Friday, August 28

Orientation runs from Wednesday, August 26, 2015- Sunday, August 30, 2015. Below is a tentative schedule for opening day. There is time for parents to say farewell Wednesday afternoon. Please note that this is an evolving document and may change before you arrive. Please check back often for updates!

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

Dining Hall

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gettysburg Is Volunteering (GIV) Day

CUB Ballroom/Various locations throughout town
Participate in the 24th annual Gettysburg is Volunteering (GIV) Day.  GIV Day is the first opportunity for you to engage in the local community as well as learn about social justice issues while connecting with classmates, upper-class students, and people in the Gettysburg community .  This event is only for students who have previously indicated interest in participating through myFirstYear Dashboard.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday Morning Engagement 
 Various Locations
This is an opportunity for students to relax and interact with some upperclassmen while other students are participating in GIV Day. Representatives from various grade levels and backgrounds will be present in the Attic to mingle with the Class of 2018 and make connections with the first-year students while chatting about their involvement on campus. The Jaeger Center will be open for tours and there will be access to the pool as well as to the climbing and bouldering walls

9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Women’s Center Open House 30 N. Washington Street

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Gtech Services

West Building
Gtech Services will be available to help you with your technological needs.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meeting for music majors and minors
Schmucker Recital Hall
Informational meeting including music degree content.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dining Center
This lunch is for those students who are not participating in GIV Day.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Additional time to meet with your Faculty Advisor (if needed),

ALL Music Majors meet with their Conservatory Advisors

Various locations
G Tech Services, West Building
This is additional time for students to meet with their advisor or others in various departments: music majors should meet with their music advisor during this time.  During this time, G Tech Services will also be available to answer your technology question and address any concerns you might have.  

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Choral Auditions
Schmucker 214, sign up in Schmucker 212 more info

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Student Employment Information Session

Mara Auditorium (Masters 110)
Many students work on campus through a work study job, research, or an office position.  Come find out what you need to do to get started!

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Library Orientation for Transfer & Gettysburg Semester Students
Transfer students and Gettysburg Semester students will have their orientation of the Library at this time. First-Year students are not invited to this library orientation.

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Class of 2017 Field Day Activities
Stine Lake
Your Orientation Leader and Resident Assistant will have information about this program. Come out and play with or cheer on your fellow hallmates!

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Choral Auditions
Schmucker 214, Sign up in Schmucker 212 more info

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner in Orientation Groups
Dining Center

6:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Citizenship Discussions

Various Locations
These discussions will focus on various aspects of becoming a contributing member of the Gettysburg College Community. Teams of faculty, administrators, and students will lead these discussions. Your First-Year staff will have detailed information about timing and locations. Friday night discussions will focus on Safety of the Community on campus. Saturday discussions will focus on honor & integrity, CYC (Charting Your Course), and student rights and responsibilities.

- "Not on our Campus", Skit presented by the student peer education group, CHEERS (Communicating for a Healthy Environment by Educating Responsible Students)
Kline Theater and various locations

- Campus Safety presented by Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Various Locations

10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Late Night Gettysburg

Glow Night, sponsored by the Campus Activities Board
Various Locations

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)