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 Emily St. John Mandel, to community meetings, to Twilight Hour. A wide range of elective events are also available as part of the program.

As an added bonus, attending and participating in CYC sessions will offer first-years the greatest opportunity to have their choice of housing for their sophomore year.


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CYC Schedule

CYC Handout



Elective Event Categories

Please be aware of these categories and their maximums as you complete CYC Elective events

  • College Life Events (2 max)
  • Social Justice Engagement Events (2 max)
  • Academic/Department Sponsored Events (2 max)
  • Fine & Performing Arts Events (2 max)
  • Career Development Events (1 max)
  • Athletic & Campus Recreation Events (1 max)


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


Email: cyc@gettysburg.edu