Wednesday, August 22nd 

Events, locations, and times are subject to change (* Families are welcome to attend these events)

*8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Move-In Key Pick Up in CUB 250

New students move into their residence halls.

 

 

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 and television related questions and concerns. 

 

 

*8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Family Weekend 2018 Registration College Union Building

Family Weekend 2018 will be held TBA.  While you’re on campus, take the opportunity to register for the weekend.

 

 

*9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hospitality and Information Tables for Families Breidenbaugh Hall North Lawn, Lincoln Avenue

Stop by and connect with current Gettysburg College parents to answer any questions you may have. Information regarding the services Gettysburg College and the Borough of Gettysburg offer will also be available; pick up a campus map, open a bank account with PNC, or speak with representatives from ROTC, Career Engagement, and talk with a representative from the Dining Center.  Water will be also available.

 

 

* 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hospitality for Families Rice Hall, along Lincoln Avenue                     

Stop by and connect with current Gettysburg College parents to answer any questions you may have.  Refreshments will be available.

 

 

*11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Student and Family Lunch Dining Center

New students and their families are invited to attend lunch in Gettysburg's dining hall, affectionately known as Servo.

 

 

*12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Athletes and Families Welcome Session Bream Gymnasium

Winter and spring student athletes and their families are invited to attend a Department of Athletics Welcome Session in Bream Gymnasium at 12:00pm.  The coaching staff will be available and there will be brief remarks from the Director.   Families are encouraged to have lunch in the Dining Hall beginning at 11:00 a.m. Fall athletes will most likely be in practice or meetings, but families of those students are welcome to attend if they return to campus for Opening Day. 

Recommended time rotation at the Dining Center for Athletes:

11:00 a.m. Men’s/Women’s Basketball, Men’s Golf, Men’s/Women’s Swimming, Baseball, Men’s Lacrosse

11:20 a.m. Softball, Women’s Golf, Men’s/Women’s Tennis, Women’s Lacrosse, Wrestling, Men’s/Women’s Track & Field

 

 

*12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Parent/College Partnership Information Workshop College Union Ballroom

This opening session, specifically for parents and family members, will help parents anticipate the Gettysburg College student experience, understand how Gettysburg interacts with students and parents, and determine how best to support their student’s growing independence.  Presentations by Vice President for College Life & Dean of Students, Julie Ramsey; Vice President for College Life, Jeff Foster; Associate Dean and Executive Director of Health and Counseling Services; and Director of Health Services, Judy Williams.  Other members of College Life staff will be present as well.

1:10 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. - Transitions from High School to College

 1:50 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Campus Response to High Risk Behaviors

2:30 p.m. – Q&A

 

 

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

Welcome to Gettysburg Plank Gym 110

This interactive session gives you the answers to the questions that you want to know. Be sure to bring a wifi-enabled device!

  

 

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The Gettysburg Curriculum & Academic Advising Session Plank Gym 110

Learn about the curriculum and join the Academic Advising office to begin planning your academic career at Gettysburg College.

 

 

*2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Welcome Reception for Families Norris-Wachob Alumni House

Enjoy refreshments and social time with other Gettysburg families and College staff at the beautiful Alumni House, home of Alumni and Parent Relations

Departments open across campus

Parents may wish to visit various offices on campus to learn more about what resources and opportunities are available to their student, as well as learn about how offices may work with parents throughout the year.  All of these offices are staffed and open for regular business hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm, with some closing for lunch from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

Academic Advising, College Union Building room 280

Campus Recreation, Jaeger Center

Center for Career Engagement, College Union Building room 204

Department of Public Safety, 51 W. Stevens Street

Eisenhower Institute, 157 N. Washington Street

Experiential Education, the Den, The Jaeger Center

*children are welcome*

Garthwait Leadership Center, College Union Building room 202

Health and Counseling Center, Broadway

Musselman Library, Library

 

 

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dress for Opening Convocation, Residence Halls

Students will return to their rooms to dress for the ceremony. This is a formal event; please wear business casual attire. 

