Important Dates

Cupola of Penn HallAs you complete your senior year of high school, mark your calendar with the following dates for your first year at Gettysburg:

  • Saturday, April 22 - Get Acquainted Day - a special program for accepted and enrolled students and their families (invitations will be sent in late March)
  • Week of May 15 - Orientation, Residence Life, and Registrar's Office mailing sent from the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs
  • Wednesday, May 24 - Language Placement Exams (online)
  • Wednesday, May 24 - myFirstYear Dashboard (online orientation) opens at 10 a.m. EST
  • Thursday, June 15 - myFirstYear Dashboard closes at 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Week of June 15 - Summer Advising Week with Faculty Advisors and Deans of Academic Advising
  • Wednesday, June 21- Online Course Registration opens at 9 a.m. EST
  • Mid July through Early August - First-Year Send Off events with alumni, current students, parents, and first-year students and their families (held at the homes of parents and alumni)
  • Early August - Room and roommate assignments released
  • Wednesday, August 23 - Move-in day
  • Wednesday, August 23 - Sunday, August 27 - Orientation
  • Monday, August 28 - Classes begin
  • October 27 - 29 - Family Weekend
  • Friday, December 8 - Last day of fall semester classes
  • December 10-16 - Final Examinations
  • Monday, January 22 - Spring semester classes begin

View the complete 2017-2018 Academic Calendar (PDF)