Thursday, August 25

Orientation runs from Wednesday, August 24, 2016- Sunday, August 28, 2016.  Please note that this is an evolving document and may change before you arrive. Please check back often for updates!

8:30 a.m. – noon

Students will have the opportunity to attend Special Topic Advising Sessions to learn about particular programs or majors. 

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Students will meet with their academic advisor to discuss their class schedule and goals for their time at Gettysburg College. Students will convene with their advisors in groups and schedule individual appointments. Each student MUST meet with their advisor in order to finalize registration for the fall semester.


6:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. First-Year walk Introduction, Christ Chapel
The class of 2020 will gather in the Chapel for an introduction of the First-Year Walk. After remarks from President Riggs, all students will line up to begin the walk.


6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The First-Year Walk
Town of Gettysburg
Faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community members will escort the first-year class through the streets of historic Gettysburg. This Gettysburg College tradition, initiated by a student in 2003, commemorates the same journey taken by college students and community members in 1863, when they walked to the cemetery to hear President Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address.


9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Attic Party (more details to come) 

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


myFYDashboard and Course Registration Resources: 

Gettysburg E-mail

SMOP (Self Management of Passwords)