Campus Life

  • The First-Year Walk is a Gettysburg College tradition whereby the entire first-year class comes together to retrace Abraham Lincoln's steps to the site of his famous Gettysburg Address.

    The First-Year Walk is a Gettysburg College tradition whereby the entire first-year class comes together to retrace Abraham Lincoln's steps to the site of his famous Gettysburg Address.

  • The Commons - a flexible space in the CUB that offers students and others on campus a cafe along with plenty of lounging and reading space.

    The Commons - a flexible space in the CUB that offers students and others on campus a cafe along with plenty of lounging and reading space.

  • The College's 86,000-square foot science center offers abundant classroom, lab, and study areas conducive to both independent and collaborative learning.

    The College's 86,000-square foot science center offers abundant classroom, lab, and study areas conducive to both independent and collaborative learning.

  • Gettysburg's average class size of 18 students creates countless opportunities for engaging classroom discussion.

    Gettysburg's average class size of 18 students creates countless opportunities for engaging classroom discussion.

  • Gettysburg's Musselman Library -- open 24 hours a day during the week -- is an important resource for the campus community.

    Gettysburg's Musselman Library -- open 24 hours a day during the week -- is an important resource for the campus community.

  • Adirondack chairs dotting Gettysburg's campus become popular study spots on sunny days.

    Adirondack chairs dotting Gettysburg's campus become popular study spots on sunny days.

  • Gettysburg College's 2,600 students hail from 40 states and 35 foreign countries.

    Gettysburg College's 2,600 students hail from 40 states and 35 foreign countries.

  • On the night of the dining hall's annual Thanksgiving dinner, hundreds of students line the walkway in anticipation of a favorite campus tradition.

    On the night of the dining hall's annual Thanksgiving dinner, hundreds of students line the walkway in anticipation of a favorite campus tradition.

  • Gettysburg's beautiful 200-acre campus consists of 60 buildings representing many architectural styles.

    Gettysburg's beautiful 200-acre campus consists of 60 buildings representing many architectural styles.

  • Gettysburg's campus offers easy access to three major metropolitan areas: Harrisburg (45 minutes), Baltimore (60 minutes), and Washington (80 minutes).

    Gettysburg's campus offers easy access to three major metropolitan areas: Harrisburg (45 minutes), Baltimore (60 minutes), and Washington (80 minutes).

  • Ninety-five percent of Gettysburg graduates are employed or pursuing graduate school within one year.

    Ninety-five percent of Gettysburg graduates are employed or pursuing graduate school within one year.

  • If Gettysburg is your first choice, we encourage you to apply for Early Decision admission. The ED1 application deadline is November 15 and the ED2 deadline is January 15.

    If Gettysburg is your first choice, we encourage you to apply for Early Decision admission. The ED1 application deadline is November 15 and the ED2 deadline is January 15.

  • Come and experience Gettysburg's dynamic College community for yourself! Visit options include campus tours, group information sessions, personal interviews, and day and overnight visits.

    Come and experience Gettysburg's dynamic College community for yourself! Visit options include campus tours, group information sessions, personal interviews, and day and overnight visits.

  • Gettysburg students are actively involved, both inside and outside the classroom.

    Gettysburg students are actively involved, both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Nearly all campus computer labs are accessible 24 hours a day.

    Nearly all campus computer labs are accessible 24 hours a day.