Common Hour

Common Hour is an unique and inclusive program that brings the F&M community together during the academic year, for culturally and intellectually enriching events. It is the only regularly scheduled event that unites students, faculty and staff, and the larger Lancaster community.

Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.

Common Hour enables the Franklin & Marshall College and Lancaster communities to gather for culturally and academically enriching events at midday on Thursdays 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.

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Can't make it to Common Hour in person? We record many of our Common Hour events and make them available for you to watch whenever you're able.

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Explore Our Common Hour Archive

Curious to see Common Hour events from the past? Be sure to check out our archive of Common Hour videos going back to 2010.

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