October 28-30, 2016

Make your plans now to connect with alumni, students, families and friends for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016.

In addition to the opportunity to reconnect and re-engage with Dickinson, this year's Homecoming features the first Alumni of Color Conference, a panhellenic & interfraternity party, Pints with Profs, Harvest Fest, Run With It's 25th1/2 Anniversary Show and more.

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More than 1,500 alumni and family members of current students came to campus for last year's Homecoming & Family Weekend. Watch the video or see photos from the weekend.


Schedule of Events

Check-in and registration: Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Please stop by the Holland Union Building and pick up an updated schedule.

Dickinson will hold its first Alumni of Color Conference throughout the weekend. A full concerence schedule is available on the Alumni of Color Conference webpage.

Friday, October 28

All Day
Select Friday classes will be open for families and alumni to attend. Please check online for class schedules.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dining at Dickinson

All you can eat $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12, free for children under 5. You may pay cash or credit at the door, or parents may use their students flex meal plan.
Dining Hall, Holland Union Building

Noon – 4 p.m.
Parents Leadership Council Meeting – invitation only

2-5 p.m.
U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

Enjoy a guided tour of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC). The premier facility for historical research on U.S. Army history, the USAHEC is dedicated to educating visitors about the culture and experiences of American soldiers. Transportation will be provided. Please meet in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium parking lot.

3 – 4 p.m.
Coffee with the Deans & Faculty

Enjoy time with the deans and members of the faculty who work individually with students to make the most of their Dickinson experience.
Biblio Café, Waidner-Spahr Library

4 – 5 p.m.
Trout Gallery Lecture
JOSÉ GUADALUPE POSADA: The Broadside in Early Twentieth-Century MexicoJosé Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) was one of Mexico’s most influential political printmakers and cartoonists. This exhibition features a wide range of prints and print media, including calaveras, chapbooks, political prints, devotional images and representations of natural disasters and popular events. The works in this exhibition are generously on loan from David Sellers P’06.
Weiss Center for the Arts, 235

4:30 p.m.
Roberts Lecture
: Latin in the Middle Ages
Jan M. Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin, Department of the Classics,
Harvard University and Director, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Professor Ziolkowski will look at the special place occupied by the learned language during the medieval period, when Latin was no longer a mother tongue but when it was sufficiently living to have been used constantly.
Althouse 106

5 – 6 p.m.
Parents Leadership Council Cocktail Reception – Invitation Only

5 – 7 p.m.
Trout Gallery Opening Reception
JOSÉ GUADELOUPE POSADA: The Broadside in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico Exhibit

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts

5 – 7:30 p.m.
Dining at Dickinson

Experience dinner in the “caf”.  All you can eat $15 for adults and $7 for children 6-12, free for children under 5.  You may pay cash or credit at the door, or parents may use their students flex meal plan.
Dining Hall, Holland Union Building

6 p.m.
Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Jacob Herber P’19

Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Stern Center, 102

7 p.m.
Stanley Ned Rosenbaum Shabbat Dinner

Join us for a special Shabbat dinner, held in memory of Professor Stanley Ned Rosenbaum.
Stern Center, Great Room

7 – 9 p.m.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/DCF Alumni Social

Underground, Lower Level of the HUB

7 – 9 p.m.
An Evening of Jazz

The Faculty Jazz Ensemble and guests Jim Miller and Tom Strohman will perform fan favorites and tunes from the Great American Songbook.
Social Hall, Holland Union Building

7 – 10 p.m.
Halloween Star Party with the Astroclub

Join the Astroclub for a planetarium show and star gazing.
The Britton Observatory, Tome Scientific Building

8 p.m.
3rd Annual Stanley Ned Rosenbaum Judaic Studies Lecture

Navigating Your Jewishness: Dickinson and Beyond
Presented by Rabbi Henry Shreibman '74, assistant professor of religion and philosophy, Dominican University of California
As the Jewish experience in America continues to unfold over the centuries, it is becoming clear that we all are Jews by choice. From Columbus through to Sanders, several clear trends and approaches to Jewish identity have emerged. This conversation will explore the sociological and demographic realities of Jewish life in America, the kinds of individual journeys we take and the spiritual and emotional passions we pursue.
Stern Center, Room 102

8 p.m.
Chekhov’s Three Sisters

Filled with insight, humor, grit and melancholy, The Three Sisters earns its reputation as one of the most notable plays in modern drama. Tickets are available at dickinson.edu/seasonataglance.  Regular Admission: $7, Student Admission with ID: $5
Mathers Theatre, Holland Union Building

8 – 10 p.m.  Red Devil S’mores
Hosted by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Come enjoy s’mores and celebrate Red Devil Athletics.
Britton Plaza

