Gettysburg College's Extended Orientation progam is titled Charting Your Course, or CYC. It is designed to empower students to be Gettysburg Great as they learn about, engage in, and plan their Gettysburg experience.

First-year students will participate in CYC events ranging from a public presentation by our Common Read book author Cristina Henríquez, to community meetings, to the Twilight Walk. A wide range of elective events are also available as part of the program.

As an added bonus, attending and participating in 18 CYC sessions (13 required and 5 electives of your choice) will offer first-years the greatest opportunity to have their choice of housing for their sophomore year.

  • First-Year Reading
  • FYS
  • FYS

CYC Schedule

View the schedule of required CYC events for the Class of 2020.

You can also view the full CYC schedule, including required and elective events.

Remember to bring your student ID card to each event to receive CYC credit!

CYC Events

There are 13 CYC events required for all students in the Class of 2020.

Elective events are broken down into 5 topics (listed below). To obtain the maximum 18 possible CYC credits, students must attend all 13 required events and 5 electives of your choice (note the maximums you can earn from each topic).

- Social Justice Dialogue Groups (2 max)

- Theater, Visual, Music Arts Events (2 max)

- Academic/Department Presentations (3 max)

- Athletic & Campus Recreation Events (2 max)

- Career Development Events (2 max)

Upcoming Make-Up Events:

Please remember that you should only be attending these make-ups if you have a verifiable excuse for missing the first session (i.e. class, lab, or playing in a varsity sporting event).  

  • Green Dot (for any student)
    • Saturday, October 22nd, 11am-5pm, Glatfelter 101
    • If you wish to attend this training for CYC credit, you must email with your name, pronouns, any dietary needs, and t-shirt size ASAP
  • S.A.F.E. (for students who identify as women)
    • Tuesday, October 18th, 4:00-6:00pm
    • Students wishing to attend this training for CYC credit must attend the session and write a written reflection. The reflection should be sent to
  • Masculinities (for students who identify as men)
    • To make this up, you must watch a video entitled “The Mask You Live In,” which is available in Musselman Library and is also on Netflix. You must also write a written reflection and send that to

Upcoming CYC Events

Contact Information

College Union Building
Suite 250
Campus Box: 430

Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:30-noon; 1:00-5:00
P: (717) 337-6901