June 16, 2019 (Every day)

Join us this spring to celebrate the 95th anniversary of Wheel and Chain. Meet and reconnect with fellow Blue Hats as we honor the past, present and future of the women of Wheel and Chain.

Friday, April 5

6-7:30 p.m. Welcome Back Reception
Celebrate your return to Dickinson at a reception with fellow Blue Hats, including a welcome by the current Wheel and Chain class.

7:30 p.m. Enjoy Downtown Carlisle
Check out how much Carlisle has changed since you were last here. Have dinner on your own or with other Wheel and Chain members.


Revisiting Wheel and Chain’s History

8:30-9 a.m. Blue Hat Breakfast
Coffee, pastries and conversation to start the day. $10 per person ($5 for alumnae from 2013-2018)

9 a.m. Hands-on Exhibit by the Archives
Explore Wheel and Chain photos and memorabilia from the group’s early years to the present. Historical items include a 1940s scrapbook, 1950s conduct guide and orientation quizzes from the 1970s and 1980s. Reminisce about your experiences and share laughs while we look back through time.

9:45 a.m. Around the Wheel (and Chain)
This fun, interactive session is designed to create links across the generations and test your knowledge of Dickinson and women’s history.

10:30 a.m. Interactive History Lesson: Renewing Your Vows Do you know our handshake?
Do you understand the symbolism of the wheel and the chain? Join us as we explore 95 years of Wheel and Chain history and traditions. The Bookstore will be open

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Impact of Wheel and Chain

Noon. The State of Dickinson Women Luncheon Brenda Bretz, vice president for institutional effectiveness and inclusivity, and an honorary Blue Hat, will join us to discuss the status of women at Dickinson. $20 per person ($15 for alumnae from 2013-2018)

1:30 p.m. What it Means to be a Change Maker: Doing a World of Good
Join us for this intimate conversation with Wheel and Chain members to gain varied perspectives on some of the dynamic ways that Dickinson women are making a difference through community engagement, service and leadership.

3:15 p.m. Campus Tour
Explore our beautiful campus and see what’s new and improved. Focusing on the Future of Wheel and Chain

5:30 p.m. Celebration Reception and Dinner
Enjoy dinner and a Wheel and Chain slideshow. We will hear about current activities and our hopes for the future of Wheel and Chain. $40 per person ($30 for alumnae from 2013-2018)

Sunday, April 7

10 a.m. Blue Hats Farewell Brunch
Enjoy a casual brunch in the company of your fellow Blue Hats. $15 per person ($10 for alumnae from 2013-2018)

11 a.m. Tappings and Toast Join us to celebrate the tappings of our newest members and share a Wheel and Chain toast to our past, our present and our future!

RSVP by March 28

Register by phone at 717-245-1373 or register online.

Further information

  • Location: Dickinson College Campus
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  • Time: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm Calendar Icon
  • Cost: Varies