 

 

*4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

186th Opening Convocation Ceremony Pennsylvania Hall Lawn, North Side, Beachem Portico

All students and families will attend the formal welcoming ceremony. This is a formal event; please wear business casual attire. The Faculty Processional will begin at 3:55 p.m.  This event will be live-streamed.

 

 

*5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Farewell to Families Alumni House Lawn

Take some time to say goodbye to your family while enjoying some light refreshments on the Old Quad (lawn between the Alumni House and Schmucker Hall).

 

 

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Student Leader Mingle Dinner Glatfelter Lodge

This interactive session gives you the answers to the questions that you want to know. Be sure to bring a wifi-enabled device!

 

 

9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Wednesday Evening Social Junction/CUB Patio

Come join your classmates for Rita’s Italian Ice and music.

 

 

Thursday, August 23rd

7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast Servo

  

 

Engage Gettysburg Events

          8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.- Visit the Jaeger Center gym and pool

 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.- Mindfulness Gettysburg: Breathe, Relax, Be Present, Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

 

 

8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

G-Tech Hours West Building

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

 

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Living in Our Community Keynote Address – Julie Ramsey, Dean of Students Ballroom

 

 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Living in Our Community Part 1 – Gettysburg Community Membership Students meet in

Orientation groups in various locations

A facilitated small group discussion led by a faculty or staff member and your RA and OL about what it means to be a member of the Gettysburg College community, getting connected (floor, faculty, staff, etc), exploring new ideas to learn – courses and activities, taking care of self, etc.

 

 

10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Conservatory Auditions for the Major/Minor Schmucker 222, Paul Recital Hall

Students who have not previously auditioned and are interested in the major or minor.  Contact Diane MacBeth to make an appointment.

 

 

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Topical Advising Information Sessions (choose one during each time block)

 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Health Professions Advising, Location TBD

Teacher Certification Program Location TBD

Pre-Engineering Location TBD

11:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

OMS Location TBD

Pre-Law Location TBD

Psychology Location TBD

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

CA (Community Advisors) Luncheon Servo

 

 

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registrar Hours Registrar, CUB 270 

Stop by the Office of the Registrar to have any evaluation questions answered and learn more about class registration.

 

 

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Individual Advising Sessions / On your own Various locations for advising appointments

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. * Music major students with a double major meet with advisor in the other major. Note: Music majors and minors will meet with their music advisors on Friday, August 24. See schedule below.

 

  

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Theory Placement Testing Schmucker Hall, Rm. 214

Required for all music majors and minors (if not already completed with the Conservatory – most students have already completed Theory Testing.).  You should have received information from the Conservatory is this applies to you. 

 

 

Engage Gettysburg Events

1:00pm – 3:00pm German Movie Night, Huber Common Room

 2:00 pm – 4:30pm Visit the Jaeger Center gym and pool

 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Student Senate Meet & Greet, CUB 260

 2:00pm-2:45pm - Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Schmucker Art Gallery, Schmucker Art Gallery

 3:00pm - 4:00pm GLC Meet & Greet, CUB 202

 

 

4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Welcome Dinner One Lincoln

Explore local Gettysburg dining at the historic Gettysburg hotel.

 

 

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

First Year Walk Lincoln Square

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.

CAB Events

Attic Party, The Attic

Game Night, The Hub

  

 

Friday, August 24th

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast Servo

  

  

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.

 

 

10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Campus Resource Tour

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Department of Public Safety Department of Public Safety 

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Office of Multicultural Engagement Mosaic House

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Center for Career Engagement CUB (room TBD)

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Women's Center/LGBTQA Resource Center Apple Hall

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - G-Tech West Building

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Jaegar Center Jaegar Center

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Health Services Health Services

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Counseling Services Counseling Center

  

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Servo

 

 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Additional time to meet with your Faculty Advisor (if needed) 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)

 

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Library Orientation Musselman Library

Transfer students will have their orientation to Musselman Library at this time. This session is for new upperclass (sophomores-seniors) students only.  First-year students will complete their library orientation during the first week of classes.

