Please note some events and locations may be subject to change 

Thursday, October 25

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Why Are We Abandoning Americans? Putting Puerto Rico on the Map

Rosa Clemente, 2008 Green Party vice presidential candidate, journalist and political commentator, has first-hand knowledge of the conditions Puerto Ricans have been living in since Hurricane Maria destroyed the island in September 2017. To this day, Puerto Rico, a commonwealth of the United States, is still in dire straits. Clemente started a project called “PR on the Map,” where she and a group of Latinx journalists went to Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria to tell the untold stories of the commonwealth’s people. Drawing on the development of the statuses of Puerto Rico and the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, she will connect the importance of recognizing the voices of marginalized people.
Mayser Gym

7:30 p.m.
"Our Country’s Good" 

by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Carol C. Davis
Set in 1789, "Our Country’s Good" enacts the extraordinary true story of a boat full of convicts transported to the wild shores of Australia as punishment for their crimes, and of the officer who compels them to stage a play in the fledgling penal colony. Under brutal conditions and abuses of power, with only two scripts, no support from the Royal Marine officers, and the leading lady’s imminent execution, the odds are stacked against them. Adapted from Thomas Keneally’s "The Playmaker" by Timberlake Wertenbaker, "Our Country’s Good" explores themes of crime, punishment and rehabilitation as it offers an enthralling experience of the struggle for justice, power and humanity in the founding of a new country, and of the transformative power of theater. Use the code "TB" to get half-price tickets, available online or at the box office!
Schnader Theater, Roschel Performing Arts Center

 

Friday, October 26

Please attend the campaign programs (marked below with ****) to experience the impact of philanthropy on the entire F&M experience.

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.   
Open Classes

Students may arrange with professors for their parents to visit classes, or parents and alumni may obtain a schedule of available open classes at registration in Steinman College Center and on the F&M Events App. Please plan to arrive on time and stay for the duration of the class. Note: Space is limited.
Classes and locations to be announced

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.   
Welcome and Registration Center
Atrium, Steinman College Center

11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Consulting Careers Symposium 
Hosted by the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development

Join us as we welcome members of OSPGD's Alumni in Consulting group to campus. This alumni team represents a variety of specializations within consulting and will be offering a series of workshops and presentations to help you prepare for, and advance within, a career in consulting. Register here
Harwood Commons

Noon - 4 p.m.   
Colette Fu: We are Tiger Dragon People Exhibition

Colette Fu's one-of-a-kind pop-up books are based on her ancestral explorations. Fu traveled to China's Yunnan Province, where 25 of the nation's 55 minority tribes reside. Her exploration in the varied cultures of China culminated in a remarkable body of intricate pop-up books and photo collages titled "We Are Tiger Dragon People." Fu's unique process, with its origins in photography, cumulates in meticulously composed collages, offering an opportunity to foster cultural dialogue about identity, Chinese culture and art making practices within our community.
Dana Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art 

Noon - 4 p.m.   
Binh Danh and Robert Schultz: War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman, and Memories

The exhibition examines the question, "How do Americans remember war?" Photographic portraits of soldiers developed onto leaves, historic battlefield landscapes photographed with 19th century technologies, and poems about war artist Binh Danh and poet Robert Schultz provide intimate reflections on the aftereffects of war. This exhibition features original photographs, poetry broadsides, chlorophyll prints and artist books, drawn from the war poems and prose of Walt Whitman, our nation's first war correspondent, and upon the Liljenquist Collection of Civil War portraits held in the Library of Congress.
Rothman Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Noon - 4 p.m.   
Kathe Kollwitz: Bauernkrieg/Peasant War

From 1903 to 1908, Käthe Kollwitz created plates for "Bauernkrieg/Peasant War," a series of  etchings that represents the brutal treatment of peasants in 16th century Germany, their rise to revolution and battle, and their subsequent humiliation and death. Although based on historic events, Kollwitz used this series as a vehicle to criticize and protest the anticipated tragedies that unfolded across Europe during the first half of the 20th century. For more than a century, Kollwitz has been a major influence on print and media artists, both for her political commentary and her printmaking technique.
Gibson Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Noon - 4 p.m. 
Nissley Gallery: Reinstallation of the Phillips Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection

