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 1:30 p.m.-2:30 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 changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Common Hour in the Fall semester of 2020 will shift to becoming a virtual event broadcast live via Zoom and YouTube.

Our Next Event 

October 21
event 10/21/2020

What the Eyes Don't See

Virtual Event

Mona Hanna-Attisha 2020 Mueller Fellow Pediatrician; Public Health Advocate; Professor, Michigan...

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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.

Common Hour - Electing a President in a Time of Crisis
Story 10/14/2020

Electing a President in a Time of Crisis

Dr. Julia Azari Associate Professor of Political Science, Marquette University In a time of multiple crises, how can democracy function? What features of this election year have been normal...

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