You choose how you would like to spend your day at the College with your grandchild based on their schedule. (Subject to change)

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Check-in and Continental Breakfast

Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts: Main Level

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Complimentary Photo Opportunity with your grandchild(ren) by Jordan Leigh Photography
Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts: Steinbrecher Atrium (Main Level)

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Special Grandparents Day Chapel led by our College Ministries team with a special welcome from President Kim Phipps
Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts: Parmer Hall

Optional Activities

10:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

You are welcome to enjoy these activities as your schedule allows…

  • Stop by one of our various campus eateries for lunch (coupon provided in check-in packet)
  • Walk our beautiful nature trail along the Yellow Breeches
  • Tour our 10,000 square-foot Oakes Museum in the Jordan Science Center featuring more than 40,000 specimens
  • Visit the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives in the lower level of the Murray Library
  • Enjoy the exhibits in our Aughinbaugh Art Gallery located in the High Center
  • Shop our Campus Store for special Grandparents Day merchandise (coupon provided at check-in packet)
  • Stroll the grounds of our beautiful campus or enjoy a guided walking tour
  • Attend a class with your grandchild(ren) Note: you will be notified of classes with size-restrictions at check-in

12:00 p.m.
Residence Halls are open for visitation

12:15 – 1 p.m.       
Guided Walking Tour of Campus
Tour leaves from Eisenhower Campus Center Lobby

1– 4 p.m.
Java Junction (Howe Atrium in Boyer Hall)

Come relax for a cup of hot coffee/tea and snack while you meet and greet with other grandparents and their grandchildren.

1 p.m.      
Planned Giving Ideas that Benefit Retirement & Estate Planning (Murray Library Athenaeum)

Join Robert Brown, CFP, senior director of charitable services, as he shares financial and gifting strategies which benefit family and favorite causes. Light refreshments will be provided.

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.             
The Elephant in the Room (Jordan Science Center)

Elephants are the largest land animal, and their trunk, large ears, tusks and heavy body make them one of the most unique-looking animals on Earth.  Come to the museum to learn about the elephant, their role on the savanna, and why their conservation should be important to all of us.  Talk will be on the main level of the museum.  Seating is available.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.                   
Guided Tour of the Oakes Museum of Natural History (Jordan Science Center)

The Oakes Museum of Natural History is a unique museum experience for the family, classroom, or group featuring more than 40,000 specimens. The 10,000-square foot museum is home to a collection of African and North American mammals, birds, eggs, fish, seashells, minerals, insects, and fossils. 

We hope you enjoy your day with us. If you have any questions, you may contact Yonette Schneider MA ‘16, special events and donor stewardship coordinator, at 717-796-5242 on campus.