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.

Coming Up Next 

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

January 15
event 1/15/2015

Common Hour - A Town Called Ferguson, A Place Called...

Mayser Gymnasium

Marcia Chatelain Assistant Professor of History, Georgetown University Marcia Chatelain will...

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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 12/4/2014

Beyond Conquest: Teaching and Learning about Native America...

Mary Ann Levine Associate Professor of Anthropology and 2014 Recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, Franklin & Marshall College December 4, 20...

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