Flagler College to host campus-wide open house as part of 50th celebrations

Flagler College to host campus-wide open house as part of 50th celebrations


St. Augustine, Fla. – On Saturday, Nov. 3, Flagler College will open its doors to the public for a campus-wide open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. As part of the 50th celebration schedule of events, the open house event will feature several key buildings: former Hotel Ponce de Leon, Solarium, Pollard Hall, Hanke Hall, Markland House, WFCF Radio Station, Alumni House and more.

Guests are instructed to pick up information and a free punch card at the Lewis Memorial Gazebo. The first 50 visitors to return a completed punch card to the Legacy Shop in the Rotunda of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon receive a swag bag of 50th Anniversary Flagler goodies. All participants will receive 20% off one item.

The purpose of the open house is to see the life inside the historic landmark buildings, with which most are familiar, according to Margo Thomas, director of alumni relations. “We are hoping that by visiting our other buildings, people will come away with an understanding and enthusiasm for the learning experiences our students have every day here on campus,” she said.

This event is the fourth in a string of others scheduled to celebrate with the community the college’s 50th anniversary. Other events include the special fall theatre arts musical production of “All Shook Up” from Nov. 7 – 10 starring Broadway actor Justin Matthew Sargent, and a children’s book reading by author Harvey E. Oyer III on Dec. 1.

For more information regarding this event, please call Margo Thomas at (904) 819-6474 or email at mthomas@flagler.edu. For more information about the free, public events taking place in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary, please visit www.flagler.edu/flagler50.


Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Flagler College is a private, nationally-ranked college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 33 majors, 39 minors, and a master’s degree in Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a National Historic Landmark opened in 1888 by railroad pioneer and Standard Oil co-founder Henry M. Flagler. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu.



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