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 16 - Get Acquainted Day - a special program for accepted and enrolled students and their families (invitations will be sent in late March)
  • Mid-May - Orientation, Residence Life, and Registrar's Office mailing sent from the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs
  • May 24 - June 15 - Language Placement Exams (online)
  • May 24 at 10am - June 15 at 11:59pm - myFirstYear Dashboard (online orientation)
  • June 22 - July 15 - Online Course Registration
  • 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 24 - Move-in day
  • Wednesday, August 24 - Sunday, August 28 - Orientation
  • Monday, August 29 - Classes begin
  • October 28 - 30 - Family Weekend
  • December 9 - Last day of fall semester classes
  • December 11-17 - Final Examinations
  • January 23 - Spring semester classes begin

View the complete 2016-2017 Academic Calendar.