Students, parents, families and the Grove City College community will gather Friday, May 5, through Sunday, May 7, to mark Family Weekend and the 60th anniversary of All-College Sing.
Family Weekend celebrates the cumulative academic, service, musical, athletic and social achievements of students throughout the academic school year and honors the parents and families who support and encourage students along the way. Highlights include musical and theater performances, academic open houses, celebrations that appeal to generations of Grovers, All-College Sing, the annual Spring Dance Company Show and more.
All-College Sing was established in 1957 as Greek Sing, a friendly competition between the College’s fraternities and sororities. In 1973 the event was opened to the entire campus community, including independent men’s groups and non-affiliated women’s groups, and renamed. Alumni through the years hold dear the memories of this event and current students are ready to impress the audience with their talent and wit. All-College sing will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in the Arena of the Physical Learning Center on campus.
All-College Sing and the annual Spring Dance Company Show – at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in the Arena – and One-Act Plays presented by Tau Alpha Pi, the College’s theater honorary society at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, and 12:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in the Little Theater of Pew Fine Arts Center, highlight the talents of students from all majors.
Music majors and others are featured in performances by: the Grove City College Singers at 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, in Arnold Recital Hall of the Pew Fine Arts Center; the Symphonic Band at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, in Ketler Auditorium of the Pew Fine Arts Center; and the Jazz Ensemble at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in Ketler Auditorium.
The weekend also features the ongoing Grove City Arts Festival in Crawford Hall, a Student Art Exhibit in the gallery of Pew Fine Arts Center, meals and more for the College’s legacy families, events highlighting student research, engineering and computer science projects, admissions tours, sporting events, a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 7, in Harbison Chapel, and fireworks over the intramural fields at 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 5.
Though many events are free and open to the public, meals and legacy family events are restricted to those who are registered. For a full schedule, visit www.gcc.edu/familyweekend. All-College Sing will be available to view at www.gcc.edu/livestream.