Gettysburg College's Extended Orientation program 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)


Coming soon, there will be the second in a series of "Behind the Scenes Servo Tours," only open to first-years through the CYC program! This will take place on Thursday, December 8th at 2:30pm.

If you are interested in participating in this and learning about everything that takes place around your dining experience, you must sign up ahead of time by emailing Space is limited to the first eight students who RSVP to this event. 

Remember to check Moodle to see the credits you have earned. Let us know if you see any discrepancies.

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