Orientation Leaders

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Rachael Pulica

Rachael Pulica 2018 - Rachael Pulica

Rachael is a junior biology and environmental studies double major from Colebrook, Connecticut. She works in the Department of Environmental Studies and volunteers with Sunday Swimming. She loves exercise, coffee, and anything outdoors. This past summer she did research on red-eyed treefrog territorial behaviors at the Smithsonian in Gamboa, Panama. She is very excited to meet the Class of 2022 and have a great Orientation.

Becca Schmidt

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Kevin Finlayson

Kevin Finlayson 2018 - Kevin Finlayson

Hello my name is Kevin Finlayson, I am from Quakertown PA. I plan on majoring in Globalization Studies and minoring in Business. In my free time, I play on the club soccer team, and I play intramural basketball, volleyball, and softball. Additionally I have a campus job as a intramural referee.

Alyssa Beyer

Alyssa Beyer 2018 - Alyssa Beyer

Alyssa Beyer is a Senior psychology major and political science minor from Garwood, NJ. On campus, she is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and holds a leadership position in Gettysburg’s Colleges Against Cancer organization. Additionally, she is a student worker for Servo’s dining office and does research and serves as a Peer Learning Associate for the Psychology Department. This is Alyssa’s third year as an Orientation Leader and she is so excited to welcome the Class of 2022!

Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy 2018

Hi! My name is Sean Murphy and I am currently a Sophomore from Westfield, Massachusetts. I am currently undecided but will most likely be declaring as a Biology major sometime this year. I am also an Outfielder on the baseball team and an avid volunteer at the local SPCA in Adams County.

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Sarah Hinck

Sarah Hinck 2018 - Sarah Hinck

Sarah Hinck ‘21 is originally from Wilton, Connecticut but currently lives in Seattle, Washington. She is a Political Science major and an Environmental Studies minor. Sarah is a staff writer for The Gettysburgian and can frequently be found studying in the Science Center or getting her caffeine fix at Commons. She is excited to welcome the Class of 2022 to their new home at Gettysburg College!

Seth Zimmann

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Elisabeth Welch

Meghan Guy

Meghan Guy 2018 - Meghan Guy

Meghan Guy is a rising sophomore from York, Pennsylvania. She is a declared Spanish major and is intending to declare a double major in International Affairs this upcoming semester. On campus, Meg volunteers as a tutor for the El Centro program, tap dances in the dance ensemble, and co-hosts her radio show “Broadway at the Burg” every Sunday on 91.1 WZBT. Off campus, she works in a second grade classroom as an America Reads tutor at Vida Charter School. In her first weeks at Gettysburg College, Meg was inspired by her energetic Resident Assistants and Orientation Leaders and wishes to share the same positive energy with the incoming first-year students during their transition to life on campus. She looks forward to meeting the new residents soon!

Residence Life Staff

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Sarah Pierson

Sarah Pierson

Sarah is a senior Political Science and Public Policy double major from Southampton, New York. She recently returned from a semester in Berlin, Germany and is very excited to be back home on campus this fall. When she isn’t in class, Sarah can be found studying on the fourth floor of the library, working behind the Information Desk in the College Union Building, or planning an event with the Student Musical Theatre Club. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her friends or binge watch episodes on The Office. She is super excited to welcome the Class of 2022 and show them all the reasons why she loves Gettysburg!

Emily Roush

Emily Roush

Emily is a rising sophomore from Pittsburgh, PA. She is a double major in Art History and Organization and Management Studies. Aside from being a Gettysburg student and a Res Life staff member, she is an involved member on campus. Off campus, some of her favorite places in town are Food 101 and Mr. G's. Emily also loves traveling, art, and spending time with friends. She is excited for the upcoming year and getting to know the incoming students.

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 Ellie DeWitt

Residence Coordinator 

Ellie DeWitt

Ellie is a rising senior from Barrington, RI and she is super excited to be the Residence Coordinator for Hanson this year! She is a Psychology and Public Policy double major with a minor in Educational Studies. Outside of the classroom Ellie is member of Alpha Phi Omega, the co-ed service fraternity; a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, one of the sororities on campus; a Peer Learning Associate for Psychology Statistics and Research Methods; works as a student assistant in the Office of Residential and First Year Programs; and conducts research in the Psychology Department. Ellie also serves as the Senior Representative on the Council of Higher Education for the Pennsylvania State Board of Education.  When she is not studying in the Science Center, you can find her in the CUB drinking coffee and chatting with friends, talking about how much see misses the ocean and Dunkin’ Donuts, or going for a run. Ellie is super excited to welcome the Class of 2022 to Gettysburg this fall!

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Julia Burgess

Julia Burgess

Julia is an incoming junior history and philosophy double major. She is originally from Los Angeles, CA and loves watching sports...particularly USC football and Angels baseball. On campus she is an RA, a brother in Alpha Phi Omega, the secretary of the Newman Association, and one of the co-presidents of Students Against Sexual Assault. She's been in two of the student run productions of Rocky Horror Picture Show and even directed the most recent one! She is going to be one of the RA's on Hanson 2, but sadly will only be there for a semester, as she plans to study abroad (that part is not so sad)! Julia is often seen working in the basement of the library, and frequenting Gettysburg's most amazing pizza ever: Antica's Pizza! Her friends love LD's and Julia is addicted to their amazing shakes! She can't wait to meet the Class of 2022 and help them get to know our Gettysburg Great campus!!

Kayl Murdough

Kayl Murdough

I am Kayl Murdough. I am from Contoocook, New Hampshire, a small town outside the capital city of Concord. I am a sophomore studying Computer Science, Mathematics and Music. I play the clarinet and saxophone. My favorite places on campus are Servo, Glatfelter Hall, and the gym. I am an avid frisbee player and like to stay active on campus.

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Rachel Wert

Rachel Wert

My name is Rachel and this will be my first year on staff. I am a sophomore studying biology and I plan on going to med school after I graduate. On campus I am involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the ultimate frisbee team, and biology research. Other things to know about me would be that I have a dog named Vince, who looks like Scooby Doo, and my favorite book is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I am looking forward to meeting you at orientation!

Spencer King

Spencer

Spencer King is a senior International Affairs and Economics double-major with a minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. His hometown is Kijabe, Kenya, however he also considers Oregon his home as well. He is involved with the Gettysburg African Student Association, the International Affairs Association, Model Arab League, DCF, is the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Inaugural Fellow, and works as a Circulation Desk Supervisor at the Musselman Library. Spencer is incredibly excited for his third year as a Residential Assistant.

 


Office of Residential & First-Year Programs

Building: College Union Building
Room Number: 250
Phone: (717) 337-6901
Office Hours: M-F 8:30-5:00, closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch
Campus Box: 430
Website: Residential & First-Year Programs

Email: orientation@gettysburg.edu

Transfer Student Resources

Residential & First-Year Programs:  Allison Schofield, aschofie@gettysburg.edu

Registrar's Office: Lindsay Arlington, larlingt@gettysburg.edu

Office of Academic Advising: Dean GailAnn Rickert, grickert@gettysburg.edu