Our Orientation Team will update the schedule throughout the summer as details and locations are confirmed.  Please check back often and contact us with any questions at orientation@gettysburg.edu.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

G-Tech West Building

G-Tech, technical support for Gettysburg College students, will be available to address any technology related questions and concerns.



7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast Dining Hall



8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

GIV Day (Gettysburg Is Volunteering) Ballroom/Various locations throughout town

Participate in the 26th annual Gettysburg is Volunteering (GIV) Day. GIV Day is the first opportunity for you to engage in the local community. Participants will learn about social justice issues while connecting with classmates, upperclass students, and members of the Gettysburg community. In order to participate, students had to indicate interest on myFirstYear Dashboard and attendance will be confirmed via email.



10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Conservatory Welcome and Information Meeting for all Majors and Minors
Schmucker Hall, Rm. 117
Required for all music majors and minors


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ultimate Frisbee Meet & Greet, with Mini-Tournament
Memorial Field

Come and get a glimpse into club sports at a college level! We are the club Ultimate Frisbee team on campus and we want to offer a chance for you to meet us and show you the sport we all love.  No experience necessary at all, we love to teach! There will be 4 v 4 games so bring your friends and compete to be the best!



11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Conservatory Degree and Music Minor meetings, Various locations
Conservatory breakout meetings by degree track for Music Majors and Minors (various locations, announced at 10am meeting)


11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch Dining Center



1:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m.

Additional time to meet with your Faculty Advisor (if needed) or First-Year Seminar Instructor Various locations

ALL Music Majors meet with their Conservatory Advisors

This is additional time for students to meet with their advisor or First-Year Seminar instructor in various departments and locations: music majors -should meet with their music advisor during this time. Students meet with music advisors (various locations, see faculty directory)



1:00 p.m.-1:30p.m. & 1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Student Employment Information Session Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium)

Many students work on campus through a work-study, research, or an office job. Come find out what you need to do to get started



1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Choral Auditions, 2nd floor Schmucker Hall (Sign up at Schmucker 212)

Go to www.gettysburg.edu/music/choir for more information


3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Living in Our Community Part 1

Honor & Integrity and Charting Your Course (CYC) Overview

Master 110 (Mara Auditorium) First-Year Staff to provide specific time

Presented by Academic Advising staff, the Honor Commission, and Office of Residential & First-Year Programs staff



5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner in Orientation Groups Dining Center



7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Living in Our Community Part 2

Monologues & Introduction to GREEN Dot

Kline Theater- First-Year Staff to provide specific location and time

These discussions will focus on important aspects of becoming a successful member of the Gettysburg College community. Teams of faculty, administrators, and students will lead these discussions. Your First-Year Team will have detailed information about time and location for your group.



9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

RISE Information Session and Ice Cream Social 227 Carlisle Street

A chance for those students who are part of the RISE program to get together and meet one another.



9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Late Night Gettysburg Hauser Fieldhouse

Enjoy activities such as jousting, a velcro wall, and Vertical Rush obstacle course. There will also be Kona Ice (snowballs/snow cones)!  Co-sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and Campus Recreation