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 that time into classrooms, house commons, dining halls and beyond. These are vital international, national, local and institutional issues that are relevant to all.

Common Hour in the Spring semester of 2023 will resume as an in-person event in Mayser Gymnasium, Barshinger Center, or the Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Stay tuned for weekly location announcements by email and on the College Events Calendar.

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 1/30/2023

Memory & Enslavement: The Case of Franklin & Marshall

Dr. Hilary Green '99, the James B. Duke Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College, kicks off the spring 2023 Common Hour series. 

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