Orientation Leaders 

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Emma Schilling

Emma Schilling

Emma is an English major and a German Studies minor from West Chester, Pennsylvania. On campus, she is a member of the Gettysburg Equestrian Team, the Wind Symphony, and the Symphony Orchestra. In her free time she likes to hang out with friends across campus, watch movies, and walk through the battlefield. Emma is super excited to meet and connect with the Class of 2022!

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James Desmond


Rachel Rost

Rachel Rost

Rachel is a junior Political Science major with a Writing minor from Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. On campus, Rachel is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and volunteers as a tutor with English as a Second Language. In her free time, Rachel enjoys hanging out with her friends and going to the gym. She can't wait to meet the Class of 2022!

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Olivia Chatowsky

Olivia R Chatowsky

My name is Olivia, I am a sophomore with a bio major and environmental science and french minors. I am so excited to get to know the class of 2020! Some facts about me are that I am from Rhode Island and I love everything about the ocean (including its inhabitants) and nature. I also love theater, singing, and laughing. In my spare time you can find me out getting coffee, in the gym, or laughing with my Gettysburg friends. I am looking forward to another awesome year at Gettysburg and am more than willing to help out with any questions or concerns, so don't hesitate to come talk to me! 

Maura McCarney

Maura McCarney

Maura is a rising sophomore from West Chester, Pennsylvania. She is currently undeclared but is considering a major or minor in Spanish. When not in class, Maura can be found singing with Upscale, the a capella group, hanging out with her friends on Stine Lake, or snacking at Servo. Maura is so excited and ready to meet the incoming freshman and be a helpful guide during their orientation experience!

Residence Life Staff

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Pat Custer

Residence Coordinator

Pat is a senior double major in History and Political Science from West Brookfield, Massachusetts. Apart from working as a Residence Coordinator, he is involved on campus with Student Senate and the Eisenhower Institute. He is an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan. Pat cannot wait to meet the Class of 2022.

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Hannah Hadgu

Vitor Melo

Vitor

Vitor is an international student from Brazil and is expected to receive his B.A. in Economics and Political Science in May of 2019. He is the President and Founder of the Austrian Economics Association and a Resident Assistant in Paul Hall. Additionally, he is a PLA for Microeconomics and Econometrics courses. His favorite hobbies are breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Mostly breakfast though.

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Jordan Knox

Jordan Knox

Hi, I’m Jordan! I am a returning Sophomore originally from Oakland, CA. This year I will be taking on my first year as a new RA. Acting as a role model and leader has been a passion of mine since I can remember. I am the oldest of three, have taught entire martial arts classes at the age of 12, was the leader of my group while backpacking and canoeing through Minnesota, I lead workshops that taught freshman at my high school all the necessary credits they needed to graduate, I am also a new tour guide on campus, and next year will be acting as Vice president of Black Student Union. So, leadership and mentorship is apart of who I am. I want to take everything I have learned from my first year of college to help others. As a minority on this campus, being from a challenging background, and having to go to school so far from home I want to show students that anything is possible. Therefore, I am more than excited to take on this new responsibility as a RA for our incoming first years.

Lindsay Richwine

Lindsay Richwine

Lindsay is a sophomore with plans to major in Spanish and Globalization studies. On campus, she volunteers with ESL classes and sings in the 4 Scores a cappella group.  


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