Cable TV Service
Illness and Injury
Mail Delivery
Telephone Service

Cable TV Service
Residence Hall rooms are provided with Standard Definition cable TV service. The active signal provided allows access to 50+ commercial channels and several Gettysburg College educational channels. Students should have a cable ready television capable of receiving 50-80 channels in order to receive all stations being broadcast on the system.

Cable TV Channel Listing

Gettysburg College will provide all rooms with a Cable TV Cord for use with your personal television. Cables will be available from the Telecom office on the first floor of the West Building. These cables are currently provided at no charge. Students are requested not to use their own cords from home or commercial sources due to technical difficulties associated with standard commercial grade cables available in stores. If you have any questions regarding TV cable service, please contact Telecom at 717-337-7000 or email

In some college owned properties, students need to have a satellite TV receiver in order to receive television in their room/apartment. The College provides this material. However, the student is responsible for the condition of the receiver and will be billed for any damage or missing equipment. The receiver is valued at $250 and the remote at $25.

Illness and Injury
Residents who are ill or injured should seek assistance from a residence hall staff member, who may, if the situation warrants, arrange transportation through Public Safety to the Health Center or the emergency room of Gettysburg Hospital. Students should not transport other students to the hospital. Staff members will assist in notifying other college personnel as needed.

Mail Delivery
College Mail Services, located in the College Union Building, provides postal services as a contract substation of the Gettysburg branch of the U.S. Post Office. The window is in operation Monday through Friday, 11:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Students receive mail Monday through Saturday. Deliveries from United Parcels Service and Federal Express are also received by the College Mail Services. Notices are placed in campus mail boxes when a package is being held for a student to pick up. Mail is only delivered to campus mailboxes. Students should notify family and friends of their box number to avoid any delay in receiving mail. Mail should be addressed as shown below:

Campus Box #
300 N. Washington Street
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Ample parking for the Gettysburg College Community is available at several sites on campus.  A copy of the Traffic and Parking Regulations will be mailed to each student at the beginning of the academic year via the campus mail system and additional copies can be obtained at the Department of Public Safety or online at: 

In an effort to cooperate with the Borough of Gettysburg all college community members are encouraged to park on Gettysburg College property. First Year parking is prohibited unless approved by the Exceptions Committee. Any exception requests for first year parking must be submitted in writing to Public Safety. All first-year student exceptions are required to park in the Stadium West Parking Lot on Constitution Avenue. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will find parking in Constitution (last three rows), Huber, Stadium-South and the new Stadium-West Lots. There are smaller parking lots in and around the residence halls that are designated for resident parking, but require a Carlisle Street special permit. Please see the Traffic and Parking Regulations for details.

All parking lots require a Gettysburg College parking permit. Students must annually register their vehicle and display a parking permit within twenty-four hours of coming to the campus. A yearly fee of $80 is charged per student who requests an on campus parking permit. This is the cost to bring a vehicle onto campus property and there is no minimum or maximum length of time.

Off campus parking permits are available for no cost, but parking on campus for any reason is strictly prohibited. Failure to register a vehicle could result in loss of parking privileges for the remainder of the academic year. Parents and other visitors may obtain a visitor parking permit by stopping at the Department of Public Safety or online. Students are not eligible for visitor parking permits and are subject to fines and disciplinary violations. Students are eligible to obtain a temporary permit for a secondary vehicle during the year, but must have paid the parking fee for that semester. Temporary permits will not be permitted between breaks such as Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks unless the registration fee has been paid.

All paved parking lots have clearly marked parking spaces for maximum efficiency. Please park within those marked spaces, all other areas that are not marked for parking are not designated areas designed to handle parked vehicles. Students are permitted to receive a total of six parking tickets per academic year before losing their parking privileges.

The Department of Public Safety officers patrol the parking lots daily and enforce parking regulations as much as possible. The overall goal of enforcement measures is to provide a safe environment for the college community. Access to the campus property by emergency vehicles, daily deliveries, contract services and other service-oriented vehicles are vital to the campus community.

Parking lots are well lit and have emergency phones located at central points located throughout campus.  The Department of Public Safety provides a safe walk service for anyone who prefers not to walk alone after dark. 

If you have special needs or a situation regarding parking or access, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 717-337-6912.

Telephone Service
Telephone service and one active telephone line (number) can be provided in each residence hall room upon request. Students are encouraged to supply their own telephones, although loaner units are available and may be signed out at Telecommunications at no charge. Due to interference with the wireless network access to computers, 2.4 GHz Cordless phones are not allowed.

Residence hall telephone lines and related equipment are the property of Gettysburg College and unauthorized persons or students are not permitted to tamper with college owned phones, jacks, cabling or any other telecommunications equipment.

Students requesting telephone service can also receive their own private/personal voice mailbox upon request. Please contact Telecommunications at 717-337-7000 (x7000) or email to request telephone and/or voicemail service. Answering machines are permitted on the College phone system.

The College, as an option to other calling card services, offers discounted long distance service to students. College Long Distance service is billed directly to the student by using a personal authorization code issued by the College upon request and will remain the same for four years unless changed by Telecommunications.

Should you have any questions concerning telephone service, please contact Telecommunications at 717-337-7000 (x7000) or email

All phone problems should be reported to the Telecommunications Department at 717-337-7000 (x7000) or by email to, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Residents may refer to the Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities for additional information on telephone equipment and services.