Gettysburg tradition: First-year students experience Twilight Hour

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First-year students gathered in the CUB Ballroom for the annual Twilight Hour ceremony this past Friday, January 26. The first-years gathered as a class to learn the Gettysburg Alma Mater and view their class scrapbook.

Speakers talked about the history of twilight hour and what it means to be an alumnus of the school. After the speakers presented, the a cappella group Four Scores led everyone, verse by verse, in the singing of the Alma Mater.

From there, everyone walked from the CUB Ballroom to Penn Hall where President Janet Morgan Riggs ’77 was presented with the class scrapbook and the singing of the Alma Mater. The walk was lit by flashlights held by both upperclassmen and alumni of the school who joined in singing for President Riggs.

“It was a great overall experience,” said first-year student Patrick McDermott. “It’s always nice when the entire class can get together as a whole.”

This is yet another experience and rich tradition that the school provides for its students, adding to the deep sense of community associated with the school.

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