Schedule

True Blue Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 4

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. | True Blue Weekend Arrival & Information Center 
Samuel N. and Dena M. Lombardo Welcome Center

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Open Classes  
Students may arrange with their professors for their parents to visit classes, or parents and alumni may obtain a schedule of available open classes at the information table at registration in Steinman College Center. Please plan to arrive on time and to stay for the duration of the class.
NOTE: Space is Limited.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Campus Lunch 
True Blue Weekend guests can enjoy lunch in the Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall for $7.75 per person, payable at the door. Registration is requested.
Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall  

9 - 10 a.m. | International Diplomatch Program Gathering
Pre-registration is required. If you are interested in being a “Diplomatch” to an international student please fill out this form by September 20, 2024. The form offers a more detailed description of the program. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Mennicke, associate dean for international programs, susan.mennicke@fandm.edu.                                Joseph International Center, 701 College Ave.

2 - 3 p.m.  | Guided Campus Tours 
Join F&M Admission for a Campus Tour during True Blue Weekend. The tour will begin and end at the Samuel N. and Dena M. Lombardo Welcome Center. Prospective students, alumni and families are welcome. Registration is required. Space is limited.
Tours will leave from the Samuel N. and Dena M. Lombardo Welcome Center.

3:30 - 5 p.m. | International Coffee Hour & Diplomatch Meet-up
Stop by the Joseph International Center for coffee, tea, and light refreshments. All are welcome. Also, if you're participating in the Diplomatch program and you can't meet your match in the morning, this is an additional opportunity to gather. For Diplomatch only, preregistration is required and can be found here. If you have questions, please contact Sue Mennicke, associate dean for international programs, susan.mennicke@fandm.edu.
 Joseph International Center, 701 College Ave.

5 - 6 p.m. | Class of '69 55th Reunion Reception 
Enjoy an informal reception and an opportunity to reminisce with classmates. Registration is required.
Hard Living Room, Patricia E. Harris Center for Business, Government and Public Policy

6 p.m. | Class of '69 Dinner
The Dining Hall has come a long way from 1969! Enjoy a wide array of foods designed to appeal to everyone's taste, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and kosher options. Reserved seating for the class will be available. Save room for dessert! Pay at the door. Registration is required.
Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall

7:45 p.m. | Choral Concert 
Music performed by The Franklin & Marshall College Chorus and Chamber Singers.
Location to be determined.

9:30 p.m. | A Cappella Concert
A yearly favorite! The following student singing groups will perform: Kite & Keys, Poor Richards, Sweet Ophelia and The Chessmen.
Tent, Williamson Field (Rain Location: Alumni Sports & Fitness Center)

Saturday, October 5

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. | True Blue Weekend Arrival & Information Center
Samuel N. and Dena M. Lombardo Welcome Center


OSPGD Breakfast Briefing for Parents & F&Mily
Location to be determined.

12th Annual Kappa Delta Pinwheels and Pancakes 
Hartman Green. Rain location: Fair Trade Café

9 – 10:30 a.m. | African American Alumni Council Sydney N. Bridgett '51 Awards Breakfast 
Join members of the African American Alumni Council for a continental breakfast and ceremony honoring alumni of African descent for outstanding achievement in a chosen profession or endeavor. This year, the following alumni will receive the Sydney N. Bridgett ’51 Award: Augustus D. Pullen ’73, H. Art Taylor, Esq. ’80, Vance Marvin Campbell ’82, Darryl G. Smith, Esq. ’91, Shakya K. Cherry-Donaldson ’09, Danielle A. Sang ’18 and a posthumous award to George A. Franklin Jr. ’77. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Alumni Association Board
Catering Suite, Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall 

9 - 10:30 a.m. | Squash Breakfast
Men’s and women’s squash teams will host breakfast for alumni and parents, with the option to get on the court with the teams. Please sign up to attend by contacting Director of Squash Gavin Jones at gjones@fandm.edu.
Squash Courts, Mayser Gymnasium 

9:30 – 11 a.m. | 43rd Annual Nevonian Society Induction Ceremony Celebration 
Join the celebration as we honor the 50th Reunion Class of 1974 and observe their induction into the Nevonian Society. The 2024 Nevonian Medal recipient will be announced at a later date. There is no cost to attend. Registration is requested.
Alumni Sports & Fitness Center


10 - 11 a.m. | Guided Campus Tours
Join F&M Admission for a Campus Tour during True Blue Weekend. The tour will begin and end at the Samuel N. and Dena M. Lombardo Welcome Center. Prospective students, alumni and families are welcome. Registration is required. Space is limited.
Tours will leave from the Samuel N. and Dena M. Lombardo Welcome Center.

Noon | Diplomat Athletics: Field Hockey v. Bryn Mawr Owls
Tylus Field

Noon – 2 p.m. | True Blue Weekend Tailgate and Class Photos 
Join alumni, parents, students and community members at the True Blue Weekend Tailgate! All are welcome. This community celebration features food, entertainment and fun.  Music from Lucille and The Wolf! Registration is required to enjoy food and beverages. Students must register at the Tailgate with a meal swipe or $5 cash or card.
Williamson Field (Rain location: Alumni Sports & Fitness Center)

1 p.m. | Diplomat Athletics: Football v. Dickinson Red Devils
Shadek Stadium

3 p.m. | Diplomat Athletics: Women’s Soccer v. McDaniel Green Terror
Tylus Field

5 – 7:30 p.m. | Tribute Reception – by invitation
Alumni Sports & Fitness Center

6 p.m. | Diplomat Athletics: Men’s Soccer v. McDaniel Green Terror 
Tylus Field

7 - 8 p.m. | Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception
Celebrate this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and take part in the proud tradition of F&M Athletics! Inductees to be announced. A light reception will precede the induction ceremony. There is no cost to attend. Registration is required.
Alumni Sports & Fitness Center

7 – 9 p.m. | Class of 1974 50th Reunion Dinner 
Join fellow classmates and guests for a dinner in celebration of the Class of 1974’s 50th reunion. Registration is required.
Samuel N. and Dena M. Lombardo Welcome Center 

7:30 p.m. | Spectrum Concert
Join us for a performance featuring all of F&M's instrumental music ensembles: Orchestra, Philharmonia, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Western African Drumming Ensemble.
Ann and Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts in Hensel Hall

Sunday, October 6

9 – 11 a.m. | Campus Breakfast 
True Blue Weekend guests can enjoy breakfast in the Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall for $7.75 per person, payable at the door. Registration is requested.
Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall  

12 - 1:30 p.m. | Brunch with First-Gen Dips

Join fellow first-generation students and alumni for brunch in the Weis Great Room. We look forward to seeing you!
Weis College House Great Room

Schedule is subject to change and will have additions. Programs and activities will be added on a weekly basis.