Saturday, October 29

8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Registration

Holland Union Building Lobby

8:30 - 10 a.m.
President’s Breakfast
Interim President Neil Weissman will share updates on the college. He will be joined by Provost Bob Winston, Dean of Student Life Joyce Bylander and Dean of Career Development Phil Jones in a dialogue about the resources and support that are available to your student. Continental breakfast will be provided. Remarks will begin at 9 a.m.
Social Hall, Holland Union Building

9 – 11 a.m.
ALLARM LeTort Spring Run Nature Trail Hike  

Learn about the LeTort Spring Run, one of the country’s most renowned—and vulnerable—trout-fishing streams and one of Carlisle’s most treasured resources during this easy hike led by ALLARM (Alliance for Aquatic Resources Monitoring). Celebrating its 30th anniversary, ALLARM works with Pennsylvania communities to monitor, protect and restore Pennsylvania’s watersheds. Hear about the LeTort’s history and what makes it unique, as well as ALLARM’s LeTort Stormwater Education Campaign.
Transportation will be provided.  Please meet in the Kaufman parking lot.

9 – 11 a.m.
Class of 1967 – 50th Reunion Committee Meeting

Kaufman 178

10 – 11:30 a.m.
Panhellenic & InterFraternity Pancakes on the Plaza

The Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils invite Greeks, past and present, to wear your letters and join them for food, fun and fraternity! Meet Becky Hammell, associate vice president of student leadership and campus engagement, and members of the Blue Ribbon Committee, and learn about their work to improve Greek life at Dickinson.
Britton Plaza (Rain Location: Union Station, HUB)

10:15 a.m.
Admissions Information Session
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

10:30 a.m.  – Noon
Campus Expo

Walk through campus and find student art displays, musical performances and demonstrations sponsored by the Center for Sustainability Education and the biology department. Experience history in the college archives, enjoy an espresso-making demonstration by the Italian department and explore the Office of Global Education, Career Center and Landis House, featuring the new Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity and Office of LGBTQ Services. You’ve seen the dorms and dined in the cafeteria. Now you can experience Dickinson today!

10:30 a.m.
Hall of Fame Campus Tour – invitation only

10:30 a.m. – Noon
Beta Pi Chapter Kappa Sigma Fraternity Alumni Association Meeting
Old West, McCauley Room

11 a.m.
Field Hockey vs Franklin & Marshall

Biddle Field

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
All-campus Barbecue

Join students, families, alumni, Dickinson Athletics Hall of Fame inductees, faculty and staff for a pregame lunch. Cash only at the field.
Biddle Field

Noon – 1 p.m.
Landis Presents

Landis House

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
John Dickinson Society Tailgate – Invitation Only

12:30 p.m.
Field Hockey Tailgate

Alumnae and family members of the women’s field hockey team are invited to this post-game celebration.
Biddle Field

1 p.m.
Red Devils Football vs. Muhlenberg

Biddle Field

1 p.m.
Red Devils Swimming vs. Ursinus
Kline Athletic Center

2 p.m.
Roberts Lecture 2: What is Romanness?
Jan M. Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin, Department of the Classics,
Harvard University and Director, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Professor Ziolkowski will examine what Romanness has meant from Roman times onward, with emphasis on the conceptions of it that developed after the rise of Christianity and the fall of the western empire. It will examine the anachronism behind the modern-day designation of Byzantine, while also examining claims to Romanness made by other empires.
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

2 – 5 p.m.
FallFest at the Farm

Enjoy farm-grown snacks, bio-diesel popcorn and apple pressed cider, lawn games and disc golf, interactive learning opportunities, farm tours, and meet the College Farm livestock.  Round-trip shuttle transportation is provided between 1:30–5:30 p.m., leaving campus from the Kline Fitness Center parking lot, map #77. Limited parking is available onsite for a $10 fee. Please note conditions of the parking area are impacted by recent weather conditions. College Farm, 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, Pa.

Halftime
Celebrate this year’s inductees to the Hall of Fame Emily Hulme ’06, Brian Read ’06, Deborah Strecker ’00, Les Poolman & honor the ’05 women’s soccer team with a halftime presentation on the 50 yard line.  

3 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Franklin & Marshall

Celebrate the 85th season of men’s soccer by cheering on the Red Devils as they take on rival Franklin & Marshall.
Phyllis Joan Miller Memorial Field, Dickinson Park

3 - 5 p.m.
Delta Nu Alumnae BBQ

Join the current sisterhood for a backyard BBQ!
515 W. Louther St.

3:30 - 5 p.m.
Sigma Chi Alumni Gathering

McCauley Room, Old West

4 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Champagne Toast – Invitation Only

A celebration of the newly elected members of the class of 2017.
Mermaid Society Trellis (rain location: Althouse Lounge map #13)

4 p.m.
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Alumni Trustees Meeting

Mary Dickinson Room, Holland Union Building

4 - 6 p.m.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship & Dickinson Christian Fellowship 65th Anniversary Celebration

Allison Community Room

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Beta Pi Chapter Kappa Sigma Fraternity Award Ceremony

Chapter House
133 North College St.