 

 

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Living in Our Community – Part 2

Public Safety Overview & Title IX Information and Learning and Honesty Various locations – First-Year staff to provide specific locations and times. 

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 Staff team will have detailed information about time and location for your group.

 

 

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dinner Servo

 

 

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Living in Our Community – Part 3

Monologues & Introduction to GREEN Dot

Kline Theater & Mara Auditorium

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.

  

 

9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

CAB Activities

Late Night Gettysburg Hauser Fieldhouse

DIY S’mores Bar & Yard Games CUB Patio

 

 

10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Engage Gettysburg

  • (Almost) Midnight Treats with Humor House - 10:00pm-12:00am, 25 S. Washington St
  • Pizza & Movie Night with Art House - 10:00pm-12:00am, Albaugh House
  • Docs + Donuts with STEM House - 10:00pm-12:00am, Corkran Hall
  • Ice Cream Social with RISE House - 10:00pm-12:00am, 223 Carlisle St 

  

 

Saturday, August 25th

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Servo

 

 

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.

 

 

9:30 am - 12:30 p.m.

Living in our Community – Part 4

Code of Conduct & Introduction to CYC                                                   

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.

 

 

12:00-1:30pm

Lunch Dining Center

 

 

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

Choral Open House and AuditionsSchmucker Hall 2nd floor (Sign up at Schmucker 212)

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

 

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Living in Our Community Part 5

Wrap Up

Meet with your RA and OL to discuss and review the Living in Our Community Series.

 

 

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Engage Gettysburg / “On Your Own” Time

  • Visit the Jeager Center gym
  • Football Scrimmage vs Shenandoah - 1:00pm, Stadium
  • Student Senate Meet & Greet - 2:30pm-3:00pm, TBD
  • Black Jeopardy with D House - 2:30pm-4:30pm, 343 Carlisle St
  • Game On at Musselman Library - 2:30pm-4:30pm, Musselman Library
  •  Listening Party - 2:30pm-4:30pmBlue Note Jazz House
  • PB & J Lunch - 2:30pm-4:30pm, Entrepreneurship House

  

 

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Dinner Dining Center

Enjoy dinner with your Orientation Group.

 

 

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

“Experience Gettysburg” Majestic Theater, Carlisle Street

This presentation will give you a glimpse of everything Gettysburg has to offer. It’s up to you to get involved, but we’d love to show you how! Hear stories and experiences from upper-class students. This event will be live streamed. 

 

 

8:30 p.m.—10:30 p.m.

Movie Night Quad (north side of Penn Hall)

Free admission with student ID

 

 

10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Trivia Dining Center

 

 

11:00p.m.—1:00a.m.

Midnight Madness Dining Center

Join us for a classic Gettysburg tradition of midnight food and fun with activities such as karaoke, a Photo booth, and Trivia that will get you points towards Field Day! There will also be snacks such as donuts, nachos, and mac n cheese bites!

 

 

Sunday, August 26th

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Religious Services throughout the community

 

 

11:00 a.m.

Service of Welcome and Blessings Outside by the fountain

*Rain location is Christ Chapel

  

 

11:00 a.m.

Hillel Bagel Brunch Hillel House, 135 N Washington Street

 

 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Brunch Dining Center

A Gettysburg College tradition: Sunday morning Servo brunch

 

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Final Check-In by Orientation Group (questions answered, class preparations, etc)

Various Locations following Field Day

 

 

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Choral AuditionsSchmucker 2nd floor (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.

  

 

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Back Picnic, sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministries Chapel Outside

Join us for food and fun on the Chapel lawn immediately following Mass. Enjoy juicy hamburgers and hotdogs fresh off the grill, and lots of other goodies.   Everyone is welcome!