The Phillips Museum of Art is pleased to present a major reinstallation of its Nissley Gallery, showcasing works from our renowned collection. The museum’s permanent collection gallery is named in honor of Tom Nissley ’55, an F&M alumnus who generously provided funding for our permanent collection gallery. Featuring more than one hundred works, the exhibition is a broad sampling from the museum’s various core collections and includes pre-Columbian, African and Japanese objects, regionally created furniture, fiber arts and crafts, as well as paintings, sculptures, and works on paper and glass created from the 1800s to present day. 
Nissley Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

12:30 - 4 p.m.   
****Autumn Research Fair

Through displays and oral sessions, students will present the results of research they conducted over the past summer and academic year.
Martin Science Library

1 - 4 p.m.   
****Summer Experience Fair: How F&M Students Spent Their Summer in 2018

Hear 60+ sophomore through senior students share what they did and accomplished via their summer internship, off-campus study, or volunteer and research experiences. Sponsored by the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development in collaboration with the sophomore, junior and senior class leadership, the Ware Institute for Civic Engagement, Office of International Programs, International Studies, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 
Booth Ferris, Steinman College Center

3 – 5:30 p.m.
Celebration in honor of Dr. Phyllis Leber's Career at F&M

Six alumni will be presenting their research or career path and discuss how Dr. Leber's mentorship has inspired them since graduating Franklin & Marshall.
Room 412, Hackman Physical Sciences Laboratories

4:30 - 6 p.m.
Wrestling Practice

All are welcome to stop by and watch the varsity wrestling team practice!
Wrestling Room, Mayser Gymnasium

5 - 7 p.m.   
****Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 

Celebrate this year's Hall of Fame inductees and take part in the proud tradition of F&M athletics! This year the College is proud to induct the following athletes: Charles Havens '58, Football; Aashish Kamat '88, Men's Squash; Alberto Mascaro '91, Football; Jennifer Fried '04, Softball, Women's Soccer; Eileen Keever Somers '06, Field Hockey, Women's Lacrosse; Kelly Cassels Loscalzo '07, Women's Lacrosse, Women's Soccer; and Brandon Corday '08, Men's Soccer. Registration is required. 
Tent, Hartman Green

5:45 – 8 p.m.
Dinner Celebration in honor of Dr. Phyllis Leber's Career at F&M

Join us for a celebratory dinner in honor of Dr. Leber. This event is invitation only. If you were a chemistry major at F&M, please RSVP to julie.gemmell@fandm.edu.
Room 412, Hackman Physical Sciences Laboratories

6:30 – 8 p.m.
Shabbat Dinner

Alumni and families are welcome to attend the Shabbat dinner, sponsored by F&M Hillel and underwritten by Numa and Richard C. Lavy, M.D. '56. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. 
Klehr Center for Jewish Life, 645 College Avenue

7 - 8:30 p.m.   
Success Beyond F&M: LACS Student-Alumni Reception
The Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development welcomes F&M alumni who participated in the Life After College Success (LACS) program to join in a reception with junior and senior LACS students, where they can share their post-graduate  experiences and insights into what it takes to succeed in life beyond college. Register here  to attend
Catering Suite, Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall

7 p.m.
Swim Meet vs. Washington College

Kunkel Aquatic Center, Alumni Sports & Fitness Center

7 – 8:30 p.m.
F&M Chabad Shabbat Dinner

You are invited to join F&M Chabad for a delicious home-cooked Shabbat Dinner, just like students enjoy every week. There is no charge for this event, but registration is required.
Rohr Chabad Jewish Center, 1024 Harrisburg Pike

7:30 p.m.
Movie Night
Stop by to catch "Coco," starring  Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor and Alanna Ubach. Chips and drinks will be provided while supplies last! This event is brought to you by the College Entertainment Committee. 
Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium, Kaufman Hall

7:30 p.m.
"Our Country’s Good" 

by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Carol C. Davis
 Friday evening performance will have a signer. Please contact the box office at 717-358-7193 for more information. Use the code "TB" to get half-price tickets, available online or at the box office!
Schnader Theater, Roschel Performing Arts Center

8 p.m.
Choral Concert

A concert of choral music and vocal solos featuring the F&M College Chorus and Chamber Singers.
Ann & Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts, Hensel Hall

9:30 p.m.
A Cappella Concert

A yearly favorite! The following student singing groups will perform: The Chessmen, Sweet Ophelia, The Poor Richards, and Kite and Keys.
Nevin Chapel, Old Main

 

Saturday, October 27

Please attend the campaign programs (marked below with ****) to experience the impact of philanthropy on the entire F&M experience.

