All rooms/apartments MUST be filled to capacity at Housing Selection. If a vacancy occurs in a room or apartment during the summer, the Office of Residence Life will assign you a new roommate.
Residence Life will NOT notify you of a vacancy should any occur.
The roommates and groups are responsible for maintaining communication among themselves regarding changes to their room/apartment occupancy over the summer.
The vast majority of singles on campus are located within theme houses, suites, and apartments. We have a
very limited number of “standalone singles” that can be selected through the online housing selection process. The “standalone” singles that we do have are
usually selected early in the online housing selection process. Students pursuing this option should have alternative housing options in mind in case they are
unable to acquire a single room. A wait list is maintained in the Office of Residence Life for single rooms, though there is no guarantee that singles will become
Very few singles will be available through the online housing selection process (see information about
singles in section above). As a result, in order to participate in the online housing selection process students will need to have a roommate. If you don’t
have a roommate, you may come to the Office of Residence Life and pick up a "Roommate Search Sheet" PRIOR to housing selection. The purpose of this form is to enable students to pair up with compatible students who are also searching for a roommate or roommates. The "Roommate Search Sheet" should be returned to the
Office of Residence Life promptly so that students looking for a roommate can review submitted forms. Residence Life will not use these forms to pair students
together. The pairing process is done by students themselves as they review submitted forms and contact potential roommates. Students who do not secure housing
or a roommate will be housed as space becomes available at the end of the entire housing selection process.
The Office of Residence Life also provides students access to a “Group Roommate Search Sheet”. This form is used for students looking to find additional
people to fill an apartment or suite.
In order to effectively use these forms it is suggested that students check back frequently to review submitted forms. The Office of Residence Life
also recommends that students use the student digests to search for potential roommates/groups for housing.
During the spring 2014 housing selection process, students may choose to live in gender-neutral housing.
This policy allows two or more students to share a multiple-occupancy bedroom, suite, or apartment regardless of students’ sex or gender. Gender-neutral
housing is not intended for romantic couples.
Rather, it provides options for a variety of students: those who feel uncomfortable rooming with members of the
same sex, transgender students in the process of discovering their gender identity, students who feel they would be more compatible with a roommate of a
different sex or gender, and students who do not want sex or gender to be a primary factor in choosing a roommate. Gender-neutral housing intends to help
create a campus climate that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive of all students. Please review the
Gettysburg College closes certain residence halls (Quarry, Apple, Rice, Stine, Paul, Hanson, Huber, Patrick, Musselman, and Stevens) for Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring
Break periods. These closings allow for considerable cost savings, not to mention environmental conservation, for the College community. If you are a student who needs housing during these periods (international student, student teacher, athlete), you may want to consider housing in other buildings. During breaks, students living in the buildings listed above will need to find alternate housing in a residence hall that remains open during breaks. By choosing rooms in buildings other than those listed above, you are more likely to be able to stay in your own room during a break.
All students who own and/or operate a vehicle in the Gettysburg area MUST register their vehicles. This includes students who live in residence
halls, theme housing, off-campus housing, and fraternity houses. Students must apply online in CNAV under MY FORMS. Public Safety will send an email to each student informing them when to come
to their office and pick up the permit. There is a per semester fee for all on campus parking permits and a yearly fee for commuter students. These fees have not yet been determined for the
2014-2015 academic year. All costs are applied to student accounts. First-Year parking is prohibited unless an exemption has been granted by the Department of Public Safety. Off-campus
borough permits are required for all approved off-campus students and students living in an off-campus fraternity. There is no charge for this permit, but does not allow a vehicle to be
parked on college property. The main reason for this parking policy is to limit students from driving throughout campus as a form of convenience rather than necessity, and to provide ample
parking for commuting staff, administrators, faculty members and visitors.
Due to borough zoning ordinances, residents of Albaugh, Bregenzer, Carlisle House, Colonial, Corner Cottage, Lahm, Lamp Post, Paxton and Smyser Halls may apply for a Carlisle Street permit
to allow them to park in one of the following parking lots: Carlisle House, Colonial, Corner Cottage, Lahm, Lamp Post, Paxton and Smyser. This program does not guarantee residents a parking
space, but it does offer less competition for the spaces.
Alpha Chi Rho, Appleford, Phi Delta Theta, Eisenhower Institute., and 209 N. Washington St. residents will require a residential parking permit in addition to their individual class vehicle permit. These areas are regulated by borough zoning ordinances. This program is coordinated through the Offices of Residence Life and Greek Organizations. Permits for these parking areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis through the
Assistant Director of Residence Life and for fraternities in the Office of Greek Organizations.
For more information about parking, please contact
Quarry Meal Plan Requirement
Because Quarry Suites are designed without full kitchens, students are required to have a meal plan of some type
(Apartment Meal Plan cannot be used by Quarry residents). NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy will be made.
Apple Hall Custom Furniture
In the summer of 2008 Gettysburg College purchased custom furniture for Apple Hall in order to maximize space so that all bedroom furniture can be accommodated in each room. Due to the size of some rooms it is necessary or recommended that one or two of the beds be elevated either to a half height setting using a “junior loft” bed set or full height using a regular bed set. Please refer to the floor plans posted online or the ones
that will be posted outside the Office of Residence Life to review the list of rooms where beds should be elevated. Please take this information into consideration when selecting a room if you prefer to have a bed set at the lowest level.
Ice House and College Apartment Rooms
Due to the size of some rooms in Ice House H and College Apartments it is recommended that the beds be bunked
(Ice House or College Apartments) or lofted (College Apartments only) if students want to have their desks in the
bedroom instead of the common room. Please refer to the floor plans posted online or the ones
that will be posted outside the Office of Residence Life to review the list of rooms where beds should be elevated. Please take this information into consideration when selecting a room if you prefer to have a bed that is not elevated.
Please note that there are four different housing rates.
Housing rates for the 2014-2015 academic year are determined by the Gettysburg College Board of Trustees in February. The Office of Residence Life will announce those changes once they are available.
Please note that
for the 2013-2014 are listed on our website; the 2014-2015 costs will increase, so please use the costs
listed as a guide only.