Gator Days


Gator Days began within a group of faculty and students serving on the Allegheny College Curriculum Committee. During a review of the school calendar, orientation, exam days, and the general flow of the year, it became apparent that students would benefit from a more intentional exploration of their academic, personal and career interests.

To accomplish this goal, one day each semester was set aside as a day with no scheduled classes, athletic practices, or extracurricular activities so that students would be free to take advantage of this opportunity to explore what Allegheny has to offer.

This outline and philosophy of Gator Days was approved by the faculty in the Fall of 2011. A committee of administrators, faculty, and students began to collect ideas for the first Gator Days, which would take place during the 2012-2013 academic year.

The Fall 2016 Gator Day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th with a day of programming centered around helping students connect their curricular and co-curricular experiences with the next steps they want to take in their careers at Allegheny and beyond. There will be four 75-minute sessions featuring presentations on various subjects, as well as additional programming of longer sessions on special topics.

Be sure to check our news and updates page for the most timely information related to the Gator Days program. We also encourage you to view the schedule of events as well as the detailed program descriptions featured on this site. We aim to provide a range of opportunities to engage with, including speakers, workshops, open houses, and more!

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Gator Days committee at