Attendees at campaign programs will receive a ticket redeemable for one item of F&M campaign swag. Items may be picked up at 1787 Commons in College Square between the hours of 2 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Tickets are redeemable on campus only; one ticket per TRUE BLUE Weekend attendee, please.

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.   
Welcome and Registration Center

Atrium, Steinman College Center

8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Exhibition of Institutional Greetings

The inauguration of Franklin & Marshall College’s 16th President Barbara K. Altmann, Ph.D. has brought in celebratory greetings from colleges, universities and academic institutions across the nation. The greetings will be on display in Roschel Lobby; and all are encouraged to take a moment to visit the exhibition and reflect on this celebratory occasion!
Roschel Lobby, Roschel Performing Arts Center

8 – 10 a.m.                 
****TRUE BLUE Weekend Community Service Activity

The Ware Institute for Civic Engagement invites alumni, parents, students and friends to work together to prepare hygiene kits for distribution to various emergency winter shelter locations throughout Lancaster County. This event is hosted by the Ware Institute in collaboration with the United Way of Lancaster County. Register Here.
Ware Institute for Civic Engagement, Harwood Commons

8 – 10 a.m.    
Earth & Environment Open House, Light Breakfast and Geoscience Founders Society Annual Meeting

Join Earth & Environment for an open house beginning at 8 a.m., a light breakfast from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and the Founders Society annual meeting beginning at 9 a.m. RSVP (requested, not required) to mbetrone@fandm.edu.
Room 119, Hackman Physical Sciences Laboratories 

8 – 10:30 a.m.
Kappa Delta Pinwheels and Pancakes

Everyone is welcome to attend the all-you-can-eat Kappa Delta sorority pancake breakfast! Join us for fun (and great pancakes). Cost is $3 for alumni, $5 for students and children, and $8 for parents and other adults. Proceeds go to the Lehman Center and Prevent Child Abuse America. Preregistration was available for the pancake breakfast in Steinman College Center Thursday and Friday, and walk-ins are also welcome.
Tent, Hartman Green

8:15 - 9:30 a.m.   
****OSPGD Breakfast Briefing for Parents: The Liberal Arts Experience That Can Increase the Employability of Your Student, with the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development

Join Beth Throne '95, associate vice president for student and post-graduate development, and her colleagues from the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD) for a discussion about the curricular, extracurricular and work experiences that can increase your student's salability to employers for summer and post-graduate opportunities, and OSPGD's career advisement and professional development opportunities that support your student's preparation for life beyond F&M. There is no charge to attend this event. Registration is required.
Booth Ferris, North/South, Steinman College Center

8:30 - 10 a.m.   
African American Alumni Council Bridgett Award Breakfast
 
Join members of the African American Alumni Council for a celebration breakfast honoring alumni of African descent for outstanding achievement in a chosen profession or endeavor. This year, the following alumni will recieve the Sydney N. Bridgett '51 Award: Calvin H. Baker '65; Peter F. Rogers '69; Larry A. Coles '77; Kimberly D. Fletcher '87; Michelle C. Russell '99; and Stephen J. Tyson Jr. '07. There is no charge to attend this event - Registration is required. 
Catering Suite, Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall

9 - 10 a.m.
Wrestling Practice

Alumni are welcome to participate in varsity wrestling practice!
Wrestling Room, Mayser Gymnasium

9 – 10 a.m. 
****F&M Volunteer Briefing

Franklin & Marshall volunteers are critical to the success of F&M’s newly launched comprehensive campaign. Plan to join us to learn more about the campaign and how you can help us reach our $200 million goal. You'll also receive your volunteer briefing book and special gift!
Bonchek Lecture Hall, Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building

9 – 10 a.m.
Alumni Greek Council Meeting

Room 138, Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building

9 - 10:30 a.m.
Squash Breakfast and Alumni, Student and Parent Squash Match

Squash Courts, Mayser Physical Education Center

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Women's Lacrosse Alumnae Game

Warm-ups for the game begin at 9 a.m.
Shadek Stadium

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
****International Student and Alum Buddy Program

New international students and alums are paired to provide a friendly F&M welcome and connection to events during TRUE BLUE weekend and beyond. We will meet in the Joseph International Center for a kickoff and welcome, and then pairs will disburse to engage with activities as they choose. Pre-registration is closed.
Joseph International Center, 701 College Ave.

