One Great Weekend to be held at Gettysburg Oct. 21-23

One Great Weekend

Gettysburg College alumni, parents, family members, and friends are invited to celebrate One Great Weekend, a combination of Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Put on your orange and blue and come back to campus Oct. 21-23 to participate in a variety of events and activities. A sampling of the festivities appears below.

View the complete schedule of events and register.

Some events require tickets or reservations. Most are open to the public. For Homecoming questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 717-337-6518 or For Family Weekend questions, please contact the Office of Student Activities and First-Year Programs at 717-337-6304 or

Friday, Oct. 21

9 a.m.
Legacy Admissions Experience
Various locations

A program for alumni and their juniors and seniors in high school about the college search and selection process. Tickets are required.

10 a.m.
Schmucker Art Gallery
Schmucker Hall

Display by Sam Van Aken and an exhibition of selected works by Gettysburg College students recently returning from off-campus studies.

Gettysburg College family and friends3:45 p.m.
Psychology Homecoming Colloquium
Bowen Auditorium, McCreary Hall

4 p.m.
History Department alumni reception & lecture
Joseph Theater, Breidenbaugh Hall

Guest speaker: Prof. Gregory Landrey '77

5 p.m.
All Campus Welcome Reception
Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness Tent

Join alumni, families, faculty, and staff to help kick off Homecoming and Family Weekend.

5:30 p.m.
Hall of Athletic Honor reception, banquet and inductions
CUB Ballroom

The Gettysburg College Department of Athletics and the Orange and Blue Club will present the 2011 Hall of Athletic Honor Induction Ceremony. Among the five new inductees are: Lisa DeBanico '84, women's lacrosse and field hockey; Marc Favieri '90, baseball; Walt Hemberger '54, football; Ann Hymes '96, women's basketball; and Matt Rockstroh '87, men's soccer. Additionally, the 1975-76 wrestling team and the 1981 women's lacrosse team will also be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. Tickets are required.

Saturday, Oct. 22

8 a.m.
APO Pancake Breakfast
CUB 260

Donations suggested, benefit the American Cancer Society.

Gettysburg College students cheer on the Bullets10 a.m.
President's Address
CUB Ballroom

Join President Riggs as she provides her view of the state of the College.

11 a.m.
Veterans Memorial Dedication
Entrance to Musselman Stadium

Learn more about the new Veterans Memorial on campus.

1 p.m.
Football vs. Johns Hopkins
Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium

3 p.m.
Eisenhower Institute Open House
157 North Washington Street

9 p.m.
Swing Dance and Party
CUB Ballroom

Gettysburg College's football teamSunday, Oct. 23

10 a.m.
Gettysburg College Civil War Tour
Meet in front of Admissions

Join John Rudy '07 on the walking tour of campus he developed to learn more about the College's Civil War history.

2 p.m.
Annual Fiesta
Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness Tent

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Tracey Dukert, assistant director of news content, 717.337.6521

Posted: Mon, 10 Oct 2011




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