5 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Allison Great Hall

5 – 7:30 p.m.
Dining at Dickinson – Caf Favorites

Experience lunch in the “caf”.  All you can eat $15 for adults, $7 for children 6-12, free for children under 5. You may pay cash or credit at the door, or parents may use their students flex meal plan.
Dining Hall, Holland Union Building

5:30 p.m.
Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner

Join fellow alumni in recognizing the newest inductees to, and honorees of, the Dickinson Athletics Hall of Fame.
Social Hall, Holland Union Building

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Phi Delta Theta Reception for alumni and parents

328 N. College Street

6 – 8 p.m.
Post-grad Pints with Profs

Invite your favorite faculty and staff members to meet you for a pint of one of the flagship and seasonal brews from Appalachian Brewing Company, one of America’s largest brewpubs.
Waidner Admissions House

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Roberts Lecture Dinner with the President, Provost and Friends – Invitation Only
Rector Science Complex Atrium

7 – 7:30 p.m.
Mermaid Player Meet & Greet
Mermaid Players alumni are invited to stop by Montgomery House, the home of the Department of Theatre and Dance, to see our current support facilities and meet departmental staff members.  An informal preview/conversation about our production of Three Sisters will also be held before adjourning to Mathers Theatre for the performance.
Montgomery House

8 p.m.  
A Capella Breakdown

Dickinson’s talented singing groups - Infernos, Syrens, Crescendevils, DTones, Octals – will perform.
Allison Great Hall

8 p.m.
Chekhov’s Three Sisters

Filled with insight, humor, grit and melancholy, The Three Sisters earns its reputation as one of the most notable plays in modern drama. Tickets are available at dickinson.edu/seasonataglance.  Regular Admission: $7, Student Admission with ID: $5
Mathers Theatre, Holland Union Building

9 p.m.
Run With It! 25th1/2 Anniversary Show

Enjoy Dickinson’s student improv group as they welcome alumni members and celebrate the 25-½-year anniversary of Run With It!
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium

10 p.m.
Mermaid Player Reception for Alumni & Parents of Current Players

Mermaid Players alumni are invited to a post-performance reception in honor of our 70th anniversary, joined by current Mermaid Players and their visiting families.  
Union Station

10 p.m. & Midnight
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Put on a costume and enjoy this 1975 cult classic. $8 admission.
Carlisle Theatre, 40 W. High St

Sunday, October 30th

9:30 – 11 a.m.
Asbell Center Bagel Brunch

Join us for coffee, bagels and great conversation.
Social Hall, Holland Union Building

10  - 11 a.m.
Legacy Brunch

Legacy students, alumni and their guests are invited to attend this breakfast and honor those who have made Dickinson part of their family traditions.
Social Hall, Holland Union Building

11 a.m.
The 11th Annual Run For Steph  
A 5K run/two-mile walk in memory of Stephanie Kreiner ’03, who was killed by a drunk driver in October 2004. Light refreshments will be served in the Kline Center following the race. Minimum donation of $20 includes a T-shirt. All proceeds benefit the McAndrews Fund for Athletics. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. On-site registration requires a $25 minimum donation. Faculty, staff and students may register here.
Kline Athletic Center

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Brunch

34 S. West St.

Campus Services & Offerings

Campus Tours
Friday – 9, 11, 1 and 3 p.m.
Saturday – 11 a.m.
Campus tours depart from the Waidner Admissions Office. Enjoy a walking tour led by one of our student Liberty Caps.

Waidner-Spahr Library Exhibits
Friday - 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday - 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.

The Archives
Friday only
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Waidner-Spahr Library, Lower Level.

Trout Gallery
Friday & Saturday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Weiss Center for the Arts
    
Goodyear Gallery
Friday 3 - 5 p.m.
Saturday 2 - 5 p.m.
Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance)

Hours of Operation

Friday        
Dining Hall: 7a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4:45 - 7:30 p.m.
Biblio Café: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Quarry: 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Underground: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Union Station: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Juice Box: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday   
Dining Hall: 7 - 10 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Biblio Café: Noon - 2 p.m.
Quarry: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Underground: Closed
Union Station: 1 - 8 p.m.
Juice Box: Closed

Sunday    
Dining Hall: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4:45 - 7:30 p.m.
Biblio Café: Noon - Midnight
Quarry: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Underground: Closed
Union Station: 1 - 9 p.m.
Juice Box: Closed

Bookstore Hours
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Devil’s Den Hours
Friday: 8 a.m. - Midnight
Saturday: 9 a.m. - Midnight
Sunday: 9 a.m. - Midnight

Kline Center and Fitness Center
The Kline Center and the Fitness Center will be open throughout the weekend.
Friday: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 11:00 pm


“I met my former classmate to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the American Mosaic. We had a ball on campus and we were so happy we attended the event.”

—Christine Costello ’97 

“I set a high bar for you and you did not fail me.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves”

—Jake Einstein (Grandparent 2019) 


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