10 a.m.
Black Student Union Student Panel

Meet the new student executive board of the Black Student Union and hear about the group's current work and their plans for activities to engage students. Panelists for this session include: Jael Lewis '19, Theresa Lemke '20, Coral Bello '20, Rachel St. Louis '20, Ayana Stuart '21, Will DeLince '21, and Rasheed Adwole '21.
Catering Suite, Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.         
Alpha Phi Parents & Alumnae Brunch

Chapter House, 437 College Ave.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Harbaugh Club Open House
All Harbaugh Club alums are invited to visit the Harbaugh House at 611 College Ave. for an open house.
Harbaugh House, 611 College Ave. 

10:10 a.m.
Women's Rugby Playoffs - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Baker Field, Baker Campus

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.     
Alpha Xi Delta Parents and Alumnae Brunch

Room 105, Stager Hall

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.   
Annual Meeting for the Alpha Theta Alumni Assoc. of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

Room 112, Stager Hall

11 a.m. - Noon
The Inauguration Ceremony of Barbara K. Altmann, Ph.D.

All members of the F&M community are invited to attend the Inauguration Ceremony of Franklin & Marshall College's 16th president. The ceremony will  be held in the Alumni Sports & Fitness Center (ASFC) at 11 a.m.  
Alumni Sports & Fitness Center

11 a.m. - Noon
F&M Wrestling Welcome Meeting

Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium, Kaufman Hall

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CSE Farmer’s Market

The CSE will be selling fresh, local produce from Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-Op, an assortment of dry goods, and the CSE's very own honey that we harvested from our bees!
Tent, Hartman Green 

Noon                       
Women's Field Hockey vs. Johns Hopkins University 
Tylus Field

Noon - 1 p.m.
Men's Alumni Lacrosse Game

Williamson Field

Noon - 1:30 p.m. 
TRUE BLUE Weekend Picnic

Join alumni, parents and friends to celebrate the inauguration of Barbara K. Altmann at the TRUE BLUE Weekend Picnic. This community celebration will feature food, entertainment and fun! Relax on the Green to the sounds of  local musical group Songsmith. Registration is required. Students can register at the picnic with a meal swipe or $5.
Alumni Sports & Fitness Center

Noon – 3 p.m.
Fummer’s Market

An annual silent auction hosted by members of the Black Pyramid Society.
Tent, Hartman Green

Noon - 4 p.m.
Alpha Delta Pi's Annual Pop Up Shop

All are welcome to shop ‘til you drop with ADPi at our South Moon Under Pop Up Shop. Join us for shopping, food and fun. All proceeds support The Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Tent, Hartman Green 

Noon - 4 p.m.
Phi Kappa Psi Alumni Open House

Chapter House, 560 West James St.

Noon - 4 p.m.   
Colette Fu: We are Tiger Dragon People Exhibition

Dana Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Noon - 4 p.m.   
Binh Danh and Robert Schultz: War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman, and Memories

Rothman Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Noon - 4 p.m.   
Kathe Kollwitz: Bauernkrieg/Peasant War

Gibson Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Noon - 4 p.m.     
Nissley Gallery: Reinstallation of the Phillips Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection

Nissley Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
F&M Chabad Shabbat Lunch

Alumni, families and students are invited for a traditional Shabbat lunch including kiddish, Shira’s Special Challah and the traditional “Chulent” stew. Registration is required.
Rohr Chabad Jewish Center, 1024 Harrisburg Pike

12:30 - 2 p.m.
Chi Phi Open House

Chapter House, 603 Race Ave.

