Sunday, August 30

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!

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Religious Services throughout the community


11:00 a.m.

Chapel Service

Held next to the fountain on campus and led by Reverend Joseph Donnella. Rain location: Christ Chapel.


11:00 a.m.

Hillel Bagel Brunch Hillel Housel, 135 N Washington Street


11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Brunch Dining Center

A Gettysburg College tradition: Sunday morning Servo brunch


1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Class of 2019 Field Day Activities Stine Lake

An opportunity for first-year students to come together in their residence hall groups and bond through team building activities and games Come out and join your building for a fun Field Day!


3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Orientation Debrief Various Locations


1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Choral AuditionsSchmucker 214 (Sign up at Schmucker 212)

Go to for more information


5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Catholic Mass Christ Chapel


5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Dinner Dining Center

Celebrate your successful completion of Orientation.

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


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