September 19-21, 2014

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Make your plans now to join alumni, students, families and friends for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2014.

  • Online registration has closed. You can still register for the weekend in the HUB Lobby on Friday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. or on Saturday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Engagement & the Dickinson Fund at 717-245-1373.

  • View the attendee list.

  • Get Social! Share your photos during Homecoming & Family Weekend using the hashtag #dsonhfw on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Weekend Highlights

Friday, Sept. 19

Several Friday classes will be open for families and alumni to attend. Click here to view the Friday classes.

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Registration

HUB Lobby, Holland Union Building

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Trout Gallery Exhibits
Arbus Frank Penn: Masters of Post-War American Photography (lower level). Thirty-six vintage prints by three of America’s leading photographers working in the 1950s and ’60s are highlighted in this exhibition, including Diane Arbus’ Child With a Toy Hand Grenade, prints from Robert Frank’s landmark collection The Americans and Irving Penn’s Nude No. 92, New York.
Weiss Center for the Arts

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dickinson Farm Produce Stand

Visit the college farm’s produce stand to pick up fresh, all-natural vegetables, herbs and more.
Holland Union Building, Lower Level

1 p.m.
Farm Tour  Dickinson College Farm, Boiling Springs
Take a guided tour of Dickinson’s organic farm. Learn about how the farm feeds the campus and community, its renewable energy and sustainable agriculture and how students are involved in its food production and research. Those interested in taking a shuttle to the farm should arrive in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium parking lot at 12:45.

1 p.m. 
Campus Tour

No pre-registration required. Meet at the Waidner Admissions House.

2 p.m. 
Trout Gallery Highlights Tour
Please join Curator of Education, Heather Flaherty, for a guided tour featuring highlighted works from two current exhibitions: no-gotiations: Works by Patrick Strzelec and Arbus Frank Penn: Masters of Post-War American Photography.  

4:30 p.m.
Roberts Lecture #1
How Classical Was the Classical Revival?
Pagan, Jewish and Christian Antiquities in Renaissance Europe. Each fall the Roberts Lecture series features an internationally renowned scholar who delivers two lectures on a subject related to ancient Greek and Roman culture. Delivered by Anthony Grafton of Princeton University. 
Althouse 106

5:30 -10 p.m.
Harvest Fest 
Enjoy live bluegrass music, contra dancing, burgers, fresh-pressed apple cider and local ice cream at Dickinson's College Farm. Transportation provided to and from the farm from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. 
*There was a misprint in the Homecoming & Family Weekend brochure you may have received. Harvest Fest will take place on Friday, Sept. 19.


6 p.m. 
Shabbat Services Led by Rabbi Henry Shreibman ’74
Asbell Center Sanctuary

6:30-8:30 p.m.
LGBTQ Pride Reception
Join LGBTQQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allies) alumni, students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents and community members will join together to celebrate our pride and continued work to build a vibrant and inclusive Dickinson community. Share your ideas, bring your history, and learn how you can support LGBTQ and ally students in the Dickinson community. Visit dickinson.edu/LGBTQ for complete event details. This event is sponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Services. No reservations necessary. For questions, please contact LGBTQ@Dickinson.edu.
Rector Atrium

7 p.m. 
Stanley Ned Rosenbaum Gourmet Shabbat Dinner 
Asbell Center Lawn

7–9 p.m. 
An Evening With the Faculty Jazz Ensemble and Saxophonist Tom Strohman
The Faculty Jazz Ensemble and guest saxophonist Tom Strohman will perform jazz favorites and tunes from the great American songbook. Start your weekend off with an evening of jazz, desserts and coffee.
HUB Social Hall

7 - 10 p.m.
Astronomy Club Planetarium Show

Join the Astronomy Club for a special planetarium show and a chance to observe the stars from the Tome roof.
The Britton Observatory, Tome Scientific Building

9 p.m
Run With It! Show
Experience a night of nonstop laughter with Dickinson's comedy improve troupe.
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium

Saturday, Sept. 20

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Registration
HUB Lobby, Holland Union Building

8 a.m.- noon
The Peddler Coffee Cart
Look for our enterprising students who will be staffing Dickinson’s own coffee cart on Britton Plaza. Be sustainable: bring your own reusable coffee mug!
Britton Plaza

8–9:30 a.m.
Succeeding at Dickinson
Gain a deeper understanding of how your student can best use tools on campus to be successful at Dickinson. Join Provost and Dean Neil Weissman, Vice President for Student Life Joyce Bylander and Dean of Career Development and Assistant Vice President for Student Life Phil Jones to learn more about the resources and support that are available to your student. Breakfast will be served. $8 per person.
HUB Social Hall

9-10 a.m.
Women’s Lacrosse Alumnae Game
Alumnae of the women's lacrosse team are invited to head back onto the field for this special game.
Biddle Field

9:30–noon 
Community Excursions - Due to overwhelming popularity, the following events are now full. To add yourself to the wait list, please e-mail Kim Morgan at morgank@dickinson.edu.

