14 signs you're a Gettysburgian


Gettysburg College is a special place--it prepares students to be leaders and active citizens in their professions, communities, nation, and the world. It also creates a distinct and enduring bond between students, alumni, and faculty. Read below to see if you're showing any signs of being a Gettysburgian!

1.  You got the dot.
2.  When you see a need in your community, you fill it.


3.  The Cupola is your Mt. Everest.

4.  Your top celebrity sightings include JMR.

5.  You are not fooled by the Stine Lake name.
6.  Any stranger with a Gettysburg College car decal or t-shirt = instant bff.

7.  You’ve led an impromptu tour of the battlefields for friends and family.

8.  Every cookie you’ve ever eaten is compared to those masterpieces created by SERVO.
9.  You studied abroad and have amazing photos from your experience.
10.  The professors you had for class helped you to reach new heights.
11.  The colors orange and blue hold a special place in your heart.
12.  You were lucky if you carried even one pillow to your room on Move-In Day.
13.  You created friendships on campus that will last a lifetime.

Know of more ways to spot a Gettysburgian? Be sure to list them in the comments section below or share them on Facebook.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Mike Baker, assistant director of communications, 717.337.6521.

Posted: Tue, 24 Sep 2013


You know Gettysburg is in PA and not VA!!

Kaitlyn Lyons - 10 | Posted Sep 26, 2013 09:10 AM

You want to say hi to everyone you pass on the street

Lauire Baty - 1976 | Posted Sep 26, 2013 10:41 AM

Just like "Cheers", where everybody knows your name & you are proud that they do.

Oscar Myers - 1975 | Posted Sep 26, 2013 08:35 PM

You know who General Meade is.

Linda Schrader - 1974 | Posted Sep 26, 2013 11:32 PM

You have at least 1 parent who also graduated from Gburg, and at least half your friends met their future spouse while a student at Gburg!

Ann Stuart - 1995 | Posted Sep 27, 2013 01:26 PM

Choir members - You know all the words to "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" and can sing your part a capella with no notice.

Elaine Hesser - 1983 | Posted Sep 27, 2013 06:35 PM

You can't drive through (or to) Gettysburg without driving through campus.

Marlene Stiffler - 1958 | Posted Oct 01, 2013 03:32 PM

You enjoy discussing ghosts, and have some of your own first-hand experiences with them.

Martina Cox - 2008 | Posted Oct 03, 2013 08:05 AM

You can still recite the Honor Code.

Linda Pohl Whitehead - 1978 | Posted Oct 03, 2013 06:46 PM

You are not afraid of a bullet, but you think others should be! You understand what J-term really means!

Ken Montgomery - 1984 | Posted Jul 30, 2014 06:34 PM



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