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Join us this October—from home! 

Since families can’t be with us in person this year for Family and Alumni Weekend, we’re bringing Mercersburg to you. Join us for a month of virtual programming to get a sense of life on campus! 

Head of School Katie Titus invites you to join us—from home—all month long. Watch her accompanying video. 
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Register for specific events by clicking on the registration button in the tiles below.







Tuesday,
October 6, at 9 a.m. ET

International Parent Q&A with College Counselors

International families are invited to join Director of College Counseling Michael Conklin, Senior Associate Director of College Counseling Stuart Titus, and Associate Director of College Counseling Austin Curwen for a live Q&A. Families are encouraged to watch our prerecorded sessions and to formulate questions for the panel in advance.

Audience: International Students/Parents

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Tuesday,
October 6, at 7 p.m. ET

9th and 10th Q&A with College Counselors

Families of 9th- and 10th-grade students are invited to join Associate Director of College Counseling Rachel Mallory, College Counselor Glenn Neufeld, and College Counselor Cindy Fowler for a live Q&A. Families are encouraged to watch our prerecorded sessions and to formulate questions for the panel in advance.

Audience: 9th- and 10th-Grade Families







Wednesday,
October 7, at 7 p.m. ET

11th and 12th Q&A with College Counselors

Families of 11th- and 12th-grade students are invited to join Director of College Counseling Michael Conklin, Senior Associate Director of College Counseling Stuart Titus, and Associate Director of College Counseling Austin Curwen in a live Q&A. Families are encouraged to watch our prerecorded sessions and to formulate questions for the panel in advance.

Audience: 11th- and 12th-Grade Families








Thursday,
October 8, at 7 p.m. ET

Deans’ Panel with Admission Deans

Our deans’ panel will include admission professionals from a range of selective colleges and universities. We’re excited to welcome the following panelists: Richard Clark (director of admission, Georgia Tech), Ronne Turner (vice provost of admission and financial aid, Washington University in St. Louis), and Leigh Weisenburger (dean of admission and financial aid, Bates College).

Audience: Open to All










Saturday,
October 10

PGA Meet & Greet with Coaches and Performance Group Activity Leaders

Join your child’s PGA coach/director for a virtual meet and greet. This will be a chance to hear how practices and rehearsals are going so far and what’s on the horizon. You will receive more information from the PGA leaders soon, and the video call link will be posted on your parent portal calendar.

​​​​​​​ Audience: Open to All










Tuesday,
October 13, at 7 p.m. ET

Black Alumni and Parent Fireside Chat

Our alumni serve as an inspiring example of the richness of our community. Mercersburg alumni and families who identify as Black are invited to spend time together learning more about one another’s lives and our connection to each other.

Audience: Alumni and Current Families Who Identify as Black







Wednesday,
October 14, at 3 p.m. ET

School Meeting with Alumni on “Making a Difference: Voting”

Nancy Abudu ’92, deputy legal director for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Voting Rights Practice Group, and Sam Rodgers ’11, a candidate for the New York State Senate in November, share their journeys from Mercersburg students to leaders in their communities. In a year full of political agendas, we cultivate an environment of civil discourse and inspire one another to embrace the great liberties of our country. This virtual panel discussion is moderated by history faculty member David Bell. (Read more about our alumni panelists.)

Audience: Open to All










Wednesday,
October 21, at 7 p.m. ET

White Key Social Gathering

Join White Key Executive Committee members for a parent social gathering!

Ninth-Grade (Junior) Hosts: Nancy Gallagher Jones ’86 and David Jones P ’18, ’20, ’22, ’24
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 Audience: Current Parents


10th-Grade (Lower Middler) Hosts: Melissa Glah Orders ’95 and Nate Orders P ’23, ’23
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​​​​​​​ Audience: Current Parents










Thursday,
October 22, at 7 p.m. ET

White Key Social Gathering

Join White Key Executive Committee members for a parent social gathering!

11th-Grade (Upper Middler) Hosts: Nancy Gallagher Jones ’86 and David Jones P ’18, ’20, ’22, ’24 and Alice and Karl Hoffman P ’17, ’22

The video call link can be found on the parent portal calendar.

 Audience: Current Parents


12th-Grade (Senior, including Postgraduate) Hosts: Sara and Adam Viener ’87, P ’15, ’18, ’21

The video call link can be found on the parent portal calendar.

 Audience: Current Parents










Tuesday,
October 27, at 7 p.m. ET

Virtual Book Club Event with Faculty Member Michele Poacelli

Join English faculty and Writing Center Director Michele Poacelli for a discussion about the 2020 Community Read selection, Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram. Learn more about the community read and the four exciting ways students could respond.

To purchase a copy of the book, visit Amazon.

Audience: Open to All







Thursday,
October 29, at 7 p.m. ET

School Leadership Update for Parents

Join Head of School Katie Titus and fellow school leaders for an update on the fall term and what students can expect for the new Mercersburg Intensive this winter. Topics include academics (Julia Stojak Maurer ’90, associate head of school for school life), student life (Chris Howes, assistant head of school for student life and culture), external relations (Quentin McDowell, associate head of school for external relations), and White Key (Kristin Butterfield Vickery ’88, White Key co-chair).

Audience: Open to All







Friday,
October 30, at 9 p.m. ET

Step Songs

Join us on Facebook Live for Step Songs, led by faculty emeritus Jack Hawbaker P ’10, ’14. While this year's event will look a little different, safety precautions are in place to ensure that our students remain healthy and have fun celebrating this time-honored tradition! Students will walk to Tippetts Beach following Step Songs for a bonfire and pre-packaged snacks. 

Audience: Open to All







Adviser Gatherings

Our advisers will be reaching out to parents to schedule meetings at the end of October (Thursday, October 23, through Saturday, October 31) to discuss your child and their experience this fall. 

Parent Opportunities

White Key, Mercersburg’s parent volunteer organization, invites you to join other Mercersburg parents in supporting our children. Explore the volunteer opportunities to get involved.







Watch and Cheer on Our Students

Join us for broadcasts of Blue/White intramural contests in October.




         Wednesday, October 28

    • Boys’ JV/3rds soccer, 4:30 p.m. ET

          Thursday, October 29

    • ​​​​​​​Boys’/girls’ swimming, 4:30 pm. ET

      Friday, October 30
    • Girls’ varsity/JV soccer, 4:15 p.m. ET
    • ​​​​​​​Varsity volleyball, 6:30 p.m. ET
    • JV volleyball, TBD (delayed broadcast) 

      Saturday, October 31
    • Boys’ varsity soccer, 9 a.m. ET
    • ​​​​​​​Field hockey, 11:30 a.m. ET
    • Football, 1 p.m. ET

    Replays (available at the link above):

          Friday, October 16

    • Boys’/girls’ swimming

    • Football

         Saturday, October 17

    The Show Will Go On—Virtually!

    Join us for live streams of this year’s fall arts productions.













    Class Visits

    While our traditional class visits won't be taking place this month, we're hopeful to include them in the spring as part of Family Weekend programming. Stay tuned for details!


    Judith Peck, Visiting Artist

    Take a peek at our visiting artist's artwork and learn more about her connection to Mercersburg! "Beyond the Portrait" will be on display in the Cofrin Gallery, October 6-November 20. 







    Burg’s Eye View

    For more Mercersburg stories throughout the year, subscribe to our podcast. 

    Campus News

    Keep up with what’s happening on campus—check out our news archives to stay in the know. 










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