  • Apple Picking with Project SHARE: Join us for a local adventure to Peters Orchards to glean apples and support the fresh farm stand of Project SHARE, Carlisle’s local food bank. Meet in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter parking lot.
  • Hike to Pole Steeple: Join Marcus Key, Joseph Priestley Professor of Natural Philosophy, on this moderately strenuous hike through Pine Grove Furnace State Park. During the hike, you will learn about the geologic and land-use history of the South Mountain area. Wear closed-toe shoes or boots. Meet in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter parking lot. Transportation, water and a light snack will be provided. 

10 a.m.–noon 
ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, Photography by James Balog 
This photography exhibit highlights the work of James Balog’s Extreme Ice Survey. The profound images capture the innovative, long-term photography project that merges art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. Dickinson students will discuss their experience installing this artistic exhibition as well as the science behind the subject of the photographs. 
Waidner-Spahr Library

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Trout Gallery Exhibits
Arbus Frank Penn: Masters of Post-War American Photography (lower level). Thirty-six vintage prints by three of America’s leading photographers working in the 1950s and ’60s are highlighted in this exhibition, including Diane Arbus’ Child With a Toy Hand Grenade, prints from Robert Frank’s landmark collection The Americans and Irving Penn’s Nude No. 92, New York.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Harvest of the Arts
High Street, Downtown Carlisle 

10:30 a.m.
Red Devils Cross Country Dickinson Long-Short Course Invitational 
Big Spring High School, 100 Mt. Rock Road, Newville, Pa

10:30 a.m.
Kappa Sigma Alumni Association Meeting

Old West, McCauley Room 

11 a.m. 
Red Devils Field Hockey vs. Haverford 
Alumnae Tailgate to follow
Biddle Field

11 a.m.-noon
Alumna Booksigning
Amy Shelley Impellizzeri '92, author of Lemongrass Hope, is available to sign copies of her novel.
The Bookstore, lower level of the Holland Union Building

11 a.m.
Delta Nu Alumnae BBQ

Delta Nu alumnae are invited to reconnect at this event.
506 W. High St.

11 a.m.
Kappa Alpha Theta Reception

Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae are invited to reconnect at this reception.
545 W. Louther St.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Swim Team Alumni Reception
Alumni of the Dickinson swim team are invited to reconnect at this special event.
Swimming Pool Courtyard (rain location: inside on pool patio)

11:30 - 1 p.m.
Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Brunch

Community Room, Allison Hall Basement

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
All-campus Picnic
Join students, families, alumni, Sports Hall of Fame inductees, faculty and staff for a pregame picnic luncheon. $10, $5 for children 10 and under.
Biddle Field


Noon–end of halftime
Faculty & Alumni Tailgate

Catch up with your favorite faculty at this tailgate inside of the stadium at Biddle Field. Seniors age 21 and over are welcome to meet with members of the alumni family! 
Biddle Field

12:30 p.m.
John Dickinson Society Tailgate 
By invitation only

12:30 p.m.
Field Hockey Tailgate

Biddle Field

1 p.m. 
Red Devils Football vs. Susquehanna 
Biddle Field

1 p.m.
Red Devils Women’s Volleyball vs. Haverford
Kline Center

1:30 p.m.  
Farm Tour, Dickinson College Farm, Boiling Springs

Take a guided tour of Dickinson’s organic farm. Learn about how the farm feeds the campus and community, its renewable energy and sustainable agriculture, and how students are involved in its food production and research. Those interested in taking a shuttle to the farm should arrive in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium parking lot at 1:15.