1 p.m.                     
Women's Volleyball vs. Johns Hopkins University 

Mayser Gymnasium

1 p.m.                     
Men's Rugby vs. Neumann University

Baker Field, Baker Campus

1 – 2 p.m.
****Meet and Chat with Faculty

Faculty members representing most departments will be available to welcome parents (with or without their F&M students) and alumni. Stop by to say hello, to meet your student’s current or future professor, and to learn more about various academic areas of interest to your Diplomat.
Department locations available at the Information Table in Steinman College Center

1 – 2:30 p.m.
Fest-Xi-Fall with Alpha Xi Delta

Alpha Xi Delta's third annual carnival-themed fundraiser is here! There will be an assortment of snacks, drinks and activities -- everyone is welcome to come on by. All proceeds benefit Autism Speaks.
Tent, Hartman Green

1 - 3 p.m.
Sigma Lambda Gamma Caramel Apple Sale

Tent, Hartman Green

1 – 3 p.m.
****Alice Drum Women’s Center Open House 

The Alice Drum Women’s Center was founded in 1992 to promote dialogue and action around women’s issues and to create a campus of equality. More than 25 years later, the center continues its mission toward broader goals of inclusion and advocacy along the intersections of race, class, sexuality, gender and disability. The center offers opportunities to develop leadership skills with a focus on community engagement through programming, workshops and student-led discussions. The Alice Drum Women’s Center is also home to the Sexuality and Gender Alliance, a space for LGBTQ+ people and their communities. 
Steinman College Center

1 – 3:30 p.m.
Phi Kappa Sigma Barbeque and Open House

Chapter House, 415 W. James St.

1 - 4 p.m.
#FandMAsYouAre
Join the F&M LGBTQ Alumni Council for an informal meetup with refreshments to celebrate being at F&M just as you are. Meet Council members, learn about past and future events such as Queer Visibility Week, webinars and Lavender Graduation, and chat with members of the undergraduate Sexual and Gender Alliance (SAGA). 
Alice Drum Women's Center, Steinman College Center

1 - 4 p.m.
Deltas with Chicken & Waffles

Black Cultural Center, 615 College Ave.

1 – 4 p.m.
****Earth & Environment Open House
Earth & Environment Department, Hackman Physical Sciences Building

1 – 4 p.m.
****Joseph International Center Open House
The Joseph International Center houses the Office of International Programs, responsible for international student services and off-campus study, as well as the International Studies academic program. Stop by, enjoy our beautiful space and enjoy some treats!
701 College Avenue

1 - 5 p.m.
Kappa Sigma Parent and Alumni Open House

Chapter House, 411 College Ave.

1 - 5 p.m.
Phi Kappa Tau Alumni Open House

Chapter House, 605 College Ave.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
****The Winter Visual Arts Center with Architect Steven Holl
Under construction and scheduled to open in 2019, the Susan and Benjamin Winter Visual Arts Center will provide a magnificent environment for the making and study of visual arts, including painting, drawing, sculpture, architecture, photography, digital graphics and film. Join renowned architect Steven Holl for a discussion of his creative process and an inside look at the building's stunning design.
Bonchek Lecture Hall, Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
****Design Thinking in the F&M Classroom

A growing number of F&M professors and staff have developed high impact, innovative approaches to learning and curriculum development. Using techniques learned during workshops at Stanford’s renowned design school, some professors are implementing design thinking into courses, providing students with the opportunities to find solutions for real-world problems. Join fellow alumni, parents, students and friends in this interactive and illuminative design-thinking exercise.
CID Learning Center, Shadek-Fackenthal Library

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
****F&M Volunteer Briefing
Franklin & Marshall volunteers are critical to the success of F&M’s newly launched comprehensive campaign. Plan to join us to learn more about the campaign and how you can help us reach our $200 million goal. You'll also receive your volunteer briefing book and special gift!
202, Patricia E. Harris Center for Business, Government and Public Policy

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
****Retired Faculty and Alumni Reception

Join us in celebrating the special relationship so many faculty and students (now alumni!) have cultivated with each other over the years. We invite you to be part of a dessert reception in Druker Commons for retired and emeriti faculty, and alumni. It's an opportunity to re-connect with members of the F&M talent community who have had a meaningful, TRUE BLUE impact on our lives. RSVP for the event here.
Druker Common, Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building

1:30 - 3 p.m.
****What Exaclty Does a Faculty Center Do?
Stop by our open house and learn more about how the Faculty Center accomplishes its mission to support faculty as teachers and scholars, and in community. See our space, learn about our activities, and pick up some resources on inclusive pedagogies.
Second floor, Shadek-Fackenthal Library

2 - 3 p.m.                     
****Behind the Scenes at the Phillips Museum

Tour the newly renovated galleries and exhibitions with museum Director Amy Moorefield, who also will share some behind-the-scenes selections from the permanent collection. Learn more about your alma mater's special museum and its rich collections.
Phillips Museum of Art

