Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.

Common Hour enables the entire Franklin & Marshall College community to gather for culturally and academically enriching events at midday each Thursday during the academic year. This opportunity to engage in a campus-wide dialogue originates with Common Hour and then extends beyond the confines of 11:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m. into classrooms, house commons, dining halls and beyond. These are vital international, national, local and institutional issues that are relevant to all.

To accommodate a large audience, most Common Hour events take place in Mayser Gymnasium where pizza and fruit is served to all attendees free of charge.

Outside groups with more than ten individuals who would like to attend an event should notify Candace Roper ( to ensure accommodations can be made.

Coming Up Next 

View all of our upcoming Common Hour events and make plans to join us for pizza in the gym!

February 05
event 2/5/2015

Common Hour - Case Studies in Subversive Eating: From the...

Mayser Gymnasium

Christopher Bakken Poet and Translator; Professor of English, Allegheny College Christopher...

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Watch Online

We record many of our events and make them available to watch during the week following. The latest event is below, but be sure to check out our archive of Common Hour videos going back to 2010.

Story 1/22/2015

Writing Real Life and Making It Matter: Memoir as Activism

  Kelly McMasters Visiting Professor of English, Franklin & Marshall College

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