Parents of Alumni Association

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Keeping Your Gettysburg Connection Strong

"If you find yourself missing the spirit of Gettysburg College--our campus, its history, academic conversations, and our community of parents, faculty, and staff--please know that these connections need not end."- President Janet Morgan Riggs '77

Parents of Alumni Association members. . .

Parents of Alumni Membership

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Upcoming Events

Send-Offs and Opening Day

The College welcomes our participation both at Send-Offs (July 19 - August 8) and on Opening Day (August 26). At Send-Offs, the parents of incoming students really appreciate hearing about our own positive experiences as Gettysburg parents and, on Opening Day, we are able to welcome families on campus, answer questions, give directions, and enjoy the energy of the day. In both cases, the participation of parents of alumni sends a powerful message about the strong ties of the Gettysburg College community. Stay tuned for more information.

Fall Weekend
Saturday, October 24 - Sunday, October 25

We will have a variety of opportunities to enjoy campus and town. Details forthcoming. (You can view last year's schedule by clicking the appropriate link to the left.)

Holiday Dessert and Gettysburg College Choral Concert
Saturday, December 5

See Gettysburg decorated for the holidays, perhaps do a little holiday shopping, and then join us for a dessert reception and the annual holiday choral concert.

Highlights of Previous Events

Spring Saturday 2014

A casual day that gave us a chance to reconnect while the campus and town were in full springtime swing. Highlights included a cupola tour of the Seminary Ridge Museum (opened July 1, 2013), a wine and cheese reception, and a session in the new Gettysburg Lab for Experimental Economics (GLEE) with economics professor Rimvydas Baltaduonis.

Spring Weekend 2014 view from Seminary Cupola
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    Fall Weekend 2013

    We opened our Fall Weekend with a Friday evening reception at the Eisenhower Institute. Saturday morning we spent at the Eisenhower National Historic Site, followed by lunch and the opportunity to explore campus and the town. We wrapped up the weekend with a concert and dessert reception at the Majestic Theater.

    Fall Weekend 2013 at the Eisenhower Farm
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    Spring Saturday 2013

    During Spring Saturday, held on April 13, 2013, parents of alumni spent the day getting reacquainted with Gettysburg and gathered for an evening reception in Schmucker Hall to enjoy wine, cheese, wonderful music, and the company of other parents of alumni.

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    The Parents of Alumni Association Inaugural Weekend

    The inaugural weekend was held September 21-22, 2012, in conjunction with the weekend-long program, “Emancipation 2012: 150 Years Since the New Beginning,” sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation, the Gettysburg National Military Park, and Gettysburg College.  

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