2 - 3 p.m.
****Human Rights/Human Wrongs
Experience why U.S. News & World Report has listed Professor Susan Dicklitch-Nelson’s Human Rights-Human Wrongs class as one of 10 college/university classes that make an impact on the outside world. You will learn how F&M students work on real political asylum cases, changing peoples’ lives and gaining experiences and skills that will enhance their future personal and professional success.
102, Patricia E. Harris Center for Business, Government and Public Policy

2 - 3 p.m.
****Access & Success: Recruiting the Next Generation of F&M Students
Franklin & Marshall has received national recognition in recent years for our expanded commitment to need-based financial aid and our innovative approach to recruiting high-achieving students of all backgrounds. Join Director of Admission Julie Kerich '81 for an interactive discussion.
138, Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building

2 - 3:15 p.m.
Chi Phi Brothers Meeting

Chapter House, 603 Race Ave.

2 – 3:30 p.m.
F&M Council for Women Alumnae Gathering

Hosted by the Council for Women of F&M and the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development
Calling all alumnae!  Please join us for an informal gathering to connect with F&M women at all stages of life. Learn more about what the CFW and OSPGD do, including on-campus and regional events. We're particularly excited to hear your ideas about how to celebrate 50 years of co-education (in 2019-2020) and to share with you information about our new Alumnae Career Circles. We hope that all past Career Circle participants will join us to connect and catch up.  Dessert and coffee will be served. Register by emailing jflecken@fandm.edu.
Harwood Commons

2 - 4 p.m.
College Row Open House and Tour

Current and future College Row residents and their families are invited to enjoy a coffee bar and dessert reception, meet the management, learn about life at College Row and tour an apartment. All families who attend will be entered to win a "Visit Lancaster" prize package, including a stay at the Lancaster Arts Hotel, dinner at Iron Hill and tickets to the Fulton Theater. 
Community Room (Building B), College Row, 701 College Ave  

2 – 4 p.m.
Chi Omega Alumnae & Family Football Pre-Game Tailgate 

Tent, Shadek Stadium

2 - 4 p.m.
Meet the Brothers of Zeta Beta Tau

Come meet the brothers of Zeta Beta Tau! Reconnect with old friends and meet our current members. This event is open to all parents and alumni.
College Center Basement

2 – 4 p.m.
Excavating Lancaster - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
 
Join Professor Kostis Kourelis from Art and Art History and Scott Smith, Professor of Anthropology in a joint Art and Anthropology excavation of a 90-year old house on campus. A beautiful Mediterranean-style home demonstrates the rapid suburbanization of Lancaster's farmland in the 1920s. During the Great Depression, it became home of Phi Kappa Sigma. The house was bought by the College in 1978 and served as the Chaplain's Office, Advancement and the Business Office. An analysis of College Hill's 300 houses, coupled by oral histories, archival research and this excavation shows the turbulent shifts of American history at the granular level of private real estate. The excavation highlights hands-on experiential teaching at Franklin & Marshall.
Back Yard, 644 Race Ave.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
****Trump, Politics and the 2018 Midterm Election

Join Dr. G. Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs, and Dr. Stephen Medvic, The Honorable Mr. & Mrs. John C. Kunkel Professor of Government and program chair of Public Policy, for a lively discussion of presidential politics and the midterm election.
Stahr Auditorium, Stager Hall 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
****A Vision for Greek Life

With new leaders in Old Main, a more diverse student body and a world in need of inspired young stewards, what does "being greek" mean in 2018? See a glimpse of the future and hear how you can help. Margaret Hazlett, vice president and dean of student affairs, will moderate a panel discussion that includes: Emily Neckes ’19, Kappa Delta; Michael Aberman ’19, Phi Kappa Psi; Geoffrey Ottens ’88, Phi Kappa Psi; Emily Herbert ’10, Chi Omega; and Colette Shaw, dean of students. The program will conclude with the Alumni Association Board’s presentation of the Alumni Development Volunteer Award to David Coyne ’87 for his fundraising efforts in support of Kappa Sigma.
Bonchek Lecture Hall, Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 
****Creating a 21st Century College Library
Visit the SparkSpace on the first floor of the Shadek-Fackenthal Library to see how digital scholarship and instructional technologies integrate with traditional library services to connect students and faculty with high quality scholarly resources in a collaborative environment. College Librarian Scott Vine, Digital Initiatives Librarian Brianna Gormly and Director of Instructional Technology Teb Locke will be available to answer your questions at this open house.
Room 106, SparkSpace, Shadek-Fackenthal Library

