Students explore meaning of historic location through First-Year Walk

The First-Year Walk is a time-honored tradition, introducing students to our historic location and how it has inspired generations of Gettysburgians to live up to President Abraham Lincoln’s words in the Gettysburg Address and take up the unfinished work of those who came before them.

This year, First-Year Walk speakers focused on the meaning of community, and how significant Lincoln’s words become in the midst of political, cultural, and socio-economic divisions.

Watch the video above or on YouTube to hear remarks from Office of Multicultural Engagement Executive Director Darrien Davenport, and view photos from the event below or on Flickr.

Orientation 2018 - First-Year Walk

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

Written by Kasey Varner ’14

Contact: Carina Sitkus, director of communications and content strategy, 717.337.6803

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018


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