Gettysburg is a residential liberal arts college, with 90 percent of students living on campus. As a first-year student you will live in one of the two first-year quads, each offering personal space, group lounges and seminar rooms, and amenities including a Microfridge, cable TV, and high-speed internet.
First-year students are assigned to residence halls based on their First-Year Seminar or College Writing course.
An online housing lottery system, based on class year and grade point average, will determine your housing options as a sophomore, junior, and senior. Options include apartments, suites, singles, and theme houses.
The food at Gettysburg is about quality and choice, and suits all dietary needs and preferences. The Dining Center offers an array of entree choices plus salad bars, sandwich bars, cereal bars, ice cream sundae bars, and other options. If you have special dietary needs, let us know.
You can also dine at three additional venues located in the College Union Building:
- The Bullet Hole, a sports-themed eatery, serves food all day long and offers a variety of breakfast sandwiches, bagels, pastries, cereal, and fruit in the morning and burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, and other grill items in the afternoon.
- The Commons, a coffee shop and lounge, serves Starbucks coffee as well as a variety of snacks and sells convenience items.
- The Dive features smoothies, fresh juices, unique salads and sandwiches. It is located in the Center for Athletics, Recreation & Fitness next to the pool & fitness area.
- Ike's, named after long-time Gettysburg friend President Dwight D. Eisenhower who was also a Gettysburg College trustee, specializes in fresh salads - made to order, soups, and sushi.