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
****Summer Travel Courses: An F&M Gem

Drop by to chat with faculty who have led summer academic programs abroad as well as the students who have participated on those programs. F&M Summer Travel Courses offer a vibrant showcasing of what is special about F&M's faculty and their dedication to offering high impact learning experiences to F&M students.
Joseph International Center

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
F&M Chabad Open House

Would you like to meet the Chabad family serving F&M? Stop by the Green’s house for a few minutes to enjoy a quick chat and dessert. Registration is not required but is preferred.
Rohr Chabad Jewish Center, 1024 Harrisburg Pike

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.                         
Philip E. Rehders Alumni Swim Meet and Meet & Greet

Whether it has been six months or 16 years since you last dove in a pool, F&M swimming alumni of all ages are invited to join current members of the varsity team for an alumni swim meet. Following the meet, alumni, families and friends are invited to meet with current members of the varsity team and reminisce about your time as a swimmer. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to the Alumni Meet and Meet & Greet here.
Kunkel Aquatic Center and Woods Room, Alumni Sports & Fitness Center

3 p.m.                     
Women's Soccer vs. Johns Hopkins University

Tylus Field

3 – 4 p.m.
****Klehr Center for Jewish Life 10th Anniversary

Can you believe that the Klehr Center is 10 years old already?  Please come join us to celebrate this occasion, sponsored by F&M Hillel and underwritten by Numa and Richard C. Lavy, M.D. '56. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required  to help us order the refreshments. 
Klehr Center for Jewish Life, 645 College Ave. 

3 - 5 p.m.
Alumni Arts Review Fall Reading and Reception

Please join us for the Alumni Arts Review's annual Fall Reading and Reception! Gather to chat over cheese and sweets, wine and cider; then, bearing our plates and glasses, we'll move into the Reading Room where various alumni will share work that we've either published in previous issues or that they are working on to submit to our next volume. You might even get inspired to submit a piece of your own! (Deadline 11/15.) For more information about the Alumni Arts Review, please visit the AAR page on F&M's website .
Philadelphia Writers House   

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
F&M Alumni Partnerships Reception 
Hosted by the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development 
 
Celebrate mentorship in its many forms with current and past participants of the F&M Alumni Partnerships program, a mentorship program for alumni. Current and former F&M Alumni Partnerships participants, along with alumni, parents and students with an interest in mentorship, are invited to join us for informal mentorship conversations and to learn more about the program. Desserts and coffee will be served. Register by emailing jflecken@fandm.edu.
Harwood Commons 

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.      
Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Reception

Join fellow Phi Sigma Kappa brothers for an open house where the fraternity was located “back in the day.” Current residents, the Winterstein family, are opening their home for brothers and guests. Brothers Bill Curtis ’61 and Mark Ingoglia ’71 will be at the house to greet you.
437 W. James Street

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Phi Kappa Sigma Zeta Alumni Corp. Board Meeting

Chapter House, 415 W. James Street

4 p.m.                     
F&M Football vs. Moravian College

Shadek Stadium

4:30 - 6 p.m.
Zeta Beta Tau Charity Tailgate

The Brothers of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity will be entering volunteers into the Bone Marrow Donation Registry for Gift of Life. Come stop in to say "hi" and get your cheek swabbed for a good cause! To learn more, visit the Gift of Life website at  www.giftoflife.org.
Tent, Hartman Green 

5 – 7 p.m.
Kappa Sigma Star & Crescent Alumni Association

Manning Green

5:30 - 7 p.m.
Men's Soccer Alumni Game

Join men's soccer for an alumni versus alumni match starting at 5:30 p.m. Following the match there will be food and drinks in celebration of Brandon Corday '08 being inducted into the F&M Athletic Hall of Fame. 
Tylus Field

7 – 9 p.m.
ALL-CAMPUS CELEBRATION - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

The fun continues!  Immediately following the fireworks display, all are invited to celebrate True Blue Weekend and Inauguration with food, live band and dancing under the tent.
Tent outside of Shadek Stadium

