science Open House
Glatfelter 311
Meet faculty, current students, and families of the political science department. Light refreshments will be served.

LRC Teaches Indonesian!
Language Resource Center, Breidenbaugh 107
This semester at the Language Resource Center we have organized mini-language workshops taught by students, for students. These workshops include languages that might not be taught at Gettysburg College, such as Korean, Kiswahili, and Vietnamese--to name a few. In this particular session, Indonesian will be taught by a Gettysburg student. It's never too late to learn a new language!

Sociology Student Research Display
Sociology Department, Glatfelter Hall
Stop by the first floor of Glatfelter Hall and view the research by current sociology students.

What are Economics Students Doing in Their Spare Time?

339 Carlisle Street
Join the Economics Department in their computer lab as students present their own experiences, from writing an honors thesis to winning an entrepreneurial fellowship.

War and the Liberal Arts College

Science Center 200
This session will discuss Gettysburg College's unique place in history as it was located in the midst of the largest Civil War battle. Dr. Ian Isherwood will discuss the ways in which our students study the subject of war within our Civil War Era Studies minor and how our place in history continues to resonate in the present.

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

3:30  4:00 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation
Joseph Theater, Breidenbaugh Hall 201
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
Join us in this annual recognition ceremony when over 60 different awards are presented to students. The Dr. Ralph Cavaliere Endowed Teaching Award and The Johnson Center for Creative Teaching and Learning Excellence in Teaching Award are presented to two members of the faculty. Students from the Sunderman Conservatory of Music will perform at the event.

5:00 p.m.  6:00 p.m.
Office of Multicultural Engagement Open House
239 N. Washington Street
Meet the OME staff, including the new executive director, Dr. Darrien Davenport, learn about OME initiatives and current programming, and take one last tour of the OME’s current location before the office relocates next year to newly-renovated space at 102 W. Water Street. Dr. Davenport will give brief remarks at 5:15 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Campus Dining Option
Dining Center
Dinner cost is $12.75 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, and a variety of snacks and appetizers will be served. Also, be sure to visit the wings and fries food truck parked near the entrance to The Attic (co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Engagement and the Office of Student Activities and Greek Life). All food and beverages are complimentary. Music provided by pianist John Tschop '76.

5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Academic Showcase
A variety of opportunities to experience our academic programs. A different session is offered at 3:00 p.m.

Current Cinema & Media Studies Students and the Future
Joseph Theater, Breidenbaugh 201
Join Chairperson James Udden in a presentation on current and past students of the Cinema & Media Studies department. Beyond having the opportunity to view current students' work, attendees will also have the chance for a Q&A.

Explore Gettysburg’s Art Collection
Schmucker Art Gallery
A tour through the current exhibition, Recent Acquisitions, 2007-2017: Selections from the Gettysburg College Fine Arts Collection. See more details above at 3:00 p.m.

Sociology Student Research Display
Sociology Department, Glatfelter Hall
Stop by the first floor of Glatfelter Hall and view the research by current sociology students.

6:00 p.m.  9:30 p.m.
Haunted Mansion
Phi Delta Theta
Support Phi Delta Theta's biggest fundraising event of the year. 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 $5/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.
The School for Lies by David Ives
Kline Theater
A hilarious farce of furious tempo and stunning verbal display that runs variations on Molière's The Misanthrope, which inspired the creation of it. From the comic imagination of David Ives comes a timely take on The Misanthrope, one of the greatest masterpieces of French comedy. A gleeful truth-teller, Frank is a French aristocrat who despises his society of liars and doesn’t mind telling them so. His well-aimed barbs wreak havoc in a world of pompous suitors and extravagant ladies, until rumors ricochet and alternative facts become reality. Outrageous gags and vicious couplets strike a hilarious balance of class and crass in this classic collision of Molière’s biting satire and Ives’s modern wit. Original music by Buzz Jones and directed by Christopher Kauffman. Free admission; reservations required.

9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
rePercussion
CUB Ballroom
rePercussion has been pleasing audiences around the world for more than a decade. Blurring the lines between electronic music, drum line, rock, and slapstick, the performers' ability to combine drumming, comedy, and crowd interaction is unique to rePercussion and quite literally needs to be seen to be believed. Appearances include MTV’s The Real World and Laguna Beach, as well as NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Sneak preview.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Family Weekend guests are welcome to enjoy these campus facilities.

* Bullet Hole, Noon -11:00 p.m.
* College Bookstore, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
* Commons, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 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

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 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. Contact: parents@gettysburg.edu or 717-337-6497.

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. – 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 St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

10:00 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. – 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.
Art Exhibition
Schmucker Art Gallery
See Friday at 10:00 a.m. for details.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Career Experiential Opportunities for Your Student
Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall 110
Join us to learn about Gettysburg College's alumni and parent network and the many ways for students to make lasting, valuable career connections. Then take an interactive tour and talk with students who have participated in internships, externships, job shadowing, 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. – 1:00 p.m.
Fall Fest
Memorial Field (next to the CUB Ballroom)
Family-friendly fall-themed activities and refreshments. Young children will love this event. Activities include face painting, bounce houses, make-a-scarecrow, pumpkin decorating, and lawn games. Tables available for the "to go" option—see All Campus Luncheon below.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Garthwait Leadership Center (GLC) Open House
Plank 103
Stop by to meet the GLC staff, students, and families while learning about the leadership development opportunities available.

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 2017, full of Gettysburg College’s traditional school music and favorite formations.

1:00 p.m.
Football vs. Susquehanna
Shirk Field, Musselman Stadium
At the game, support some of the many student service organizations as they fundraise and increase awareness.

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

1:00 p.m.
Women's Swimming vs. Bryn Mawr
Bullets Pool

2:00 p.m.  4:00 p.m.
WZBT Open House
Plank Basement, WZBT Station
Want to see where the magic happens? Come to the WZBT Open House, where we will have the Gettysburg College radio station open for family, friends, and everyone else to come check us out!

3:00 p.m.  4:30 p.m.
First-Generation Students and Parent Chat
Science Center 200
A first-generation student is defined as a student with one or both parents/guardians who have not been awarded a 4-year baccalaureate degree. Students often share parents/guardians who have not gone to a four-year institution and at times may not understand how to navigate the traditional college landscape. Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to hear stories from first-generation students and suggestions on how parents/guardians can help with the college transition and overall college experience. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Engagement.

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

4:00 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.

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 11:00 a.m.

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.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Spring Roll Making with the Vietnamese Student Association
International House, 249 N. Washington Street
Meet with the students of the Vietnamese Student Association while learning to make spring rolls.

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Campus Dining Option
Dining Center
Dinner cost is $12.75 per person.

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. Tickets required. Tickets may be bought at Registration until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Cost is $5.00 per ticket.

7:30 p.m.
The School for Lies by David Ives
Kline Theater
See Friday at 7:30 p.m. for details.

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

Sunday, October 29, 2017

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, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 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.
Special Reformation Choral Celebration
Christ Chapel
A special musical Reformation service, with music from the College choirs, organ, and brass ensemble. Following the service there will be light refreshments, which we invite you to bring back into the Chapel for a 30-minute choir musicale to continue and conclude our celebration. Everyone is welcome.

11:00 a.m.
Cross Country Centennial Conference Championships
Cross Country Race Course

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

2:00 p.m.
The School for Lies by David Ives
Kline Theater
See Friday at 7:30 p.m. for details.

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 10.19.17