2 p.m.
Roberts Lecture #2 The Study of Ancient History in Renaissance Europe
The Case of Isaac Casaubon (1559-1614).
Delivered by Anthony Grafton of Princeton University. 
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

Halftime
Hall of Fame
Presentation
Join us as we introduce this year’s inductees, Alyssa Carlow Hilton ’04, Greg Lott ’04 and Geoff Neese ’04, to the Sports Hall of Fame, as well as honor the 2004 men’s swim team. 
Biddle Field

3 p.m.
Red Devils Women’s Soccer vs. Haverford 
Phyllis Joan Miller Memorial Field

3:30 p.m.
Kappa Sigma Chapter House Reception & Alumni Scholarship Presentation

Kappa Sigma alumni and parents are encouraged to visit the chapter house, meet the undergraduate brothers and recognize the scholarship award recipients.
Chapter House, 133 N. College St.

3:30–5 p.m.
Department, Greek Group and Idea Fund Open Houses and Receptions

  • American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies & Africana Studies Departments
    Memorial Hall, Old West

  • Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Neuroscience and Psychology Departments
    Rector Atrium

  • Educational Studies
    Education House, 57 S. College St.

  • English Department
    East College 405

  • French Department
    Bosler Atrium (west end). Please enter from the College Street doors.

  • German Department
    Max Kade Center for the Study of Contemporary German Culture, 31 S. West St.

  • History Department
    Library Archives/Special Collections

  • International Business & Management
    Althouse Porch (rain location: Althouse 2nd floor lobby)

  • Italian Department
    Bosler Porch. Please enter from the Academic Quad doors.

  • Math & Computer Science
    Tome Library

  • Music Department
    Second Floor Lobby, Weiss Center for the Arts

  • Political Science & Middle East Studies
    HUB Underground Patio

  • ROTC
    ROTC House, 450 W. High St.

  • Russian Department
    Bosler Lounge, room 104. Please enter from the Academic Quad doors.

  • Spanish & Portuguese Departments
    Bosler Atrium (east end). Please enter from the Academic Quad doors.

3:30 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Reception

Althouse Trellis (rain location: Althouse Ground Floor Lounge)


4 p.m.
Roberts Lecture Concert: Abiding Compassion

Listen to Dickinson faculty members Jennifer Blyth, Blanka Bednarz, Jonathan Hays and Jeffery Wohlbach as they explore the artful sense of compassion. This concert will feature works by Robert Schumann, John Adams, Chris DeBlasio and Brahms, including Brahms’ Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor. 
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

4 p.m.
Women's Soccer Alumnae Tailgate
Phyllis Joan Miller Memorial Field

4:30 p.m.
Inaugural Stanley Ned Rosenbaum Judaic Studies Lecture
Prof. Bruce Phillips (Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles) will present “How Intermarriage Will Shape the Jewish Future,” a discussion of current trends among intermarried couples and their wide-ranging effects on Jewish identity and community in the coming decades. Introduced by Mary Pottker Rosenbaum ’75. Reception to follow.
Althouse 106

5 p.m.
Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Unveiling Ceremony

Join fellow alumni in recognizing the newest inductees and honorees into the Dickinson Sports Hall of Fame. 
Kline Athletic Facility

5 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Allison Hall

7:30 p.m.
Chasing Ice
Join us for a discussion with faculty and students around Chasing Ice, the documentary detailing James Balog’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Balog is the recipient of the 2014 Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism and will be on campus this fall for a residency and public lecture. 
Carlisle Theatre
44 W. High St.

9 p.m. 
A Cappella Breakdown

Dickinson’s talented student singing groups will perform—the Crescendevils, D-Tones, Infernos, Octals and Syrens. 
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium

Sunday, Sept. 21

8 a.m.- noon
The Peddler Coffee Cart

Look for our enterprising students who will be staffing Dickinson’s own coffee cart on Britton Plaza. Be sustainable: bring your own reusable coffee mug!
Britton Plaza

9 a.m.
Legacy Breakfast
Legacy students, alumni and their guests are invited to attend this breakfast recognizing those who have made Dickinson part of their family tradition.
HUB Social Hall

9:30 – 11 a.m.
Asbell Center Open House and Bagel Brunch
Stop by and check out the Asbell Center. Join us for coffee, bagels and great conversation.  

11 a.m.
The 10th Annual Run for Steph
A 5K run/2-mile walk in memory of Stephanie Kreiner ’03, who was killed by a drunk driver in October 2004. All donations will benefit the McAndrews Fund for Athletics. Registration will be open from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Minimum donation of $20. T-shirts will be sold for $5. All participants are invited to join a light breakfast after the run.
Kline Center

12:30 p.m.
Yoga Class

Join us after the Run for Steph for a special yoga class, led by Camille Moses-Allen '04.
Kline Center Patio