Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Common Hour

Common Hour connects Lycoming College’s community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents for one hour each month during the academic year. It is designed to provide a broad and diverse range of educationally rich topics that promote thoughtfulness and dialogue well beyond the length of the seminar. This free series is offered online, and a catalog of prior lectures is available to access on-demand.

Time: Thursdays at 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.


August 27, 2020
11:45 a.m.

Kent Trachte, Ph.D., president of Lycoming College
“Leading Lycoming College during the COVID-19 Pandemic”
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September 24, 2020
11:45 a.m.

Sarah Silkey, Ph.D., chair and professor of history
“The Long Movement for Black Lives”
Dr. Silkey traces the efforts of Ida B. Wells and other activists to demand legal protections and opportunities for the Black community, tying their work into recent protests.
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Please check back as more Common Hour lectures will be added.

For questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (570) 321-4376 or