Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

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

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Common Hour in the Spring semester of 2021 will continue as a virtual event broadcast live via Zoom and YouTube on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Our Next Event 

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.

Common Hour - My Broken Language
Story 4/28/2021

My Broken Language

Quiara Alegría Hudes Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes presents her new memoir, My Broken Language, which tells her lyrical story of...

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