Your residence hall room or apartment will be the center of your "living/learning" environment while at Gettysburg College. The following goals have been established for residence hall living at Gettysburg College:

  • Expect individual accountability and respect for the rights of all members of the college community.
  • Promote a supportive environment for studying and learning.
  • Promote opportunities for and encourage participation in activities designed for personal growth and awareness.
  • Promote educational, social, and recreational programs both in and among the halls.

Office of Residential & First-Year Programs
The Office of Residential & First-Year Programs is located on the second floor of the College Union Building (Room 250). This office is responsible for the overall planning, development and implementation of the residential program at Gettysburg College. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed between noon and 1:00 p.m. for lunch). The telephone number is 717-337-6901 (x6901). In an emergency or after regular business hours, students may contact the on-call member of the professional staff by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 717-337-6911 (x6911).

Residence Life Professional Staff
The Residence Life Professional Staff includes an Associate Dean, a Director, an Assistant Director, three Residential Life Coordinators (Masters level professionals), an Assistant Director for Housing, and an Administrative Aide.  These staff members secure appropriate housing for students; facilitate an appropriate living atmosphere in the residence halls; supervise the Residence Coordinators (RC), Resident Assistants (RA), Community Advisors (CA), and Community Leaders (CL); handle disciplinary situations; counsel students; conduct leadership training; provide educational and social opportunities; respond to emergency crises and refer students to other departments as necessary.

Residence Life Undergraduate Staff
Each residence hall is under the leadership of undergraduate staff members, Residence Coordinators, Resident Assistants, Community Advisors, and Community Leaders.  These staff members work with the Office of Residence Life to help develop and maintain an environment that promotes academic, personal, and social growth in the residence hall. To accomplish these goals, student involvement and cooperation is imperative.  It is an expectation that students will work to develop a living/learning community that will significantly enhance their quality of life in the residence halls and at the College.  These students are trained to counsel and advise students as well as to administer the daily operations of the residence halls.  They are also responsible for the enforcement of College rules and regulations in the halls.