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Reunion Weekend 2018 Schedule

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  • Thursday, June 7

    11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (depart 10:45 a.m.) - Gettysburg Battlefield Tour with Faculty Emeritus Ray Larson and Jeff Driscoll '68
    Meet in front of Ford Hall

    12 to 7 p.m. - Check-In and Registration
    Simon Student Center

    1 to 5 p.m. (depart campus 12 p.m.) - Penn National Golf Club Scramble with Honor Zimmerman '08
    Meet in front of Ford Hall

    1:30 p.m. - Back-to School Alumni/Faculty Classes
    Each session will run 60 minutes and most will offer a small classroom feel, just like when you were a Mercersburg student! There may be more than one session offered during this time; please check back later to find topics and locations.

    3:30 p.m. - Back-to School Alumni/Faculty Classes; please check back later to find additional topics and locations.

    5:30 to 9:30 p.m. - Childcare provided by First United Daycare
    First United Methodist Church

    6 p.m. - Faculty Recognition and Alumni Awards Dinner
    Edwards Room, Keil Hall

    9:15 p.m. - Outdoor Movie
    Spider Field, near the Simon Student Center

    10 p.m. - Stargazing with faculty member Dave Holzwarth '78
    The Class of '38 Observatory

  • Friday, June 8

    7 to 10 a.m. - Breakfast
    Ford Hall

    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Check-In and Registration
    Simon Student Center

    9 a.m. - Back-to-School Alumni/Faculty Classes
    ● "The History of Mercersburg Art, " a walking tour with faculty member and school archivist Doug Smith

    Check back later for additional topics and locations.

    9 to 11 a.m. - Rock wall climbing with faculty member Pete Gunkelman
    Masinter Outdoor Education Center

    10:30 a.m. - Back-to-School Alumni/Faculty Classes
    ● Stories from "The Spy in the Hanoi Hilton" by Jim Stockdale '68 and David Taylor, documentary film producer
    Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

    Check back later for additional topics and locations.

    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Lunch
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    1 p.m. - Back-to-School Alumni/Faculty Classes
    ● "What Happened in the 1960s?": A history review inspired by the 1968 50th Reunion Committee with Dean of Curricular Innovation John David Bennett

    Check back later for additional topics and locations.

    3 p.m. - Educational Athletics: Beyond the T-shirt Slogan with Betsy Mitchell '83, P '15
    Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

    4 p.m. - Back-to-School Alumni/Faculty Classes
    ● "Office Hours": Join faculty members from various areas of school life (Academics, Admission, College Counseling) to learn about what Mercersburg is like today.

    Check back later for additional topics and locations.

    5 p.m. - Artist reception with Jeff Driscoll '68
    Cofrin Gallery, Burgin Center for the Arts

    5:30 to 11 p.m. - Childcare provided by First United Daycare
    First United Methodist Church

    6:30 to 8 p.m. - Backyard BBQ Dinner
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    7:30 to 9 p.m. - Bringing back ADSL: After-Dinner Softball Game with the Class of 1983
    Spider Field

    9:30 p.m. - Simon after Dark: Music by Jam Pony, featuring Brechyn Chace '03
    Simon Student Center

    10:30 p.m. - S'mores
    Stolz Fire Pit, Simon Student Center

  • Saturday, June 9

    7 to 10 a.m. - Breakfast
    Ford Hall

    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Check-In and Registration
    Simon Student Center

    9 a.m. - Workouts Led by Faculty and Alumni
    • Basketball shoot-around with Kevin Harris '98
    • BODYPow with Jackie Crane Peacock '93 (Reeder Dance Studio, Burgin Center for the Arts)
    • Fun run with Suzanne Dysard '88 and Michaella Hoehn-Saric '13 (Meet at Nolde Gym)
    • Road biking with Dennis Forney '68 and Mark Pyper '83 (Masinter Outdoor Education Center)
    • Squash with Erica LaCerda '83, Valentin Quan Miranda '08, Coach Michael Sweeney, Mark Talbott '78, and Coach Chip Vink '73 (Davenport Squash Center)
    • Swim warm-up with Geoff Eneas '88 and Ildiko Szekely '98 (Flanagan Pool)
    • Tennis hit-around with Coach Eric Hicks, Mary Lancaster '08, and Gussie Reilly '08 (Smoyer Tennis Center)

    11 a.m. - Conversation with Head of School Katie Titus
    Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

    11:30 a.m. - Class Lunch for 1953
    Edwards Room, Keil Hall

    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Lunch
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    12:30 to 2 p.m. - Train Museum Tour
    McFadden Model Railroad Museum

    1 p.m. - Keynote: The Tumultuous '70s and How Rock and Roll Got us Through with Hon. John Jones '73 and Jeff Breit, Esq. '73
    Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

    2:30 p.m. - Beer Garden and Quad Games sponsored by Mercersburg Summer Programs
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    5 p.m. - Class Tent Judging
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    5:30 p.m. - Legacy Campout drop-off
    Simon Student Center

    5:30 to 11 p.m. - Childcare provided by First United Daycare
    First United Methodist Church

    6:15 p.m. - Reception and Class Photos
    Locations TBA

    7:15 p.m. - Class Dinners
    Locations TBA

    8:30 to 10 p.m. - Photo Booth
    Cofrin Gallery, Burgin Center for the Arts

    9 p.m. - Dancing with the Odyssey Band of D.C.
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

    10 p.m. - Class Tent Cup Presentation
    Prentiss-Zimmerman Quad

  • Sunday, June 10

    7 to 10 a.m. - Breakfast
    Ford Hall

    8:30 a.m. - 50th Reunion breakfast with the Head of School
    1893 House

    9 a.m. - Legacy Campout pickup
    Ford Hall

    10 a.m. - Remembrance Ceremony and Chapel Service
    Irvine Memorial Chapel

    12 p.m. -Dorm check-out
    Simon Student Center

General Information


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Campus Tours
Stop by Check-In in the Simon Student Center to pick up a self-guided tour booklet of campus and a campus map.
 
Nolde Gymnasium and Hale Field House Hours
(Plantz Basketball Courts, Davenport Squash Center, and McDowell Fitness Center)
Hours TBA

Flanagan Pool Hours
Hours TBA

Smoyer Tennis Center Hours
Dawn to dusk

Class of 1960 School Store Hours
(Simon Student Center)
Hours TBA

Lenfest Library Hours
Hours TBA

If you have questions, require special assistance while on campus, or are interested in seeing a building that isn't open, please visit check-in in the Simon Student Center.

Please note that some events have space limitations and may be "first come, first served."

In the event of an emergency, Mercersburg's Security Department is on call all weekend at 717-328-1111 or ext. 1111 from any campus phone.
 
The consumption of alcohol on campus is only permitted at class tents or when provided by the school at scheduled events. Tobacco and illegal substances are prohibited on campus, and failure to observe these policies may result in dismissal from campus.

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Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236
GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236
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