Guide to Housing Selection

All information within the Housing Selection pages will be updated for 2015-2016 by mid-February. 


Gettysburg College offers a wide variety of housing options. The housing selection process is designed to help students select housing for the following year. There are many details to consider, therefore we ask that you read this information carefully and familiarize yourself with the processes, policies, and housing options available to you.

As an overview:

  • In February, students apply to live in College Houses, request disability accommodations, confirm housing in fraternity houses, and other specialized programs are selected. In addition, interested juniors apply to live off-campus for their senior year.
  • All remaining students participate in the online housing selection process that takes place in March and April.
  • Please note that Gettysburg College continues to offer gender-neutral housing. This option allows two or more students to share a multiple-occupancy bedroom, suite, or apartment regardless of students' sex or gender. Gender-neutral housing is intended for students who wish to share a living space with friends regardless of gender identity; it is not intended for romantic couples. Please review the gender-neutral housing policy and FAQs page for further information.

Online Housing Selection (remember when accessing CNAV/MyHousing, please do NOT use the Google Chrome browser):

With the exception of current first-year students, students will be able to view their lottery number in CNAV/MyHousing on Friday, February 7, 2014.  In order to take FYE points into consideration, current first-year students will be able to view their lottery number in CNAV/MyHousing by Friday, February 21, 2014. Beginning on Monday, March 17, 2014, juniors will be able to view their lottery selection date/time for the online housing selection process. After juniors have completed online housing selection, sophomores will be able to view their lottery selection date/time on Monday, March 31, 2014, and first-year students will be able to view their times on Monday, April 21, 2014. To assist students in selecting a room, students will have access to a step-by-step instruction booklet on how to select roommates and housing online.  

To help students review housing options, floor plans for all residence halls are available online through the MyHousing option in CNAV.  Room amenity information is available on our website. This information includes availability of gender-neutral bathrooms within residential properties.

Table of  Contents

SECTION 1:  The Details You Should Know about Housing Selection
In this section:

  • Lottery number assignment and class year designations
  • Important information for current first-year students
  • Pre-registration requirement
  • Online Housing Selection
  • Proxy process (what to do if you're unavailable to choose housing for you or your group at your designated time)
  • Wait List Preference Forms (what to do if you don't get your first choice)
  • Room Switch Agreements (two students switching rooms between fall and spring semesters)

SECTION 2:  Things to Think About When Considering Your Housing Options
In this section:

  • Room/apartment capacities
  • Availability of single rooms
  • Searching for roommates
  • Gender-Neutral Housing
  • Break housing
  • Parking permit requirements
  • Special notes on Quarry Suites, Apple Hall, Ice House, and College Apartments
  • Room rates and meal plan requirements

SECTION 3:  Specific Group Information
In this section:

  • Seminary Housing
  • Block booking in Musselman and Colonial Halls
  • College Houses
  • Studying off-campus during the fall semester
  • Living off-campus
  • Commuting
  • Fraternity housing

SECTION 4:  Do You Have Special Circumstances?
In this section:

  • Disability accommodations
  • Readmitted students and students returning from a leave of absence
  • Ninth semester student teachers

SECTION 5:  Housing Policies
In this section:

  • Consolidation and Vacancy Policies
  • Pet Policy
  • Prohibited Items
  • Guidebook for Residents

SECTION 6: Frequently Asked Questions

SECTION 7: 2014-2015 Housing Selection Timeline Overview

SECTION 8: Instruction Guide to Online Housing Selection