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!

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Religious Services throughout the community


11:00 a.m.

Chapel Service

Held at Christ Chapel and led by Reverend Joseph Donnella


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 2020 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.

Final Orientation Group Meeting, 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 www.gettysburg.edu/music/choir 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

Email: orientation@gettysburg.edu

myFYDashboard and Course Registration Resources: 

Gettysburg E-mail

SMOP (Self Management of Passwords)