Orientation Leaders

Patrick 1

Libby Walker

LibbyWalker2018 - Libby Walker

Libby is a junior Health Sciences major interested in researching the human metabolism. On campus, she works in the Office of Student Activities and Greek Life as the Student Staff Assistant and the Yearbook Editor and is a Community Advisor. For fun, Libby likes to read and travel. She has been to 28 states and 12 countries and will be studying abroad in Berlin the spring. She's looking forward to the beginning of the school year and meeting the Class of 2022!

Patrick 2

Ian Farber

Ian Farber 2018 - Ian Farber

Ian is a senior History major and Religion minor from West Long Branch, New Jersey. He studied abroad in Bath, England last semester and is excited to be back in Gettysburg! On campus he is a member of Club Rugby, the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and Hillel. When he isn't studying, you can find him anywhere from Commons to the Jaeger Center. Ian is excited to meet the Class of 2022 and share his love of Gettysburg College with them!

Valarie Simkins

Valarie Simkins

Hi, I'm Valarie! I'm a junior majoring in Organizational Management and minoring in Educational Studies. I'm a part of Colleges Against Cancer and Alpha Phi Omega. I enjoy hanging around campus with friends, and look forward to meeting you and introducing you to life at Gettysburg.

Patrick 3

Sean Little

Sean Little

I am a senior Health Science and Public Policy double major. I studied abroad in Berlin the fall of my junior year. On campus, I am involved in Colleges Against Cancer, Greek Life, CAB, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Adams County. After graduation, I hope to volunteer for the Peace Corps.

Sam Hann


Patrick 4

Katie Beach

Katie Beach

Hello! My name is Katie Beach and I am a sophomore. I study music at the Sunderman Conservatory and math. I work for the Admissions Office as a tour guide and I am a member of the music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota, SAI. I lived in Patrick Hall my first-year and I am so excited to be back in Patrick for Orientation.

Catherine Steffens

Catherine Steffens

Hi! My name is Catherine Steffens and I am a junior Health Science major and Spanish minor. On campus, I am a member of the Student Alumni Association and the music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota. This Summer I was able to go to Rome and shadow doctors in both a clinic and hospital setting with Doctors in Italy for three weeks. Once I returned to the US I was able to volunteer with the VA and help on a couple of research studies and papers. I also love to hang out with my dogs, family, and friends. I am looking forward to returning to Gettysburg and meeting the Class of 2022!

Residence Life Staff

Patrick 1

Sarah Tokar

Residence Coordinator

Sarah Tokar

Sarah is a senior Classics major and a Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies minor from Eldersburg, Maryland. She was studying abroad in Athens, Greece this past semester and can't wait to be back on campus! Apart from working for the Office of Residential and First-Year Programs as the Resident Coordinator for Patrick Hall, she also works in the Admissions Office as a Tour Guide and Student Ambassador. In addition to this, Sarah is also co-president of Classics Club and is this year's Extended Orientation Coordinator. With her limited free time, you can find Sarah enjoying a large mug of tea in Commons or hanging out with friends across campus! Sarah is incredibly excited to meet the class of 2022 and to make connections with them!

Patrick 2

Kelly Curran

Kelly Curran

Kelly is a junior from Allentown, Pennsylvania.  She is majoring in Philosophy but loves taking classes in English and History whenever possible!  Besides being a resident assistant, Kelly is also a Fall 2018 Peer Learning Associate (PLA) for the Philosophy Department and historian for Gettysburg's service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.  During her free time, she loves skiing, Servo sitting with friends, and watching tons of Netflix shows.  This will be Kelly's second year on staff, and she is incredibly excited to meet the class of 2022!

Michael McHenry

Michael McHenry

Michael McHenry is from Easton, Pennsylvania and is currently a sophomore majoring in Economics. He is involved in a variety of clubs at Gettysburg College, including College Republicans, Young Americans for Freedom, and the Austrian Economic Society. Although stunningly mediocre when it comes to athletic endeavors, he enjoys participating in intramural soccer during the fall and intramural floor hockey in the spring. He is a diehard Philadelphia Flyers fan and a supporter of the Green Bay Packers as well. He is also a tremendous fan of classic and alternative rock music, despite his tone deafness and inability to carry a tune. His favorite bands include Green Day and My Chemical Romance. Michael is looking forward to his first year as an RA and is incredibly excited to get to know all the First-Years on Patrick 2!

Patrick 3

Katie Ernst

Katie Ernst

Katie grew up in a small city outside of Philadelphia, PA.  She is an upcoming junior at Gettysburg College, double-majoring in Organizational Management Studies and Spanish. Katie hopes to pursue social entrepreneurship after she receives her degree. Katie loves to sing, and was involved with the all-female a cappella group on campus for her first two years at Gettysburg. She also is involved with DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship, a Christian group on campus. Katie is very excited to meet everyone on Patrick 3!

Braden Megathlin

Braden Megathlin

Hi! My name is Braden Megathlin and I will be the RA for Patrick 3 this year! I grew up in a small town in Maine, the GREATEST state to ever exist. When not studying I enjoy bothering my friends while they are working in Muss, hiking into town to eat at Lincoln Diner, and napping. Besides being an RA, I am involved in International Affairs Association, Owl and Nightingale Players, and Gettysburg Ultimate Frisbee. Fun fact: my favorite memory from college was visiting Amsterdam for a Model United Nations conference last year!

Patrick 4

Owen Keenan

Owen Keenan


Hi my name is Owen and I am a rising Sophomore who will be an RA on Patrick 4 for the 2018-2019 school year.  On campus I am a member of the ultimate frisbee club and work in the writing center.  I am a dual major in Political Science and Public Policy along with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies.  My hobbies include fishing, watching Eagles football, and listening to music.

Jessica Greenman

Jess Greenman

Jessica is a junior History major and English Writing minor.  She spent this summer fully immersed in the Civil War, interning at Andersonville National Historic Site in Georgia.  When not reading century-and-a-half old diaries, Jessica can be found playing violin with the Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestra, riding with the club Equestrian Team, copyediting for the college newspaper, and having strong opinions about science fiction movies.  She's excited to begin her second year as an RA and meet the new class of Gettysburgians!


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