7:30 p.m.
Movie Night
Stop by to catch "Coco," starring  Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor and Alanna Ubach. Chips and drinks will be provided while supplies last! This event is brought to you by the College Entertainment Committee.
Lisa Boncheck Adams Auditorium, Kaufman Hall

7:30 p.m.
"Our Country’s Good"

by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Carol C. Davis
Use the code "TB" to get half-price tickets, available online or at the box office!
Schnader Theater, Roschel Performing Arts Center

8 p.m.
Spectrum Concert

F&M Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, African Drumming Ensemble and Chamber Music perform.
Ann & Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts, Hensel Hall

9 p.m.                     
F&M Young Alumni Reunion
 
Catch up with your former classmates and all F&M GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni! This year, during TRUE BLUE Weekend, we are inviting ALL GOLD alumni to visit downtown Lancaster for a huge reunion. 
Marion Court Room, 7 E. Marion St.


Sunday, October 28

8 – 9:30 a.m.
Alumni Association Board Breakfast

Current and past members of F&M's Alumni Association Board are invited to mix, mingle and share their TRUE BLUE stories at a Sunday send-off in Druker Commons. See old board friends and make new ones as we celebrate the special role our board service played in our relationship with F&M.
Druker Common, Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building 

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Exhibition of Institutional Greetings

The inauguration of Franklin & Marshall College’s 16th President Barbara K. Altmann, Ph.D. has brought in celebratory greetings from colleges, universities and academic institutions across the nation. The greetings will be on display in Roschel Lobby; and all are encouraged to take a moment to visit the exhibition and reflect on this celebratory occasion!
Roschel Lobby, Roschel Performing Arts Center

9 – 10 a.m.
Meditation and Nature Walk in Buchanan Park

After a busy fun-filled weekend, get refreshed with meditation and a nature walk.  Please join us for a 20 minute guided meditation, followed by a half-hour nature walk in Buchanan Park. Meet at the covered porch of Harwood Commons. Feel free to do one or both activities! The campus mindfulness program is sponsored by the Faris-Kreisel Mindfulness gift, generously donated by Tony Kreisel ’66 and his wife, Dr. Kimberly Faris. Questions? Please email kathy.babb@fandm.edu.
Covered porch, Harwood Commons

9 - 10:30 a.m.
Campus Brunch

Alumni, parents, guests and all members of the campus community are invited to a breakfast with the students of Franklin & Marshall College. Registration is required.
Marketplace, Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall

10 a.m.
Women's Soccer Alumnae Game

Tylus Field

10 – 11:30 a.m.
Hillel Bagel Brunch
Alumni and families are welcome to attend this annual event. Registration is required , and there is a $10 per person charge to attend (payable at the door). F&M students may attend at no charge.  
Klehr Center for Jewish Life, 645 College Ave. 

11 a.m.
Women's Field Hockey Alumnae Game

Tylus Field

Noon
Catholic Mass

Join students and families for a reception following the Mass.
Nevin Chapel, 2nd floor Old Main

Noon - 1 p.m.
F&M PMOD Fall Reception
Hosted by the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development

Celebrate mentorship within the world of medicine! The Physician Mentoring Opens Doors (PMOD) program will be hosting a lunch gathering current and past PMOD participants. Alumni, parents and students with an interest in mentorship within medicine are encouraged to join us for informal mentorship conversations and to learn more about the program. Register by emailing jflecken@fandm.edu.
Downstairs Lobby, Harwood Commons

Noon - 4 p.m.   
Colette Fu: We are Tiger Dragon People Exhibition

Dana Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Noon - 4 p.m.   
Binh Danh and Robert Schultz: War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman, and Memories

Rothman Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Noon - 4 p.m.   
Kathe Kollwitz: Bauernkrieg/Peasant War

Gibson Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Noon - 4 p.m. 
Nissley Gallery: Reinstallation of the Phillips Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection

Nissley Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

2 p.m.
"Our Country’s Good"

by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Carol C. Davis
Use the code "TB" to get half-price tickets, available online or at the box office!
Schnader Theater, Roschel Performing Arts Center

6 - 8 p.m.
Zeta Beta Tau Alumni Chapter Meeting
Open to all Alpha Tau Chapter Alumni! Come relive the glory days with a full chapter meeting with our current brothers. See what has changed and what hasn't, and eat dinner on campus with us afterwards.
The Klehr Center for Jewish Life