Gettysburg College offers a wide variety of housing options. The housing selection process is designed to help students select housing for the following year. Housing Selection consists of three Phases. There are many details to consider, therefore we ask that you read this information carefully and familiarize yourself with the processes, policies, and housing options available to you.
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This phase includes the following processes which take place before spring break.
Medically Necessary Housing Accommodations
Residential & First-Year Programs Staff Selection
Ninth semester student teachers
This phase involves all the processes related to Online Housing Selection.
SECTION 1: Things to Think About When Considering Your Housing Options
- Room/apartment capacities and vacancies that occur during the summer
- Housing floor plans
- Availability of single rooms
- Gender-Neutral Housing
- Special notes on Quarry Suites, Apple Hall, Ice House, and College Apartments
- Living at Baughman Hall (located at the seminary)
- Room rates and meal plan requirements
- Parking permit requirements
SECTION 2: The Details You Should Know About Housing Selection
- Lottery number assignments and class year designations
- First-year students regarding CYC participation
- Class pre-registration requirement
- Readmitted students and students returning from a leave of absence
- Online Housing Selection
- Proxy process (what to do if you're unavailable to choose housing for yourself or your group at your designated time)
- Waitlist forms (what to do if you don't get your first choice -- see Phase III)
- Room Switch Agreements (two students switching rooms between fall and spring semesters)
The following processes begin once the online housing selection process has ended in April and continues through the end of July.
Waitlist forms are used for students who did not receive their first choice in housing accommodations or who do not select housing through any of the housing selection processes. All full-time students are guaranteed housing for all four years at Gettysburg but some students will leave campus in May not knowing where they will be living in the fall. This situation occurs each year because in the spring we assign housing to upperclass students who in the summer decide to take leaves of absence, withdraw, or transfer.
As spaces become available housing is assigned using the information collected on the waitlist forms that students completed before leaving campus for the summer. All students who leave campus without a housing assignment will be notified of their housing by August 2nd.
- Students are permitted to be on more than one waitlist.
- Waitlist forms are placed in class year/lottery order.
- Waitlist forms will be available to at any time to a student/group who has already selected housing for the 2016 fall semester.
- All waitlist forms must be submitted to the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs by Friday, April 15th
- Waitlist forms received after the deadline will be placed in date-received order regardless of class year and lottery number.
- The Office of Residential & First-Year Programs will contact all of the students listed on the waitlist form to accept an offer for a change in housing. All students MUST individually accept the waitlist offer. We encourage your group to select a proxy to accept housing on behalf of the group should you be unreachable during the summer. Once a change in housing is accepted, we will consult with the group regarding any other outstanding waitlist forms.
Due to its residency requirement, Gettysburg College guarantees housing for all full-time students. Therefore, the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs must efficiently and effectively utilize all available spaces in its housing inventory and reserves the right to utilize the consolidation policy.
The consolidation policy states that the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs reserves the right to move students from their current room assignment. All students within a room may be moved to another location, multiple groups of students in separate rooms but on the same floor/building may be relocated, and students residing alone in multiple occupancy rooms may be consolidated. This means that a student, upon notification, may be reassigned to another space on campus. This is an effort to optimize the utilization of vacancies/rooms on campus.
Over the summer months the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs will review occupancies across campus. During this time period the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs will determine if consolidation is needed at which point you may be notified. The Office of Residential & First-Year Programs will work with all students involved in a consolidation to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Students returning from a leave of absence or readmitted students who have not participated in PHASE I or PHASE II of the Housing Selection Process will participate in the housing placement process using a Housing Preference form, which will be emailed to them by the end of June. Beginning the week of July 18th the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs will begin the final step of PHASE III of the Housing Selection Process. Our office will use Housing Preference Forms to place all remaining students needing housing for the fall semester. All student placements will be completed by August 2nd. X Close
2016-2017 Housing Selection Timeline Overview